Bilingual Education in Spain: An Analysis of L2 Methodological Requirements and Non-Linguistic Disciplines Within Primary Education Legislation

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Title Bilingual Education in Spain: An Analysis of L2 Methodological Requirements and Non-Linguistic Disciplines Within Primary Education Legislation
 
Creator Gema Alcaraz-Mármol
María Victoria Guadamillas Gómez
 
Subject CLIL
Primary education
Legislation
Plurilingualism
Spanish education
 
Description This article analyses the main legislation in Spain regarding Bilingual Education in the stage of Primary Education. Firstly, it divides Spanish regions into monolingual and bilingual. Later, it deals with the main legislation enforced in Primary Education, and carefully analyses three main aspects: teachers’ L2 level, teachers’ methodological requirements, and the non-linguistic discipline or disciplines included in bilingual programs together with the subjects’ language or languages of delivery and assessment. The first aspect, L2, is labelled following the different levels of the European Framework of Languages. As for teaching methodology, information has been classified as “not mentioned”, “recommended” or “required”. With regards to subjects, there are four different labels: “compulsory”, “optional”, “not mentioned”, and “not specified”. A high degree of heterogeneity is observed in two of the three areas analyzed. These differences among regions do not seem to be connected with their monolingual or bilingual nature. Finally yet importantly, it should be assumed that India and Spain are not close realities in some aspects. However, the study described above might help researchers, teachers or educational authorities to reflect upon some issues which are derived from CLIL(Content and Language Integrated Learning) methodology implementation in schools.
 
Publisher Chitkara University Publication
 
Date 2019-09-04
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://iie.chitkara.edu.in/index.php/iie/article/view/166
10.15415/iie.2019.72006
 
Source Issues and Ideas in Education; Vol 7 No 2 (2019); 53-63
2320-8805
2320-7655
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://iie.chitkara.edu.in/index.php/iie/article/view/166/98
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Gema Alcaraz Mármol et al.
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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