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Galicia to see 24% increase in centros plurinlingües

//13/08/02
The Xunta’s plan to promote foreign languages will see over 68,000 pupils learning non-linguistic subjects through foreign languages, predominantly English. The Galician President, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has stated his commitment to extending the trilingual model in the four Galician provinces. In the school year 2013-14, 22,957 pupils will study in centros plurinlingües and 45,634 in bilingual sections. The number of centros plurinlingües will be expanded from the current level of 148 to a total of 183. Bilingual sections will see an increase of over 15% in the same period, reaching a total of 2,736 – four times more than in 2008-09.

Núñez also announced that Galicia will benefit from 435 native language assistants in 2013-14 – 6% more than last year. According to the Consellería de Cultura, Educación e Ordenación Universitaria, Galicia will be third in the ranking of autonomous communities for the total number of language assistants contracted. Click here for more info


World animal day

//20/09/29
Use the activities and ideas on the World Animal Day website to celebrate World Animal Day (4 October) with your learners. The ideas are for learners of all ages and focus on raising their awareness of the importance of animals in the world, of their needs and of how looking after them well can benefit us all. Which activities will best suit your learners? (Image taken from the worldanimalday.org.uk website)

Animal community lessons

//20/09/29
Use these lesson plans from rootsandshoots.org to do animal community projects focusing on animal shelters with your learners and help them celebrate World Animal Day (4 October). The site (created by the scientist Jane Goodall) promotes empowering young people to build a better future in their communities.  On pages 3 and 4 there are plans for lower primary, primary and secondary learners. How much will they learn about animals in their community and animal shelters? (Image taken from rootsandshoots.org website)
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