The Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid and the Department of Education, Youth and Sports of the Madrid Regional Government will host the III International Conference on Bilingual Teaching in Educational Institutions to be held at the Rey Juan Carlos University (Vicálvaro Campus) in Madrid on the 18th and 19th of October, 2013.
The previous editions of this conference (June, 2010 and October, 2011), which aimed at the establishment of a theoretical and practical framework, included on their programsrelevant and representative experts involved in research and teaching in bilingual settings. The participation of a large number of teachers from every educational level interested in sharing their experiences and knowledge greatly contributed to the success of both editions.
Bilingual education is growing in different educational systemsacross Europe. In the multilingual society in which we live, preparing our young people for their future studies and professional life is a decisive issue. Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) has become a necessary instrument for confronting this challenge.
The Regional Government of Madrid has become a benchmark thanks to its solid commitment to bilingual education since the year 2004. In the academic year 2013-2014, 315 state primary schools and 90 secondary schools will be taking part in Madrid's bilingual project. On the other hand, the Rey Juan Carlos University, also aware of the importance of bilingual education in higher education, offers seven undergraduate degrees in English, as well as several masters programs taught in English, including a Master in Bilingual Teaching in Primary Education.
For all these reasons, this III International Conference on Bilingual Teaching in Educational Institutions titled: "Bilingual Education: Consolidation and Perspectives for the XXI Century" aims to go deeper into and move forward in the analysis of bilingual education. The conference is of special interest for primary, secondary and university teachers, researchers and policymakers committed to bilingual education.
Thekeythemes of thisConference are thefollowing:
- CLIL and good practice
- CLIL assessment in different subjects
- Bilingual education: teacher training and updating
- Activities and resources to support CLIL methodology
- Technological tools for bilingual education in the XXI Century
- The importance of literacy in the bilingual classroom
- Bilingual teaching in secondary education
- Future challenges in bilingual programs
- Academic language in different subjects
- Bilingual teaching in higher education