24 schools in the Balearic Islands participate in the pilot plan for reinforcement in foreign languages in intermediate vocational training cycles.

Oct 18, 2022 | Current affairs, Featured, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

\ This is the second phase of the Plan for the 2022/23 and 2023/24 academic years.

\ The aim is to improve the language skills of vocational training students.

With the incorporation of 9 new centres into the second phase of the Plan, there are now a total of 24 vocational training centres in the Balearic Islands teaching the studies associated with the Pilot Plan for reinforcement in foreign languages in intermediate-level training cycles for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 academic years.

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This Plan, launched last year, aims to improve the foreign language skills of Vocational Training students so that they can have a better chance of passing the official qualification exams and participating in work placements in companies abroad and in Erasmus projects. In addition, this programme gives them the opportunity to participate in training stays in European Union countries during school holidays.

The participation of the students in this initiative is voluntary, they only have to sign a commitment of adhesion in the Plan for the two academic years when they enrol.

In order to improve language skills

The second phase of the Pilot Plan will last for two academic years (2022-2023 and 2023-2024) and will apply to one module of the first year of the cycle and one module of the second year of the cycle, both of which will be taught in a foreign language. These modules must have a minimum duration of two hours per week. On a voluntary basis, schools may include an extracurricular foreign language module if it is not already assigned to them in the curriculum.

The public schools on the Islands that are participating in the second phase of the pilot plan for foreign language reinforcement in intermediate vocational training cycles are: CIFP Joan Taix (sa Pobla), CIFP Pau Casesnoves (Inca), IES Alcúdia, IES Calvià, IES Felanitx, IES Guillem Sagrera (Palma), IES Isidor Macabich (Eivissa), IES Llorenç Garcías i Font (Artà), IES Llucmajor, IES Manacor, IES Marc Ferrer (Sant Francesc Xavier, Formentera), IES Maria Àngels Cardona (Ciutadella de Menorca), IES Pasqual Calbó i Caldés (Maó), IES Quartó de Portmany (Sant Antoni de Portmany), IES Sa Blanca Dona (Eivissa) and IES Son Pacs (Palma).

A total of 15 schools in the Balearic Islands and 209 students took part in the first phase of the Plan.

This action was funded by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training and by the European Union-NextGenerationEU, within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan Mechanism.