spring workshops

Teach. Learn. Update. 2019

The global toolkit: A practical approach to the plurilingual turn in the EFL class.

Renovate your teaching gear with the Spring Workshops!

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The pedagogical training is structured into two days. On each day, there will be a general session that will be attended by all participants, followed by two workshops for primary and secondary school teachers separately.

DAY 1: 27th April

  • 9:00 - 10:30 - Registration and general Session

    Plurilingual Linguistic Landscapes: Teaching and Learning in Catalonia in the 21st Century: Caterina Sugranyes (Blanquerna)

  • Break: 10:30 - 11:00

    Time to socialise and have a snack

  • Workshop 1 - 11:00 - 12:20

    ICT Tools to Bridge the Gap Between the World and the Classroom

    Primary: Anna Cañete (APAC)

    Secondary: Ricard Garcia (Departament)

  • Workshop 2 - 12:30 - 14:00

    The Power of Storytelling: Using Short Films and Narratives to Explore the World Around Us

    Primary: Pere Cortiella (APAC)

    Secondary: Kieran Donaghy (APAC)

DAY 2: 11th May

  • General Session - 9:30 - 10:30

    The Integrated Plurilingual Approach Put into Practice: Maria González Davies (Blanquerna)

  • Break - 10:30 - 11:00

    Time to socialise and have a snack

  • Workshop 1 - 11:00 - 12:20

    CLIL Projects With a Plurilingual Turn

    Primary: Sílvia López (APAC)

    Secondary: Marta Gil (APAC)

  • Workshop 2 - 12:30 - 14:00

    Feedback Tools and Strategies in the Plurilingual Classroom

    Primary: Sara Trillo (APAC)

    Secondary: Montse Irun (APAC)


In partnership with the Consorci d’Educació de Barcelona and Blanquerna, APAC offers 10-hour thematic training for primary and secondary school teachers

Dates: 27th April & 11th May

Venue: Associació de Mestres Rosa Sensat, Av. de les Drassanes, 3, 08001 Barcelona

The spring workshops will revolve around the development of the students’ plurilingual and pluricultural competences, drawing on the work that's been carried out in the renewed CEFR, and in line with the multilingual approach currently in development by the Departament d’Educació here in Catalonia.

The plenary sessions will provide participants with some key concepts to help them grasp the nature of the plurilingual and pluricultural competences and their development, the current linguistic landscape in Catalan schools, and the importance of these competences in relation to students’ academic success and lifelong learning opportunities.

The workshops will furnish the participants with the necessary tools to set up learning contexts and experiences that contribute to the development of their students’ global communicative and linguistic competence. Participants will leave the sessions with a variety of resources to use in their everyday teaching. The workshop sessions will explore the use of content-rich methodologies to open up the EFL class to other languages and cultures, focusing on a) CLIL resources and class dynamics and their integration in a multilingual classroom; b) the use of ICT tools to enrich students’ input and output opportunities; and c) feedback tools and strategies to follow up students’ progress with a competence-based approach that integrates language and contents.


  1. To understand what characterises a plurilingual classroom and why it is important in students’ learning and personal development.

  2. To understand what the plurilingual competence entails and to incorporate it into their teaching goals.

  3. To design materials and activities that promote use of, reflection on and appreciation of the students’ own languages, the school languages and the foreign languages they study as part of the curriculum.

  4. To implement CLIL and content-rich methodologies to get students to reflect on their language practices and to enrich their communicative repertoire.

  5. To help their students become more autonomous by interacting with and through multimedia sources and channels.


In order to register, enter the code 1000020472 in the xtec activity search bar or click on this link.

Each group will accommodate 20 participants, one for primary and one for secondary school teachers. Participants will also confirm their attendance on the days of the sessions by signing a register, and will pick up their certificates at the end of the Spring Workshops.

For APAC members, the two sessions will have a cost of 20€, payable by bank transfer or on the first day. For non-members, the cost is 50€.

This training activity is certified by the Departament d’Educació.