Featured projects by APACers
Meet our featured schools, and check out what fellow APAC members are working on in their schools. As an APAC member, if you would like your school to feature in this section send us a message to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll get in touch with you.
Institut Joan Oró
Thanks to Montse Irun
FeatureD SChool: INstitut Joan oró, lleida
The improvement of students’ English competence in English is one of the aims of Joan Oró
High School in Lleida. In order to do so, a new project called WhatsEP was launched four years
ago. Students who choose to participate in it have up to 80% of their subjects in English.
Students who do not participate in that project still have half the subjects of Math, Social and
Natural Sciences in English, following CLIL methodology. Besides, English classes have a variety
of methodologies depending on the groups. In most of them, Project-Based learning is
implemented. A challenge is posed for students to solve. Students’ involvement increases and,
thus, they develop their communicative competence by reading, listening, writing and
speaking in English. When the need arises, teachers provide them with the grammatical, lexical
or pragmatic issues which are most suitable to achieve the final task in the most appropriate
and effective way. In this way, we succeed in making learning meaningful and functional and
we foster the development of their autonomy.