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ŠOLSKI CENTER NOVA GORICA, SREDNJA EKONOMSKA IN TRGOVSKA ŠOLA


Country: Slovenia
City: Nova Gorica
Principal: Director: Egon Pipan; Principal: Inga Krusič Lamut
Address: Cankarjeva ulica 10
Phone: + 38640511091
Website: http://www.setsng.si/ , http://www.scng.si
Email: nastja.valentincic@scng.si

About the school

Our school, Srednja ekonomska in trgovska šola with 348 students, is a part of the Šolski center Nova Gorica(school center) with 2000 students. There are three courses in our school: The Secondary School of Economics (Commercial Course) and two three year vocational courses: the Secretarial course and the Course for Shop-assistants. The greatest emphasis is placed on economic and business contents and good knowledge of foreign languages; methods and skills such as problem solving, critical t

Language skills

In 2010 we started to introduce and implement collaborative planning and team teaching of a foreign language and a content subject as a pilot project in one class using a bilingual approach. In the next three years' team teaching of FL1 (English) or/and FL2 (Italian) along with content subjects was disseminated in all school courses and now the lessons are timetabled with 10 permanent teams. As a result, students' communication skills in foreign languages and their capacity for listening,

Motivation

We see this project as an opportunity for creating a EU Network in team teaching (FL teachers and content subject teachers), disseminating our practice and exchanging of good practice and materials in OER. Furthermore, this project could help us with new materials using FREPA descriptors, which would result in new teaching methods. By participating in this project our students' awareness of the importance of foreign languages as a tool helping and motivating them while learning specific professi

Strength and experience

In February 2015 we were awarded the Blaž Kumerdej award for the most innovative practices in education by the National Education Institute Slovenia. Our strengths and expertise include: • videoing team teaching lessons • modelling team teaching lessons • teacher training and couching • dissemination of teaching materials • introducing a mezzo planning (team curriculum planning) and micro planning (collaborative lesson planning) model

Project related to EOL

We plan to use FREPA descriptors in our team lessons to measure students improvement in knowledge, attitudes and skills and disseminate them to the whole school curricula. We also plan to prepare materials and create dynamic model of language oriented environments. We would strengthen our cooperation with other school systems in Europe and work in international teams of FL teachers and content subject teachers. We would like to build a European Network of similarly oriented schools (busin

Needs and wishes

Establish a European Network of similarly oriented schools (business courses, IT courses) Receive training in using FREPA descriptors Ministries of Education in EU countries should become much more aware of the importance of supporting cross curricula team teaching as such teaching is essential in preparing young people for their future

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