Parents’ perspectives on the bilingual program in the region of Madrid.

Zahra Chaieberras

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Abstract:

This article attempts to identify parent perspectives on Content and Language Integrated Learning in Madrid. It presents an empirical study that was carried out in Compulsory Secondary Education in the region of Madrid. The study seeks to identify the perceptions of parents as regards the bilingual project and their children’s achievements learning a second language. The data are obtained from a qualitative and quantitative questionnaire to examine: students’ use, competence and development of English in class; methodology; materials and resources; evaluation; training and information; mobility; and finally, improvement and motivation towards learning English. Statistical techniques are also included to show if there are statically significant differences concerning the parental variables.

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Este artículo intenta identificar las perspectivas de los padres sobre el Aprendizaje Integrado de Contenidos y Lenguas Extranjeras en Madrid. Presenta un estudio empírico que se realizó en Educación Secundaria Obligatoria en la región de Madrid. El estudio pretende identificar las creencias de los padres sobre el proyecto bilingüe y los logros de sus hijos aprendiendo un segundo idioma. Los datos se obtienen a partir de un cuestionario cualitativo y cuantitativo para examinar: uso, competencia y desarrollo del inglés de los alumnos en clase; metodología; materiales y recursos; evaluación; formación e información; movilidad; y finalmente mejora y motivación para aprender inglés. Se emplean técnicas estadísticas para medir los variables y demostrar el nivel de satisfacción de los padres.

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