Project title:  The Appropriation of English as a Global Language in Catalan Secondary Schools: A Multilingual, Situated and Comparative Approach.

PI: Eva Codó

Research Team: María Rosa Garrido, Emilee Moore, Adriana Patiño, Elisabet Pladevall and Andrea Sunyol.

Funding Body:  Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN). Grant: 38,000€

Summary of the project:

The aim of the project is to investigate the increasing Englishisation of the Catalan educational system by studying the implementation of various forms of English-medium instruction in three different types of secondary schools: a public, concertada (semi-private) and a private international school.

It belongs to the coordinated R D project entitled Multilingual education in the global era: Markets, desire, practices and identities among Spanish adolescents in two autonomous communities (MUEDGE) which aims to compare the processes and practices of appropriation of English as a global language in Catalonia and Castilla-La Mancha. The Castilla-La Mancha team is grouped under the APINGLO-UCLM project led by Dr Ana Maria Relaño Pastor.

Broadly speaking, the scientific goals of APINGLO-CAT are:

1. To ethnographically study the implementation of different forms of mulilingual education in the current Catalan context

2. Comprehend the meanings and values currently associated to English in the Catalan educational context from a multilingual perspective,

3. Describe communicative practices inside and outside the multilingual classroom, and understand the role and function of the different languages at play.

4. Compare the results of the above-mentioned aims in Catalonia with the findings in Castilla-La Mancha.

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