SMiLE Programme: Language Assistance in foreign language classes and/or curricular subjects in English (CLIL):
· Primary School (5 to 12 year-olds)
· Secondary School (13 to 18 year-olds)
The duration of their work placement will be for one semester / two semesters.
Students of Mobility & Learning English (SMiLE)
SMiLE is a joint coordination programme between the Department of English & German Studies (URV) and the Primary and Secondary State Schools (INS) in the region of Tarragona. It began in the academic year 2009-2010 as a pilot scheme and was coordinated by:
Elizabeth Russell: Department of English & German Studies, URV.
Mònica Escarcelle: School representative, Tarragona Education Department.
Susana de Llobet: International Centre, URV.
The SMiLE programme is especially designed for incoming Erasmus students to the URV. Its aim is twofold: to promote English, French and German in the primary and secondary schools and to offer work placements for incoming Erasmus Trainees, especially those who might wish to specialise in TEFL. Erasmus Trainees who join the programme will work as language assistants in the schools. The duration of their work placement will be for one semester / two semesters.
Candidates will either offer support to teachers as foreign language assistants or to teachers who teach primary and secondary subjects. All candidates will be guided by an internship mentor. Candidates will be tutored by the official school teacher in the classroom.