To bring together different European
countries in a project funded by the Commission, in order to promote the teaching of
European languages and encourage better cultural awareness and understanding.
To bring together practitioners of
MBE (primary and secondary school teachers from these countries) and theoreticians and
experts from different universities.
To observe current practice in well
established programmes in different European countries and find out what support the class
teachers need in terms of material and training.
To create material and resources
which can be used by teachers in an MBE context (for specific subjects only)
To put in place some methodological
guidelines as to what constitutes successful MBE and produce a manual for interested
To establish exchange programmes
between lecturers, teachers and students so as to promote co-operation and understanding
between the different schools of thought.
To train student teachers to deliver
their specialist content subject in an MBE setting.
To create and deliver modules on
Foundations in bilingualism and Bilingual Education and on
Mainstream Bilingual Education National implications and applications
which form part of the students theoretical training.
To provide student teachers with the
experience of teaching in an MBE setting so that they gain greater confidence and
expertise in this field.