Knowledge transfer projects
The Institute for Multilingualism at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya and Richmond Publishing have created a Sponsored Classroom for Innovation in English Language Teaching, a meeting point between the university and the publishing industry.
Sponsored classrooms are a way for the university and one or more companies or institutions to work together. Through a cooperation agreement two or more institutions specifically promote the dissemination of knowledge and events that are of scientific, academic and cultural interest in a specific field.
Through cooperation with Richmond Publishing we aim to promote academic, scientific and cultural activities for the benefit of society as a whole, particularly in terms of studying English, and to promote multilingualism in our society based on teaching innovation.
Among the activities we undertake we would highlight language and teaching guidance by introducing English into teaching materials for secondary schools in Catalonia, the Valencian Community and the Balearic Islands. Also, we would underline the fact we created a certified course for secondary school and upper-secondary school pupils to achieve a B1 or B2 level in English.
The Institute for Multilingualism (UIC Barcelona), pre-service teachers from the Faculty of Education (UIC Barcelona) and Baixeras school in Barcelona have created free teaching and learning materials for Primary school English teachers to promote sustainable consumption.
The project, entitled ‘FOR A BETTER WORLD / UN MÓN MILLOR: Generant activitats i recursos plurilingües per educar sobre el consum sostenible’ aims to make lesson plans and resources including books, films and objects freely available to Primary school English teachers in Barcelona, on a loan basis. The idea behind this is to work on the themes of energy, waste and pollution.
The resources will be available to English teachers (or teachers of other subjects, such as Natural Science) who would like to incorporate these topics into their classes, from March 2020 onwards. The project received financial support from Barcelona City Council.
For more details about how to borrow these free resources, please contact Janine Knight at email@example.com