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The Department of English

ST. ANNE´S SCHOOL, S.A.U, CIF A78527827

AVENIDA ALFONSO XIII, 162, 28016 MADRID

Teléfono: 91 345 90 60 Fax: 91 345 36 68.

Registro Mercantil de Madrid, Tomo 2630, Libro 0, Folio 29 Sección 8, Hoja M-45679, Inscripción 10

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The society's demands and needs of the 21st century have promoted changes in Education, which now needs to prepare students to live in a progressively international, multicultural and multilingual world and one which is also much more advanced technologically.

Spain is involved as a country member of the European Union in promoting other Community languages, as it is included in one of the Lisbon Strategy's objectives. The Council of Europe establishes in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages guidelines for the learning of languages and also for the assessment of a person's ability in different languages.

The great majority of the students of St. Anne’s have already been studying English for an average of 11 years by the time they reach 1º Bachillerato, having attained a high level of comprehension, and of fluency and accuracy in oral and written production. Most of them will have been successful in the I.G.C.S.E. in English (first or second language) in Year 11 and some will have done Cambridge First Certificate in English (Level B2 - Cambridge ESOL), which is usually taken by our students at the end of Year 9. This means that the students who access Bachillerato at St Anne’s School have already sufficient knowledge and experience in English to allow them to speak fluently in common situations of communication. The aim of the English Department in Bachillerato will be to develop the discursive abilities acquired previously, to enrich them, and increase the fields where they are applied, to include social relations, the arts, science and technology, the academic field, cultural and literary discourse; the media and political awareness.  

In Bachillerato it is necessary to reinforce the independence of students, because their needs and future interests will now be clearer. As a consequence, their learning of English at this stage will mean the increase and consolidation of what they know and a development of more specialized abilities depending on immediate and future academic and professional interests.

GENERAL AIMS OF THIS STAGE

The objectives for the study of a foreign language in Bachillerato, as established by the official programme of studies for LOMCE, are to enable the student to do the following:


ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES AND AREAS OF STUDY