Eleanitz Project ENGLISH

‘Eleanitz’, which means multilingual in Basque, is the name we have given to a project (started in 1991) to educate and prepare students as future citizens of a multilingual and multicultural Europe. In practice, this involves teaching the region’s official languages (Basque and Spanish) and introducing two additional languages (English & French) in a common methodological and curricular framework. Eleanitz English is part of this integrated language policy with curriculum, materials and training for the teaching and learning of English for students aged 4 - 16. 

The English project has the following characteristics: 

  • An early start to leaning English; at the age of 4.
  • Thee use of a constructivist, actional approach whereby language is learnt by sharing meaningful experiences with others and to do something concrete (e.g. through dramatised stories, tasks and projects and CLIL).
  • To this end; the development of coherent and structured teaching materials.
  • An emphasis on teacher training and development.
  • The follow-up and improvement of methods, materials and training through internal and external evaluation.

The English project has the following characteristics: 

  • Ready for a Story (4 - 6)
  • The Adventures of Hocus and Lotus (6 – 8)
  • Story Projects (8 – 10)
  • The Explorers (10 – 12)
  • Subject Projects (12 – 14)
  • SSLIC – Social Sciences and Language Integrated Curriculum (14 – 16)

 More information: Description of Eleanitz materials