Becoming Bilingual at the UANL! The New Progressive Bilingual Program

Elizondo, Gabriela & Rodríguez, Jessica
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The aim of this presentation is to share with the audience the experience of the UANL in training teachers and implementing the new progressive bilingual program in public high schools in the state of Nuevo León. The program started with the design of the bilingual model, taking as a basis, different Content-Based Instruction (CBI) programs like Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP). The program has been adjusted according to the specific characteristics and needs of our institution, our teachers and students. Our teacher training program began with more than 80 participants (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math, Literature, History and English teachers). The program is currently being put into practice in 90% of local public high schools.

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CONAHEC's 12th North American Higher Education Conference - Monterrey 2008
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Join leaders and practitioners of higher education, business, government and students in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico for CONAHEC’s 12th North American Higher Education Conference! North Americans share many historical, cultural, and linguistic bonds and many common issues to face. With the signing of NAFTA in 1994, our region has become inextricably linked by growing economic ties. Leaders in North America recognize that regional and individual community prosperity depends largely on the global competencies of our future professionals -- today's students. Governmental and educational leaders acknowledge that higher education institutions in North America must be more proactive and offer students opportunities to gain international expertise by becoming more internationally oriented while strengthening local connections in their teaching, research and public service functions.More than a decade after NAFTA was launched, it is increasingly evident that our region cannot isolate itself, but must rather develop stronger and more productive linkages both internally and with other world regions. Higher education has an important role to play in connecting North America with the rest of the world. Together, we will revitalize the North American higher education collaborative agenda for the new political, economic and educational context in which we live today.