Let's Go! is a socio-educational program that aims to give individual support to pupils from 1st year of secondary education (ESO), in order to improve their competence in English. The project is primarily aimed at the educational community from the secondary schools Badia del Vallès and Federica Montseny, in Badia del Vallès.
The main objective of the program is to turn Badia del Vallès into an English-Learning City (ELC) in five years. The overall objective is divided into four interrelated phases, which will be developed in four academic years (from 2016-17 to 2019-20). Each phase will add complementary actions that will involve new actors and new geographic areas within Badia del Vallès, always keeping the youth from the Secondary Schools as core actors. The ultimate goal is that, at the end of the project, the local council will be involved in the promotion of learning English and will have established a network in which social institutions, schools and community work together.
The project has a dual aim: improving secondary education students' English language skills, and linking students and UAB faculty members in carrying out research related to strategies for teaching and learning foreign languages.
Starting February 28th 2017, and for a three-year period, this project is linked to DATE (Teachers as agents of transformation through their engagement in cross disciplinary innovative projects in the English classrooms), a research project sponsored by RecerCaixa.
From: September 2016
To: July 2020
Organizing institution: Fundació Autònoma Solidària (Universitat Autònoma`s Solidarity Foundation, FAS)
PI: Andy Morodo (FAS)
Entities involved: FAS, GREIP research centre, City of Badia del Vallès, Secondary schools Federica Montseny and Badia del Vallès, Department of Education of the Generalitat of Catalonia.
GREIP members: Dr. Dolors Masats, Dra. Emilee Moore, Claudia Vallejo.