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Consell offers new round of Catalan courses

The Formentera Language Advisory Service is pleased to announce that a new run of language courses will help islanders prepare for official Catalan exams hosted by the regional government this May. Sign-ups for the courses start 2 March and end 11 March. In this second tranche, nine face-to-face courses will be offered at various levels –two A2, two B1, two B2, two C1 and one C2– in the morning and afternoon. C2 will be offered based on demand, and scheduling will be announced when registration is complete.

Free courses, limited places

These courses are free of charge, and groups will accommodate up to 25. Once the registration is completed, aspiring students will receive an e-mail confirming their application and all the necessary information to start the course. The courses will observe all current public health measures.

Classes are scheduled to start on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 March. The end of classes will depend on exact dates of the May exams, to be announced by the Balearic Office of Language Policy (Direcció General de Politica Lingüística, DGPOLING). Registration for the exams starts 17 March and ends 30 March. Complete details, including information about dates, are available on the DGPOLING website.

Registration for any of the courses can be done online through the Virtual Citizen Information Office (Oficina Virtual d'Atenció a la Ciutadania, OVAC) and in person at the Citizen Information Office (Oficina d'Atenció a la Ciutadania, OAC) located at Carrer Ramon Llull, 6, in Sant Francesc.

For more information, please contact sal@conselldeformentera.cat.

2 March 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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Talk on Palestine refugee women

At 5.00pm on 3 March, the Consell de Formentera auditorium at Plaça de la Constitució will host "Palestine Refugee Women". The lecture is organised by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in collaboration with the Formentera Office of Social Welfare (Conselleria de Benestar Social). The event is part of the programme for International Women's Day, 8 March, and interested persons can register by calling 971.32.12.71 or emailing noeliagonzalez@conselldeformentera.cat.

23 February 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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Consell puts out learning material to shape visibility and drive home value of heritage among youth

foto 2022 patrimoni cap de barbariaThe Formentera Office of Heritage has provided the island's four primary schools and secondary schools with digital learning material aimed at drawing attention to local heritage. This material is part of the 'Coneix patrimoni' (Know Heritage) initiative launched by the Consell at the end of last year.

The educational and other assorted materials developed by the Centmans cooperative at the initiative of the Consell de Formentera will be used in local classrooms. The first educational booklet consists of 18 pages exploring the historical site known as Cap deBarbaria II.

According to Raquel Guasch, Councillor of Heritage, the booklet provides information about the site "to invite and encourage our youth in a multipronged educational way to familiarise themselves with our heritage and pass it on". The first unit comes on a USB flash drive and the project's engineers hope to develop new units on places of importance to local history and heritage.

"Again, this is about getting the word out about and enriching the island's cultural heritage. Whether the history course in November, the workshops on traditional cooking or the Joan Marí Cardona Local Study Days, we're pursuing an array of avenues in an effort to reach all ages. Now it's children and young people's turn. This initiative goes back to start of the legislative term and ties into the impulse to safeguard this legacy and showcase it moving forward", stressed the councillor.

29 January 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

31 Jan. marks start of special enrolment at new Sant Ferran "escoleta"

foto 2022 escoletaThe Formentera Office of Education is pleased to report that from Monday 31 January to Friday 4 February, the administration of the Sant Ferran nursery, or escoleta, will oversee a special period of enrolment for children born in 2021.

The escoleta will accommodate seven more children, said Susana Labrador, Councillor of Education, who expressed satisfaction at being able "to offer more places to Formentera children and families who need it".

Registration: 31 January to 4 February, both inclusive

Enrolment can be completed online on the Virtual Citizen Information Office (OVAC) or by phoning the Sa Miranda escoleta at 971 32 34 15 between 9.30am and 2.30pm, Monday to Friday, to schedule an in-person appointment. On account of the public health situation, appointments are required. No inquiries or applications will be accepted after the established date.

Once applications are submitted, the admissions process will proceed as follows: The provisional list will be made public on 9 February, after which a period of claims will follow from 9 to 11 February. The definitive list of acceptees will be published on 16 February and enrolment will take place between 17 at 21 February. Children will be able to start attending in March.

The Sant Ferran escoleta opened its doors in September. Today it serves 27 one- to three-year-olds and employs 5 workers. Sa Miranda escoleta currently serves 82 children under three, 7 of whom are babies. Councillor Labrador voiced her hopes that the new period of enrolment would bring the centre's waiting list for babies to zero, as typically occurs with other age groups. She also pointed out that the Sant Ferran escoleta was designed to expand to adapt to growing enrolment.

24 January 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Consell offers free Catalan course to thirty recent arrivals in primary school

The Formentera Office of Language Policy (Conselleria de Politica Lingùistica/CPL) is pleased to announce it will host a free course for primary school pupils new to the Catalan language. Approximately thirty children will be divided into two small groups: one for years three and four and another for years five and six. Classes start Monday 8 November in the Catalan room of the old Sant Ferran school.

Councillor of Language Policy Raquel Guasch stressed the initiative was about "facilitating the support that children and their families receive, and making sure that resources to grow familiar with the language are within their reach". Councillor Guasch said the idea was "to associate Catalan with a positive experience through dynamic and playful activities, and encourage schoolchildren to use the language outside the classroom".

5 November 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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