RATIONALE

VLRC RATIONALE

According to Brown (2001) there are two(2) forms of learning a second language:a productive performance based on an oral and written production, and a receptive performance based on an aural and reading production. Students at schools receive 8 hours of English per week, plus Mathematics and Biology intructed in English till 9th grade in some cases. in 10th and 11th grades students receive English for Specific purpose 4 or 6 hours per week. Even though most of the students have been studying English for a long period of time, their speaking development is too limited because they have been trained to face a foreing exam (MET or TOEFL). In addition the program itself is focused on grammar issues leading students to study and learn about the language. A VLRC fosters not only this part of the language but the thinking skills, autonomy, as well as a cooperative and collaborative work leading students to communicate actively.

JUSTIFICATION

At CORPORACIÓN EDUCATIVA FONSEGAR CEF some students know what an adverb is, what a verb or an adjetive are, even their functions, but they have serious difficulties to express freely, accurately, and fluently an idea, an opinion, their feelings or emotions because speaking ability is limited, just to ask their needs and ask for information or give information.

Lack of autonomy, self-assessment, and self-control is a need students have, in addition, they have become regular users of net services, but wrongly used. Theses two elements have become a problem for families since children combine lack of self-control and net addition to abuse by misusing the web and the tools provided within.
A VLRC can contribute to develop skills not only for a real autonomy but also for academic purposes. Taking into account 90% of the families have Net access, a VLRC becomes part of the solution for their children wasting time due to its possibilities of  tools to reinforce knowledge, procedures, drill and exercise the language skills at home; working at home permits parents to control their kids' progress, and at the same time parents can learn and participate in the activities. It also helps parents to instill habits, responsibility and autonomy what is the goal of parents and teachers, and a need for students.