Teaching and learning

Are you thinking about how to celebrate languages in your school? Would you like to move your learners on? Or perhaps you're tackling assessment? Click on a thumbnail for discussion, professional development, useful links and related articles...

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Active learning

Active learningPrimary languages offers many opportunities for children to develop an active engagement in their learning...

Celebrating languages  

Celebrating languagesCelebrating children’s achievements is very much part of the ethos of the primary school and language and culture should be a part of this...

Embedding  

EmbeddingOne of the many benefits of teaching languages at primary school is the chance it gives us to use the new language both in discrete lessons and across the curriculum...

Inclusion  

InclusionLearning a language is of value to all children in the primary school, regardless of their background or ability...

Progression and continuity

Progression and continuityA shared understanding of what progression looks like is crucial if primary languages is to take its place alongside other curriculum areas...

 The international dimension   

The international dimensionThe international dimension refers to the way schools integrate international issues within the primary curriculum...

Assessment and recording

Assessment and recordingAssessment is an integral part of learning and teaching and represents one of the most challenging aspects of a teacher’s role....

Community languages

Community languagesMore and more children are entering primary school with varying degrees of proficiency in another language and sometimes two...

ICT

ICTDigital sound recording, video conferencing, eTwinning, animation - a taster of this forthcoming new area.

Planning

PlanningPlanning for any subject requires careful thought, collaboration and cooperation in any subject area and primary languages is no different...

Resources

ResourcesExplore the many free and commercial resources to support primary languages.

 Using the KS2 Framework

Using the KS2 FrameworkThe KS2 Framework for Languages is a key document in the implementation and delivery of primary languages...

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