International Languages – Primary Sector

This section intends to provide primary schools with a range of information, guidance, opportunities and resources to help them develop their journey into embedding international languages in their curriculum. If you would like to request a specific section to be added or if you would like to contribute to this section by sharing some your most successful practice, feel free to contact the Global Futures GwE team: stephanieelliswilliams@gwegogledd.cymru

Professional Development Opportunities

Open University Course

Opportunity to learn an international language and be trained to teach languages in primary schools through the Open University. You will find all the information about the course. For further information and registration documents please contact stephanieelliswilliams@gwegogledd.cymru by September.

Cerdd Iaith

Creative approach to teaching languages (British Council Wales). Using Music and Drama to teach Welsh and Spanish. The Cerdd Iaith is a British Council Wales project with the aim to offer a website with all the lessons and pedagogical approach. For training courses and funding information, contact stephanieelliswilliams@gwegogledd.cymru

Click here to visit the Cerdd iaith Website 

 

Power Language Schools

The Power Language Schools resources is an on-line platform aimed at specialist and non-specialist teachers from Foundation Phase onwards, all support is provided. These resources enable teachers to embed the target language into their learning contexts such as Health and Well-being, Literacy, Numeracy, Social Studies, Science, etc…

For more information and funding opportunities, contact stephanieelliswilliams@gwegogledd.cymru

Link to Power Language Schools:

https://powerlanguage.school

  • Resource Packs to support the teaching and learning of IL through a cross-curricular approach.
  • Videos, animations and authentic documents
  • Covers areas of the curriculum such as Health and Well-Being, History, Geography, Literacy, Numeracy, Expressive Arts and Science

Samle videos – https://powerlanguage.school/resource-packs/

Power Language Webinar recordings 2nd Dec 20:

Introduction

Planners and Associated Resources

Responsive Resources

Conclusion

Links to useful Language Institutes

The Global Futures GwE team is working in partnership with a range of partners.
The different institutes offer all kinds of training opportunities and access to resources. You can sign up to their newsletters to make sure you are kept informed of the latest events.

Routes Into Languages Cymru

Institut Français

Goethe Institute

Conserejía Española

Confucius Institute

The British Council

Linguascope

Association for Language Learning

Training materials

Over the last few years, we invited Guest speakers to deliver training sessions to Primary teachers in GwE. You can find their presentations and materials on our Hwb GwE MFL. (Sue cave, Vicky Cooke, primary Languages Network, Power Language…)

You need to be logged in to Hwb and registered to our GwE MFL Hwb network to view this material. Click here to open the resources. 

Learning and Teaching: Pedagogical Tips and Support

Embedding International Languages in the Curriculum

Webinar Power Language: Well-being and Ancient Egypt.

Resources

PLN Masterclasses: range of tutorials which deal with various techniques and ideas to use Languages creatively in school. Click here to access the resources. 

Ysgol Beddgelert

2 minute adobe spark video to show how the school has learned to embed Languages.

Ysgol Golftyn

Adobe Spark presentation of the school’s start of the journey in introducing IL throughout the school.

Teaching and learning principles and practical examples

Research in Primary Languages: Teacher Education Toolkit by Dr Alison Porter ( university of Southampton) and Colleagues have kindly agreed to share with us some excellent, clear and concise resources which outline the main principles of teaching and learning an International language in the primary sector.

Each section focuses on 3 main principles and include a range of videos from practit-ioners who share their work in clas. There is also a research and practice reading task. In this section you will find a sample of the resources.

To access the whole set for free, please contact stephanieelliswill-iams@gwegogledd.cymru

 

 

Developing Multilingualism

Find below links to various practical resources and reading materials on multilingualism in the classroom and in the community. These resources are mainly for secondary schools but some are relevant to the primary sector too.

Embedding International languages in the primary Curriculum: GwE Lead Schools Starter Pack

Range of short videos created by our Lead schools on a range of questions about the teaching of International Languages in primary schools and how they started their journey to realising the CfW.

Video 1

A Clear and Concise Road Map to Integrating International Languages – Lisa Eardley- Ysgol Deganwy, Danae Graham- Ysgol Bryn Deva

Find here a step by step guide to get any school or individual practitioner started on their journey to integrating an international language in the classroom. There are a variety of examples, tried and tested methods and a variety of simple ideas to follow to get you started and get your pupils engaged and learning without even knowing it!

 

Video 2

Integrating French throughout the curriculum – Claire Thompson-Golftyn CP School

This presentation describes the journey I made, within my Year 2 class, to integrate French across the curriculum.  I have outlined four steps which I followed to achieve this. I have also linked the four steps to the topic ‘Out of this World,’ as I wanted to share some specific examples of activities. Moreover, I have highlighted the fact that I am a French beginner so if I can do it so can you!

 

Video 3

Embedding Languages in the Curriculum – Georgina Newnham – St Brigid’s School

This presentation focuses on the  principles and practices of current pedagogy that can be  used to teach languages. It  also  explores embedded methodologies , oracy and the use of authentic resources.

 

Video 4

Developing confidence in teaching an international Language in Primary Schools – Carole Seaton – Victoria CP School

Find here some approaches I’ve used to start teaching an international language in my school. I have described some ways that you can motivate staff and children to embrace a new culture and its language. I’ve presented some planning and ideas to get you started and make life as easy as possible for you and your colleagues to start your language journey.

 

Video 5

Embedding Oracy with Additional Languages in a primary classroom – Angharad Lloyd – Ysgol Clawdd Offa

This presentation is about embedding oracy with an additional language in the classroom. There are examples of how oracy is taught, be it the focus of the lesson or not, in Ysgol Clawdd Offa, Prestatyn and tips on how to include oracy in lessons.

 

Video 6

Embedding multilingualism in primary schools in Wales-Datblygu amlieithrwydd mewn ysgolion cynradd yng Nghymru – Esyllt Williams Ysgol Beddgelert, Julie Williams Ysgol Tudweiliog

A presentation on how to embed and develop languages within the class. Examples of display walls, games, activities, visits and tasks to develop the use of languages.

Welsh video only

Resources

GwE MFL Hwb Network

Join the Hwb GwE MFL network where you will find some useful resources for Primary.

To join the network you need to click here then log in to Hwb and request to join. Once your request has been approved you will be able to access the resources. 

Raising language awareness project

Transition project developed and piloted by Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy and their feeder Primary schools in 2017 with a focus on Language learning strategies and Language awareness. Ready to use materials with teacher’s notes.

Click here to access the resources. 

The Global Futures GwE Team

Lead School Contacts

A brief explanation of who the Team is and our contact details.

Newsletters

The Global Futures GwE team issues a newsletter every half-term. The newsletters are issued on the GwE Bulletin and the MFL page of the GwE website. If you would like the Newsletter to be sent to you directly, contact stephanieelliswilliams@gwegogledd.cymru

Click here to access the newsletters.

Cluster Meetings

Minutes or information regarding our offer passed on to the SIAs to disseminate with Cluster.

Global Futures Partners

The Global Futures GwE team is working in partnership with a range of partners. 

The different institutes offer all kinds of training opportunities and access to resources. You can sign up to their newsletters to make sure you are kept informed of the latest events.

Routes Into Languages Cymru

Institut Français

Goethe Institute

Conserejía Española

Confucius Institute

The British Council

Linguascope

Association for Language Learning

MFL Mentoring