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. 

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

Learning and Teaching: Pedagogical Tips and Support

Embedding International Languages in the Curriculum

 

EAS SUMMER WEBINARS SERIES 2021

 

EAS International Languages Webinar 1:
DEVELOPING INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES – 01/07/2021

Presentations from Brynbach and Clytha primary schools, showcasing how they are developing International Languages in their settings.

 

 

EAS International Languages Webinar 2:
PRACTICAL AND ENGAGING APPROACHES TO IL IN THE PRIMARY – 07/07/2021

Presentations from Ponthir CiW Primary, Millbrook primary and Osbaston CiW primary schools, showcasing how they are developing International Languages through practical and engaging approaches.

 

 

EAS International Languages Webinar 3:
MULTILINGUAL APPROACH TO IL AND EFFECTIVE TRANSITION – 13/07/2021

Presentations from St Gwladys primary school, Osbaston primary CiW school and Monmouth comprehensive, showcasing how they are developing a multilingual approach and effective transition for International Languages.
Webinar: Ancient Egypt

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

 

Ysgol Golftyn

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

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

 

Video 7

The presentation covers the kind of things that can be done when introducing and developing international languages through other fields. A book from the health and well-being pack, ‘How do I feel’ has been used to inform potential work.

 

 

 

Ysgol Bryn Deva

 

French and 5 ways to well-being

 

AoLe Day for the CABAN students 

I recorded a short video to explain how as a school we have embedded French within our curriculum with strong links to the ‘Keep Learning’ aspect of 5 ways to well-being. As a school we are nearly all beginners to the new language and this falls in line with our school motto – ‘Learning Together Forever.’

 

J’aime les fruits – Ysgol Bryn Deva

 

Over the course of two weeks the children learnt the names for the different fruits in French. They drew their own fruits and labelled them in French. They practised singing the song together giving their  learning a purpose and real-life context. The children all had great fun!

CLILing in the primary classroom: practical examples - Content and Language Integrated Learning approach

 

As primary teachers work hard to embed language learning in the crowded primary curriculum, it is essential that we explore imaginative ways to enhance the language learning of our pupils. The Content and Language Integrated Learning approach (CLIL) is well developed in several other countries. We need to learn from them. In this session we will share practical examples in Spanish of things we have tried out in Hackney schools. Presented by Bernadette Clinton, currently implementing the ‘Spanish as the First Language Initiative’ across all Hackney schools for Hackney Education. She also teaches on the primary PGCE and BA Ed courses at Middlesex University and is a British Council Schools Ambassador. And Raquel Tola Rego, who teaches at Parkwood Primary School in Hackney, was instrumental in the school gaining International Spanish School status and has pioneered the CLIL approach in her own school and across Hackney. She is also a Consultant and a British Council Schools Ambassador.

Webinar: PowerLanguage 22/11/21 integrating international languages in the curriculum: COP 26

 

Explore new ideas from the PowerLanguage Team including fresh resources linked to COP 26!

 

No matter your language expertise, this interactive session should make you feel supported at every stage and will demonstrate that the resources provided by the Power language team will support you at every step of your journey to planning and delivering the teaching and learning of international languages in your school
Webinar Power Language: 05/05/2022 - Elizabeth II- Queen Jubilee, Health and Well-Being

 

Using the Power Language platform, exploring ways to embed languages in the curriculum, practical ideas to plan for progression and deepen the learning: Contexts – Elizabeth II – Queen Jubilee, Health and Well-Being

 

 

Resources

 

 

   

 

Talk Pedagogy: International Languages

Regular sessions are focused on the pedagogical approaches to support delivery of international languages.

If you are a member of Talk Pedagogy you will automatically receive invitations to these sessions.

Or click here to join Talk Pedagogy.

Where you are not able to attend a session, it will be recorded and uploaded to the Talk Pedagogy team into the appropriate channel or contact stephanieelliswilliams@gwegogledd.cymru

Transition to Curriculum for Wales - Gillian Campbell-Thow and Rachel Hawkes

 

EXPLICIT KNOWLEDGE AND MEANINGFUL PRACTICE

Details: Teaching explicit knowledge levels the playing field and meaningful practice makes the language stick.

Primary and secondary sector

20.01.2022
Guest speaker: Rachel Hawkes
Co-director NCELP/ Director of International Education and Research for Comberton Academy Trust.

 

 

 

17/02/2022
Guest speaker: Rachel Hawkes
Co-director NCELP/ Director of International Education and Research for Comberton Academy Trust.

 

PART 1

 

PART 2

 

 

 

TRANSITION: HOW TO ENSURE CONTINUITY AND PROGRESS

Primary and secondary sector

10.03.2022
Guest speaker: Gillian Campbell-Thow
Improvement Officer for Modern Languages/ Strategic Lead for Language teaching and learning and Gaelic-medium education.

 

 

 

VOCABULARY: BREADTH AND DEPTH

Details: What does it mean to know a word?
Explore activities to develop breadth and depth of word knowledge.
(Some of the aspects of depth of vocabulary knowledge won’t be a part of primary knowledge, but the session will help to understand the bigger picture)

Primary and secondary sector

 

17/03/2022
Guest speaker: Rachel Hawkes
Co-director NCELP/ Director of International Education and Research for Comberton Academy Trust.

 

 

 

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. 

One-stop shop French resources

Basic Starter Pack for French Resources

Here is a selection of activities to help children practise, learn, embed, extend and enjoy their learning of an International Language.

There are flashcards, words mats, games, songs, role play opportunities and a chance for children to extend their understanding by creating their own resources.

 

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.

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