The Languages Company
Works with a range of partners to help deliver the National Languages Strategy. On behalf of the Department for Education: supports the introduction of languages into Primary Schools, works to ensure the success of The Languages Review, promotes the National Strategy and helping to coordinate its delivery. Also involved in a number of projects and initiatives in support of language teaching and learning – supporting pedagogy, promoting discussion about language policy and increasing access to information and resources.
The National Curriculum (not Scotland)
Non-statutory guidelines for MFL at Key Stage 2:
Key Stages 3 and 4:
Including links to resources and foreign TV programmes
European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education
Facilitates the collection, processing and transfer of European level and country specific information.
The Council of Europe website
The Council of Europe European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML)
Breaking barriers in language learning
SCOTLAND (CURRICULUM FOR EXCELLENCE)
[16.4.12] Curriculum for excellence: principles and frameworks: Key documents
Scottish CILT: FAQs
A comprehensive list of links to MFL documentation for the Curriculum for Excellence can be found here:
What is Curriculum for Excellence?
Curriculum for Excellence: Overview of key terms and features
Curricuum for excellence: Languages
Modern Languages: Principles and practice
Experiences and Outcomes: Modern Languages
National Qualifications: Modern Languages
Modern Languages: Support materials
Global Citizenship Blog
The Scottish Qualifications Authority
Modern Languages: http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/45669.html
Modern Languages for Work Purposes: http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/38219.html
Gaelic (learners): http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa//507.html
Overview of Qualifications for Access 1 and Access 2
Guidance on Special Examination Arrangements
Adapted Digital Exams
Adapted digital SQA Exam Papers for students with additional support needs.
Scottish Association for Language Teaching (SALT)
National Framework for Inclusion
Scottish Teacher Education Committee website
A guidance document to support improved partnership working between education and allied health professions services.
Developing the four capacities through modern languages: focusing on successful learners in primary schools
Supporting highly able learners
How good is our school? (2008)
Self evaluation tool from HMIe Scotland
How Good is Our School? Part 2. Inclusion and equality
Evaluating education for pupils with additional support needs in mainstream schools
How Good is Our School? Part 3. Promoting Race equality
How Good is Our School? Part 4. Evaluating educational provision for bilingual learners
Count us in
Achieving inclusion in Scottish Schools: An HM Instectorate of Education Report
Inclusion Reference Manual (2008)
HMIe Scotland's definition of inclusion and HMI's activities to support it.
British Council Scotland
Support for language education in Scotland
Modern Languages Excellence Report
Report from the Modern Languages Excellence Group
Books for all
The Books for All project is delivered by Learning and Teaching Scotland and CALL Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government. The project supports local authorities, teachers and other practitioners in the provision of adapted learning materials in accessible, alternative formats for pupils who have difficulties reading ordinary printed books.
[6.12.11] Reference grammars for primary teachers of modern languages
French, German, Spanish and Italian
[7.12.11] Support Manual: Towards excellent support for children and young people
Guidance to ensure that all managers and practitioners effectively meet the additional support needs of children and young people. Developed in Perth and Kinross, but comprehensive coverage of policay and practice makes it relevant throughout Scotland. Updates and builds on Effective Provision for Educational Needs and Manual of Good Practice.
[18.5.12] Language Learning in Scotland : A 1+2 Approach
Languages Working Group Final Report and Recommendations. (Scottish Government 17.5.12)
Full report and associated documents:
[9.9.12] National Survey of Modern Language Provision in Scottish Schools: Summary of Findings
Part 1:Primary Schools; Part 2: Secondary Schools
[28.9.12] Passeport pour la Francophonie
An Education Scotland website that helps primary teachers to provide stimulating and exciting learning experiences at second level and will develop skills of reading, writing, listening and talking. The online resource provides suggestions for exploring the other curricular areas such RME or maths and numeracy through the medium of French language and culture.
[28.9.12] Curriculum for Excellence Briefing 4: Interdisciplinary learning
This Curriculum for Excellence briefing explores interdisciplinary learning, how it can be planned and how you can take it forward.
[26.11.12] Scottish Government response to the Report of the Languages Working Group
Published November 2012
INDEPENDENT, PERSONAL SITES THAT ARE WORTH KEEPING AN EYE ON
A teacher's site offering a wealth of information on MFL/SfL/SEN, including an extensive bibiliography and links to other sites around the world.
An extensive personal webliogagraphy for modern foreign language learning.
Practical help with literacy and foreign languages
Integrating ICT into the MFL classroom
Information and Communications Technology for Teachers
Created initially with EU funding, this site is now maintained by Graham Davies. It is an excellent of free advice and training if you want to expore how ICT can be used in MFL, EFL, etc.
Larry specialises in providing lists of links on a range of topics, mostly related to EFL, ESOL etc. but of interest to teachers of any language.
My Languages: practitioner's blog
[12.2.12] Suzi Bewell's blog
[22.7.13] Rachel Hawkes
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