Home page – Welcome. How do you want to use the site?
About this website – Rationale, parameters, copyright restrictions, etc.
Contributors and contact details
Themes and topics – Links to all the pages, arranged by themes and topics
Resource finder - a list of all the downoadable resources available on this site
Curriculum for Excellence - how this site reflects CfE
Site map (– this page)
Why – Why teach a second language to learners who are already struggling to master their mother tongue? Some thoughts on this.
Why aren't they learning? Understanding barriers to learning
Some common barriers – and some suggestions for tackling them
Prerequisite skills – We must be prepared to start from where learners are, and not from where we would like them to be
The importance of teaching phonics – If we fail to teach phonics we are condemning many of our learners to be quasi-dysexic in the foreign language
Motivation, behaviour and learning – Motivation, behaviour and successful learning are inextricably linked
Additional support needs – Introduction
Gifted and talented learners – Many pupils with disabilities are intellectually able
Learners with English as an additional language – and bilingual learners
Learners with dyslexia – Dr Margaret Crombie's page
Learners on the autism spectrum (including Asperger's) – Vivienne Wire's page
Learners with speech, language and communication difficulties
Learners with Down's syndrome
Learners who are deaf
British Sign Language (BSL)as a language in its own right
Learners who have a visual impairment
Learners with other specialised needs – This website is built on the premise that all but a very few children can benefit from exposure to other languages and other cultures.
Introduction – What is inclusive practice? How can we meet all those needs?Meeting learners' needs – Needs all learners share
Managing learning in mixed ability classes
Structuring learning: the 5-stage cycle – The importance of consolidation
Using the target language in the classroom – How can teachers meet the needs of all learners as well as complying with guidelines on target language use?
Active and multisensory approaches – What is multi-sensory learning?
Working together to support learning – Professional collaboration
Capturing language – Supporting memory (in preparation)
Nurturing independence in learning (in preparation)
Collaborative learning (in preparation)
Using ICT to include learners with additional support needs – David Wilson's page
Languages plus: making links – Introduction: a wider curriculum
Linking locally – Using local communities as a resouce
Linking with the wider world
In-school links – Interdisciplinary working
Certification – Access Levels in Scotland
CPD - How does this website contribute to CPD?
Action research - some post-graduate papers
Maximising Potential – Supplementary support for the LTS project
Project Archives – Documentation from earlier projects
Classroom equipment - Some resources and ideas that may be of interest
Storytelling - (Mini Modules exemplars, Storytelling CDs, notes on storytelling
Lucky dip - Some examples of activities for use with students
Reference – Some links to official websites