Languages: Bridging Primary and Secondary

Sarah Breslin from SCILT gave a very interesting presentation at this year’s Scottish Learning Festival on primary/secondary transitions.  The slides from her presentation have been postd in the SLF section of the Modern Languages National Glow group.  They make for very interesting reading and could provide the ideal stimulus for professional dialogue and collegiate planning in your school/cluster.

To view the slides click here

European Day of Languages

How did you celebrate European Day of Languages?  If you did something exciting in your school, please let me know and I’ll do my best to share it with the nation via the Modern Languages National Glow Group.  Please get in touch with me at

or post a comment below!

Les Fantômes du Cyberspace sont arrivés

After my presentaion at the Scottish Learning Festival, a few of you asked about the Ghost story resource that was used in Douglas Academy’s NAR project.  It was first published on the MFLE a number of  years ago so many of you may have already seen it.  You’ll be pleased to know that I’ve freed the ghosts from the archive and posted them in the Modern Languages National Glow Group for you to use in time for Hallowe’en!  You can find them in the Sharing and Resources section, or  if you

click the link to release the ghosts!

Skills for Learning, Life and Work

Developing skills for learning, life and work

 Six filmed case studies, from a variety of primary and secondary settings around Scotland, have been published, demonstrating evidence of progression in the development of skills for learning, life and work as outlined in Building the Curriculum 4, including:

  • literacy and numeracy
  • personal and learning skills (including leadership skills)
  • confidence building and other skills linked to the health and wellbeing agenda
  • employability
  • working with others.

The material can be used to support the development of skills and measurement of progression at the specified levels by practitioners within particular contexts, as well as by children and young people, parents and employers.

Learning, Teaching and Assessment – Modern Languages

I’ve posted a copy of the slides used in my presentation at this year’s Learning Festival in the SLF section of the Modern Languages National Glow Group.  I’ve not included the evidence ot the assessment discussed as it is all available on the NAR.  If you would like any more information regarding the presentation then please contact me at

or post a comment below.

To access the slides click here

For Mid Calder primary’s NAR project click here

For Douglas Academy’s NAR project click here