Criteria for Reading and Writing at 2nd and 3rd level

Modern Languages practitioners in  East Dunbartonshire Council have posted in the National Glow Group some criteria that may help centres to plan activities for reading and writing at second and third levels.  They were devised as a result of moderation meetings taking place between primary and secondary colleagues, as a means of exploring the standards and expectations set out in the experiences and outcomes.  Clusters in EDC have used them to plan progression for their learners as they progress from second to third level and they may be of use to you to create a consistent approach to planning, transition, etc.

Many thanks to the practitioners of  EDC.  To access the resource click here.  You will need your Glow password

Fabulous Free online resourses from the Institut Français

I was at a meeting on Friday the 7th of October with representatives of the many cultural organisations that promote learning about culture and languages here in Scotland.  The Insitut Français have created a wonderful range of free downloadeable resources to accompany the newest French films being shown  at the Discovery Film festival in Dundee and during the French Film festival in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee in November!  To check out waht’s available please click on the link.

They have also created a calander of resources for use with classes from P6-S3  –  I  love February’s entry   free video clips and resources to help celebrate La Saint Valentin.  To have a look, please click the link

Primary Competition – why learning a language is worthwhile

I have just received a flyer for a competition for primary school pupils who are learning a foreign language.  Prizes include lots of software for schools and the closing date is the 25th of November 2011.  I have put the flier in the National Glow Group in the resources for sharing section.  Alternatively, you can click on the link, you will need your Glow password.  Good luck!!!

Improving communication skills – Duncanrig radio

” Improving Communication Skills – Duncanrig radio” case study has been published on the Education Scotland website

Pupils from Duncanrig Secondary School and the associated Communication Support Base (CSB) which caters for pupils with autism spectrum disorders, have been taking the radio airwaves by storm with their very own radio project. The pupils have been performing their own radio shows on community radio. The project was set up to support inclusion in a realistic and fun setting as well as enhancing communication skills. Pupils showcased their work at SLF and also took the opportunity to interview Michael Russell on the day.