As you will no doubt know, the SQA have published their final documents for National 2 – Higher. In order to support schools in the delivery of key aspects of the new qualifications, Education Scotland has published a suite of practical advice and guidance for teachers and lecturers.
There are new materials to help practitioners deliver their national 4 and 5 courses, although with some amendment, practitioners could use these materials at other levels too. They are designed to be skilled focussed to help teachers and lecturers integrate the skills of listening and talking, reading and writing. Practitioners can also use the ideas and suggestions to apply them to their own materials as they see fit.
The National 4 materials are based on five episodes of an audio book called “Mike Martin et le Grand Jeu” and the National 5 materials includes a video of three young French people discussing the contexts of Society, Learning, Employability and Culture. Both sets of documents include extensive exemplification, advice and guidance for practitioners and notes for learners.
I think all practitioners who will be delivering the new qualifications will find them useful and would be delighted to receive your feedback. To access the advice and support from Education Scotland please click here
To access the SQA website pages containing the final documents for Modern Languages please click here