I have always felt guilty whilst visiting other countries that most of the natives can speak conversational English, when I can barely speak a word of their language. I believe this has allowed English speakers to become lazy and too comfortable in their own culture. We should explore different languages and cultures to fully engage …
We recently had a tutorial on teaching Spanish to children. From this tutorial I learned that we can tell if a child is understanding listening activities by their use of facial expressions or their responses. It is also important to remember that the children can respond in English but they can also respond in Spanish […] Continue reading →
October 18, 2015
by Comments Off on Modern Languages – Isolated or integrated approach?
If I am honest, I have always felt more comfortable with the thought of a specialist language teacher delivering the modern language curriculum to my class. My justification for this was that these teachers have specialist knowledge and understanding of the language which would allow them to teach the language more effectively than I could. The […] Continue reading →
October 17, 2015
by Kim Rennie Comments Off on My French Phobia
As a teacher I probably shouldn’t be as worried about as many subjects as I am. Maths, French, English… However, in French I have always had a big phobia. I remember missing my first few lessons of French in primary six and forever feeling permanently behind since then. I have never really known the French […] Continue reading →
October 3, 2015
by Hannah Gray Comments Off on Why 1 +2 approach is hugely beneficial to future generations
The Scottish Government have introduced a new way for young learners to develop another language. The 1 +2 approach aims to give the children more opportunity in future life. The approach is slowly being implemented into schools, and should be fully integrated by 2020. The number 1 language will be the child’s mother tongue, English in […] Continue reading →
October 2, 2015
by Olivia Cannon Comments Off on 1+2, the European Approach.
The 1+2 is a new initiative that is being rolled out to all Scottish schools by 2020. 1+2 explained by Education Scotland. The approach is based on the European Union’s approach to teaching language. A child will enter school aged 4-5 years with a beginning language (e.g English) and be introduced to a new language […] Continue reading →