Tag Archives: Languages

Gaelic Language Enrichment Course for teachers of Gaelic Learner and Medium Education (GLE and GME)⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

When: 2 – 7 July 2017 and 23 – 27 July 2017

Where: South Uist

Fee: £250

Language level: Beginner to Fluent

Brief: This Gaelic Enrichment Course is a career-long professional learning opportunity for teachers of GLE and GME. The course aims to support teachers use and develop their Gaelic language skills within a community setting. The course will be tailored to the specific needs of the teachers.  It includes: conversational skills, grammar, resources for the classroom, workshops and field trips.

For more information, please contact: Ceòlas Uibhist, Taigh Gleus, Dalabrog, Uibhist a Deas HS8 5SS Tel: 01878 700154 E-mail: info@ceolas.co.uk

www.ceolas .co.uk

Language Show Live 2017⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

Venue: SECC, Glasgow

10-11 March 2017

For more information, please visit: http://www.languageshowlive.co.uk/scotland/

The Language Show Live invites you to Scotland’s largest dedicated event for languages. The Show gives teachers and professionals an opportunity to attend professional learning seminars, enjoy taster sessions in a range of languages and peruse learning and teaching resources.

Please visit the website for more information and to book your free ticket:

http://www.languageshowlive.co.uk/scotland/

1+2 Approach to languages: Gaelic (Learners)⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

Go! Gaelic

The Go!Gaelic resource is a distinct programme which provides training, support and resources to equip teachers with the necessary Gaelic language skills and teaching methodology to deliver Gaelic as L2 or L3 from early to second level at the primary stages.

The Go! Gaelic course provides teachers  with 18 days of language learning and pedagogy practice.  It is supported by the website (http://go-gaelic.scot)  which hosts materials to support trainers, teachers and learners.  The website is also supported by a Go! Gaelic app that enables teachers to access the vocabulary and audio through tablets and smartphones.   For more information,  please contact: Jonathan.ferrier@gov.scot

 

They need subtitles, don’t they? A PedagooMuckle learning conversation⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

Short films are brilliant contributions to literacy-rich classrooms. Combining storytelling, culture, creativity and tech all in one fabulous package, a short film is a carefully constructed text that can engage learners in the most unexpected ways. And some aren’t even in English! In this conversation we shared experiences and ideas for watching and making short […]

They need subtitles, don’t they? A PedagooMuckle learning conversation⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

Short films are brilliant contributions to literacy-rich classrooms. Combining storytelling, culture, creativity and tech all in one fabulous package, a short film is a carefully constructed text that can engage learners in the most unexpected ways. And some aren’t even in English! In this conversation we shared experiences and ideas for watching and making short […]

Business Language Champions: Developing skills for the world of work⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

Many schools across Scotland have developed relationships with business to highlight the relevancy of language skills in relation to the world of work .

The following case studies have been developed as part of the ‘Business Language Champions’ initiative  in collaboration with SCILT to suit both employers and schools.

  • Abbotsford House and Burgh Primary School (July abbotsford2016) – This partnership between a primary school and a local tourist attraction demonstrated to pupils the relevance of language skills in their local community, as well as providing an opportunity for learning across the curriculum.
  • Balmoral Hotel and Broughton High School (July 2016) – S3 learners worked with staff at the Balmoral Hotel to develop an internal information leaflet to support staff working with Chinese guests.
  • Harvey Nichols and Trinity High School (June 2016) – A visit to Harvey Nichols to meet with staff who use languages as part of their job convinced S3 pupils of the relevance of language skills in the workplace. Learners created phrase books in different languages to support the use of language in the department store.
  • Walkers Shortbread and Elgin Academy (June 2016) – S2 learners created ‘cue cards’ for Walkers International Sales Team to use on visits to China, introducing language and cultural information. Pupils also delivered a presentation on their cue cards to sales staff at Walkers Shortbread.
  • Outplay Entertainment and Woodmill High School (May 2016) – S3 pupils developed an advertising strategy to promote one of Outplay Entertainment’s games in either French of German, and learnt about the importance of languages in the gaming industry.
  • Johnstons of Elgin and Elgin Academy (May 2016) – This case study exemplifies Interdisciplinary Learning in S2 at Elgin Academy, in particular the effective combination of Chinese and business links as part of a skills based project in the broad general education
  • Jurys Inn and Lourdes Seconday School (May 2016) – S3 pupils learned about the value of languages in the hospitality industry.
  • Navy and Brechin High School (March 2015) – A visit from the Royal Navy and language workshops culminated in an interdisciplinary project in which S3 learners had to use their language skills in humanitarian crisis scenarios.
  • The Scottish Football Association and Kilwinning Academy (October 2014) – A great project for S3 learners which showed that languages are necessary in all walks of life.
  • Holland & Sherry and Priorsford Primary School (October 2014) – The whole school was involved in this project which raised learners’ awareness of what Holland & Sherry does in their local town while building learners’ language skills.
  • Loch Duart and Montrose Academy (June 2014) – An exciting programme for S3 learners with visits and workshops culminating in an interdisciplinary project which raised the bar for the pupils who benefited from seeing first-hand how languages and business work together.
  • Michelin and Grove Academy (February 2014) – This project gives the young people in S3 a real and engaging context for their learning of French.

Learning Families – Intergenerational Approaches to Literacy Teaching and Learning⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

“All of the programmes featured in this publication by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning  share valuable experiences and lessons. They reflect a view of effective learning families whereby each child is a member of a family, and within a learning family every member is a lifelong learner. Among disadvantaged families and communities in particular, a family literacy and learning approach is more likely to break the intergenerational cycle of low education and literacy skills..” (Elfert and Hanermann 2014)

http://uil.unesco.org/fileadmin/keydocuments/Literacy/en/learning-families.pdf

Family Learning Research⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

This report presents findings from a study of family literacy programmes in England carried out by the National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy (NRDC) at UCL Institute of Education (IOE) between July 2013 and May 2015. This mixed-methods study was funded by the Nuffield Foundation and explored: 1) the impact of school-based family literacy programmes on young children’s progress in reading and writing; and 2) how parents translate and implement what they learn in these classes into the home literacy environment. This study provides evidence that after attending family literacy sessions children improve their literacy skills and there are positive changes in the home literacy environment.

http://www.nrdc.org.uk/?p=838

 

Paul Murdoch Author Assignment to Bali⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

Paul Murdoch ImageLast year author Paul Murdoch embarked on an exciting trip to the East Bali jungle to work with the East Bali Poverty Project where he visited six newly constructed schools. He’d like you to follow his adventure!

During his time there he wrote a blog about what he did when he was there and what he learnt about the people, the country and the wildlife.

Join Paul as he re-lives his adventure and take a look through his window on another world with the eight video diaries he produced. Through the blog you can answer his challenges and ask him questions, first hand, about his adventure, the plight of the Balinese children and their writing with him! – Paul Murdoch Author Assignment to Bali

Don’t be scared. Ne sois pas effrayé⤴

from @ Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Education

Ne sois pas effrayé
Twitter's biggest contribution to the world might be the art of synthesis. There's a lot of talk about how Twitter is on its last legs, how the bubble will burst. As a business (or lack of one) that might be true, but what the format has done is promote a new form of writing.
 
I've spent the last two weeks in Québec, learning alongside some amazing practitioners. In fact, my own teaching vision was largely moulded by an early experience in Francophone New Brunswick, and so it follows that I enjoy working alongside Francophone Canadian educators - there's a shared vision of what can be. One of my favourite chums there is Jean Yves Fréchette, a retired teacher (if you ever can be retired) who has pioneered educational technology since the 70s. If he lived in America and worked in English you'd all have heard of him and he'd be relaxing in his condo on the Florida coast. He's amazing. I'm going to share a few finds I discovered thanks to him over the weeks to come.
 
Much of his work has been in Twitter this past decade, heading up the #Twittérature movement in Québec and beyond, and carving out beautiful Twitter haikus.
 
Having seen some stunning photography - the photographer's daughters choosing their own settings, poses and camera angles, before he shot the images - he collaborated to produce 140 character poetry to go with it. The results are now in a book, a preview of which you can view online.
 
Stunning. Simple. Stunningly Simple.
 
Don't be scared. Ne sois pas effrayé.