How to teach languages at primary schools

February 02 2015

LANGUAGES teachers will gather at Colston's Girls' School on February 12 for the first meeting of the Bristol Association for Language Learning Primary Hub.

LANGUAGES teachers will gather at Colston's Girls' School on February 12 for the first meeting of the Bristol Association for Language Learning Primary Hub.

From this year, primary schools are expected to teach a language to children aged seven and upwards. The hub has been set up to support primary teachers, both those who are expert linguists and those new to languages.

It is staging a free training event to which all primary language teachers are welcome. The session will offer practical teaching demonstrations and opportunities to share teaching ideas and discover free resources and successful strategies for teaching languages to children.

In the afternoon, secondary teachers will be there to share ideas about preparing pupils for the move to secondary language learning.
Steven Fawkes, a fellow of the Association for Language Learning, a former policy adviser in education development at the BBC and an experienced languages teacher, is the guest speaker.

To find out more, or to sign up for the event, visit http://www.colstonsgirls.bristol.sch.uk/languages-event-thursday-12-february/
More information on the ALL is available at http://www.all-languages.org.uk/