Author: Alison Pimblott, British Council
For Scottish schools looking to effectively deliver the 1+2 approach, hosting a language assistant provides an ideal solution and shows a real commitment to language learning.
Watch the British Council video about the benefits language assistants have brought to Scottish schools.
Language assistants are native speakers of French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Irish and Chinese, and come from Europe and beyond.
They build confidence, improve speaking and conversational skills, and prepare students for exams. They can help give more individual and focused learning support to those who need it most.
Students will thrive on learning from a native speaker who is enthusiastic about their country and society. They can introduce fresh activity ideas, allowing students to enjoy new, multi-cultural experiences from within the classroom.
Introducing a language assistant is also the best way to contribute to students’ development, embed language skills, and make them better communicators and more globally aware citizens.
Schools get recognition for their commitment to education and diversity - hosting a language assistant also means they are instantly eligible to apply for the British Council International School Award.
Don’t miss out!
Host a language assistant and inspire the next generation of linguists. Assistants can be shared by up to three nearby schools, both primary and secondary.
Apply for a language assistant by 31 May 2016.
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