Author: Richard Tallaron, LFEE Europe
We are getting near the end of another busy and exciting year! In June, we still have a bit of team teaching to do in primary schools around the country and a big training session in the Highlands. Then we can start focusing on Train the Trainer at the end of June at the University of Strathclyde and, of course, our immersion courses in France and Spain in July under the Erasmus+ programme.
Primary Language Learning (PLL) training
For those of you who have been following news on our blog, you will know that we have now come to the end of our PLL training programme in South Lanarkshire, West Lothian and Fife. We’re already working on dates and training format for next year.
In May, we organised two mini-immersion events for Edinburgh teachers: one in partnership with l’Institut Français d’Écosse and the other one with the Consejería de Educación en el Reino Unido. Croissants and tapas were all part of a programme charged with language activities, IDL ideas and cultural elements. Our next mini-immersion day has been planned for East Lothian teachers in October 2016.
Working with pupils
We have recently teamed up with Emma Sowerby from Scottish Borders Council to organise interactive language activities as part of the Scottish Borders Countryside Day:
Je suis marron, je suis un légume, je suis rond, je suis sous la terre, je suis plein de potassium, je suis ___?
(1 kilo de pomme de terre pour la personne qui m’envoie la bonne réponse!)
The response from P5 pupils across Scottish Borders was great!
Immersion courses for primary teachers
This July, 150 teachers from all over Scotland will attend a course in Lyon, Salignac or Malaga. These teachers will have the opportunity to join our full training programme which is recognised by GTCS. Many teachers who attended our Easter courses have signed up for this already, with the first recall day taking place at the end of November 2016.
Training for secondary colleagues
A group of 15 secondary colleagues will attend our three-week course in Malaga in July. This course gives Scottish secondary teachers the chance to meet GTC Scotland’s new policy requirements for language residency.
For further information on all of the opportunities above, please visit our blog or our website or contact us by email. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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