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Supporting the implementation of 1 + 2 Languages
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

We currently deliver French and Gaelic modern language through a stand alone curriculum. Meaning that time is set aside each term for the learning of a modern language to take place. In line with the most recent guidelines from the government a 1 + 2 approach we now hope to make changes to this. At present I am currently involved in a cluster group who are from all different backgrounds of modern languages who are put together to take this initiative forward. Our objective is that by 2020 all children will experience L2 from Nursery to p7 with the addition of L3 from P5 onwards , thus giving them the knowledge and skills necessary to learn a language to transfer to new situations enabling them to become global citizens. There are around 400 pupils in the school with 19 class teachers who will be impacted upon completion of this project. All pupils will begin to have tasters of the language as of August 2015 and as staff training and resources within the school develop this will become core and normal to their every day learning. We aim to provide these opportunities to all pupils regardless of needs or background in an engaging way. To do this we hope to embed it within the curriculum using it in daily classroom life, introducing it through interdisciplinary projects and whole school celebrations providing children with a wide and rich range or learning activities in modern languages to develop literacy and language skills to enable children to become, successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributor, responsible citizens. Pupil's will develop their use of I.C.T by using different means of communicating with European schools creating partnerships made through e-twinning. In doing so children will develop an intercultural awareness of the wider world and become better linguists through media.

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