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A vague curriculum needn’t mean vague progress

What is the most effective way of interpreting the requirements of the KS2 Programmes of Study for Foreign Languages?

The requirements of the KS2 Programmes of Study for Foreign Languages are somewhat vague. Indeed, how do you translate ‘speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures’ into a four-year scheme of work? It is very much open to interpretation.

Not to mention how one might go about interpreting pupils’ progress – what exactly does ‘substantial progress’ look like?

Fortunately, Assessing Primary Languages is a tried and tested resource which has found answers to these questions by breaking the Programmes of Study into achievable, understandable objectives which are then cross-referenced across a total of four stages.

What’s more, the clearly laid out framework makes it possible to implement a unified tracking approach so that measuring pupils’ progress is effortless and, as such, can be used to plan subsequent lessons.

Both specialist and non-specialist teachers will find this rigorous tool, which contains a large number of creative and adaptable ready-to-use activities, to be invaluable.

For more information or to order Assessing Primary Languages for £37.99, simply visit: www.brilliantpublications.co.uk/book/assessing-primary-languages-743. 

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Come see us at the Language Show on Stand 302 – Entry is free!

We are starting to get very excited about the Language Show at Olympia in London on 17-19 October. Entry to the Show is free and in addition to the exhbition, there is a wide range of seminars,  taster classes and demonstrations.  We are very pleased to have several of our authors speaking this year:

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Learn how to teach French Phonics at Language World

We are delighted that Sue Cave, one of our authors, will be talking on Friday, 4 April at the Language World conference at Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster.

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The most popular languages in primary schools

According to the Language Trends Survey 2014, 75% of primary schools teach French and 20% teach Spanish. That leaves just 5% teaching other languages.

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Great offers at Language World, 4-5 April 2014

Are you going to Language World? We are and we have some great offers for you …

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Saint-Valentin! San Valentín! Valentinstag! San Valentino!

For many UK schools Valentine’s Day falls on the last day before the half term break. Why not celebrate by having a special Valentine’s Day lesson?

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Mr Gove’s 12 MFL requirements. All ticked and done

Read carefully, show understanding. (And that’s just one of the 12!)

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