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Languagenut Free Christmas Resources

We have Free Christmas Resources in 4 languages! You will find free songs, lyrics, games and Christmas Cards, and printable resources.
Wishing you a very happy Festive Season.
Jamie and the Languagenut Team
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  • The Hampshire Languages Conference will be held at the University of Southampton on Friday 23rd September with sessions and workshops by inspirational teachers, including many of our ASTs and Leading Teachers to share ideas and resources. For details and booking http://www.llas.ac.uk/southeast/events/6383


Rebecca Rickard and her Spanish class at The Romsey School:




The Links into Languages LinkedUp Award Scheme has produced a series of free resources for teachers of primary, secondary, and post-16 languages. From CLIL to transition and from alternative accreditation to progression, these materials have been created and tested by groups of practising teachers and others working with languages. The LinkedUp Award Scheme aims to tackle the challenges we are facing and make a difference to teachers and learners, with the emphasis on innovation and creativity. Funded projects cover all ages from 4 to 19, a wide range of different languages and ten themes which reflect national priorities for language learning. Find out more about the Award Scheme.
All of the LinkedUp projects can be accessed on www.linksintolanguages.ac.uk/linkedup.



Curriculum Models for Primary Languages http://www.primarylanguagescurriculum.org/

The curriculum models for primary languages web pages are now live and have been designed for school leaders, curriculum co-ordinators and LA advisers, seeking to ensure primary languages are included as part of a coherent KS2 curriculum.
The site explores ways of introducing languages and examines alternative ways of organising languages in the curriculum. Discover a large case study section, illustrating advantages of successful models, examples of how to develop intercultural understanding & community cohesion and ensure high quality teaching, learning & sustainability.

Originally commissioned to support the introduction of Statutory languages in KS2, it has now been adapted to support schools in the current situation, while the Curriculum Review takes its course. We believe that it will still prove useful, and look forward to any comments you may have.

Regards
Katie Peleties -Assistant to Dr Lid King, National Director for Languages

The Lingo Show

New on the CBeebies website, ‘The Lingo Show’ introduces different languages to a pre-school audience, sprinkled with a bit of culture. Play fun games and learn new words whilst helping ‘Lingo’, the ultimate show bug and his performing bug friends, prepare for the ‘Big Bug Show’. Featuring French, Spanish, Mandarin, Welsh, Urdu, Punjabi, Somali and Polish. It’s a bug-lingual adventure!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/lingoshow/



Looking for a challenge?

Eurotalk has launched the first round of this year’s Junior Language Challenge for children aged 10 and under. The competition sets children the challenge of learning up to 3 languages in 9 months, starting this year with Portuguese. The top prize is a family holiday of a lifetime to Africa.
Find out more



Paris tours and Mexican dancer

Look out for exciting new challenges on MYLO - the innovative free online resource - every week this March. Recent challenges for teenagers include designing an alternative tour of Paris, helping British Olympic athletes to give interviews to the German press, selecting a hip hop dancer for a Mexican dance competition and fundraising for an Argentinian children’s charity.
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Online phonology training

We have published a new phonology training module. The French phonology module on CILT's Primary Languages website includes 20 phonemes, videos and a pronunciation guide to help with linguistic upskilling for primary school teachers. Spanish and German modules are coming soon!

Find out more