Languages and humanities

Enlivening your approach to languages education

It can be difficult for primary schools to maintain their commitment to teaching modern foreign languages. Suzanne O’Connell looks at the challenges for schools and some ideas for enlivening approaches to language learning


Supporting languages education in Scotland

Scotland’s National Centre for Languages works to develop and improve the learning and teaching of languages. Petra McLay describes some of the support on offer to languages teachers in Scotland


Embracing global learning in your school

How can we ensure our new-look curriculum is local, national and international and helps our pupils to understand their place in the world? Fiona Aubrey-Smith reports on the work of some schools.


Primary languages: Is your school ready?

As primary schools prepare to deliver compulsory foreign languages at key stage 2, the annual Language Trends survey has shone a light on some common concerns. Alex Elwick explains.




Helping you deliver RE

Many primary teachers feel apprehensive when teaching RE. Sarah Smalley looks at a range of useful resources and websites


Innovations in primary language teaching

An imminent best practice case study publication is to bring together a range of innovative languages projects being pioneered by Teaching School Alliances. Therese Comfort and Eva Oliver look at some examples


Language barriers

A new study focusing on global language learning finds that English-speaking education often provides less resource and encouragement for languages. Teresa Tinley and Therese Comfort consider the challenges common to successful primary language teaching


Connecting with the continent

The British Council offers a host of international education programmes for UK schools. Sarah Stead tells us about the projects her school has got involved with, and the benefits they have seen for both teachers and pupils

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