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Aberdeen City update

Author: Marie-Claire Lyon, Aberdeen City

Training is ongoing for Aberdeen City Council primary teachers. We offer twilight language and methodology classes and this term we have added a new opportunity.

Working in partnership with our colleagues from Aberdeen University under the umbrella of the newly formed branch of the Institut Français Aberdeen, we are offering a set of four workshops to primary and secondary teachers from Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils.

The first workshop, ‘Teaching through stories’, was attended by an enthusiastic audience. Lara Freeman, 1+2 Modern Languages Development Officer, shared ideas on how to exploit French story books in the primary classroom.

The next workshops will be run by two French lecteurs and a senior student from Aberdeen University and will explore the study of cinema, regions and food, giving ideas on how to integrate these themes in daily learning and teaching.

Aberdeen Learning Festival 2017

The Aberdeen Learning Festival 2017 took place on Tuesday 14 February at AECC. This year the 1+2 Modern Language Development Officers joined the Curriculum Team in the Village. This was an opportunity for Aberdeen colleagues and those from neighbouring local authorities to meet and discuss developments in implementing the 1+2 Approach and new resources.

Janette Kelso, Meryl James and Lynne Jones from SCILT joined us to deliver workshops to secondary and primary colleagues.

French Trainee Teachers’ visit

Seven French trainee teachers from ESPE Grenoble came for two weeks to Aberdeen City primary schools. The students are in their final year at university and they took advantage of their university holidays to complete a placement in an English speaking country.

They enjoyed the experience and felt that it was very useful to compare the different education systems, especially aspects of CfE.

 

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