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East Dunbartonshire update

Author: Yasmin Ashby, East Dunbartonshire

In order to upskill primary teachers in teaching French, East Dunbartonshire is using LFEE Europe CLPL resources and support. This has involved three sets of training – two for beginners and one for intermediate learners. Both beginners’ courses involved five days of training each, and the intermediate course required three days. The courses have been very positively evaluated by attendees and have helped to increase teacher confidence in teaching French.

East Dunbartonshire continues to be a part of a consortium of local authorities involved in Gaelic Learning in the Primary School (GLPS). This session, five teachers are involved in an 18-day-long GLPS course and on Friday 3 March, they had the opportunity to attend a national GLPS conference, which they found very motivational.

All eight clusters have had the opportunity to access local authority funding to take forward a second additional language (L3) in line with the needs of their particular area and schools, and to build on existing good practice. Languages include Spanish, German and Chinese. This has provided vital opportunities for primary and secondary colleagues to work together to enhance language provision, progression and coherence.

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