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Author: Richard Tallaron, LFEE Europe

LFEE Europe is supporting the implementation of 'Language learning in Scotland: A 1+2 approach' in Scottish schools through a range of professional learning opportunities for teachers.

PLL training news

LFEE Europe has been delivering Primary Language Learning (PLL) training courses to schools and local authorities around Scotland. We have been training primary teachers in French, Spanish and German to meet the requirements of the Scottish Government 1+2 approach to language learning.

Immersion courses 2016-2017

Our immersion courses are structured courses in France and Spain for primary and secondary teachers under the Erasmus+ (KA1) European programme, through which full funding is available for teachers. Our programmes provide a balanced combination of language, methodology and cultural activities, delivered in the target language. Our one-week immersion courses are GTCS accredited which means that they lead to professional recognition, and our three-week immersion course allows secondary teachers to meet GTCS new policy requirements for language residency. For further information, including course dates, please visit LFEE Europe website.

Outcomes from current and past 1+2 professional learning opportunities

LFEE Europe is currently working with five local authorities in Scotland to provide PLL training courses for their primary teachers in line with the 1+2 approach. We have trained over 300 teachers since August. In addition, around 200 teachers participated in our immersion courses in 2015, with 20 secondary teachers meeting the GTCS requirements for residency after their three weeks on our Malaga training programme.

Publications and resources

LFEE Europe, in partnership with SCILT, Education Scotland and the Goethe-Institut, has produced animated videos and ebooks in French, German and Chinese. These ebooks aim to support language learning at all levels. You will find links to these ebooks from LFEE Europe website.

  • Les Aventures d’Angus: aimed at French language learners in nursery and lower primary school.
  • The Happy Emperor and other stories: an animated book in Chinese accompanied by a number of supporting resources which can be used in the classroom.
  • The German Language Adventure: aimed at German language learners from P7-S2.

For more information on all of our opportunities, please visit LFEE Europe website or email us.

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