Languages all around you
Another little gem I found on the Consejería site last night was a resource aimed at language awareness.
Entitled Languages all around you, it was developed by
- Consejería de Educación
- Consolato Generale d’Italia Edinburgo, Ufficio Scolastico
- Goethe-Institut Glasgow
- Institut Français d’Écosse
This is a collection of activities showing how modern languages are part of everyday life. The idea is to make pupils more aware of the importance of languages, the role they play in many aspects of young people’s experience and how languages can be learned while having fun and playing.
This booklet is aimed at children of Primary six and seven (that’s our Year 5 and 6 I think) although I reckon it would be good as a transition project between Primary and Secondary to get know pupils and find out about their experiences.
In the six units pupils explore the following topics:
1. Family & Home
2. Friends & School
3. Languages in Public Places
4. Languages & Travel
5. Languages & Food
6. Languages & Sports
And the best bit? It’s freely downloadable from the publications tab under material didáctica.
I particularly like section 2 where it asks pupils to talk about languages spoken by their family as well as their peers. And I discovered something about Haribo too!
I recommend you explore the site if you haven’t already – there are other resources (some paid) that are well worth considering including PDFs of resources that are now out of print.