Skip to 0 minutes and 13 seconds I catch a train into the city center. I see signs in Gaelic. I have a conversation in Spanish with my work colleague in the evening. I watch a Scandinavian detective drama while my daughter blasts out music by her favorite Korean pop group. My son spends time on an app learning Portuguese as he begged me to book a holiday there. We’re surrounded by language and languages. We live in a culturally diverse society. Our children learn in a culturally diverse classroom. So what does this mean for us as teachers? How can we ensure that this linguistic and cultural diversity is recognized, valued and promoted in our classrooms?
Skip to 0 minutes and 48 seconds This course will look at some of the key theoretical concepts related to plurilingual we will consider policy and legislation, as well as examine how a pluriliteracies approach can be transformative for all learners. The National Framework for Languages in Scotland was created with all of this in mind and is the basis for this four week course. We will reflect and connect, explore and explain. Join us on this four week journey towards a full understanding of language learning and teaching in the 21st century.