Skip to 0 minutes and 2 seconds CATHERINE DOHERTY: The 21st century has seen a lot of change and mobility. So even if you stay in the same place, things might be changing around you.
Skip to 0 minutes and 10 seconds SALLY ZACHARIAS: For teachers, the most obvious change may be the new types of students in your classrooms– students with unfamiliar names and different accents who are learning the language at the same time they’re learning the curriculum content. How can you support these students’ language learning in your classroom?
Skip to 0 minutes and 29 seconds CATHERINE DOHERTY: Hi. I’m Catherine Doherty.
Skip to 0 minutes and 31 seconds SALLY ZACHARIAS: I’m Sally Zacharias. We’re applied linguists working in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow.
Skip to 0 minutes and 38 seconds CATHERINE DOHERTY: This is not a course for language specialists. It’s for mainstream teachers in school settings who want practical ideas on how to enrich their classroom practises with language learning strategies.
Skip to 0 minutes and 50 seconds SALLY ZACHARIAS: We start by stretching the definition of language. It’s more than just grammar, pronunciation, and spelling. And each curriculum area creates its own particular language demands.
Skip to 1 minute and 2 seconds CATHERINE DOHERTY: We’ll introduce some of the deep principles of language learning that you can apply when you design classroom activities.
Skip to 1 minute and 8 seconds SALLY ZACHARIAS: We spend some time thinking about particular strategies to support and develop students’ reading, writing, listening, and speaking, and how these skills can work together.
Skip to 1 minute and 19 seconds CATHERINE DOHERTY: We also spend some time thinking about every day classroom talk and how this can be tailored to better support the participation of your language learner.
Skip to 1 minute and 28 seconds SALLY ZACHARIAS: Every teacher is a language teacher to some degree. We believe that a little knowledge about how language works, how languages are learned, and how knowledge is built in and through language can make a huge difference.
Skip to 1 minute and 41 seconds CATHERINE DOHERTY: This course will help you develop background understandings and practical strategies to do this aspect of your job well. This investment in your own learning will benefit both first and second language in your classrooms.
Skip to 1 minute and 52 seconds SALLY ZACHARIAS: We hope to see you on this course soon.