Welcome to July's round up!
For some of you, the school year is over... most of us have a bit longer to go! Good luck with everything if you do!
If you haven't done so already, could you please all complete Clare Seccombe's (from Lightbulb Languages) survey? It only takes a couple of minutes to do and will help give us an accurate picture of the current provision for primary languages. I give Clare a shout out in episode 4 of my podcast : she works so hard to support languages teachers, including me!
The next nesletter will be out around mi-August with resources to help you start the year and make the most of the European Day of Languages, but in the meantime enjoy the summer break, whenever it starts for you!
Thanks for a great year! Au revoir!
RESOURCES & OPPORTUNITIES
- The Institut Français are holding a training day for all teachers of French on 6th October 2018. You can register your interest here. There are separate workshops for primary practitioners. It should be a great day!
- Reminder: PowerLanguage International Conference in Edinburgh in September.
OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND
- As part of Partir en Livre, an initiative by the French government, I am running FREE storytelling sessions on my bus in Consett on Wednesday 11th, Monday 16th, Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th July. All welcome! Free goodies available too!
- Apply for your European Day of Languages grant by Friday!
- A date for your diary: On the Line event at Newcastle University on 20th September. More details to come!
- Looking ahead to Christmas... an exciting project you can apply to be part of! "I know that it is only July but we are already looking for primary and special schools to take part in our European Christmas tree decoration project in the Autumn. We can involve a maximum of 10 local schools. Each school is asked to make up to 30 Christmas tree decorations and send one to each of schools across Europe. Europe Direct Durham is able to offer schools a small grant of £50 towards postage costs. We encourage schools to share information about Christmas traditions and songs as well as the physical decoration. The photo shows a decorated tree covered with decorations from all across Europe.
To take part in the project, please contact email@example.com
Priority will be given to schools which have not previously been involved in the project."