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Title: Language World Conference


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  • Language World
    Conference

Learning languagescurriculum possibilities
  • our intentions
  • what pupils think
  • a bigger picture
  • some ways forward

Mick WatersDirector of Curriculum, QCA
11 April 2008
2
Develop a modern, world-class curriculum that
will inspire and challenge all learners and
prepare them for the future
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What should young people learn in a language?
  • practical everyday language? - The tourist abroad
  • grammar, syntax, using a dictionary effectively
    etc?
  • how a language works in order to help them to
    understand and to express
  • themselves?
  • what people in other countries and from other
    cultures do, think, believe and
  • value?
  • practical work-related language? The business
    person abroad
  • how to communicate with and understand people
    from the countries likely to
  • be dominant in the global economy in the 21st
    century?
  • how to get a good exam mark?
  • what they find interesting and enjoyable?

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What are languages for?
  • practical use? - When you are in Spain
  • part of a broad balanced curriculum? -
    Everyone should know something in another
    language, and how to go about learning other
    languages if they need to.
  • consolidating and extending literacy?
  • intercultural understanding? - Transcending
    parochial attitudes
  • to enhance personal employment prospects?
  • for strategic or economic reasons? - China,
    Arabic-speaking countries
  • GCSE and A level?
  • fun and personal satisfaction?

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Importance of the subject
inspires pupils to think about
their own place in the world, their values and
responsibilities to other people, to the
environment and to the sustainability of the
planet.
is a creative discipline. It
can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder for
all pupils when the solve a problem for the first
time, discover a more elegant solution, or notice
hidden connections.
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Learning languagescurriculum possibilities
  • Language World
    Conference
  • our intentions
  • what pupils think
  • a bigger picture
  • some ways forward

Mick WatersDirector of Curriculum, QCA
11 April 2008
7
What do pupils think?
  • Findings from KS3 review survey of pupils views
  • languages are important, but
  • languages are difficult and repetitive KS3
    pupils prefer subjects that
  • involve hands-on practical activity and
    physical movement
  • many pupils would like more choice of language
    and the chance to learn
  • different languages
  • languages were rated low (at KS3) for
    vocational relevance, but some pupils
  • rated languages highly for adult life
  • polarised views high-attaining girls are
    more likely to like language learning
  • than low-attaining boys
  • the quality of the teacher is a decisive factor

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What pupils said
  • I just find it very interesting to learn about
    France and the language and I sort of like
    finding patterns, where you realise a word is
    sort of similar and you can link back to a word
    in English and I just find that really
    interesting.
  • (Year 9 girl)
  • I want to travel when I leave school. So
    obviously Im going to need some
  • languages, but I just find it rather boring.
    You go into I know its been
  • shown that to go into a lesson you put
    objectives on the board and to go
  • back at the end of the lesson and say well
    youve learnt that, that and that.
  • But thats what its like in French you go
    in and the teacher will set
  • objectives on the board and nine times out of
    ten youre just having to learn
  • vocab and its the same thing all the way
    through. Whereas geography,
  • history, PE youre learning something
    different every week. And I just find it
  • pretty boring.
  • (Year 10 girl)

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What pupils said
  • Well I think a language is very important,
    because I mean any
  • language really, you can talk to people, you
    can sort of go on
  • holiday and be able to communicate with
    different people and you
  • can do different jobs where you can
    communicate with languages.
  • You can understand people more.
  • (Year 9 girl)

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Learning languagescurriculum possibilities
  • Language World
    Conference
  • our intentions
  • what pupils think
  • a bigger picture
  • some ways forward

Mick WatersDirector of Curriculum, QCA
11 April 2008
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A Changing Society
  • technology
  • an ageing population
  • the gap between rich and poor
  • global culture and ethnicity
  • changing maturity levels in schools
  • expanding knowledge of learning
  • a changing economy

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The entire planned learning experience
  • lessons, events, routines, extended hours
  • outside school
  • Clubs
  • Local band
  • Charity work
  • Part-time job

13
Working Draft April - June 2008
To make learning and teaching more effective so
that learners understand quality and how to
improve
Evaluating impact
To secure
Accountability measures
Attainment and improved standards
Behaviour and attendance
Further involvement in education, employment or
training
Civic participation
Healthy lifestyle choices
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Learning languagescurriculum possibilities
  • Language World
    Conference
  • our intentions
  • what pupils think
  • a bigger picture
  • some ways forward

Mick WatersDirector of Curriculum, QCA
11 April 2008
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Possible ways forward
  • a move from translation and interpretation
  • towards an awareness of language of
  • culture
  • relationship
  • business
  • trade
  • interaction
  • proper simulation
  • ladders to scaffolding

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Some possible stronger foundations
  • accent, dialect, gesture
  • spot the language
  • an awareness of language forms

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Some possible stronger foundations
  • accent, dialect, gesture
  • spot the difference
  • an awareness of language forms
  • listening
  • odd words and phrases
  • subtitles
  • roots and derivation
  • international outlooks
  • digital world
  • improved performance in English


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Learning languagescurriculum possibilities
  • Language World
    Conference
  • our intentions
  • what pupils think
  • a bigger picture
  • some ways forward

Mick WatersDirector of Curriculum, QCA
11 April 2008
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