PowerLanguage Schools consists of the following sections:
Planners and Associated Resources – a prescriptive section created in order to guide teachers and to support progression. The planners are flexible and easy to use. The resources attached to them – animations, videos, songs, Word or PowerPoint documents – include sound files recorded by native speakers. This section of the platform brings considerable relief and confidence to many primary colleagues.
Resources – please watch the video or read the information below about each category of resources available in this section.
Responsive Resources – this section allows direct support to individual teachers. Teachers can choose and access a large selection of specific resources, developed to suit their needs. These resources enable teachers to embed the target language even further into their learning contexts, which, we believe, is a key element to successful language teaching and learning.
Secondary Schools – in this section secondary colleagues will find resources aimed specifically at Transition and the first few years of Secondary School. Several topic-based Dossiers – developed in partnership with Falkirk Council in Scotland – are available in French and Spanish, presenting motivating materials with a CLIL approach.
Language Tips – this section of the Platform contains short animations aimed at refreshing and developing teachers’ linguistic abilities. Our Language Tips include grammatical points, rules of pronunciation and cultural explanations. More advanced or specialist teachers have also found them useful as some of these animations can be used directly with pupils, particularly in early Secondary.
L3 (Scotland only) – the resources in this section are organised over 3 years, enabling schools to present a sequenced language programme from P5 to P7, should they wish to. Also available in this section are “project based” resources, developed at the request of teachers, to be used over a number of weeks.