Introduction to Bilingual Teaching Course

Key Details

  • Available at
    Community Location
  • Level
    N/A
  • Study Mode
    Part-time
  • Programme Area
    Specialist / Other
  • Course Length

    Two-day course

  • Course Type
    Sgiliaith
  • Bilingual

    This course will be delivered in Welsh. All course material will be bilingual and attendees will be able to contribute in their preferred language

Course Description

This course aims to increase the number of tutors and lecturers who teach bilingual learners. They will be equipped to work confidently and effectively in Welsh and English, balancing the use of both languages in a manner appropriate to the linguistic needs of the learning group.

Please contact Sgiliaith, or complete the 'Express an interest in this training course' form, for upcoming open courses.

This course can be delivered to a college or work-based learning organisation, or tailored to a specific subject area. Contact Sgiliaith to discuss further.


Entry Criteria

This course is intended for tutors and lecturers who are able to communicate fully in Welsh and English, but who are not experienced or confident to teach mixed language groups.

Delivery

Learners who undertake this course will:

  • Be provided with definitions and practical examples of good practice in bilingual teaching in a range of linguistic situations;
  • Develop an understanding of language patterns and lack of confidence in learners, and how to apply this information to plan a bilingual course;
  • Use language profiles to inform their teaching;
  • Learn how to use differential teaching strategies to meet the requirement of all learners within a group;
  • Be given advice on finding bilingual and Welsh-medium learning resources, and creating their own materials;
  • Receive guidance on how to use schemes of work, assessment plans and lesson plans to effectively plan their bilingual provision;
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of identifying the linguistic background or profile of individuals within a group, and how to use this information in order to plan provision and experiences;
  • Learn how to promote bilingualism to all group members and to normalise the use of Welsh in mixed language groups;
  • Have the opportunity to utilise their new bilingual teaching skills in a micro teaching session.

Assessment

Not applicable.

Progression

Sgiliaith’s National Staff Development Programme provides innovative training and mentoring programme to staff in the further education and apprenticeships sectors. The purpose of this programme is to support practitioners to offer Welsh medium and bilingual provision to both learners and apprentices.

Sgiliaith’s Staff Development Training Programme offers a range of development opportunities to support the progression of practitioners’ bilingual skills, whilst Sgiliaith’s Staff Mentoring Programme offers support to practitioners in real learning situations to embed Welsh/bilingualism in the classroom or workplace.

Sgiliaith’s development opportunities are suitable for everyone working in the sector, regardless of Welsh language skills or previous experience.

Sgiliaith's provision is funded for further education and apprenticeship staff by Y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. Browse all of our courses here.

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