Language Awareness in the Context of Education in Wales - PGCE

Key Details

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

    Two-hour course (course length can be tailored to suit the needs of individual colleges)

  • Course Type
    Sgiliaith
  • Bilingual

    This course will be delivered bilingually

Course Description

The training is an opportunity to improve individuals’ understanding of the wider aspects linked with language and culture. It provides an opportunity to collect information about language awareness and to investigate personal reactions to language matters. Individuals can raise their language awareness and understanding of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination, with special attention given to discrimination on the basis of language. It is also possible to provide an update on the Welsh language context in relation to policies and current educational quality arrangements on a local and national level.

Please contact Sgiliaith, or complete the 'Express an interest in this training course' form, to organise a course in your college.

Entry Criteria

This training is suitable for PGCE courses in post-compulsory education. The training is suitable for Welsh and non-Welsh speakers.

Delivery

Learners who undertake this course will:

  • Gather information on language awareness and explore how they themselves respond to language issues
  • Improve their language awareness and understanding of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination, with special attention given to discrimination on the basis of language
  • Be provided with an update on the position of the Welsh Language on a local and national level with regard to policies and standards (e.g. Estyn, college strategic plans and Cymraeg 2050: A Million Welsh Speakers)

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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