Arts-based language learning : training opportunity

Cerdd Iaith is a powerful new resource which uses music and drama to help primary school children to learn Welsh, English and Spanish together. It is packed full of unique and exciting activities, including many original songs created especially for Cerdd Iaith. This creative learning resource has been developed by linguists, musicians and drama practitioners, working closely with primary school teachers in Wales. Cerdd Iaith will support teachers to build on learners’ knowledge of Welsh and English to introduce a third language to the classroom, as required by the Curriculum for Wales within the Languages, Literacy and Communication area of learning and experience. 

  

Cerdd Iaith is the result of a three-year collaboration between British Council, the University of Wales Trinity St David, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and ERW. Following its successful pilot stage in ERW primary schools, British Council is now offering an online training session for practitioners of 2/3 hours on how to use the Cerdd Iaith website which includes follow-up support for teachers as they experiment with this resource in their classrooms. The cost of this training package is £90.00 per teacher.  
 
Contact anna.vivianjones@erw.cymru to express an interest. 
For more information go to https://www.listeningtolanguage.com/