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PowerLanguage supports Scottish schools in the implementation of the Government’s 1+2 language policy. Join us to find out more!

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PowerLanguage is a leading force in the field of language learning and teaching in schools and the wider community. Our innovative teaching methodology combined with our technological expertise help us provide meaningful and stimulating online resources. PowerLanguage was created in Scotland in 2006 and is pioneering a new generation of resources for learners, practitioners and policy makers. The days of cumbersome folders and set text books to suit all schools are over! Developing skills using age-appropriate resources, ensuring progression, flexibility, depth and breadth of learning is at the heart of PowerLanguage for Schools.

We provide resources for teachers and learners on our two websites:

PowerLanguage for Schools (powerlanguage.school) is used by over 50% of Scottish Local authorities and an increasing number of schools in Wales and Australia. Our platform is designed to help teachers embed languages across the curriculum and their learning context. We adapt to practitioners, not the opposite!

See Video 1 below.

We have also developed strategies for parental engagement and blended learning through our online courses. Powerlanguage Courses (powerlanguage.courses) offers various online courses in French, Spanish, German and Mandarin Chinese, promoting lifelong and blended learning.

These courses include:

French and Spanish for Teachers designed for non-specialists teachers or practitioners wanting to refresh their language skills as well as language teaching and learning methodology.

French, Spanish, German and Mandarin designed to assist non-specialist teachers introduce a second additional language in Primary schools.

French and Spanish for families designed to promote parental engagement

See Video 2 below.

Video 1 - PowerLanguage for Schools

Video 2 - PowerLanguage Courses for Families

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Joe Dale is an independent languages consultant from the UK who works with a range of organisations such as Network for Languages, ALL, The British Council, the BBC, Skype, Microsoft and The Guardian. He was host of the TES MFL forum for six years, former SSAT Languages Lead Practitioner, a regular conference speaker and recognised expert on technology and language learning. He has spoken at conferences and run training courses in Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, the Far East and Australia. He was a member of the Ministerial Steering Group on languages for the UK coalition government and advised on the Linguanet Worldwide project for The Language Company.

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