Category Archives: Languages

What are the benefits of private tuition?

With a private tutor your child will get individual, targeted help. The tutor will assess your child to find out what their strengths and weaknesses are, and then focus solely on those areas where your child needs help. Everyone learns … Continue reading

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Why the English are being left behind in the world of business

Today’s post is a guest post from my lovely husband, Ian. In my work as a Blue Badge tourist guide, I have the opportunity to meet people from all around the world, from all walks of life.  The job also … Continue reading

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Deaf Awareness Week – What Can You Do?

Today is the last day of Deaf Awareness Week 2013, so it’s time to look at how you can be more Deaf aware. First of all, to gain the attention of a deaf person, tap them lightly on the shoulder … Continue reading

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Deaf Studies in a School for the Deaf

Throughout Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception aged children are mixed together) children are exposed to both English and BSL. Some of the teachers have English as their first language, and some have BSL as their first language, so the children … Continue reading

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Numeracy in a School for the Deaf

From the time I spent observing and teaching in a school for the Deaf, I found that maths lessons were the ones most like lessons in a mainstream school. The main difference is the fact that because class sizes are … Continue reading

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Literacy in a School for the Deaf

Lessons are taught in a mixture of English, SSE (Sign Supported English) and BSL (British Sign Language) depending on the subject being taught and the needs of the class. Literacy lessons are very visual. Just like in a mainstream school, … Continue reading

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Phonics in a School for the Deaf

As a teacher who has been learning sign language (BSL) for the last few years, I have often wondered how you would teach a deaf child to read. Recently I was lucky enough to find out, when I spent a … Continue reading

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Singing in a School for the Deaf

Recently I was lucky enough to spend a few days in a school for deaf children, and this is what I learned… On my first day I was amazed to discover that first thing on a Monday morning was whole … Continue reading

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Teachers – it’s time to face the music

This is a guest post from Natalie. Consider me the Simon Cowell of education – brutally honest but scarily accurate. After spending as long as I can remember in some sort of school, I would like to think that I … Continue reading

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Getting Children Speaking in the MFL Classroom

How do you get your class speaking more of a language? I came across these great books recently which are packed with interesting ideas. There is a KS2 and a KS3 version of the book, but the blurb on them … Continue reading

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