Old order ends in Vichy

9th July 1999 at 01:00
THE Highland primary teachers who are currently in Vichy are together for what is planned as an extension of their modern language training.

John Muir, primary adviser in Highland, says that the alternative of living with fellow teachers and their families has linguistic benefits although it does not automatically prevent teachers unsure of their language competence speaking to their hosts in English.

"We felt this course should identify and reinforce areas which are part of the primary modern languages programme," Mr Muir says.

"For primary teachers it is not just a question of knowing grammatical structures, but of embedding the language and delivering it in the context of the Scottish primary classroom.

"We also felt the standard course which is delivered totally in French, from the first moment you step into the classroom, might be difficult for some of our teachers."

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now