Information for teachers

About this site

This website is for teachers to use in class with 11-18 year olds. It is divided into KS3, KS4 and Post-16. The site contains lots of interactive quizzes and videos as well as information written by university students who have recent experience of studying languages at GCSE and A-level.

Where to start?

A good starting point is our video “See where languages can take you”. This is suitable for all age groups and parents’ evenings.

Classroom resources

Activity pack to accompany this website

Take a look at our NEW activity pack. The ‘I love languages… do you?’ activity pack contains a colourful poster, stickers, badges and worksheets focusing on 22 languages. At just £8 including p&p, it’s fun and is ideal for raising awareness of a wide range of languages. Additional worksheets and quizzes are available to download for free - including the answers!

Calendar with interactive resources

2011 will be the third year that Routes into Languages produces its popular ‘Why Study Languages?’ calendar. The aim of this calendar is to introduce pupils to a wide range of languages including some with which they may not be familiar.

The calendar features 12 languages, one per month. It also includes questions that are designed to generate classroom discussion. New for 2011 is the addition of interactive support materials that will accompany the calendar and will only be available to those who have purchased a copy of the calendar. The additional support materials will draw on other areas of the curriculum including art and design, music, food technology, creative writing, history and culture and geography.

Making the case for languages

We have commissioned a teacher to write a helpful guide for making the case to parents and answering their FAQs.

There is also a collection of PowerPoint presentations that are intended to be used as a promotional tool for encouraging young learners to continue their language learning at school and beyond. They include a guide to the routes into Higher Education and video clips of interviews with students of Modern Languages. It is mainly aimed at student in post 16 education but much of the material can be used with learners in year 10 and 11.

We also have case studies written by headteachers.
Three schools, three regions, three approaches... three headteachers discuss their experiences.

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Professional development courses for language teachers

Links into Languages courses have been designed to support the national priorities for languages which are aimed at raising standards of attainment and achievement, school improvement, and subject knowledge and curriculum change. Written by nationally recognised practitioners and consultants, and their development coordinated by SSAT, the core programme of Links courses is available across England, ensuring that no matter where you live, you can access high-quality CPD for languages.