This is a refresh to an existing document first published in 2005. The majority of the changes are to Section 2 (policy). The other changes are to the appendices (updating the annotated bibliography and the Useful websites section). It provides clear, practical advice for education practitioners on how best to support bilingual learners and reflecting Scotland’s cultural and linguistic diversity.
How to use this resource
As the resource will be used predominantly online, the format is an interactive PDF. It has been designed to be easy to navigate between the various sections of the resource and easy to download each of the individual sections or as an entire document.
Education Scotland and SEALCC have updated Learning in 2+ Languages to be a resource relevant for the 21st century and one which provides clear, practical advice for education practitioners on how best to support bilingual learners and to help ensure all our learners achieve their potential.
There are six main sections including: Introduction to bilingualism; the education of bilingual learners in the current Scottish context; Partnership with parents/carers; supporting the development of EAL in the classroom; assessing the progress of bilingual learners; and checklists for action. There’s also an appendix section with useful websites and an annotated bibliography.