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Developing Literacy across Languages



With the current focus on Literacy and its core role in the ESTYN Inspection Framework, Welsh Government has produced guidance for schools on developing literacy skills across languages.



To view and download click here: http://wales.gov.uk/docs/dcells/publications/111017literacyen.pdf English 

http://wales.gov.uk/docs/dcells/publications/111017literacycy.pdf Cymraeg


Supporting Triple Literacy: Language learning in Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3” takes into account developments in Wales including the focus on skills development, the 'Skills framework for 3 to 19-year-olds in Wales', the revised National Curriculum (2008), the Key Stage 2 primary languages pilot, developments in the Foundation Phase and the focus on literacy through the Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF) for Wales.

The guidance supports language teachers working together across languages so that they can build on learners’ other language experience and prior learning, and assist in their progress in whatever languages they are studying. It shows how connections can be made to support improved literacy in all languages and highlights a range of opportunities to develop language and literacy skills across English, Welsh, Welsh second language and modern foreign languages.  It includes practical ideas for teaching and learning through case studies of good practice and provides a common glossary of language terms.

To coincide with the publication of the guidance (2011), CILT Cymru sponsored further action-research work on developing literacy skills across languages (2011-12). Click here to view information about the schools involved, their case studies, video clips and resources.

Alternatively, use the following links to find out more about how project schools have targetted specific literacy skills:

Focus on oracy

Focus on reading

Focus on writing

Focus on general triple literacy strategies

Click here to learn how teaching a foreign language at primary level can support the development of literacy skills in English / Welsh.

You can access resources for developing literacy across languages here.

Much progress has been achieved by schools in this area since the publication of “Making the Link” (2003) and early CILT Cymru funded triple literacy action research projects (2005-2007)



For further advice, please contact Nia Gwyn Jones, nia.jones@ciltcymru.org.uk or tel: 029 2026 5405.