English in Early Childhood Course

Hi Folks,

Please click on the link for information about the free English in Early Childhood: Language Learning and Development course from FutureLearn.

Discover how very young children learn English as an additional language and how you can help them progress.

English in Early Childhood Course

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Island Voices Resources

Hi All,

Please see information about a fascinating project from Gordon Wells

“Island Voices” has a collection of over 75 online English videos between its “Series 1”, “Series 2” and other pages, intended as listening material for post-beginner learners. These are free open access materials. Each video is accompanied by an online transcript on the “Clilstore” platform – which means every word is clickable to access an online dictionary definition in the language of the viewer/reader’s choice – handy for multilingual groups. Each film is also roughly pegged against a CEFR “level”.

 The best way in is through the “about” page: https://guthan.wordpress.com/about/

 There’s another page with a collection of research/reports for anyone interested in deeper background – for example, a link to the chapter in the BC “Innovations” book: https://guthan.wordpress.com/research/ .