Collaboration between English teachers and Foreign-language teachers

Since its creation, CLIE has promoted the idea of Language Awareness, and in particular the idea that both English teachers and Foreign-language teachers are ‘language teachers’ and could benefit from collaboration. Unfortunately, this is not how the English and FL departments in most schools see their relationships, and collaboration is in fact unusual and rare.  CLIE is still trying to promote more collaboration between these two subject areas in face of the fact that the situation in schools mirrors that in universities, where it is unusual for English and FL departments to collaborate.

We are therefore delighted to note that the Cambridge Primary Review Trust recommends collaboration between English and FL teachers in primary schools. The arguments are spelt out in articles by Wayne Tennent (UK Literacy Asssociation) and Liz Black (Association for Language Learning) in a booklet for primary schools:

Alexander, Robin, Ben Balin, Liz Black, James Devaney, Peter Gregory, Jan Harrison, Carol Lukins, et al. 2014. Primary Curriculum 2014. Developing an outstanding curriculum in your school. Harlow: Pearson Education.
You can download the relevant sections (by permission of Robin Alexander).

The CLiE project has achieved the following:

Here are some links to material or websites that are relevant to this project.









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