Many, many thanks to everyone who came to Putney on Friday for Neil Jones' fascinating SSAT day on future pathways for languages. I have to say that Neil's presentation was one of the most enlightening that I've ever experienced. My train journey back to Devon flew by as I got to play with the mind-blowing resources he'd so kindly presented us with.
Content and Language Integrated Learning is designed to up both the cultural and mental stimulation involved in teaching languages, by focusing on, to some degree, supporting the learning going on in other subject areas- for example his year 9s study about plate tectonics- in French.
My head is so full of ideas for using Music, History, Art and Geography modules in my teaching during the months to come... just need the time to sit down and play around!!!
Many thanks have to go to Neil for organising a great day, to Lesley Walsh for being far too complementary (when she wasn't being rude to me, anyway!!!!) and to everyone involved for some very kind comments.