Language Networks for Excellence is launching the resource to help Welsh pupils gain a Certificate in Business Language Competence (CBLC) in French, German or Spanish. The translation of the teaching packs into Welsh has been funded by the Welsh Assembly Government.
Pupils at entry level will learn how to deal with direction and signs and how to converse when travelling on business or arriving at a hotel. Level one students learn how to read, write and listen to French, German and Spanish and how to do business by telephone in the language.
The CBLC is an OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations) accredited qualification and information about the new teaching aid has been sent to all Welsh-speaking schools in Wales.
Henriette Harnisch, Director of Language Networks for Excellence, said: “This new resource will provide Welsh speaking teachers and students alike with valuable resources to encourage and engage in language learning.’’
The Welsh Assembly Government has worked with the University of Wolverhampton to develop the innovative and vocational Welsh language materials for use in schools.
The resources available to order are teachers’ packs and individual activity books. The teachers’ pack includes a copy of the activity book, an audio CD (with Welsh introductions) of listening tasks that correlate with activities in the book, plus a CD-ROM of “teachers’ notes” with activity answers and hints and tips on the exam. The individual activity books have been fully translated into Welsh.