What is it?
The Languages Short Course has been developed in partnership with the Association for Language Learning (ALL), aimed mainly, but not exclusively, at supporting core subjects in schools. The Languages Short Course accredits between 10 and 60 hours of foreign language studies and activities and provides a curriculum that can lead towards, enhance and support GCSEs and the EBacc.
You can use it:
- As an introductory or companion course for young people at various ages and stages in their language learning
- To build and underpin academic excellence in language studies, e.g. as a foundation for EBacc
- For learners of all abilities, in all languages to enjoy and achieve
- In flexible ways to suit your situation
- For certificates of achievement in a wide variety of language-learning activities
- To help young people see the relevance of language learning – to contextualise, enthuse, intrigue, develop skills, deepen knowledge, understanding and communication and build confidence
Who is it for?
Young people of all abilities, mainly aged between 13 and 19 (as well as adults and younger learners, where appropriate).
Because Short Courses are multi-level, the focus is on completing challenges and skills development according to individual ability, rather than attainment at a specific level.