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This website is designed and maintained by NCCA and provides teachers with important curricular documents and resources including subjects specifications and the assessment toolkit. It also features toolkits for implementing key skills.
English resources/materials currently available on our website here…
Teachers of English joined us recently for our webinar on oral language development, which focused on the rich possibilities open to us across a wide range of formats and genres. Several strategies to enhance students’ speaking, listening and communication skills were touched upon whilst think, pair, share was explored in some detail. To delve a little deeper, you can access ten different strategy sheets here
We also took a close look at the oral language learning outcomes in the English specification, highlighting common threads: the focus on students studying oral texts; on listening actively for a range of different purposes; on tuning into language, register and word choice and applying this to their own communication. Maintaining an awareness of why they’re speaking and who they’re speaking to, as well as working with their classmates to offer each other feedback, collaborate and express their thoughts and feelings also emerged strongly from our tour of the learning outcomes. The second half of our webinar focused on the oral communication task, exploring all of the details we need to help our students to showcase learning in the areas outlined for the task. Participants kept us on our toes throughout with insightful questions, queries and comments, all of which will be available here shortly, when the recording and written transcript of the webinar goes live.
Thanks for joining us to make our webinar such a success. We’re looking forward to the next one already!
Anyone who would like to view the recording and transcript of our previous webinar exploring planning for 2nd and 3rd Year English can do so here
Our first webinar for teachers of English took place on Wednesday 25th March from 7.30pm-8.30pm. The topic was ‘Planning for Junior Cycle English’. The webinar, which was run by four of the advisors on our JCT English Support Team presented some suggested approaches to planning using the Learning Outcomes and the Guidelines from the Specification for Junior Cycle English. Following the presentation of the planning model we then facilitated a questions and answers session where teachers had the opportunity to ask any questions about planning to which our team of advisors provided responses to.
You can view a video of the webinar and a transcript of the comments below. Further Planning resources can be view in the English Planning section of our website
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