Professional Learning for Practitioners

Resources to support bilingual teaching delivery

We are on the cusp of a period of significant change in the world of education. This is our opportunity to take ownership of the challenge and seek innovative approaches to teaching a minority language. And we have started on the journey.

The purpose of the ‘Bilingual Teaching Methods’ booklet is to offer an initial overview of the international literature which relates to bilingual learning and teaching methods. The booklet identifies classroom contexts where bilingualism leads the teaching, relating those practices to the educational context here in Wales, as is characteristic of the learner’s real experiences.

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Bangor University recently held (pre-pandemic) a one-day conference on ‘Welsh in Education and Bilingualism’. 

Canolfan Bedwyr

Additionally, Bangor University’s Canolfan Bedwyr offers a Sabbatical Scheme language course for teachers, lecturers, instructors and classroom assistants who wish to improve their Welsh and gain more confidence in using the language.

The course is available at three levels, and Canolfan Bedwyr at Bangor deliver the Higher course: 

  • Higher (first language Welsh speakers and fluent learners)
  • Entry (learners)
  • Foundation (learners)

National Education Masters

Seven universities have brought together world-renowned experts to transform the future of teaching. As part of the biggest investment in teacher professional learning across Wales, Bangor University now offers a National Education Masters degree. 

Education Studies MA

Our full-time Education Studies MA is a 12-month taught programme that caters for the needs of those who wish to gain an MA degree through intensive full-time study. Students have a choice of modules that total 180 credits. The course has been designed to appeal to both home and international students. 

Our part-time Education Studies MA programme is organised around a five-weekends-per-year format, which suits both local people and those travelling from further afield, and offers a supportive, friendly atmosphere in which to learn.

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