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1. How foreign languages literacy can support English

Rachel Hawkes identifies transferable skills and knowledge which play a key part in literacy, in MFL as in English. Read more.

2. Using reading strategies in MFL

Video clip showing a class where pupils use reading strategies which they have developed in English and Welsh to work through a challenging French text. Click here to view the clip.

3. MFL literacy posters

These MFL literacy posters found through a link at the end of this FHS page (Click here) can be printed or serve as a starting point for similar posters in other Modern Languages.

4. Literacy and Numeracy National Strategy

In 2011, the Department of Education and Skills launched "Literacy and Numeracy for Learning and Life- The National Strategy to improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020". Click here for report.

Dyslexia and Literacy Difficulties in Multilingual Contexts

Powerpoint from Deirdre Martin, University of Birmingham. Read more

Literacy & MFL for senior class - Lesson Plan

Although from a US context, this lesson plan may provide ideas for a good MFL Leaving Cert class. Read more

Literacy and Education

Literacy and education in SIL distinctively focuses on developing programs in lesser-known and endangered languages and emphasizes using the mother tongue as the gateway to basic literacy. SIL's vision for language programs is to see literacy become a sus ...

Literacy and the EU

EU Commission page on literacy initiatives. Read more

MFL and Literacy - A CILT/QCA Report

In 1999 CILT and QCA launched a project to explore links between children’s work in developing literacy skills and in learning a foreign language. The project sought to identify ways in which the development of mother-tongue literacy and foreign language ...

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