The SPEAKGLOBAL programme is designed to raise awareness of multilingualism in the world, and cognitive benefits of speaking several languages.
The programme is free to use for any UK Modern Languages teacher. It is targeted at Key Stages 3 and 4 and consists of 2 sessions of about 40-45 minutes each, suitable for all abilities and students studying different languages.
The PowerPoint is accompanied by detailed Teacher Notes giving teachers all the information they need to teach this programme themselves.
The programme was developed by the Open University academics Ursula Lanvers and Kristina Hultgren, with logistical support from Routes into Languages North East. It has been tested in two County Durham schools and a school in Edinburgh with great success prior to general release. A summary of the initial results of the pilot can be found below for reference.