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Learning languages with a growth mindset

As a modern languages teacher at Elgin Academy, Fleur Stewart noticed some of her students were hesitant about learning languages. They didn’t believe in their ability to speak a new language, and this lack of confidence left them unwilling to persevere.

After participating in a bilingual learning workshop, Fleur was inspired to test out new teaching techniques that would reproduce the problem-solving approach to language learning often used by bilingual speakers. By looking for patterns, reframing challenges and playing detective, pupils developed new mindset skills and became more engaged in their French classes.

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