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Leighton Primary School

Language Ambassadors

Leighton's Lanaguage Ambassadors

 

Cześć, ciao, bonjour, sveiki, hello!

We are the Leighton Language Ambassadors. Our families come from many different countries and cultures. We can speak lots of different languages and use our skills across the school to help children who speak English as a second language. We are buddies for children who are new to our school, we translate for teachers and we help to promote learning about language and different cultures across the school.

Language ambassadors complete language support training. 

Young Interpreters Training

We have been completing our Young Interpreters program and are now fully trained buddies. We now know how to help children who are new to our school and speak languages other than English. We have lots of skills which we can bring to this role such as speaking different languages, good listening skills and being a friendly face at school. We are helping to give tours when new children start at Leighton and are checking they are settling in well.

Reading Buddies

Every Tuesday, we are bilingual reading buddies for the Foundation Stage and KS1 children. We are matched up with a buddy or buddies who speak the same home language as us. We read stories in English and our home languages, talk about books and help develop a love of reading with the youngest children at our school. 

We also have some bilingual adults who come into school to read with us and talk about what we have read in our home languages. We really enjoy being able to speak about books in our home language and learn about the meaning of new words.