The LinguaSign primary school teaching materials are a series of videos providing a comprehensive introduction to a range of languages. It is unique in a number of ways and uses talking and signing ‘avatars' to support primary teachers, in particular non-specialists, extend pupils' speaking and listening skills using visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning.
Developed for use at Key Stage 2 (7-11 year olds) and proven effective within the classroom, LinguaSign supports the speaking and listening strands of current language teaching in a range of languages. LinguaSign can also provide an introduction to new minority languages and to the communicative aspects of sign language. ‘Native speaking' 3D animations are used within a series of interlinked stories, uniquely using gestures to reinforce language learning, with the added benefit that the teacher does not need to have prior knowledge of the language being taught.