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Languages (including Sign Language)



As well as working with schools, The Education People and Children's University staff are committed to supporting children, young people and their families with home learning and enrichment opportunities.

We appreciate that this is an uncertain time for families but we hope that these home learning resources help you enjoy your time with your children, even in times of social distancing, self-isolation and possible lockdown.  Making happy memories, whilst learning during this time, will be very important to all.

These links have been given to us by a variety of partners including The Education People Advisors, Children's University Managers, Learning Destinations, libraries and partners such as Vision Communication.  

This section of our website will be updated each day so do come back every now and then to see what's new.  Do click on the subject links on the left tab for more specific resources available to schools and families.


These resources have been supplied to us by the Secondary School Improvement service from The Education People

French (Key Stage 3)





Spanish (Key Stage 3)





Other support materials include:

British Sign Language free online courses (suitable for all ages but £3 for under 18s)

  • Learning British Sign Language with us is fun, easy, & flexible. This unique online signing course is a comprehensive introduction for anybody who is interested in learning BSL.  You can now learn wherever and whenever you like.


COVID short book for children in different languages

  • This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation. It is important to point out that this resource does not seek to be a source of scientific information, but rather a tool based on fantasy. The recommendation is to print this material so children can draw on it. Remember that emotions are processed through repetitive play and stories read multiple times. 



  • Learning with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up. Our bite-sized lessons are effective. 


Learn songs in BSL with Wayne Barrow (suitable for all ages)

  • Wayne Barrow is a TV Presenter and also a Radio Presenter. Starting his career in radio, he's developed a passion for also working in television.   Working his way up the career ladder, he also also shared his love of British Sign Language by using music videos to interpret the music.


Learn songs in a different language with Mama Lisa  (suitable for all ages)

  • Mama Lisa's World is the internet's premier destination for children's songs from around the globe and for discussions of international culture.  It features thousands of traditional songs from hundreds of countries and cultures and a major collection of Mother Goose Rhymes.  Mama Lisa's Blog focuses on global recipes, holiday traditions, poetry and lively conversations about childhood around the world. 


Minecraft lessons

  • Get started with Minecraft: Education Edition using these starter kits, each with lessons, downloadable worlds, and tutorials in core school subjects.


My Hero is You, Storybook for Children on COVID-19

  • This book was a project developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC MHPSS RG). The project was supported by global, regional and country based experts from Member Agencies of the IASC MHPSS RG, in addition to parents, caregivers, teachers and children in 104 countries. 


Newbury Park: Language of the month (suitable for all ages)

  • Learn a few words in a different language.