Storytelling uses verbal and non-verbal methods of communication, which means stories are ideal for sharing between languages.
It can be challenging but it makes for co-operation and an understanding of different languages. It is also lots of fun, which is what storytelling should be about! Depending on the stories chosen, this approach works for young children to adult learners.
Renfrewshire-based storyteller Anne Pitcher and French puppeteer Tania Czajka collaborated to create a bilingual version of The Wee Bannock, a Scots folktale for children. Anne told the story to children at Kirklandneuk Primary School, as part of a series of events marking UNESCO Day of Cultural Diversity, Dialogue and Development, on 10 May 2017.
Part of the Open Word – Open World Outreach Programme for the 2017 Scottish International Storytelling Festival