Author: Alison Pimblott, British Council
For Scottish schools looking to effectively deliver the 1+2 Approach, hosting a language assistant provides an ideal solution and shows a real commitment to language learning.
Watch our video about the benefits language assistants have brought to Scottish schools.
Language assistants are native speakers of French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Irish and Chinese and come from Europe and beyond.
They build confidence, improve speaking and conversational skills and prepare students for exams. They can help give more individual and focused learning support to those who need it most.
Students will thrive on learning from a native speaker who is enthusiastic about their country and society. They can introduce fresh activity ideas, allowing students to enjoy new, multicultural experiences from within the classroom.
Introducing a language assistant is also the best way to contribute to students’ development, embed language skills and make them better communicators and more globally aware citizens.
Schools get recognition for their commitment to education and diversity – hosting a language assistant also means they are instantly eligible to apply for the International School Award.
Don’t miss out!
Host a language assistant and inspire the next generation of linguists. Assistants can be shared by up to three nearby schools, both primary and secondary.
We are still able to accept applications for language assistants. Please email or telephone 0161 957 7755.
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