Languages in S1-S3


"Learning another language not only opens up employment opportunities in other countries, but it also gives you a bit of kudos with the people who speak that language."

- Jim Fleeting, Scottish Football Association


Languages in a nutshell

Languages in a nutshell explains how the 1+2 Approach will be put into practice and why learning other languages is so important. It also suggests ways parents can support their child’s language learning.

Produced by SCILT in partnership with The National Parent Forum of Scotland.

Further materials from SCILT

Our leaflets support teachers and schools in engaging with parents to reinforce the benefits of learning a language. These leaflets also enable practitioners to make the case for languages to colleagues and senior management. 


Promotional postcards

These postcards, designed by pupils in Scotland, demonstrate why languages are important. A useful tool for rewarding and motivating your learners.


Resources from our partners

How languages help in your career Film from Creative Multilingualism.

'I love languages - do you?' Fun quiz for young language learners.

Top ten reasons for studying languages 

Languages at work Two films looking at languages in communication and business. Supplemented by further resources.

Take on a Language! Animated video.

Why study languages Designed to excite, educate and encourage young people to continue with their language learning.

University of Strathclyde Education Scotland British Council Scotland The Scottish Government
SCILT - Scotlands National centre for Languages