A selection of language-related events. Does not claim to be comprehensive or represent the views of SCILT.

Events List


Equitable and Sustainable International School Partnerships is a free 3-part course designed for GTCS registered teachers in Scotland.

In this online learning you will learn from the experiences of Scottish schools whose partnerships have thrived in spite of the obstacles they have faced together, along with a suite of tools to use in developing engaging joint curriculum projects to enhance teaching and learning in both schools. Links to Curriculum for Excellence will be clearly demonstrated along the way.

Schools in more than 50 countries have discovered that a school partnership provides an ideal way for young people to learn about the wider world, become active global citizens and prepare for work in a global economy. There’s no more authentic way for pupils to learn about global issues than by working with their peers in another country.

Visit the website to find out more about the course and to book your place.

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How do we boldly communicate the impact of the work languages do in the world?

The guiding principle of Language Acts and Worldmaking is that language holds the key to how we understand and construct the world and ourselves. This we call worldmaking. This principle has inspired the connections we try to make between Modern Languages research, teaching and community. So far, we have worked with several hundred co-researchers and practitioners from a wide range of educational, social and cultural organisations. In our 2021 conference we want to strengthen these communities who share the aim of making language-learning inclusive, socially engaged and international in scope.

Visit the website for more information about the conference programme, speakers and to register for the free online event, taking place via Zoom on 15-16, and 21-23 April 2021. Registration is available for the entire event, and for each individual day. 

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Get to know and try out the new German assessment tool for secondary pupils which presents itself as interactive quiz game!

The German Quiz Challenge (GQC) is a new learning tool brought to you by the Goethe-Institut London in partnership with Ovos, designed for German teachers and secondary school level pupils (13 to 16) to learn German in a fun and interactive way - using computers, smartphones and tablets, the devices of today.

While your pupils think they’re playing a game, you get the chance to assess their skills without tests and marking! To give you an impression and help you get to grips with implementing it, we would like to invite you to an online workshop for teachers on Zoom. It will give you the chance to explore and try it out yourself.

Visit the website for more information and to register.

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The Languages Leadership Programme supports local authorities by building capacity to achieve a sustainable model for leading language learning and teaching for all. Open to those who are interested in developing approaches to language learning and in implementing change in their own contexts, this might include: classroom teachers, principal teachers, heads of department, heads of faculty or languages lead practitioners.

This online programme is free of charge to state schools and offers participants the opportunity to engage with the most up-to-date information from Education Scotland and other agencies involved in the delivery of Scotland’s languages policy.

Participants can visit the website to submit their application now.

Deadline date to submit applications is Friday 30 April 2021.

Please note, SCILT is now recruiting local supporters to join the LLP community.  Supporters will encourage participants during the programme.  Find out more about the Critical Friend role and apply by 17 May 2021.

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This important event will be led by Ann Robertson who has been involved in SCEN from the beginning and who now supports 1 + 2 language development in schools across three local authorities. The event is aimed primarily at teachers, both primary and secondary, who are interested in finding out more about the options for introducing Mandarin as an L3 in schools.

Please contact if you are interested in attending.

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