Events

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

Events List

Online

We are pleased to have Martina Schwarz back for a twighlight workshop (this time online) aimed at primary teachers and teacher trainers. She will present songs and engaging activities that your pupils will love, ranging from simple rhymes and musical games to songs, addressing more significant subjects such as climate change.

Visit the website to register by Friday 30 October.

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Online

Calling all secondary school teachers of Japanese! The Japan Foundation is holding a second Zoom Online Get-Together. This is a great opportunity to talk with your colleagues about your work in a relaxed, casual setting. We hope you can use this as a chance to talk about any issues you are facing in the classroom, exchange information on exams, and more.

As well as group discussion sessions, Mrs Satoko Suzui from the University of Bath will be giving a talk on the theme of Tips for Making Teaching Resources for Busy Teachers”.

Visit the website for more information and to register.

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Online

This online session is jam packed with practical and fun ways to introduce Global Citizenship themes into your primary classroom!

You will receive a resource list to take away, along with plenty of new ideas around how to weave key Global Citizenship themes like climate change, gender equality, migration and the UN SDGs into your lessons in a way that is accessible to your primary age learners.

Visit the website for more information and to register.

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London

Teach Languages is a conference and exhibition for language teachers organised by Linguascope. The 2021 edition will take place on Saturday 6 February. The theme will be "Motivating and Engaging Learners".

Please note the event is currently planned to take place in London with limited capacity, however should restrictions on public events be reintroduced due to Covid-19, the conference will be moved online.

Visit the website for full programme details and to book your place.

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Online

The SQA will be hosting a webinar titled ‘Development of the Modern Languages for Life and Work Award’ which is due to take place on Thursday 25 February 2021 from 5-6pm.

This webinar will include details of:

  • The rationale for the development
  • Changes to Levels 3 and 4
  • Development of the Award at Levels 5 and 6
  • Supporting documentation

Visit the event website to book your place. If you have not used this site before you will need to register as a new user first.

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Online

Hosted by SCILT and Education Scotland, this online Knowledge Exchange event is open to Language Officers, teachers (including EAL) and the wider languages community. The event aims to put a spotlight on inspirational practice and reflect on some of the achievements that are taking place in the languages community. Featuring inspirational talks and break-out discussions led by various professionals, attendees will have the opportunity to share, celebrate and highlight the importance of providing all learners with access to a wide range of language experiences, and to develop their intercultural competencies.

Our keynote speaker is Dr Stacey Margarita Johnson, Assistant Director of the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching and Senior Lecturer in Spanish in Nashville, Tennessee.  Dr Johnson will talk us through social justice approaches to teaching languages and community action in and through languages education.

The afternoon will conclude with our plenary speaker, Louise Glen, Senior Education Officer at Education Scotland. Being a passionate exponent of language learning, Louise is responsible for the provision of national curricular support, advice and guidance for languages in the primary and secondary sectors in Scotland.

The full event programme and speaker biographies will be announced in advance of the event. Please note that the event will be hosted on MS Teams.

Visit the website to register.


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