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

Events List


This event is for Scottish teachers, teacher educators and researchers concerned with the 1+2 Approach to learning and teaching languages, in the context of increasingly multilingual classrooms in Scottish schools. Dr Malika Pedley will talk about her recent research on the impact of bilingual creative writing projects, such as Mother Tongue, Other Tongue, on pupils' attitudes, experiences and identities, as learners and users of different languages, and how work of this kind can help to develop an inclusive approach for language learning.

Anyone working with bilingual learners, Gaelic-medium education and/or the development of L3 in 1+2 may benefit from this event.

Further information can be found in the attached document.

Visit the website to register attendance by 21 January 2020.

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Come along and enjoy another supportive and inspirational German Day at the Goethe Institut in Glasgow, packed with information and activities designed to support you to support German in Scotland’s schools.

This invitation is for primary and secondary colleagues who currently teach or are planning to (re)introduce German. 

Visit the website for more information and to register for this free event by 24 January.

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The theme for this year's Linguascope conference will be "Listen Up!" - focusing on developing listening skills. A day pass gives you access to any sessions as well as to the exhibition area. It also includes your delegate pack, refreshments and lunch.

Speakers include Steve Smith, Martine Pillette, Jennifer Wozniak, and Sylvie Bartlett-Rawlings.

Visit the website to download the full programme and to book your place.

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University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde is hosting the 1st Debate Competition between students of Spanish at the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde. On Thursday 13 February, members of both universities will engage in a fierce language battle on the theme of tourism and gentrification in Spain and Europe.

The event will provide a great opportunity for high school pupils to see how undergraduates from both universities engage in a fun evening of language practice. The competition will be followed by the screening of a short documentary related to the night's main topic, 'mass tourism'.

The event is free to attend. 

Visit the website for more information and to register.

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The Glasgow Academy

The Glasgow Academy will be hosting an afternoon of presentations by Gianfranco Conti, PhD, on Friday 28 February 2020.

Gianfranco is the co-author of 'The Language Teacher toolkit' and founder of

Visit the website to secure your place.

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Inverness College

This one-day conference in Inverness on 29 February aims to support secondary teachers from across Scotland to help learners develop the knowledge, skills and values needed to create the kind of world they want to live in. With inspiring speakers, practical workshops, new resources, networking opportunities, lunch and support with travel costs, there's something for teachers in all subject areas. Language teachers will be particularly interested in the workshop Taking a Global Approach in the Languages Classroom.

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

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The Edinburgh Language Event will bring together language enthusiasts from around the world, allowing them to meet other language enthusiasts and focus on language in a way that most of us are unable to do in our daily lives.

There will be presentations from various speakers on topics ranging from the languages of the Isles to language study and work and other language-related topics besides.

Visit the website for further information and to book your place.

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Discover the weird and wonderful world of languages!

The UK has a museum for dog collars and lawn mowers, but not for languages. MEITS has launched an innovative Pop-Up World of Languages to fill this gap.

Take a journey through the three zones:

  • Languages and me
  • Languages around me
  • Languages in the world

Uncover the hidden treasures of languages through family-friendly, hands-on activities and games.

Events are taking place in Cambridge, Belfast, Edinburgh, Nottingham & London. Visit the website for more information and the full schedule of dates.

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Save the date for Language World 2020, the Association for Language Learning (ALL) flagship annual conference and CPD event.

Language World offers a packed programme with speakers from across the languages sector, with a large number coming from primary and secondary schools. It's an exhibition: a large and varied exhibition showcasing the latest in language learning resources and support.

Visit the website for more information.

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Aligned with Scotland’s education priorities and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, this professional learning will support you to develop the confidence to plan for, and implement, Learning for Sustainability in your practice, making connections at individual, school and global levels, and inspiring students to collaborate on the issues that shape our world.

Created by the University of Edinburgh and Learning for Sustainability Scotland, for the British Council Connecting Classrooms programme, this online course is accredited by GTCS and your engagement could lead to GTCS Professional Recognition.

Visit the website for more information and to register for the free programme commencing 25 October 2019.

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