Events

Language-related events in Scotland and beyond. Does not claim to be comprehensive or represent the views of SCILT.


French

French Film Screening for Schools: The Giants (Les géants)

Showing as part of the Discovery Film Festival in Dundee, les géants is suitable for S5/S6 pupils.  See the Discovery Film Festival website ...

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French Day for Primary Teachers in Scotland

Primary school teachers are invited to take part in our "French Day for Primary Teachers in Scotland" workshop on Saturday 10 November 2012 in Glasgow...

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Lapin wants to see Santa

After a successful Fringe summer run, Lapin and his friends return to the theatre with 'Lapin wants to see Santa' where the lovely French rabbit wants...

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Galette des Rois Janvier 2013

Celebrate the Epiphany with authentic galettes, refreshments, a presentation on the origins of this celebration and a bilingual quiz. The AF Glasgow i...

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French day for primary teachers

The Institut français d’Ecosse in Edinburgh is dedicated to promote the learning of modern languages in Scotland and to support teachers of Frenc...

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Rencontres théâtrales Edinburgh - drama competition for schools 2013

Every year, the Institut français d’Ecosse organises les Rencontres Théâtrales in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow. This competition is open to Scottis...

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French matinée for primary school teachers in Scotland

Primary school teachers are invited to take part in our “French matinée for primary teachers in Scotland” in Edinburgh. All primary school teachers wi...

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Rencontres théâtrales Aberdeen - drama competition for schools 2013

Every year, the Institut français d’Ecosse organises les Rencontres Théâtrales in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow. This competition is open to Scottis...

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Live SCHOLAR revision session for language students

The SCHOLAR Programme will be offering an online revision session for students of Higher and Advanced Higher French, German and Spanish on 30 April.&n...

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Rencontres théâtrales Glasgow - drama competition for schools 2013

Every year, the Institut français d’Ecosse organises les Rencontres Théâtrales in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow.  This competition is open to S...

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Film showcase – Our Europe

A showcase of films about Europe made by Scottish children. This event has been organised by SEET in partnership with the Edinburgh Playhouse and show...

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eTwinning Workshop: Living in our European Cities Glasgow-Marseilles

Do you teach primary aged children in Glasgow? If so you can apply for a free eTwinning workshop in Marseille. The objective of this event is for part...

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French Day for primary teachers

Do you want to boost your confidence in speaking French and are you eager to experience classroom activities in French? The French day offers tea...

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French Day for primary teachers

Do you want to boost your confidence in speaking French and are you eager to experience classroom activities in French? The French day offers to teach...

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French matinées for primary teachers

This is a refresher course for already MLPS trained teachers who teach French from P5 to P7.Through the matinées, teachers will experience topic based...

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Twilight French course for primary teachers

This is a beginners/postbeginners (A1) level course for all primary teachers who need to learn very basic skills in French.The course will be held on ...

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Winter Term - Open Day

With the new year comes a new term! Our winter classes start on 13 January 2014. Come along to our Open Day to get some advice on your level and sign ...

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Lapin Wants to See Santa

It's Christmas! Lapin wants to invite Santa for a hot chocolate, but will Papa Noel have time to accept his invitation? To find out, join the lovely F...

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Vive the [R]évolution: Poems in translation

A triptych of poetry nights à propos translation of and between French and Scottish poetry hosted by three contemporary Scottish poets.

Glasgow Short Film Festival

In partnership with the Goethe Institut Glasgow, the Alliance Française is delighted to be taking part in the Glasgow Short Film Festival due to take ...

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SCHOLAR Session - Modern Languages Higher and Advanced Higher Students - Using your dictionary

Glow TV is delighted to offer Higher and Advanced Higher students the opportunity to join a session on Modern Languages provided by SCHOLAR. This sess...

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Early start to French & How children learn their own and other languages from an early age

Live on Radio EDUtalk: Maryse Payen-Roy, Modern Languages Support & Development Team, Glasgow.
Posted in: Early Years, French

CPD for Primary Teachers

In association with Glasgow Council, the Institut français is offering a  twilight session on drama in French for primary teachers.

La fête de la Francophonie: Talk - Excuse my French

Celebrate the Francophonie with a special talk featuring author Thora van Male. Join us at the Alliance Française on Monday 17th March at 7pm for a sp...

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Posted in: French

European Youth Event 2014

Open to groups aged 16-30, the EYE 2014 will include a large variety of activities run under the motto "Ideas for a better Europe" in a political, soc...

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Autumn Term Open Day at the Institut français

Thinking of signing up for Autumn term courses at the Institut français in Edinburgh?  Get a free assessment of your level of French and per...

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Cross-curricular Workshops: World War I in personal stories and documents

S2-S4 pupils, with a combined focus on History and Modern Languages, will be guided through this exhibition by set tasks. Using their linguistic and i...

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MoLaCo – Modern Languages Conference

On Saturday 22 November 2014, International House London will host the eighth annual Modern Languages Conference (MoLaCo) for French, Italian and Span...

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Joyeux Noel! French music for Christmas

Chapter House Singers are putting on a concert featuring Charpentier and Poulenc at St Mary's Cathedral (West End) Edinburgh on 6 December 2014. ...

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Beginners 1 French course for primary school teachers

The Alliance Française de Glasgow will be running a new French course for Primary school teachers suitable for complete/false beginners.20 hours of le...

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Workshop for secondary teachers of French

This new monthly workshop offers secondary teachers a free training session on the last Thursday of the month, held in French, with tools and resource...

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Film screening for schools: Tomboy

Offered as part of the Glasgow Youth Film Festival, this showing of the French film, Tomboy, is free for Glasgow schools with a £3 charge per pupil fo...

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Exclusive French TV quiz show at BBC Glasgow!

For one night only at BBC Scotland in Glasgow! Victory Television, makers of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?", "Win Your Wish List" and "5 Minutes to ...

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Guided tours of Edinburgh in target languages

Saturday 21 February 2015 is International Tourist Guide Day and professional guides from around the world will run events large and small to celebrat...

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New adventure for Lapin!

Lapin is back! In the early stages of its development, get a taste of Le Petit Monde's brand new bilingual show starring the French speaking rabbit pu...

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Multilingual Debate 2015

Heriot-Watt University's Multilingual Debate is an annual event that showcases the interpreting skills of undergraduate students on our Languages (Int...

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Open House: Spring Session

Discover all our courses for Spring, meet our teachers and attend one of the mini-courses that will give you a taster of next term. In the theatre, th...

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Film screening - Gare du Nord

Claire Simon’s blend of documentary and fiction follows the every day life of dozens of passer-byes in one of the largest train stations in Europe.The...

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Accessing and sourcing authentic materials. A Webinar with Danièle Bourdais

Danièle Bourdais is a well known author of language resources and a very helpful contributor to online fora, for example mflresources. She has always ...

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French Book Day

The Institut français in Edinburgh is delighted to announce a great literary programme for everyone: parents, children and school teachers of French. ...

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Family Saturday: Rois et Reines

Start off the new year sampling the 'galette des rois' at the Institut français. Children will also enjoy tales, songs and crafts, all in French....

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Languages Open Day for secondary schools in Scotland

The School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews will be hosting a Languages Open Day for secondary schools on 17 June 2016 (10 am – 3 p...

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Edinburgh Fringe - The Wonderful World of Lapin puppet show

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival programme is now available and the bilingual puppet show for children, The Wonderful World of Lapin, will appeal to chil...

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European Day of Languages

Organised by the European Commission, this unique day aims to celebrate the diversity of languages in Europe. This free event at the Institut français...

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Authors Live: Bessora and Sarah Ardizzone

The Scottish Book Trust are holding an Authors Live broadcast with writer, Bessora and translator, Sarah Ardizzone on 6 October 2016. Alpha: Abidjan t...

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Ciné-goûter "Le Jour des Corneilles"

As part of the Fête du Cinéma d’Animation, the Alliance Française de Glasgow, in collaboration with L’École Buissonnière, is delighted to invite child...

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"Modern Languages - Meet & Mingle": school networking event

The School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews would like to invite schools to an exciting networking event where pupils can put any q...

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An introduction to AIM

Discover the power of the AIM for teaching World Languages in this exclusive 2 day training event in Harrogate!The Accelerative Integrated Methodology...

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Le Petit Monde - Puppet Show and Story-making

Join Lapin and his French speaking puppet friends in their Christmas adventure! The show will be followed by a bilingual story-making session where ch...

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Open House: Winter 2017 French classes

Come around to our house to discover our courses and meet our team ! Pop by for a chat with one of our teachers about your needs, assess your level...

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CPD workshops for primary school teachers in 2017

The Alliance Française de Glasgow will be running a programme of CLPL workshops in French for primary school teachers:ten topics will be covered over ...

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Learning language through theatre

These free workshops on Wednesday 22 February 2017, led by Theatre Sans Accents in conjunction with Bilingualism Matters, use fun drama games and exer...

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Heriot-Watt Multilingual Debate 2017

Heriot-Watt University's Multilingual Debate is an annual event that showcases the interpreting skills of undergraduate students on our Languages (Int...

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Fête de l’Europe: Special screening of short films

To celebrate La Fête de l’Europe 2017 the Alliance Française in Glasgow invites you to a special screening of eight European short films in partnershi...

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French Day for pupils and teachers at the University of Stirling

The French programme at the University of Stirling would like to invite the teachers and senior pupils studying French at schools in the region to att...

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L'heure du conte workshop at the Mitchell Library

As part of Family Learning Week at the Mitchell Library (2-9 September), the Alliance Française is delighted to invite children aged 4-10 to th...

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European Day of Languages celebration

The Alliance Française Glasgow, in collaboration with the European Commission in Scotland, the Goethe-Institut, the Consulate general of Poland...

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Lapin Is Hungry - the Bilingual Picture Book for All

Lapin Is Hungry! What will the French rabbit want to eat? To find out, join Tania and her puppet friends in this delightful bilingual puppet show foll...

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"Modern Languages - Meet & Mingle": school networking event

The School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews would like to invite schools to an exciting networking event where pupils can put any q...

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French storytelling workshop for children

The Alliance Française Glasgow is delighted to invite children to a fun afternoon, in collaboration with Tania Czajka, from Le Petit Monde on W...

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Fête de la Francophonie - Theatre Play

To celebrate La Fête of the Francophonie, the Alliance Française in Glasgow invites you to a special play on Tuesday 20 March, in collabo...

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Posted in: French, Gaelic

Não Não at Edinburgh International Children's Festival

Não (No, in Portuguese) is a mischievous little boy made of clay who discovers a world of mud, water and talc. Não likes to jump in pudd...

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French Day at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo

Come along to our French Day for a fun educational quiz session on RZSS projects in French speaking countries across the world.  Suitable for P4...

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Primary School Teachers Learning to Teach Languages - A Celebration

The Open University in Scotland and Scotland’s National Centre for Languages (SCILT) are delighted to be hosting an evening reception: Primary S...

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European Day of Languages at the Institut français

Join the Institut français d'Ecosse to celebrate the diversity of languages in Europe with tasters of French, German, Italian, Polish an...

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Workshop for children - Lapin is hungry

Tania from “Le petit Monde” will present a new bilingual picture book based on its French puppets Lapin and friends.  ...

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Linguistic innovations in advertising. The example of contemporary French

Dr Hélène Favreau examines, through the analysis of several examples (puns, morphological transgression, etc.), how French language in advertising suc...

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All I want for Christmas...

The Primary Languages Network is holding a Christmas webinar for all the magical, language-learning resources you need during the festive period. Many...

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Showcasing #EUVocationalSkills at City of Glasgow College

To celebrate European Vocational Skills Week, organised by the European Commission, City of Glasgow College will again celebrate Vocational Education ...

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Conference: Brushes With War

To mark the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War, the Goethe-Institut Glasgow and the Alliance Française Glasgow are planning a conf...

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Understanding Standards - Advanced Higher Modern Languages

SQA is holding an Understanding Standards event for Advanced Higher Modern Languages on Thursday 31 October 2019. This is a full day CPD event...

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A Conversation with Madame Jacqueline Munro-Lafon

Jacqueline Munro-Lafon was born in Paris in 1921, to a liberal family of lawyers and wine merchants. She went on to study Journalism and during h...

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University of Glasgow Languages Study Day

Venue: Humanities Lecture Theatre, Main Building, University of Glasgow Contact: Sophie Lamputt Email: arts-languages@glasgow.ac.uk Telephone: 0141...

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Bilingual online Quiz on French culture

How well do you know France and French culture? Join the Alliance Française online quiz to test your knowledge and  to answer questions on v...

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Languages Open Day for Secondary Schools at the University of St Andrews **CANCELLED**

DUE TO THE ONGOING SITUATION AND UNCERTAINTY SURROUNDING COVID-19, REGRETFULLY THE DECISION HAS BEEN TAKEN TO CANCEL THIS EVENT. The School of...

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PowerLanguage Conference 2020

Announcing our annual PowerLanguage Conference, with a difference! We are planning a “virtual” experience with a mix of live and pre-recor...

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Learning Languages, Cultures and Cuisines while Cooking: Linguacuisine Workshop

Professor Paul Seedhouse explains how the latest digital technology can support learning aspects of languages and their associated cultures and cuisin...

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Posted in: French, Public

Café Lingo

All levels of language learners are invited to join Gloucestershire CIOL Network for a fun and informal chat in different languages, via Zoom.  ...

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Le jour du prof de français: Primary French in Newcastle

Looking for support with teaching French at primary level? Help is at hand! As part of Journée Internationale des professeurs de français 2020...

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‘Terrorism, the French Republic and Laïcité’ – A round table discussion for Students and Teachers

Following the recent terrorist attacks in France, we in the French subject area at the University of Strathclyde have organised a special online discu...

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PowerLanguage Webinar

Join us and @joedale on Tuesday 8 December to find out more about how PowerLanguage supports Scottish schools in the implementation of the Govern...

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Primary French Webinar Series 2020-2021

The next webinar in the series hosted by the Institut Français takes place on 18 November at 5pm, and will focus on transition in KS3 for te...

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Online baking workshop

The Alliance Française Glasgow is holding an online baking workshop on 16 February to celebrate Mardi Gras. Join the team to learn how to ba...

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Coronavirus and Pop Culture in French, Spanish and Portuguese-Speaking Cultures. A Transnational Approach

The beginning of the lockdown period in March has seen an impressive rise of songs reacting to an entirely new situation. This event, hosted by SAS at...

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(MLOE) Project February Outreach Events

The British Academy-funded Modern Languagues Outreach and Engagement (MLOE) Project, in collaboration with the School of Arts, English and Languages a...

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Tips and Tricks to participate in the French Pop Video Competition 2021

In this special webinar Suzi Bewell, experienced primary and secondary MFL teacher, President of Alliance Française de York, and Visiting Lecture...

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Linguacuisine live workshop

Learn languages, cultures and cuisines while cooking! Learn to cook crêpes/pancakes with us in French and English at our livestreamed workshop at&n...

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A Conversation with Lilian Thuram

This event marks the launch of My Black Stars, a translation of Lilian Thuram’s bestselling 2010 volume, Mes Etoiles Noires, which fin...

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Fête de la Musique : Africa Mia

Since 1982, every 21st of June, the crowds flow into the streets to enjoy free musical celebrations. La Fête de la Musique started in France...

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King's College London - ML virtual open day

The Modern Languages departments at King’s College London will be holding a virtual open day session for prospective students on 15 September 20...

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Guided tour in French - University of Glasgow and West End

Celebrate Les journées européennes du patrimoine by joining the Alliance Française for a special guided tour in French of Glasgow&...

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Posted in: French, Public

EDL: French live lesson for kids

Lingobox will be delivering a live session on their YouTube channel to celebrate European Day of Languages with an active and fun French lesson! ...

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Launch of CLIL resources repository

Judith Woodfield taught Geography through the medium of French for 18 years and supported the implementation of Content and Language Integrated Learni...

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Guided tour in French - Merchant City, Glasgow

Join the Alliance Française for a special guided tour in French of Glasgow's Merchant City and learn more about its history. The event is free ...

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Posted in: French, Public

Euroquiz CLPL with SEET and Ann Robertson

Are you looking for IDL and language learning opportunities for your pupils? Are you committed to building outward-looking, engaged citizens? Look no ...

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Earth Defenders under threat: A screening of Sangterra

Climate change is one of the key challenges of our times and we all see its effects on the planet on a daily basis. Across the world, climate activist...

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Advanced Higher and Higher: Moving forward with modern languages

A workshop for Advanced Higher and Higher pupils, hosted by The University of Glasgow and SCILT, Scotland’s National Centre for Languages. ...

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Learning for Sustainability with Languages in the Primary School – A cross-channel collaboration between Falkirk and Créteil

Hot off the heels of COP26, SCILT, in partnership with Falkirk Council, will be hosting an online event to launch an exciting cross-channel collaborat...

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