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

Events List


The CAFI - Regional Training and Innovation Centre - of Spain is holding the virtual conference 'Internacionaliza a túa escola: Erasmus, eTwinning e outras propostas' (Internationalise your school: Erasmus, eTwinning and other proposals) on 12 and 13 March 2021. The conference will address management and implementation aspects of international projects in the education field, and aims to motivate schools to provide their projects with an international dimension, comment on common problems and make new partners.

Taking place over two days, the conference will consider the international key programs in the European framework, eTwinning and Erasmus+, as well as other enriching proposals.

  • Friday 12 March, 15.00-19.00 (GMT)
  • Saturday 13 March 09.00-13.00 (GMT)

The conference will be presented in Spanish. A small number of workshops will be delivered in English and Italian.

All attendees will receive a certificate of participation. 

Register via the website above. 

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ECML webinar for parents/carers, teachers and others involved in supporting the home learning of children and young people, especially those whose first language is not necessarily the language of schooling.

The Covid pandemic continues to dominate our lives and although schools in some countries are open again, there are still many young people who are learning from home, on a full or part-time basis. Linking to the theme of learner autonomy from the previous ECML webinar, Covid-19 and language education: Two challenges, one response, this latest webinar will focus on resources for the home-schooling of children and young people and how these can be successfully adapted to meet the needs of learners whose first language is not the language of schooling.

Visit the ECML website for more information and to register for the webinar.

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Language World is the annual conference and training event of the Association for Language Learning. It is a highlight of the year for languages education and attracts hundreds of participants each day from across all sectors of education including primary and secondary schools as well as universities.

The theme of Language World 2021 is “A rich curriculum for ALL”.

Schools are currently exploring how they can offer rich, exciting education for all their pupils. Ofsted encourages schools to make positive decisions to preserve or develop richness of experience along with breadth and depth of curriculum – for example, giving pupils the opportunity to learn a number of foreign languages and arts subjects, recognising local ambitions.  We look forward to sharing ideas and best practice from among our languages community about these kinds of curricular aspects, and about learning that goes deeper into content, motivates learners of Languages, culture and communication, and is broader than the exam specifications. 

Visit the conference website for programme information and to book your place.

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Why would an English-speaking student want to study languages at university? Is it worth it? Will it lead to a good job? What’s involved?

Studying any subject at degree level is an investment in the future that involves significant cost. Now more than ever, students and their parents need to weigh up the potential benefits of university courses. That’s where Why Study Languages? comes in. This book, aimed at students, parents and teachers, explains in practical terms the range and scope of a languages course at university level and where it can lead in terms of careers or further study. The book sets out to enthuse the reader about studying languages and answer the crucial questions that a college prospectus does not. In this webinar, author Gabrielle Hogan-Brun and Joe Dale discuss the question posed by the book's title.

A competition is also being run - with four copies of the book as prizes - for the best answers to the question posed by the book's title. Submissions of no more than 300 words should be entered by 29 March with winners announced during the webinar.

Visit the website for more information and to register for the free event.


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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 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 submit their application on Eventbrite now.

Deadline date to submit applications is Friday 30 April 2021.

Please note, SCILT will also be recruiting local supporters to join the LLP community.  Supporters will encourage participants during the programme.  Watch your inboxes for more details on that specific role in the coming weeks.

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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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