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

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This event and CPD opportunity at the Goethe-Institut in Glasgow aims to support teachers in Scottish schools. We would like to offer practical suggestions, but also show the possibilities with German as a foreign language. And, of course, there will also be opportunity for exchange of experiences among colleagues.

The motto of this day is "transitions / building bridges".

Visit the website for more information and register for the free event by 10 September 2022.

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The Scottish Learning Festival (SLF) is the biggest professional learning event for educators in Scotland. We warmly welcome everyone who works in schools, early learning and childcare, community learning and development and higher and further education. 

This year the festival is on 21-22 September with the theme Being Me, Being Us: Placing learners at the heart of Scottish Education.

Building on the success of last year’s first ever SLF online, this year will be a hybrid event offering a virtual learning festival with additional small ‘satellite events’ across Scotland. These will be physical events and they will also be streamed into the main SLF virtual portal so you can join in from anywhere.

Registration is now open. Visit the SLF 2022 website to sign-up for delegate updates. 

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We are happy to announce the Call for Posters for our conference 'Advances in Teaching Foreign Languages to Young Learners' (ATFLY), to be held online on 22-23 September 2022. Please submit your proposals by June 3 via e-mail to, following the guidelines in the attached file.

There will be a participants' vote for best poster at the conference. The prize is a one-year free subscription to the journal Language Teaching for Young Learners by John Benjamins.

In addition, all interested scholars, students, teachers and teacher educators are warmly invited to attend the conference. The event is free of charge. Visit the website to register.

We are looking forward to receiving your poster proposals and/or welcoming you as participants at ATFLY 2022 in September!

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Our career days are aimed at young learners and provide an excellent environment to find out more about opportunities with German. There will be a varied programme of short presentations by experts from industry and educational institutions, workshops, stalls, and other activities to illustrate the relevance of German in a career context and how it can improve job opportunities at home or abroad. 

The events are aimed at school and university students. Both groups will be given different time slots on the day to ensure that there is a dedicated focus on their different interests and requirements.     

Visit the website for more information and to register attendance with your class.

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The Bilingualism Matters Research Symposium (BMRS) is an annual interdisciplinary research conference organised by Bilingualism Matters. It is open to researchers at any stage of their career working on any aspect of bilingualism, irrespective of their affiliation to Bilingualism Matters.

Call for abstracts open now until 30 June.

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Hamburg, Germany

Want to take part in a football camp with the St Pauli Football Club in Hamburg with other young people from all over Europe whilst learning German at the same time? Good news! You can apply, even if you don't study German (yet)!

If you are between 14 and 15 years old, speak German with A1+ level or want to start learning German, are interested in playful and active learning, then sign up fast as places are limited!

Visit the website for full details and to apply.

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The SALT Conference 2022 will take place virtually on Saturday 5 November 2022. 

The conference team is now inviting proposals from colleagues in all sectors which relate to this year's theme Paving the way: Inspiring Scotland's young people on their language learning journey.

Submit your proposal via the Call for Proposals form.  Deadline: end September.

Further information regarding the conference will follow in due course.


The numbers of students studying a language (other than compulsory English or Welsh) to qualification level at school and to degree level at university is, despite minor fluctuations, very low compared even with the start of this century (British Academy, 2020). This has resulted in an overall contraction of provision in secondary schools and at degree level in universities. Recent surveys (British Council, 2019) have shown that young people from less affluent backgrounds are the least likely to have access to language learning, at least in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

The British Educational Research Association is hosting this event bringing together educators from all four nations of the UK to explore creative approaches to language learning. Where are the examples of good practice, and what directions should policymakers take in future? We hope to engage a wide audience in conversation: current teachers of ancient and modern languages, teachers of English as an additional language, teacher educators, student teachers, school leaders, curriculum advisors, academics, policymakers and employers.

Visit the website for more information and to register for the online event. Free to BERA members. For non-members there is a small charge.

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