Events

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

Events List

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Are you looking for IDL and language learning opportunities for your pupils? Are you committed to building outward-looking, engaged citizens? Look no further than SEET’s Euroquiz project.  

The Scottish European Educational Trust (SEET) run language learning and global citizenship projects for children and young people across Scotland. This CLPL session takes a deeper look at Euroquiz, an annual project for P6 pupils. The Euroquiz project is open to all P6 pupils across Scotland and sees teams of four working together to broaden their knowledge of Europe and the wider world. Subjects covered include languages, history, geography, sport, culture and European affairs. Heats take place in local authorities from February to April, with the winning teams from all areas progressing to the National Euroquiz Final held in the Debating Chamber of the Scottish Parliament in June. Euroquiz creates an enthusiasm for learning, developing pupils' ability to work in teams and communicate effectively, ultimately increasing their confidence and range of core skills.

This session, aimed at primary school teachers, looks at Euroquiz in more detail, discussing its educational benefits and its ability to aid young people on their way to meeting the principal aims of the CfE. Visit the website to sign up for the session. 

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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 activists do their utmost to protect the environment and raise awareness of the issues, but many of them are threatened precisely because they try to protect the planet!

Join us for the screening of Sangterra, a documentary portraying climate activists from various countries who keep fighting for the planet despite the threat on their lives. While the documentary will be in English, it will also be subtitled in French and followed by a Q&A in both languages with Belgian producer, Christophe Smets.

Suitable for secondary learners in S5/6, students in Higher Education and the wider public, it offers linguistic as well as cultural and awareness-raising opportunities.

Visit the website to find out more and to register for the free event by Tuesday 2 November 2021.

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Booking is now open for this year's ALL Primary Languages Conference taking place online on Saturday 6 November 2021. ALL members and trainees receive discounted attendance.

See the programme for full details. The programme also includes the link to book. Deadline: 1 November 2021.

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The 2021 Language Show will again take place online after overwhelming support for last year’s virtual event. Talks will be presented live and online via Zoom and can be booked for just £1 per talk.

Visit the website to see the full programme and to book.

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Being Human 2021, led by the University of London’s School of Advanced Study, will take place from 11 to 20 November and will explore the theme ‘renewal’. From renewed relationships with the environment and climate change, to renewed identities, narratives and histories.

The festival defines the humanities broadly to encompass the subject areas traditionally associated with the study of the human world. This includes, for example, art history, archaeology, architecture, classics, cultural studies, history, film, languages, literature, musicology, philosophy, theatre studies, and religious studies. The festival highlights the ways in which the humanities can inspire and enrich our everyday lives.

Visit the website for more information.

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This free webinar will empower teachers to weave the SDGs and global learning into the curriculum. We will provide you with powerful resources and experiences for your students for free.

If you are a teacher, leader or teaching assistant in Scotland please secure your place by booking onto any one of the following webinar date options:

  • Wednesday 27 October, 3.45-5.15pm 
  • Tuesday 23 November, 3.45-5.15pm 

Places are limited and this is the final funded training opportunity that Lyfta will be doing for Scottish schools through the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms Programme.

We will teleport you around the world while introducing ways you can confidently teach themes such as climate action, sustainability and well-being using Lyfta’s resources that also support the development of literacy.

Visit the website for more information and to book onto one of the webinar sessions.

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Düsseldorf, Germany

This partner-finding event will bring teachers from the UK and North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) together to set up new school partnerships and discuss future partnership projects with a focus on ‘Skills for the Global Workplace’. Teachers will have the chance to take part in partnership development workshops, group discussions and excursions, including a visit to the Christmas markets.

The funded opportunity is open to teachers at secondary schools and colleges in the UK.

Application deadline: 1 November 2021.

Visit the website for more information and to apply.

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