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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The Association for Language Learning (ALL) invites trainee teachers to join them online for an informal meet-up with others beginning their training and more experienced language teachers.

There will be guests from different parts of the country welcoming you to our community with a few chosen words, a couple of short games and some suggestions of places to look for support, especially after your training year.

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

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To mark the conclusion of phase two of Generation Global, the Erasmus+ project with our partners in Denmark and Norway, SCILT is hosting an online event on the morning of Thursday 1 October. This will promote the relevance and value of languages and intercultural skills to a wide range of academic and professional fields.

The event will allow participants to engage with careers advisers, secondary school leaders, policy makers and university lecturers from a broad range of academic disciplines. Each will share first-hand experiences of the benefits of linguistic and intercultural skills to students and graduates. There will be keynote and plenary speeches from prominent figures in Scottish education, who will highlight the importance and benefits of an international outlook, while attendees will have the opportunity to take part in break-out discussions focussing on the importance of languages to specific academic disciplines. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to view the launch of a toolkit designed to help school and course leaders to incorporate languages into curricula, and to assist young people to identify career pathways which will allow them to exploit knowledge of additional languages and other cultures.

The event will provide participants with opportunities to network and seek expert advice from our associate partners from local government, Education Scotland, Skills Development Scotland and from a number of Scottish universities.

Attendance at the event is free of charge. See the attached programme and visit the website to register on Eventbrite by 12pm on Tuesday 29 September.

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The Consejería de Educación, in collaboration with the Junta de Castilla y León, is running a series of events for UK teachers of Spanish in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors covering different aspects relating to the teaching of Spanish. The second session in the series takes place on 6 October.

Visit the website for more information and to register for the free event. Here you can also find the full schedule of dates planned during October and November 2020.

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In this seminar for secondary teachers you will learn which processes are involved in writing and how these can be promoted with online tools. One focus will be on practical online exercises and tasks in the field of writing skills. Together we consider which tools are best suited for developing writing skills.

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

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Migration and the global movement of people and languages have become a significant factor in everyday life. Despite calls being made to recognise the UK as a multilingual society, and UK governments investing in policies promoting language learning, there continues to be a decline in language uptake in schools.

The urgent need to address this situation has been recognised by the AHRC Open World Research Initiative seeking to establish a new and exciting vision for languages research.

This conference inscribes itself into this ambitious endeavour, exploring the potential of creativity and art for language learning, teaching and research.

The questions we want to focus on are: Can creativity and art help us to understand more about the way we use and learn languages? What is creativity in the language learning context and what are its implications for language learners and teachers? What is the best practice to use creativity and art in language research and teaching that we can identify and promote? What are the most effective ways to do so?

Through inviting both researchers and practitioners we hope to create a platform for knowledge exchange and capacity building as well as an opportunity to make connections that can result in future collaborations.

Visit the website for more information about the conference and to book your place - registration opens 30 September 2020.

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The CIOL Scottish Society talk presents a sociolinguistic perspective on the decline of Scottish Gaelic and outlines the proposed new model for community-led Gaelic revitalisation in the Scottish islands.

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

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Would you like to bring a bit of reality into your classroom? Use the potential of vlogs and videos and enable you to immerse yourself in new worlds.

In this seminar for secondary teachers we would like to show how regional knowledge and characteristics that broaden the “intercultural view” of your students can be conveyed using films. In addition, vlogs and videos offer numerous connections to the everyday life of the learners and thus represent a real treasure trove of authentic speaking occasions.

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

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