Welcome to Languages Week Scotland

Celebrating LWS in the wider community

Languages Week Scotland 2022

Find out how our partners across the country celebrated Languages Week Scotland 2022.

In this video South Glasgow Paediatric Speech & Language Therapy address some of the issues and concerns parents may have in raising their children bilingually. A great resource created for Languages Week Scotland.

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Featuring Dr Peter MacKay from University of St Andrews School of English discussing Gaelic, literature and cultural historiography.

City of Glasgow College Library has gathered great resources to get you started on learning a new language as well as language learning tips on its blog.

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Glasgow Clyde College Library has highlighted some fantastic resources available to library users through a new language Wakelet. They invite their users to kick off the new year learning a new language.

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Join the National Museum of Scotland for a wellbeing tip each day for Winter Wellness Week to melt away those winter blues.

Why not start by learning a new language? Try some Gaelic for Languages Week Scotland with the National Museum of Scotland winter trail.

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Dolphin? Seahorse? Some believe that Pictish Beasts depict malevolent Scottish water spirits known as kelpies which can appear as humans or horses.

Why not take some time out this Languages Week to enjoy a some beautiful Scottish archaeology, find our more about our stories and learn some Gaelic in this resource in  English and Gaelic. Thanks to Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Dig It!

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Languages and Global Citizenship go hand in hand! This free downloadable resource is for Languages teachers looking to explore common vocabulary through global issues: migration, Fairtrade and gender equality. Visit the link below to download.

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Division of Literature and Languages at Stirling University is marking #ScotlandLovesLanguages by posting an article every day about the language learning experiences of students, friends and colleagues.

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Coinciding nicely with Languages Week Scotland, Vindolanda is highlighting a fun Latin word everyday throughout February. Vindolanda will encourage you to use the word in conversation, link it to something in your life or do something creative such as draw a picture or write a poem based on the word.

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The Northern Alliance RIC is encouraging learners to think about their language learning rights through a poster challenge. More information is available in the attached PDFs. Why not download and join in?

A rights approach to language learning for learners - activities

A rights approach to language learning for learners - poster

To celebrate Languages Week Scotland, Lingobox French Friday lesson on the numbers 1 to 31 will be live on Friday 4 February at 11am via the link below. Join in live or watch later. We are sure your learners will enjoy the live lesson with song and dance!

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Camembear is here to help celebrate Languages Week Scotland. Members should check their inbox for FREE P1 and P2 resources to use every day this week. Visit the website to find out more

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During Languages Week Scotland, any local authority or school interested in creating podcasts in a modern language can try this in a free month's trial with Spotify's online studio Soundtrap.

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La Jolie Ronde Languages For Children is a leading early language learning organisation offering a proven method of teaching young children French and Spanish. La Jolie Ronde’s award-winning programmes are unique, modern and of the highest quality. FREE TRIALS on their teaching resources are available as follows:

1. P1-P3 - Little Languages Resource - FREE TRIAL AVAILABLE

Little Languages is a unique resource for introducing languages to P1-P3. It provides the perfect solution for introducing some of the different languages and cultures from around the world. To support the non-specialist and as a guide to aid the expert language teacher, Little Languages enables you to start teaching straightaway!

Activities demonstrated in French and Spanish:

  • Additional vocabulary & songs in Italian, Chinese, Hindi and African Shona
  • Includes fun, play-based activities including IWB material
  • Real life DVD clips featuring children from around the world

Product contains detailed lesson plans in a sturdy ring binder & software featuring:

  • Lesson plans
  • Resources
  • IWB activities and games
  • Colourful classroom wall frieze (5 x 2m lengths)
  • DVD clips

Also includes French and Spanish traditional and original songs plus songs from other languages

For your FREE RESOURCE OR CLASS TRIALS simply email your request to La Jolie Ronde quoting SCILT.

2. P4-P7 - French and Spanish Resource - FREE TRIAL AVAILABLE

La Jolie Ronde’s award winning resource contains everything you need to help plan and implement your policy for teaching a language in one go. The resource is a flexible four-year programme providing support to teachers with no previous experience of teaching languages and a guide for the more experienced, who can modify to suit. One of the biggest benefits of the resource is that everything is already pre-prepared and planned, so you can literally start teaching straightaway!

  • Perfect for the non-specialist or an aid for the more experienced languages teacher
  • Split into two schemes – for years P4-P5 and P6-P7
  • Plenty of material to fill two years and four years
  • Pre-prepared lessons, divided into short sessions for flexibility
  • Comprehensive and detailed lesson notes

For your FREE RESOURCE OR CLASS TRIALS simply email your request to La Jolie Ronde quoting SCILT.

3. FREE French or Spanish Class

Years of development, dedication and experience in the sector of early language learning, La Jolie Ronde has become one of the market leaders, committed to offering the best possible start to young learners. Through their highly professional network of tutors, including their team in Scotland, French & Spanish classes are delivered face-to-face and online. Claim your FREE Taster Class* by locating your nearest Scottish Tutor through La Jolie Ronde website
*Applicable to new pupils

31 Jan - 3 Feb 2022

South West Educational Improvement Collaborative (SWEIC) is delighted to be delivering a series of bitesize learning opportunities during Languages Week Scotland. Visit the dedicated blog page to find out more and to access resources.

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The latest challenge from GLEANS is just in time for Languages Week Scotland on the 31st January, and it's all about feelings. Find out how to talk about your feelings in Gaelic, and record a conversation. There's more information on the GLEANS challenges website or why not follow the @GleansAlba Twitter account.

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2 February 2022 16:15

A Creative Conversation about bilingualism and how it’s about a lot more than learning to speak differently. This is for anyone interested in the brain and its development, who wants to think about what a curriculum in our schools should include and how best we fully educate young people - it is not just 1+2 you know!

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25 January 2022 16:30-17:30

This session explores how to use the Into Film iPad app Storymaker: The Gruffalo Edition in the classroom with Scots Language.

The Into Film Storymaker is an educational app that allows you to add voice, music and sound effects over carefully selected film clips. In The Gruffalo Edition, pupils (recommended ages 5 to 8) have the opportunity to apply their imagination and literacy skills to the much-loved animated story The Gruffalo alongside the translated book, The Gruffalo in Scots. This session will enable you to support the development of literacy, language and storytelling skills as well as opportunities to learn about the magic of film and filmmaking with your learners. You will require an Into Film account to book this session and to download the app for free on an iPad.

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Tuesday 18 January 2022

Screen Scotland hosts a monthly series of exiting Film Education CLPL sessions. This month, the session coincides with Languages Week Scotland.

When we watch films in languages other than our native tongue, not only are exposed to incredible cinema, we also learn more about other cultures and celebrate other languages. As Languages Week Scotland 2022 approaches (31 Jan – 4 Feb 2022) we at Screen Scotland wanted to take the opportunity to explore the ways in which film viewing, film analysis and filmmaking can enhance the teaching of Modern Languages in both the Primary and Secondary classroom.

In this month’s Tuesday Team Talk, four speakers will share their experiences in combining Film Education with Modern Languages.

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University of Strathclyde Education Scotland British Council Scotland The Scottish Government
SCILT - Scotlands National centre for Languages