Welcome to Languages Week Scotland

Celebrating LWS in the wider community

We want as many children, families and communities as possible to engage with the week, and we would love to see community-based groups, arts and sports organisations, social enterprises and businesses – large and small – sharing the work they do in and with languages other than English and how this supports the theme of the Week.

SCILT has put together some ideas to support you in celebrating Languages Week Scotland in your organisation or community.

Don't forget to let us know how you celebrate Languages Week Scotland 2024. Use the hashtag #ScotlandLovesLanguages on Twitter.

Celebrate languages and creativity with our series of daily challenges, posted on Twitter by @LangsWeekScot throughout the Week. Work with your colleagues, family or friends and join in!

Languages Week Scotland 2023

Find out how our partners across the country celebrated Languages Week Scotland 2023.

To celebrate Languages Week Scotland 2023, Bookbug will share a song or rhyme in a different language every day this week. Today (Monday) they are starting with – Punjabi! Learn the words to Aloo Kachaloo, a song about a potato.

Follow @Bookbug_SBT and find our what they will be sharing each day.

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British Council Schools offers a curated collection of classroom resources about life and culture in different countries around the world. These resources include ideas and projects to help plan lessons that can bring to life learning about the wider world.

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DYW Live brings you four sessions about the benefits a second language can have on your future career. Four 30-minute sessions will run on the 30 January 2023, taking place at 9.45, 10.45, 11.45 and 13.45.

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In celebration of languages week, SWEIC is offering a programme of PL opportunities with a wide selection of inputs, including French, Spanish, Ukrainian, Scots, Gaelic and BSL and a keynote delivered by Education Scotland: A decade of 1+2 and Scotland’s changing languages landscape.

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Ever wanted to find out more about British Sign Language (BSL) and maybe even learn a few of the more commonly used signs? Well now is your opportunity.

At this special session aimed at local businesses, attendees can get to know how their business can be more supportive of people who use BSL through Sensory Awareness Training, as well as what opportunities are available for their business.

To celebrate this year’s Languages Week Scotland, Lingobox Learning has written a new song with “thank you” in over 40 different languages! This includes many of the most spoken languages in Scotland. It is call and response to support language learning.

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To support Languages Week Scotland, La Jolie Ronde are offering Schools now and throughout February, FREE trials of their French & Spanish Scheme of Work for P3-P6, to take up this offer email: schools@lajolieronde.co.uk (quote SCILT). Plus, parents can book a FREE trial session of a French and/or Spanish classes run through their network of Scottish tutors - local tutors can be found through the link below.

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Please download the Languages Week Scotland logos and add to emails and other promotional materials to show your support.

Download logos and banner images in English (zip file)

Download logos and banner images in Gaelic (zip file)

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