Welcome to Languages Week Scotland

Languages Week Scotland 2024

Languages Week Scotland is a celebration of language learning and multilingualism in Scotland. Now in its sixth year, Languages Week Scotland 2024 will take place from 29 January – 2 February and will be a week of activity across the country.

The theme for 2024 is “Languages for a sustainable world”. 

Languages Week Scotland 2024 aims to celebrate how languages – spoken and signed – equip us as individuals and as a society to contribute to a sustainable world. Educational establishments, community-based groups, arts and sports organisations, social enterprises and businesses – large and small – are invited to engage with the week. 

Follow the hashtag #ScotlandLovesLanguages or the dedicated Twitter account @LangsWeekScot.

SCILT has been tasked by the Scottish Government to deliver Languages Week Scotland. To find out more and for press enquiries, please email scilt@strath.ac.uk.

Opportunities from SCILT


Are you a Secondary PGDE student, NQT or ECT of Languages? Would you like the chance to network informally with others in the same boat across the country to share ideas and strategies, and even to chat in other languages from time to time? Then come along to our Languages Week Scotland drop-in session!

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We are delighted to be working with e-Sgoil and DYW Live to this session, which will explore how languages can contribute to success in a wide range of jobs and career paths. The webinar aims to introduce secondary learners to the importance of languages and their associated skills in the workplace, break down stereotypes of careers that use languages, identify appropriate career pathways, and hear examples of people who use languages in their daily work. It will be an interactive session with input from people who use languages in their work.

The session will take place in Glow Teams.

For more information and registration details, visit the e-Sgoil website.

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Further resources

We love this BBC OU video and how it explains the links between languages and our planet. Humans and nature are inextricably linked.

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