Scottish Languages Review Issue 25
To kick off our autumn 2012 edition, Petra McLay reports on a rewarding intercultural awareness raising project involving pupils from Scotland and Germany whilst Lesley Young enthuses about her new approach to teaching listening skills to her French Higher class. Moving into the university sector, Laurence Giraud-Johnstone found that getting her students to keep personal development plans helped them recognise and value the range of skills they were learning during their year abroad. To finish off, we have, coincidentally, two complementary articles: Both Sarah Williams and Jane Medwell, Katherine Richardson & Li Li were involved in co-teaching projects between native English and native Chinese teachers – but whereas Sarah was teaching English in China Jane and her colleagues were researching the teaching of Chinese in the UK. Both articles make for illuminating reading – and bring us back to the issue of intercultural awareness! We finish with a short contribution from Shona Hugh on the Scottish Baccalaureate in Languages from her perspective as a teacher, assessor and external verifier for the Interdisciplinary Project.
In our Selected abstracts from academic journals and recent publications section, you will find links to some downloadable abstracts from academic journals, some of which relate directly to our published articles. There are also links to relevant recent publications. Finally, remember to check out our Selected forthcoming events October 2012 – October 2013, which serves as a summary reminder of upcoming seminars and conferences.
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Do you want to respond to a submission in this or a previous edition? Have you got something new to say about language learning/ teaching or language policy, in Scotland or in other parts of the world? Perhaps you would like to showcase an action research project and bring it to a wider audience? We accept submissions at any time but if you want your paper to be considered for the next edition, the submission deadline is 31 May 2013. The SLR is read by linguists as well as educational stakeholders across the country and beyond, so your article can really make an impact! Hannah Doughty, Editor.