Primary

Promoting languages, working with parents and support for the DYW agenda

Promoting languages

"Personally, I think that languages are very important in education. Educating our young people in school to have an international outlook and to be comfortable operating in a foreign language will remain very important economically as we move forward."

- Karen Betts, Chief Executive, Scotch Whisky Association

Developing the Young Workforce

Promotional films

Our series of short films demonstrate the value of languages in a variety of sectors. Contributors include Judy Murray and Jim Fleeting from the Scottish Football Association. 

Toolkit

To complement this resource, our Toolkit will support schools in organising their own business and language promotional events and projects:

  • careers fairs
  • promotional talks
  • partnerships between schools and local businesses

Job profiles

Our Job Profiles provide relevant, labour-market focused career advice on languages, direct from the workplace.

I use French on a daily basis. I'm amazed how much languages have had an influence on my life.

- Rhona Crofts, Michelin Tyres

 

Parents

Languages in a nutshell

Explains how the 1+2 Approach will be put into practice and why learning languages is so important. Suggests ways parents can support their child’s language learning.

Produced by SCILT in partnership with The National Parent Forum of Scotland.

Order copies for your school

Case Studies

Replicable Case Studies and further support for teachers who want to engage parents and families in pupils' language learning

Further materials from SCILT

Our leaflets support teachers and schools in engaging with parents to reinforce the benefits of learning a language.

Learners

Promotional postcards

Designed by pupils in Scotland. These postcards demonstrate why languages are important and can be used to motivate learners. Cick on image to download PDF.

 

Celebrating languages

SCILT provide lots of opportunities for schools to raise the profile of languages and celebrate languages.

Resources from our partners

'I love languages - do you?' Fun quiz for young language learners.

Top ten reasons for studying languages 

Languages at work Two films looking at languages in communication and business. Supplemented by further resources.

Take on a Language! Animated video.

Why study languages Designed to excite, educate and encourage young people to continue with their language learning.

Looking for ideas to replicate in your school to promote languages?

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