Languages in the primary school.

Developing partnerships

SCILT partnerships

case study

SCILT, Education Scotland and British Deaf Association Case Study
The experiences and challenges of Deaf young people in education in Scotland

Discovering the World of Arabic
Arabic programmes for primary and secondary schools in Scotland in partnership with QFI
art exhibition

Multilingual Approaches through Art
SCILT, Bilingualism Matters and Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde. Funded by Glasgow Knowledge Exchange Fund
case study

Creative puppetry with languages
Partnership with Le Petit Monde bilingual puppet theatre company and Early Years centres
art exhibition

Polish through Art
Partnership with complementary schools and Bilingualism Matters

Scottish Languages Employability Award
Successful partnerships recognised

Local Authority and RIC partnerships

This pilot delivered French, Spanish and Gaelic live lessons using Microsoft Teams in Glow and was offered to schools across Scotland between January and May 2023.

You can now find out about the far-reaching impact of this initiative by reading the case study attached below.

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Support from British Council

For an overview of how British Council supports partnership working and brings an international dimension into classrooms, visit the Bring the world into your school website.

Learners International supports schools in their journey of learning through partnerships with educational establishments abroad. From Education Scotland and British Council Scotland.

Connecting classrooms supports schools internationally to learn about and collaborate on the big issues that shape our world.

Opportunities from UK-German Connection

A bilateral government initiative set up to increase contact and understanding between young people in the UK and Germany by bringing them together. It offers a wide variety of opportunities, programmes and initiatives for young people, schools and teachers.

With a set of resources and online features and a focus on joint Bears activities with a project partner school in Germany, Alex and Ben bring a fun and accessible international dimension to the primary school classroom.

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Four-day visits to Germany at Christmas time, giving primary and secondary pupils the chance to experience Germany's Christmas culture in a real-life setting!

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A website for primary schools with games, quizzes and creative features for language and intercultural learning.

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UK-German Connection is funded and governed by the UK and German governments, British Council and the Pädagogischer Austauschdienst.

Turing Scheme

Schools funding

The Turing Scheme is the UK government’s scheme to provide funding for international opportunities in education and training across the world.

Schools funding can give your pupils the chance to learn abroad. Organisations can apply for funding to send pupils to learn abroad. It is an opportunity for learners to learn new skills, raise aspirations and get a better understanding of other cultures. 

Find out more about the different types of activities organisations can apply for, who is eligible to take part and how to start a schools application on the Turing Scheme website.

Further opportunities from partners

Mingalaba Teaching and promoting languages through football

Receive recognition for successful partnerships

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