SCILT is committed to supporting research into languages education at local, national and international level.

Languages Education Network Scotland (LENS)

LENS is a resource bank of studies and research findings from national and international contexts. These findings help us to unravel the complexities of language teaching and learning and why things happen the way they do in classrooms. Key messages from over 300 studies have been organised according to specific themes relating to language teaching and learning in the curriculum:

  • Language learning and development
  • Attitudes to language(s) in learning
  • Approaches to language learning 
  • Successful language learning
  • Language and literacy development
  • Language, identity and intercultural awareness
  • 1+2 implications for teachers
  • Gaelic (Medium) Education
  • English as an Additional Language
  • British Sign Language

Scottish Council of Deans of Education Languages Group have been involved in the creation of the National Framework for Languages, together with the LENS and LEAP resources.

Browse the themes on the LENS webpages

University of Strathclyde Education Scotland British Council Scotland The Scottish Government
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