Scottish Languages Review Issue 28
We have some stimulating reading for you during the pre-festive period! Margaret Kinsman starts us off with an interesting account about the introduction of British Sign Language at Dingwall Academy. With the 1+2 language policy high on the political agenda, there are three insightful contributions from three different perspectives: Maryse Payen-Roy reflects on her efforts to provide language training to Child Development Officers in her local authority, Petra McLay provides an account of the implementation process from a Curriculum Leader perspective, whilst Laurence Giraud-Johnstone evaluates the impact of a pilot project aimed at primary BEd students who were encouraged to sign up for an immersion course of French during their first year of study. Susanne Shanks provides a personal account of bringing up two children bilingually, one of whom has additional support needs. Finally, there is a contribution (in French!) from Year 3 students at the University of Strathclyde about their investigative project on the language learning experience in Scottish schools. We hope you enjoy the articles and feel encouraged to submit your own contribution to a future edition!
You will also find abstracts and web-links to relevant recent languages-related publications and please have a look at the free-to-download articles from other language journals. The Selected Events section serves as a handy summary guide to upcoming language seminars and conferences up to December 2015.
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Do you have something to say about language learning/teaching or language policy, in Scotland or in other parts of the world? Would you like to bring your action research project to a wider audience? Do you want to respond to an article in this or a previous edition? We aim to publish 1-2 issues each year so are happy to accept submissions at any time. If you want your paper to be considered for the next edition, please contact the editor.
Remember - 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.