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Science in the language class

“There have been some great developments within our ‘Science in the language class’ series. We have language packs in Spanish, Frenc...

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News from the Radio Lingua Network

Here at the Radio Lingua Network we love to help everyone learn languages. We have had an extremely busy year and have attended a number of school eve...

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LFEE Europe updates

Off-the-shelf L3 packages, 1+2 teacher training around Scotland, resources for secondary schools, Erasmus+... It’s another full-on Autumn/Winter...

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Education Scotland update

Delivering Scotland’s languages policy The Education Scotland Modern Languages team has produced a suite of resources including support mater...

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Boost language learning and attainment in your school – host a Language Assistant

There is still time to request a Modern Language Assistant (MLA) for academic year 2019-20. As you plan and prepare lessons for next term, British Cou...

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Education Scotland Modern Languages team continues to grow

The Modern Languages team at Education Scotland is delighted to announce that Shona Hugh, formerly PT Modern Languages at Williamwood High in East Ren...

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Erasmus+ funding for schools

€36 million of Erasmus+ funding is reserved in 2019 for UK schools and colleges providing general, vocational or technical education to pupils ag...

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Mother tongue plus two languages: are Scottish primary teachers confident to deliver?

Recent policy reforms in Scotland mean that all primary teachers are expected to teach an additional language to children from age five, introducing a...

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Update from LFEE

Event: International PowerLanguage Conference - Monday 17 September 2018 This year, PowerLanguage is opening its annual conference to practitioners f...

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Update from HMIE

Following recent inspection activity, secondary school languages staff from Glasgow City Council and City of Edinburgh Council requested professional ...

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Science in the language class

“Finding out about the wildlife of a country, the geography, investigating habitats, classifying animals, learning about life-cycles and linking...

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Learning to teach languages in primary school

The Open University and SCILT are delighted to announce that enrolment for their jointly delivered course ‘Learning to teach languages in primar...

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Employ a language assistant in a Scottish school

The British Council is still welcoming applications to host a Modern Language Assistant (MLA) in schools for the 2018/19 academic year. We are current...

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Building your partnership with a French regional authority for education

Over the past four years, and in the context of existing education co-operation between France and Scotland*, most local authorities have initiated or...

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Update from the Languages Strategic Implementation Group

The Strategic Implementation Group (SIG) was set up in 2013 to lead the practical implementation of the 1+2 Approach, chiefly in schools. Minutes of ...

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Primartag und Deutsch mit Socke

Primary school day with Chryston High cluster On 31 May 2017, the Goethe-Institut in Glasgow invited 31 pupils and four teachers from Glenmanor, Gart...

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SQA developing British Sign Language awards

Last month, the Scottish Government published the British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan 2017-2023, in which a key goal is to increase the opportun...

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News from Open University in Scotland

Primary teacher languages training programme pilot The OU/SCILT training programme, ‘Learning to teach languages in primary school’, ha...

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LFEE update

Event: Using ANIMATION to support language learning and ALL learning! We look forward to welcoming you to our BIG event linking animation with langu...

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British Sign Language National Plan

Launched on 24 October 2017, the first British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan sets out ten long-term goals for BSL in Scotland and 70 actions that ...

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1+2 languages: update on advice for L3

Education Scotland has published an update on advice for L3 – a further model for delivery of the same L3 in P5, P6 and P7, to allow choice of l...

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A new initiative to support 1 + 2 in initial teacher education

The Scottish Council of Deans of Education (SCDE) 1+2 Languages Group was set up in response to recommendations in the Scottish Government ‘Lang...

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Scottish Government: Update on Strategic Implementation Group

The Strategic Implementation Group (SIG) was established in 2013 to develop an engagement strategy and oversee delivery of the 1+2 policy commitment. ...

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Professional learning opportunities from Institut français d'Ecosse

Institut français d'Ecosse is launching a new intensive course which will be of interest to teachers. This 15 hour course will take place over three ...

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LFEE Europe and Le Français en Ecosse updates

Chers collègues Is this the end of the school year? Incroyable comme le temps passe! And a busy 2016-2017 it has been… Our French, Spanish and Ger...

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Education Scotland update on benchmarks

The benchmarks for modern languages were developed to provide clarity on the national standards expected at each curriculum level. They set out clear ...

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UCMLS and 1+2: update

The University Council of Modern Languages (UCML) represents the interests of staff working in modern languages, linguistics, cultural and area studie...

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Education Scotland update

Benchmarks in Modern Languages have been published on the National Improvement Hub. Developed by Education Scotland in consultation with individual te...

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Conference: Gaelic (Learners) in a 1+2 Approach to languages/GLPS

Over 50 teachers and 30 local authority representatives took part in the GLPS Conference on 3 March at Stirling Court Hotel. Deputy First Minister and...

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Update on UCMLS cross-sector initiatives

On 9 September 2016, UCMLS hosted a cross-sector event to take stock of successes and challenges in the implementation of ‘Language learning in Scotla...

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Updates from LFEE Europe

‘Noël’ is upon us already and you will see in the photo that it was celebrated in style along with two of the Pan-Tayside development officers and a g...

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Erasmus+ update from British Council

The reasons may vary - from learning good practice to increased job satisfaction – but 98% of school staff who took part in the European Union’s Erasm...

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Goethe-Institut supports 1+2

Primary German immersion course at Chryston High School, North LanarkshireThe Goethe-Institut has just concluded a 10-week primary German immersion co...

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Learning Japanese in Scotland

Sally Anderson, an undergraduate at University of Manchester, attended the Japanese Youth Conference held in September 2016 in Aberdeen. The conferenc...

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Education Scotland update

The draft benchmarks for modern languages will be uploaded to the National Improvement Hub in December (together with the other curricular areas). Dra...

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Scotland’s universities and the 1+2 Approach: Update

Much has happened since University Council for Modern Languages Scotland (UCMLS) and SCILT held their joint national conference in May 2015. We establ...

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Updates from LFEE Europe

We are getting near the end of another busy and exciting year! In June, we still have a bit of team teaching to do in primary schools around the count...

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Hands-on help to deliver the 1+2 Approach

For Scottish schools looking to effectively deliver the 1+2 Approach, hosting a language assistant provides an ideal solution and shows a real commitm...

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Goethe-Institut: Successful Martina Schwarz tour June 2016

The German singer/songwriter Martina Schwarz, whose work many German teachers know from her “Learn German with songs” books, toured Scottish primary s...

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Education Scotland update

The value of languages Representatives of the four UK governments met in Cambridge in October 2015 to share school-based language policy information....

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Goethe-Institut: Positive feedback about the “Deutsch mit Felix und Franzi” teaching materials

On 19 March 2016, 20 primary teachers, secondary teachers and development officers, involved in training primary teachers to deliver German as L2 or L...

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Consider Russian as L3

Russian could be an excellent L3 (or an additional L3). It’s a European language, so builds on European languages your pupils already know, but intere...

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Updates from LFEE Europe

Our team of teachers has been busy travelling around the country to support schools with the learning and teaching of various languages as L2 or L3 in...

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University of West of Scotland supports 1+2

The languages team of the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) has established a successful collaboration with Renfrewshire Council for the delive...

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Update from Scottish Government to EEAC

Scottish Government provided an update to the European and External Affairs Committee (EEAC) at their meeting on 25 February 2016. The update will be ...

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Institut français d’Ecosse supports 1+2

New training catalogue Institut français d’Ecosse offers a full range of workshops for teachers: ‘Autour d’un livre’, introducing French children’s b...

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Hands-on help to deliver the 1+2 approach to language learning

For Scottish schools looking to effectively deliver the 1+2 approach, hosting a language assistant provides an ideal solution and shows a real commitm...

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Goethe-Institut supports 1+2

‘Deutsch mit Karla und Kai’: new teaching materials for the third and fourth year of primary German on the way The teaching materials for German in pr...

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Education Scotland update

Progression in primary language learning Education Scotland’s modern languages team has created a working group consisting of primary and secondary p...

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‘Choose a Classic!’ Latin or Classical Greek as an L3 opportunity

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The Iris Project is currently providing volunteers to teach Latin as an L3 in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Fife. These volunteers are undergraduate or postg...

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SIG business sub group

The big messages of Language Learning in Scotland: A 1+2 approach are really about the kind of children and young people we are developing in our scho...

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School visits with ‘Felix und Franzi’, the Germany play rug and the German outdoors workshop

The free course materials ‘Deutsch mit Felix und Franzi’ are proving very popular with primary children and their teachers. The cute hand puppets have...

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German language upskilling courses for primary teachers

In October 2015 specialist teachers of German attended a Train the Trainer seminar at the Goethe-Institut in preparation for their tutoring roles in a...

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Updates from LFEE Europe

LFEE Europe is supporting the implementation of 'Language learning in Scotland: A 1+2 approach' in Scottish schools through a range of professional le...

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Education Scotland update

In 2015 Education Scotland produced further guidance on L3; Experiences and Outcomes at first level and senior phase case studies (linking the 1+2 app...

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