Languages in S1-S3

Developing partnerships

Linking languages and business

Developing Scotland's young workforce through languages - Toolkit

Our Toolkit provides teachers with steps towards building partnerships with local businesses as well as accessing local support through DYW. Partnerships could include:

  • careers fairs
  • promotional talks
  • a learning project with a local business

The toolkit is supported by a series of films looking at languages in a range of careers.

Case studies

Our Business Language Champions series of Case Studies showcases partnerships with schools and local businesses in action. 

British Council opportunities

Opportunities for schools in Scotland

Schools Online

Schools Online is British Council's main partner finding tool and the ideal starting place for schools seeking a partner overseas. 

Support for developing partnerships

eTwinning supports schools across Europe to collaborate online

eTwinning: Transforming Teaching and Learning film that illustrates how eTwinning can transform classroom practice. 

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

International recognition

ISA – International School Award

Language Assistants 


For schools and local authorities:


Connecting Classrooms 

Teaching Resources

Commonwealth class 

Classroom resources on Schools Online

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