Language Assistants: Maximising Support for Language LearningShowcase and Networking Event

Tuesday, 30th April 2013, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Venue: Graham Hills Building, level 5

Room: 5.14

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This showcase and networking event will bring together a range of stakeholders - those interested in exploring innovative ways of supporting the implementation of the 1+2 languages policy, and those who are keen to provide students considering an assistantship abroad with examples of best practice.  Language assistants from Europe, the Americas and Asia will demonstrate the innovative and effective ways in which they have impacted positively on Scottish pupils’ language learning experience.  The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session and opportunities for networking. Light snacks and refreshments are included. The event is a collaborative venture between SCILT, Scotland's National Centre for Languages and the British Council in Scotland.

Who should attend?

  • Decision makers from local authorities and independent schools in Scotland

  • Stakeholders in languages education from across the UK

  • Principal Teachers/Faculty Heads with responsibility for Languages

  • Inbound and Outbound Language Assistants - Past, Present and Future

  • Year Abroad Coordinators and relevant representatives from the National Union of Students Scotland

Benefits of attending

  • Experience the innovative ways in which the current  Language Assistants in Scotland have engaged with their pupils at primary and secondary school level

  • Find out how Language Assistants can make a real difference to the 1+2 languages policy in individual schools or local authorities

  • See the value of employing Language Assistants in your local authority or independent school

  • Network with a range of educational stakeholders across schools and education sectors

  • Be inspired to try out a different language learning approach yourself




Hannah Doughty
phone +44 (0)141 444 8161
Eduardo Lees
British Council

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