Inspiring Pupils to Learn Languages in the Age of Global English Language assistants and Scotland's 1+2 languages policy

Wednesday, 30th April 2014, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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This lively showcase and networking event is a collaborative venture between SCILT, Scotland’s National Centre for Languages and British Council Scotland. It will demonstrate the impact of projects undertaken by British Council Foreign Language Assistants working in Scotland and the support returning English Language Assistants can offer to Scottish schools. The reciprocal nature of the Language Assistants programme and the mutual benefits arising from incoming and outgoing assistants are highlighted, as well as examples of best practice. There will be interactive presentations followed by a Q&A session.

There will be a networking reception before this event (during registration) that may be of interest to participants which will take place from 4.30pm – 5.00pm. Light snacks and refreshments are included. During the networking reception and exhibition there will be the opportunity to meet and network with participants from the preceding event

Who should attend?

  • Government officials involved with the 1+2 languages policy
  • Decision makers from Education Scotland
  • Key stakeholders from local authorities and independent schools in Scotland
  • Stakeholders in languages education from across the UK
  • Inbound and Outbound Language Assistants - past and future
  • Year Abroad and School Link Coordinators (Universities)


Benefits of attending

  • See the value of employing Language Assistants in your local authority or school and the real difference they can make in implementing the 1+2 languages policy
  • Find out how outbound Language Assistants from Scottish universitites can engage with schools to inspire language learning
  • Be inspired to try out different language learning approaches
  • Network with a range of educational stakeholders









Dr Hannah Doughty
phone +44 (0)141 444 8161
Professional Development Officer
Eduardo Lees
phone +44 (0)131 525 5717
British Council

Registration for this event is closed

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