In addition to accessing resources from Scottish universities, why not access a native speaker through the British Council's Language Assistant's scheme, which brings undergraduates from other countries to support language learning in Scotland's schools.
Language Assistants give your school the opportunity to broaden pupils' understanding of the world, improve their language skills and increase their cultural awareness.
Native speakers of either French, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese (Mandarin), Russian and Irish, Language Assistants are usually undergraduates, aged between 20 and 30 years old. This differs for Chinese Language Assistants who are qualified and experienced teachers, or teaching graduates with at least one year's experience of teaching overseas.
In schools a Language Assistant can:
- help to introduce language learning
- support teachers
- increase pupils' confidence
- improve overall standards
- enhance teachers' knowledge of languages
- prepare for exams
- support implementation of the 1+2 languages policy
A Language Assistant will provide the cultural awareness and language learning skills that can only be gained from a native speaker. Because they are native speakers, their language is authentic and up to date.
More information is available from the British Council website.