Julie-Anne Mackenzie, Professional Development Officer

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    Julie-Anne is a native Gaelic speaker from the Isle of Lewis. She graduated from Glasgow University with an honours degree in Hispanic Studies in 2006, which included time spent in Spain and Portugal. She worked as a pupil support assistant in Hyndland Secondary School in Glasgow before completing a PGCE at Strathclyde University.

    She has been a Gaelic and Modern Languages teacher in Calderglen High School since 2009 and during this time has worked hard to build business and community links, particularly in Gaelic. She has been involved in residential activities to promote learning of languages in Scotland and abroad. She was the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Co-Ordinator and took part in walking and sailing expeditions. During this time, she was also involved in the development of the new qualifications in Gàidhlig and materials for the National Survey of Literacy and Numeracy.

    She is passionate about the importance of learning languages and the enriching effect it can have on young people’s lives.

    LH-232 Lord Hope Building
    University of Strathclyde
    141 St James Road
    Glasgow, G4 0LT

    Tel: 0141 444 8174


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