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The Scottish Government's Report 'Language Learning in Scotland: A 1+2 Approach' was published in 2012. Local authorities and schools are now working towards implementation of the report. The aim is to enable children and young people to study two languages in addition to their mother tongue in all Scottish primary and secondary schools.
As parents/carers, you may have questions about the approach which we hope will be addressed in this leaflet:
Alternatively, you may wish to visit the 1+2 FAQs section of our website.
If you are interested in ordering this leaflet for your school please go to the 'Order form' tab above.
These leaflets aim to help inform parents of the wide range of benefits of learning other languages. They could be useful particularly at course choice time.
Find out more about the claims made in the Parent leaflet.
This leaflet promotes the positive connections between language learning and literacy skills, and demonstrates how learning additional languages can play an important role in helping children and young people develop their literacy skills in their mother tongue. This will be a useful tool for parents nights and will be powerful in advocating the value of language learning to colleagues:
Find out more about the research used to produce this leaflet.
In Scotland, all learners are entitled to opportunities and support so that they can learn languages from P1 until the end of S3 as a minimum. This guide for parents aims to:
Download Making languages count for my child: A guide for parents on language learning entitlement in Scotland as PDF.
Read how Corseford School in Renfrewshire are using inclusive pedagogies and technologies such as alternative and augmentative communication systems to support the teaching and learning of Spanish. Corseford School supports children and young people with complex health, education, movement and communication needs.
The bookmarks are designed to show pupils why learning languages is beneficial in a light-hearted way.
If you are interested in ordering this bookmark for your school please go to the 'Order form' tab above.
This postcard is designed to highlight the advantages of continuing language learning to complement future studies, whether at college or university, and to highlight the options available. It will be particularly useful for supporting senior pupils make choices about their paths beyond school.
Lots more information on the options available beyond school is available from the Beyond School pages of our website.
If you are a teacher and are interested in ordering any of these materials for your school, simply fill in the form below and send it back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Although these products are free of charge, we would ask in return that you briefly explain how you intend to use them in your establishment.
Presentations that SCILT has used at promotional events to make the case for languages. These are aimed at parents and learners to convince them of the benefits of language learning.
Presentation that SCILT has used at promotional events to make the case for languages. This can be used with learners to convince them of the benefits of continuing with language learning.
Presentation that SCILT has used at a promotional event to make the case for languages to parents. Suitable for use at parents evenings and at options time.
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