Language Partnerships across Sectors: Seminar and Discussion Workshop

Date: 1 May, 2013
Location: University of Strathclyde, Graham Hills Building, level 5, Room 5.13
Event type: Seminar and discussion workshop

Location map | Programme

This seminar and discussion workshop will bring together stakeholders in language education from universities across Scotland. Presentations of existing best practice in cross-sector collaboration between schools and universities will be followed by a discussion on how this partnership working could be enhanced to support language learning in schools. There will also be an opportunity to view some of the project work from this year’s intake of Foreign Language Assistants in Scottish schools. Lunch and refreshments included. This event is a collaborative venture between Scotland's National Centre for Languages (SCILT) and the Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS).

Who should attend?

  • Programme designers of undergraduate language courses
  • Language professionals in universities

Benefits of attending

  • Find out about existing best practice in partnership initiatives between universities and schools, and consider how these could be enhanced to support language learning across Scotland
  • Opportunity to feed into universities’ departmental ideas and plans in support of language learning
  • Expand your network of professional stakeholders interested in cross-sector initiatives
  • View the innovative ways in which current Language Assistants in Scotland have engaged with their pupils at primary and secondary school level

This event is organised in partnership with    &  Routes into Languages


 This is no charge to attend, please register to secure your place at :

Provisional programme

You can download the provisional programme by clicking here

09:30 - 10:00    Registration and refreshments

10:00 - 10:15    Welcome and Introduction
10:00 - 10:15    Sarah Breslin, Director of SCILT

10:15 - 10:40    Baccalaureate Days
                        Christine Penman, Edinburgh Napier University

10:40 - 11:05     Support 1 + 2 policy - access to additional languages, programmes for current and future
                        Marion Spöring, University of Dundee

11:05 - 11:20        Short break with refreshments

11:20 - 11:45        Getting pupils motivated through competitions
                                Sarah Schechter, Routes into Languages East of England, Anglia Ruskin University

11:45 - 12.15        Discussion

12:15 - 13:15        Lunch

13:15 - 13:40        Bridging the gap between schools and universities: the Strathclyde Ambassadors' Scheme
                                Cedric Moreau, University of Strathclyde

13:40 - 14:05        Opportunities for pupils for teachers in immersion day workshops
                                Fanny Chouc / Eloisa Monteoliva, Heriot-Watt University

14:05 - 14:50        Pulling the threads together and planning ahead

14:50 - 15:00        Closing remarks