SCILT Article on Languages Week

Our partners at Scotland's National Centre for Languages (SCILT) have mentioned our GETs in their article on Languages Week 2021:

"Languages Week Scotland 2021 took place during the week 1 – 5 February. The theme was ‘Celebrating Scotland’s languages landscape’ and the aim was to amplify the voices of people, organisations and events that celebrate multilingualism and the many ways it manifests in Scottish communities. SCILT invited children, families, schools, communities and organisations to engage with the week through the hashtag #scotlandloveslanguages on Twitter.

John Swinney opened the week with a video message. This is now hosted on the SCILT website or can be viewed on social media.

As part of Languages Week 2021, the Scottish Government confirmed councils will receive £2.4 million funding for the current year to support the continued teaching of languages through schools.

John Swinney set a daily languages challenge through Twitter. These are now hosted on the SCILT website.  Throughout the week, the range of challenges enabled learners at all stages, from primary to FE/HE and families at home to celebrate language learning and languages in the community.

Wednesday’s challenge was an invitation for the nation to flood Twitter with tongue-twisters in languages other than English – a language learned at school or a language spoken at home. Here is an example from the German Educational Trainees.

On Friday, the challenge was to find objects in other languages around the house.  Find out how St Roch's responded.

At the start of the week, SCILT posed the question, “What do languages mean to you?” and received these answers (among many others):

Many partners across the country joined in the celebrations for Languages Week Scotland, including:

  • City of Glasgow College Library Service 
  • Scottish Book Trust
  • BBC Scotland Learning 
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Project Trust 

Two events will follow on from Languages Week Scotland, later in February:


Read the full article here