Modern Languages Conference on 25th May
On 25th May the European Parliament Office in Scotland participated in the conference ' One city, many voices: Taking Modern Foreign Languages forward in Edinburgh schools' organised by the City of Edinburgh in Broughton High School. Liz Gray (Quality Improvement Officer Languages and Literacy, City of Edinburgh Council) and Gillian Tee (Director of Education, City of Edinburgh Council) opened the conference while Sarah Breslin from Scottish Centre for Information on Language Teaching (SCILT) gave an overview of the recent reforms in language teaching in Scotland.
The conference attracted over 100 delegates, who had an opportunity to learn about teaching resources on offer, including those provided by the European Parliament Office in Scotland, and participated in a number of workshops covering various subjects such as developing literacy and business skills through modern languages.
The recent report 'Language Learning in Scotland : A 1+2 Approach' seeks to establish a new model for teaching and learning of languages in Scottish schools.