Professional Learning for Language Teaching

Follow the links to find out more about all the upcoming professional learning opportunities

6 week Gaelic Course (Commencing Thursday, 29th April, 3.45-4.45pm) Eventbrite Link

4 week follow on Spanish Course (Commencing Wednesday 28th April, 4-5.30pm) Eventbrite link 

Differentiation Strategies and Multi-Composite Class Approaches (Monday 10th May, 3.45-4.45pm)

Ensuring Progression in Language Learning (Monday, 17th May, 3.45-4.45pm)

Celebrating Achievements in Languages (Monday, 24th May, 3.45-4.45pm)


Digital Learning Support Site and Webinars

The Digital Learning Team’s support site contains useful videos, guidance and resources for education staff.  You can access the site at:

The site also lists the team’s upcoming webinars, which staff are welcome to attend and which cover various subjects including Google Classroom, Glow, G Suite and Google Meet.  You can access the webinars page (which is regularly updated) of the site directly at:

Language Learning Opportunities for Primary Practitioners

4 week Spanish beginners’ course starting Thursday 12th November, 3.45-5pm, email to register.


Stand alone Webinars                                                                                                                             

 Using Gaelic to Support Literacy, Numeracy and Health and Wellbeing –                              Thurs 5th Nov, 4-5pm, Register HERE

Learning German with songs- Thursday 5th November, 4-5.30pm, Register HERE





Digital/Language Learning

Professional learning sessions to help practitioners use digital tools to enhance language learning. The webinars cover a wide range of digital tools and are for primary and secondary practitioners.


Secondary – using digital tools in Glow to enhance and capture learning                          Monday 15th June, 11:00 – 12:00

Primary and BGE languages – using mobile devices to enhance and capture language learning.                                                                                                                                                              Monday 15th of June, 14:00 – 15:00

Primary and BGE languages – using G Suite to enhance and capture learning                 Wednesday 17th June, 11:00 – 12:00

To find out more and register for these events  follow the link below:

Family Learning in Innellan


Innellan Primary School has been providing opportunities for family learning through an after-school French club.  Gina Nitschke, a teacher at the school, runs this  club with the assistance of her daughter, Lucy, who is studying French.  This popular club is attended by pupils, siblings, parents and grand-parents.  In fact, the club has proved so popular that it has sparked national interest and you can read more in an article published in the latest edition of the SCILT Newsletter

Intergenerational Learning in Tighnabruaich

This is a lovely memory of a successful Gaelic Intergenerational learning event which was held at the beginning of March, at Tighnabruaich Primary School, in partnership with the Cowal Befrienders.  The event brought together primary pupils, senior DGS pupils and older people who live in the Tighnabruaich area.  Everyone enjoyed a meal together and learned the numbers to 10 in Gaelic. The afternoon culminated in a fun game of bingo in Gaelic! Thanks to everyone involved for making the event a big success and let’s hope that we can bring all the generations together again soon.