Category Archives: Literacy and Gàidhlig

Language Learning in Scotland: 1+2 = Gaelic!

Scottish Learning Festival, 4.15pm on Wednesday 21 September. Seminar Room: Boisdale 2

Education Scotland invites you to a seminar at the Scottish Learning Festival on the role of Gaelic in a 1+2 Approach to languages. This session will give you an opportunity to hear of effective practice by a local authority which is increasing the number of young people that are learning Gaelic.  Please register for this seminar at:





Professional Learning for teachers of Gaelic Medium Education (GME)

Streap, the Postgraduate Teaching Certificate for teachers of GME is still recruiting for a 5 September 2016 start. Applications are now invited for a limited number of places. The induction to the course takes place in Glasgow on 15 and 16 September 2016.

This programme is fully funded by the Scottish Government. For more information, please go to:

Stòrlann: Fileanta

These materials are now on the Fileanta website:

  • Fo Sgàil a’ Swastika: This pupil unit has an indepth study of this novel, with teacher material*, listening text and video interview with Bill Innes (who edited the book).
  • Deich san Fhàsach: This pupil unit has an indepth study of ten stories from the book Caogad san Fhàsach, teacher material*. There are 10 stories being read in mp3 format, 6 videos with information about the stories and about the author.
  • Measaidhean Ėisteachd N3, N4 agus N5: 8 listening assessments (mp3 file, questions, answers* for each) at each of the three levels, and covering one of the following subjects: language, culture, the media and literature.

* Please Contact to obtain a password which will allow you access to teacher material/answers for each unit. We plan to keep all the teacher material on one page of our website and the password will allow you to use each resource located there


Stàit Neo-eismeileach Sonais

Small - Gaelic HappinessJoin Ariel Killick, of Stàit Neo-eismeileach Sonais /Independent State of Happiness contemporary Gaelic Arts provider for this session on Wednesday 18th May at 4pm.

Ariel will outline the fun and exciting workshops she can deliver to schools. These include projects such as; Storytelling and Drama, Circus skills, Graffiti Art, Street theatre and Spectacle, which support children with Gaelic language acquisition and development from Nursery to P7. Ariel will also outline how such workshops and projects can fulfil several Curriculum for Excellence Experiences and Outcomes. This session will last approximately 30 minutes and will be delivered bilingually in Gaelic and English.

Register now to take part live – Stàit Neo-eismeileach Sonais.

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.

Gaelic Progression Frameworks

Small - Gaelic Progression Framework copyJoin Maeve MacKinnon Senior Education Officer, Gaelic Education for this session on Monday 16th May at 4pm.

Maeve will be discussing the recently updated Progression Frameworks and how they can assist practitioners with assessing children and young people’s progress in Literacy and Gàidhlig. This session will last approximately 30 minutes and will be delivered through the medium of Gaelic.

Regsiter now and join in live – Gaelic Progression Frameworks

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.

Storlann – stuthan ùra

Tha na stuthan ùra seo air-loidhne a-nis:

  • Fo Sgàil a’ Swastika: aonad an sgoileir a’ dèanamh mion-sgrùdadh air an nobhail, stuthan an tidseir*, deuchainn èisteachd agus bhidio/agallamh le Bill Innes (a dheasaich an leabhar).
  • Deich san Fhàsach: aonad an sgoileir a’ dèanamh mion-sgrùdadh air 10 sgeulachdan às an leabhar Caogad san Fhàsach, stuthan an tidseir*, 10 sgeulachdan air an leughadh agus ann an cruth mp3, 6 bhidiothan le fiosrachadh mu na sgeulachdan agus mun sgrìobhadair fhèin.
  • Measaidhean Èisteachd N3, N4 agus N5: 8 measaidhean (faidhle mp3, ceistean, freagairtean* an urra) aig gach aon de na trì ìrean agus a’ còmhdach aon de na cuspairean a leanas: cànan, cultar, na meadhanan agus litreachas.

Newsletter: Gaelic Medium Education

Comann nam Pàrant, the national organisation that advises and supports parents/carers of those in Gaelic Medium Education (GME), has recently published a newsletter.

The newsletter includes information on

  • Education (Scotland) Act 2016
  • Comann nam Pàrant AGM
  • Gaelic Medium Education in action across the country
  • Bòrd na Gàidhlig
  • Teacher Recruitment
  • Comhairle nan Leabhraichean’s approaches to supporting parents/carers with their child’s learning
  • New resources.

Please continue to read

Conference on Gaelic Education: Transitions to secondary, Drumossie Hotel, Inverness on 2 June 2016

Education Scotland and Bòrd na Gàidhlig would like to invite you to a conference we are organising on Gaelic Education. The purpose of the conference is to give strategic direction to the development of Gaelic Education, with a particular focus on transitions into secondary Gaelic Learner and Medium Education. The conference is intended to assist schools and local authorities in increasing the availability of Gaelic Learner and Medium Education within the secondary curriculum. More information is available here.

It would greatly assist with the organisation of the conference if those attending would register online by 9 May 2016. To do so, please follow this link:

In the meantime, Education Scotland and Bòrd na Gàidhlig look forward to welcoming you to the conference.

Leadership Award: Gaelic Education

Social Enterprise Academy and Education Scotland are working in partnership to deliver an Institute of Leadership and Management Award for teachers of Gaelic Education. The next Leadership Award for Gaelic Education will commence on 20 and 21 May 2016. It will be based in Strathpeffer. If you wish to enrol for this award or require more information, please contact Education Scotland and Social Enterprise Academy acknowledge financial assistance from Bòrd na Gàidhlig towards the costs of running this award.

Professional Learning: Environment, Language and Heritage

Àrainneachd, Cànan is Dualchas (‘environment, language and heritage’) is a ten-day Gaelic language learning course. It is intended for fluent speakers and near-fluent learners of the language who would like to continue to develop their fluency. The course explores the strong links between the language and the Scottish environment. It will run in North Skye on 25-29 July and from 1-5 August, 2016. Students can attend either or both weeks. More information about this course is available here: ACD 2016 (E) and at