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Professional learning to support teachers delivering 1+2 Gaelic (Learners)

This professional learning is for teachers.

7 – 12 July (summer school) & 21 – 24 July (symposium), 2019

Are you looking for an opportunity to use and further your Gaelic in a fun and supportive community setting?

Come to South Uist, where Ceòlas Uibhist is offering:

  • Short courses in the strongest Gaelic community;
  • Quality tuition from experienced native Gaelic speakers;
  • A positive and supportive learning environment;

OBJECTIVES

  • Gain confidence in speaking Gaelic in a community setting;
  • Experience the rich oral tradition and culture as a teaching resource;
  • Extend your knowledge of the natural environment, heritage and indigenous skills for cross-curricular themes;

OUTCOMES

  • Strengthening of grammar, vocabulary, idiom and dialect;
  • Understanding of Gaelic as a social and economic asset;
  • Building connections with others in similar situations;

WHEN           Week 1 (7 – 12 July); Week 2 (21 – 24 July) 2019

WHERE          Dalabrog, South Uist

WHAT            Gaelic Enrichment Course for Gaelic Teachers

For more information, please contact: info@ceolas.co.uk

Language skills – a crutial asset in a global economy

More companies are trading with international markets and this has led to growth in global supply chains. Because of this, there is greater demand for workers who have modern language skills, experience of the international business environment and are prepared to work globally.

Increasingly, companies are interested in employing people who can engage and communicate with their customers and suppliers around the world. Workers with experience of the international business environment are more likely to recognise the cultural differences around the world and understand potential trade challenges and find solutions – companies look favourably upon this skillset.

A survey of UK companies found that a quarter of those surveyed said they had lost international business to their competitors, as they did not have adequate modern language skills in their organisation. It is imperative that we move away from the attitude that modern language skills is a ‘nice to have’ attribute.

Learning a modern language will help improve employment prospects. According to a 2015 QS world university rankings report, six out of ten employers said they would give extra credit for international student experience.

Company examples

Paul Sheerin, Chief Executive, Scottish Engineering: “Companies need to open their minds and see exporting as a possibility. People learning languages in school is massively important in that respect. It is not important which language they learn—it is important that they learn a language.”

Do you want to engage with schools?

As a first port of call Scotland National Centre for Languages website outlines their support to engage with schools: https://www.scilt.org.uk/Business/tabid/1297/Default.aspx

Why not get involved with Developing the Young Workforce? The Scottish Government’s Youth Employment Strategy aims to engage employers with education to better prepare young people for the world of work. https://education.gov.scot/scottish-education-system/policy-for-scottish-education/policy-drivers/Developing the Young Workforce (DYW)

Do you need language support to enter a particular market?

Talk to a Scottish Development International (SDI) export adviser about your requirements. SDI may be able to support with translation and language requirements. https://www.scottish-enterprise.com/services/do-business-outside-scotland/talk-to-an-export-adviser/overview/enquiry-form

Do you want to get involved with Developing the Young Workforce and support young people in school?

There are now twenty-one DYW regional groups covering the whole of Scotland. The groups are led by industry and are the main conduit between employers and schools. They can provide practical support to develop programmes, which allow you to engage with young people.

Get in touch with your regional group using the details below:

Regional Group Contact Email
Ayrshire Claire Baird cbaird@ayrshire-chamber.org
Argyll and Bute Maureen McKenna Maureen.McKenna@uhi.ac.uk
Borders Sara Ward sward@dywborders.co.uk
Dundee and Angus Angela Vettraino angela@dywda.co.uk
Dumfries and Galloway Tricia Hunter tricia.hunter@dgchamber.co.uk
Edinburgh and Lothians Michelle Fenwick michelle.fenwick@edinburghchamber.co.uk
Fife Ray Fernie ray.fernie@fife.gov.uk
Forth Valley Jen Henderson jen.henderson@dyw.forthvalley.ac.uk
Glasgow Leona Seaton Leona.seaton@glasgowchamberofcommerce.com
Inverness and Central

Highland

Andy Maxtone andy@dywich.co.uk
Lanarkshire Alison Nimmo Animmo@dywled.org
North Highland Trudy Morris trudy@caithnesschamber.com
Perth and Kinross Fiona Reith FReith@pkc.gov.uk
West Highland Dougie Ormiston douglas.ormiston@dywwesthighland.org
Moray Sarah Baxter sbaxter@dywmoray.co.uk
Orkney Rachel Scarth rachel.scarth@uhi.ac.uk
Shetland Shona Thompson shona.thompson@shetland.gov.uk
North East James Bream james.bream@agcc.co.uk
Outer Hebrides Bernard Chisholm b.chisholm@cne-siar.gov.uk
West Bob Davidson Bob.Davidson@dywwest.co.uk
West Lothian Lauren Brown lauren.brown@dyw-wl.com

Are you a large national employer looking to develop a programme to rollout across multiple regions in Scotland? Get in touch with Steven Turnbull who can support you to develop a programme – steven.turnbull@gov.scot  

St Mary’s Primary School (North Ayrshire): Work-based learning opportunities through community partnerships

St Mary’s Primary School, finalist at the Scottish Education Awards 2017, has developed a systematic approach to career education weaving work-based learning opportunities across the curriculum.  This includes an assisted work placement programme for all P7 students with local business across a wide range of sectors from science and technology, IT and the hospitality sector.    The programme is now running in its second year.   Headteacher Mary Hume says:  “We have built excellent relationships within the town evidenced by the fact that they are willing to work with our pupils again this year but moreover, we have been able to diversify and offer more choice to our pupils.”

One of their partnerships allows pupils to shadow interpreters at Concentrix (IBM) dealing with complex issues of cyber security on a global scale.  The partnership also extends to staff visiting the school to supporting the 1+2 languages agenda at St Mary’s.

This initiative sits within the wider career education programme the school offers all learners across the curriculum.  Parents and employers are co-designing and delivering exciting project work that enhances learners’ skills for learning, life and work.

 

 

 

Gaelic Language Enrichment Course for teachers of Gaelic Learner and Medium Education (GLE and GME)

When: 2 – 7 July 2017 and 23 – 27 July 2017

Where: South Uist

Fee: £250

Language level: Beginner to Fluent

Brief: This Gaelic Enrichment Course is a career-long professional learning opportunity for teachers of GLE and GME. The course aims to support teachers use and develop their Gaelic language skills within a community setting. The course will be tailored to the specific needs of the teachers.  It includes: conversational skills, grammar, resources for the classroom, workshops and field trips.

For more information, please contact: Ceòlas Uibhist, Taigh Gleus, Dalabrog, Uibhist a Deas HS8 5SS Tel: 01878 700154 E-mail: info@ceolas.co.uk

www.ceolas .co.uk

1+2 Approach to languages: Gaelic (Learners)

Go! Gaelic

The Go!Gaelic resource is a distinct programme which provides training, support and resources to equip teachers with the necessary Gaelic language skills and teaching methodology to deliver Gaelic as L2 or L3 from early to second level at the primary stages.

The Go! Gaelic course provides teachers  with 18 days of language learning and pedagogy practice.  It is supported by the website (http://go-gaelic.scot)  which hosts materials to support trainers, teachers and learners.  The website is also supported by a Go! Gaelic app that enables teachers to access the vocabulary and audio through tablets and smartphones.   For more information,  please contact: Jonathan.ferrier@gov.scot

 

Briefing on Gaelic Education

Our latest Briefing on Gaelic Education is available at:

http://gaidhlig.educationscotland.gov.uk/ImagesGaelic/BriefingonGaelicEducationDec2015_tcm12-873327.pdf

We would appreciate your assistance in advising practitioners of the availability of this latest edition.

If you wish to use our e-bulletins and briefings to inform practitioners of Gaelic Education of useful information, please contact us at Inverness@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk.   Our next bulletin will be published on 26 February 2016.

1+2 Approaches to Reading and Writing

Small Image 1+2This third Glow TV session from the Modern Languages team at Education Scotland will look at Reading and Writing in a 1+2 context. It will give advice on approaches to developing these skills in young learners and how this fits in with the new Experiences and Outcomes at First Level published at the end of March.

Join us live on Wednesday 29th April at 4pm. Register now to take part in this session in Glow TV.

1 + 2 Languages Strategy

Small Image 1+2This second Glow TV event in the series hosted by the modern languages team at Education Scotland will focus on developing listening and talking in young learners in a 1+2 context.

There will also be information on the latest developments and support available from Education Scotland.

This session is aimed at development officers and practitioners and will take place on Wednesday 25th February at 4pm. – Register now in Glow TV to join in on the day.