Money for language departments and projects in Scotland! – invitation to apply for new award

The British Academy is offering two awards of £4000 specifically for Scottish schools that want to develop creative ways of improving language teaching and learning. It could go towards helping you to work with your local primary schools, take forward business links, or develop a new course.

The funding is intended to extend or strengthen work that has already started, even if on quite a small scale. One of the awards is for mainstream secondary schools and the other is intended for supporting the learning of community languages outside mainstream school times. PLUS the winners will have a chance to win an extra £4000 which will go to the best overall UK project. The closing date for applications is 31 March 2012.  Please click here to access an easy application form to fill in and further details.    

This is the first year that the British Academy has run the scheme and we need to get the message out, so if you know someone who would be interested, pass this message on. It would be a real shame if schools in Scotland missed out on this opportunity.