In the light of recent initiatives it is more important than ever to ensure teachers have access to high-quality professional learning opportunities.
The General Teaching Council for Scotland's (GTCS) Professional Update supports the idea of career-long professional learning as do its Professional Standards. Self-evaluation and self-monitoring of teachers' learning are important features that SCILT – Scotland's National Centre for Languages – is championing through a menu of workshops and other learning events for languages teachers across the country.
The Scottish government's 1+2 approach to language learning is aimed at ensuring that every child has the opportunity to learn a first modern language from P1 onwards and a second from P5 onwards.
The policy is being implemented across all local authorities with a variety of approaches supported by Education Scotland and SCILT.
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