Language Learning in Scotland: a 1+2 Approach

The Scottish Government’s Language Working Group published their final report and recommendation for language learning in Scotland in May 2012. This report brings forward far reaching recommendations, with the purpose of establishing a new model for the learning and teaching of language in Scottish schools.

Key recommendations see the Scottish Government explore opportunities for all young people to start learning a second language from P1 and a third language not later than P5, and for primary and secondary schools to work more closely together to ensure better progression in language learning. These recommendations should be implemented across Scotland by 2020.

All language learning is important and should be recognised and celebrated as an achievement. From August 2016, Aberdeenshire schools will be working towards the ambitious goal of every pupil learning two languages in addition to their mother tongue, as outlined in the Scottish Government’s recommendations. This leaflet outlines the benefits of language learning and gives parent and carers information on how languages will be taught in our schools.

View the Language Learning in Scotland: a 1+2 Approach (PDF 6.95MB) leaflet.