Languages in the primary school.

Developing partnerships

SCILT support


DYW toolkit
Partner with local business

Support from British Council

For an overview of how British Council supports partnership working and brings an international dimension into classrooms, visit the Bring the world into your school website.

Schools Online is British Council's main partner finding tool and the ideal starting place for schools seeking a partner overseas. 

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Learners International supports schools in their journey of learning through partnerships with educational establishments abroad. From Education Scotland and British Council Scotland.

eTwinning supports schools across Europe to collaborate online

Connecting classrooms supports schools internationally to learn about and collaborate on the big issues that shape our world.

For schools and local authorities:


Connecting Classrooms 

Opportunities from UK-German Connection

A bilateral government initiative set up to increase contact and understanding between young people in the UK and Germany by bringing them together. It offers a wide variety of opportunities, programmes and initiatives for young people, schools and teachers.

With a set of resources and online features and a focus on joint Bears activities with a project partner school in Germany, Alex and Ben bring a fun and accessible international dimension to the primary school classroom.

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Four-day visits to Germany at Christmas time, giving primary and secondary pupils the chance to experience Germany's Christmas culture in a real-life setting!

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A website for primary schools with games, quizzes and creative features for language and intercultural learning.

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UK-German Connection is funded and governed by the UK and German governments, British Council and the Pädagogischer Austauschdienst.

Further opportunities from partners

Mingalaba Teaching and promoting languages through football

Bili The online exchange platform

Turing Scheme

Schools funding

The Turing Scheme is the UK government’s scheme to provide funding for international opportunities in education and training across the world.

Schools funding can give your pupils the chance to learn abroad. Organisations can apply for funding to send pupils to learn abroad. It is an opportunity for learners to learn new skills, raise aspirations and get a better understanding of other cultures. 

Find out more about the different types of activities organisations can apply for, who is eligible to take part and how to start a schools application on the Turing Scheme website.

Receive recognition for successful partnerships

Scottish Languages Employability Award
University of Strathclyde Education Scotland British Council Scotland The Scottish Government
SCILT - Scotlands National centre for Languages