Senior Phase

Opportunities to celebrate languages in the Senior Phase.

Celebrating languages

"The project has definitely boosted uptake in the Senior Phase as it has been a perfect opportunity for our pupils to see, first hand, what it is like to use their language skills in the world of work, as well as the importance of studying languages and the amazing opportunities it will bring them in the future."

- Teacher of a class taking part in Language Linking Global Thinking

SCILT opportunities

Language Linking Global Thinking

Students on their year abroad are linked with a primary or secondary school keep in regular contact with their partner school during their time abroad using blog posts, emails, postcards and other resources. The two-way correspondence between student and class brings the language and culture of the student's host country alive for pupils.

Mother Tongue Other Tongue

This exciting multilingual poetry project celebrates linguistic and cultural diversity through creative writing, and showcases the many languages which are spoken and learned by young people in school and at home. Pupils from P1-S6 can participate, as well as bilinguals and those studying languages beyond school. 


Piloted in session 2017-18, the competition brings together two of our favourite topics – languages and food! Pupils from P1-S6 work on their social, literacy, numeracy and financial skills, as well as their language, when they work in teams to submit a recipe for a dish symbolic of a country where either a language they are learning in school or a language that pupils speak at home is spoken.

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