Last Updated: Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Conference: Gaelic (Learners) in a 1+2 Approach to Languages

What is this?

This resource will support practitioners at the primary stages with planning and delivering Gaelic Learner Education (GLE) as part of a 1+2 approach to languages. These materials were used at a conference organised by the Scottish Government and the Consortium for GLE.

Who is this for?

​This resource will be of particular interest to practitioners at the primary stages taking forward Gaelic (Learners) as L2 or L3 within the curriculum.

How to use this learning and assessment resource to improve practice?

These materials may be used alongside national guidance when delivering Gaelic language as part of a 1+2 approach.

Here are some reflective questions to consider when using this resource:

  • How well are you building on prior learning?
  • Do you have a body of evidence to support assessment judgements and decisions about next steps?
    · Do you make best use of partners and other organisations to provide opportunities for children to develop and apply their skills in Gaelic?
  • How confident are you that learning and teaching approaches are varied, active and differentiated, and provide effective support and challenge?
  • Are you ensuring learners receive high-quality feedback and have an understanding of their progress and what they need to do to improve?


Powerpoint presentation: Maryse Payen-Roy (567 KB)

Powerpoint presentation: Donald J MacRitchie (1.9 MB)

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Presentation by Mr John Swinney, Deputy First Minister, Scottish Government
Mr Swinney’s presentation outlines the Scottish Government’s commitment and support for Gaelic Education.

Donald J MacRitchie, Go! Gaelic resource, Stòrlann
Donald John MacRitchie's presentation gives an overview of the Go!Gaelic resource.

Maryse Payen-Roy, Languages Staff Tutor, Glasgow City Council
Maryse Payen-Roy shares some practice and advice on language teaching.