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Languages

The languages curriculum area includes literacy and English, literacy and Gàidhlig, modern languages, Gaelic (learners), classical languages and Scots. ​

Confidence in literacy, knowing other languages and understanding other cultures are 21st century skills for students as they prepare to live and work in a global society.

Key documents for languages

Experiences and outcomes

Principles and practice documents

Benchmarks

National Qualifications

Browse our NQ site to find subject-specific materials across the range of languages.

Literacy and English

Practical support and resources

Find resources, examples of practice, research and improvement frameworks and tools for literacy and English in the National Improvement Hub.

Key documents

Education Scotland 3-18 Literacy and English Review

Key resources

Early reading

Scottish Attainment Challenge Learning and Teaching Toolkit
Phonics
Reading comprehension

Supporting early language development in East Ayrshire
Primary Literacy coaching programme in Renfrewshire
Developing a literacy rich curriculum in p1-3
Supporting acquisition of literacy skills using reading and writing circles
POLAAR (Primary one literacy assessment and action resource)

Reading

Reading professional learning resource
Reading comprehension (South of Scotland Literacy Hub)
Reading for enjoyment (South of Scotland Literacy Hub)

Writing

Writing professional learning resource
Developing writing through effective feedback

Listening and talking

Listening and talking – group discussion professional learning resource

Literacy across learning

Literacy across learning in secondary schools
Literacy in Social Studies

Literacy and Gàidhlig

Practical support and resources

Find resources, examples of practice, research and improvement frameworks and tools for literacy and Gàidhlig in the National Improvement Hub.

Key documents

Comhairle mu Fhoghlam Gàidhlig/ Advice on Gaelic Education  

Key resources

Àite Foghlam Gàidhlig 3-18 ann an 'Ionnsachadh Cànain ann an Alba: Modh-obrach 1 + 2' /The Role of Gaelic Education 3-18 in ‘Language learning in Scotland: A 1+2 Approach’
A’ cur taic ris an Ìre Thràth ann am Foghlam Tro Mheadhan na Gàidhlig / Supporting the Early Years in Gaelic Medium Education

Modern languages

Practical support and resources

Find resources, examples of practice, research and improvement frameworks and tools for modern languages in the National Improvement Hub.

Key resources

A 1+2 approach to modern languages
Modern languages reference grammars

Gaelic (Learners)

Practical support and resources

Find resources, examples of practice, research and improvement frameworks and tools for Gaelic (learners) in the National Improvement Hub.

Key resources

Scotland's Scientists: A Gaelic Language Resource
Family learning at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI  

Classical languages

Practical support and resources

Find resources, examples of practice, research and improvement frameworks and tools for classical languages in the National Improvement Hub.

Key resources

Active learning strategies in classical languages 

Scots language

Practical support and resources

Find resources, examples of practice, research and improvement frameworks and tools for Scots language in the National Improvement Hub.

Key resources

Keen tae Ken yir Kin
SQA Scots Language Award

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