Monthly Archives: An Giblean 2016

Conference on Gaelic Education: Transitions to secondary

Conference on Gaelic Education: Transitions to secondary
Drumossie Hotel, Inverness on 2 June 2016
Education Scotland and Bòrd na Gàidhlig would like to invite you to a conference we are organising on Gaelic Education.  The purpose of the conference is to give strategic direction to the development of Gaelic Education, with a particular focus on transitions into secondary Gaelic Learner and Medium Education.  The conference is intended to assist schools and local authorities in increasing the availability of Gaelic Learner and Medium Education within the secondary curriculum.  More information is available here.
It would greatly assist with the organisation of the conference if those attending would register online by 9 May 2016.  To do so, please follow this link:
In the meantime, Education Scotland and Bòrd na Gàidhlig look forward to welcoming you to the conference.
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Social Enterprise Academy and Education Scotland are working in partnership to deliver an Institute of Leadership and Management Award for teachers of Gaelic Education.  The next  Leadership Award for Gaelic Education will commence on 20 and 21 May 2016.  It will be based in Strathpeffer.  If you wish to enrol for this award or require more information, please contact  Education Scotland and Social Enterprise Academy acknowledge financial assistance from Bòrd na Gàidhlig towards the costs of running this award. 

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Registration for this year’s SLF will open at the end of May, giving you the opportunity to book a place at Scotland’s leading educational event.  Details will be available on the SLF websitesoon.  SLF 2016 takes place on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 September in the SECC, Glasgow.  SLF is free to attend and gives you access to a programme of professional development seminars hosted by practitioners and young people from across Scotland.  It’s also home to the largest education exhibition in Scotland with over 100 organisations showcasing their resources.

There will be a seminar on Gaelic Education which will have a focus on promoting Gaelic Learner and Medium Education within a 1+2 Approach to Languages.

We are delighted that this year’s keynotes will be delivered by:
– The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning;
– Dr Yong Zhao, Presidential Chair and Director of the Institute for Global and Online
  Education in the College of Education, University of Oregon;
– Prof Carol Campbell, Associate Professor, Ontario Institute of Education, University of Toronto;
– Mark Beaumont, TV presenter and broadcaster, record-breaking round the world
  cyclist and ultra-endurance adventurer.
Once again the SLF programme will include 3 discussion sessions on the Thursday, covering Early Learning and Childcare, Secondary Progression Pathways and the Scottish Attainment Challenge, we’re looking forward to engaging debates and discussions.

Latest Briefing on Gaelic Education from Education Scotland

Cùrsa Àrainneachd, Cànan is Dualchas

Àrainneachd, Cànan is Dualchas (‘environment, language and heritage’) is a ten-day Gaelic language learning course.  It is intended for fluent speakers and near-fluent learners of the language who would like to continue to develop their fluency.  The course explores the strong links between the language and the Scottish environment. It will run in North Skye on 25-29 July and from 1-5 August, 2016. Students can attend either or both weeks. More information about this course is available here: ACD 2016 (E) and at

Fiosrachadh ùr air Làrach Foghlam Alba

Basic CMYKTha Foghlam Alba air fiosrachadh ùr mu Fhoghlam Gàidhlig a chur air an làrach aca.