“Languages. Lost? Found!? Working across the sectors in HE, schools and the wider community. A perspective from UCML Scotland on collaboration with SCILT and others.”, Marion Spöring, University of Dundee
12:15pm Lunch (optional and at your own expense)
2:00pm Talk and Q&A
Lunch prior to the event will be taking place at:
11-13 Old Hawkhill
Marion Spöring will focus on cross-sector initiatives in promoting and sustaining language learning in Scotland. UCMLS' March 2017 action plan has prioritised events and activities to support the 1+2 Scottish government initiative for schools. The goal is to take this initiave to the wider sector and promote lifelong learning, community engagement, intercultural awareness and language learning. The talk will include practical examples as well as discussions on the strategic importance of these initiatives.
For a number of years, UCMLS and SCILT (Scotland's National Centre for Languages) have been organizing regular events and competitions such as Word Wizard, Mother Tongue, Other Tongue, Business Brunches as well as events with wider focus such as the Languages Lost and Found Being Human festival and activities organized by individual universities.
Marion Spöring MCIL, Senior Lecturer in Applied Languages and European Studies, University of Dundee and Chair University Council for Modern Languages in Scotland.
Marion has worked for 40 years in the sector of language teaching in different education sectors including tourism. She has worked in both Germany and the UK, the last 24 of these in Scotland. Apart from her native German, her working languages are English and Russian. Marion has publications on language policy in Scotland and Europe, as well as applied languages focused on work, staff development and cultural studies.
Room 1G06, Dalhousie Building
75 Old Hawkhill
Dundee, DD1 5EN