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Danestone School Confucius Classroom Launch

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On 4th May 2018, Danestone School launched its Confucius Classroom, a new Mandarin learning centre in Aberdeen. Pupil and staff from primary and secondary schools from across Aberdeen City attended and contributed to the opening ceremony. Danestone School pupils and staff welcomed attendees including parents, representatives from the Confucius Institute for Scotland’s School, The University […]

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2018 China week

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In February 2018, Aberdeen City Council organised a 2-week ‘China Week’ in local Primary schools and secondary schools to celebrate Chinese New year. Hanban teachers from the Confucius Institute at the University of Aberdeen arranged various activities to promote Chinese language and culture in schools. Hanban teachers were separated into 4 teams – Art, Dance, Cooking […]

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1+2 Gaelic L3 – Language and Pedagogy (6 Sessions)

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This series of six sessions is suitable for teachers who would like to deliver Gaelic as an L3. It is suitable for teachers who have no Gaelic and who would like to learn or for teachers who would like to improve upon their existing Gaelic skills. The sessions will also allow teachers to improve their […]

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Film Festival Screenings at Belmont

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This November The Belmont Filmhouse will be offering free screenings for primary and secondary schools as part of the 2017 French Film Festival and Take One Action Film Festival.  Three of the films are in French with English subtitles, while one is a series of shorts in a variety of languages supported with English subtitles. […]

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“Erasmus +” French Immersion Course for ACC Primary Teachers

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Bonjour Aberdeen, Au Revoir Vichy! A French training course for teachers in the historic province of Bourbonnais This summer saw the first group of six teachers from Aberdeen City Council attend the language immersion course at the CAVILAM language school in Vichy, France. The purpose of the study visit was to build up the teachers’ […]

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1+2 French and Mandarin Classes

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French Language Classes for Primary Teachers will begin again in September. Beginners: Either Mondays at Northfield Academy or Wednesdays at Harlaw Academy. Advanced Beginners: For those who have already attended the beginners’ class or have studied French but below certificate level. To be held on Mondays at Sunnybank School. Refresher: For teachers who have Standard Grade level […]