Language Support

Our formal education package is available to all local authorities in Scotland.  Through our Fèisgoil service we offer support to communities, schools and local authority staff with language, music and drama projects. Since the service began in 2015, it has continued to grow in terms of projects, schools and tutors involved.

Through our Blasad Gàidhlig program, language sessions are delivered to pupils in primary schools in a total of 6 local authorities: Argyll & Bute, Glasgow City, Dundee, Falkirk, South Ayrshire and West Dumbartonshire. These Gaelic sessions are designed for pupils in schools where Gaelic is not already taught, as part of the L1+2 initiative, and covers twenty weeks of the year. Each tutor works weekly with a school to deliver a progressive and continuous course which meets the Es and Os of Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence. The children learn Gaelic primarily through game, song and active learning, and teachers are also tutored in the language at L2 or L3.

Language support is also given through our project Beairteas, which connects knowledgable Gaelic-speaking members of the community with school pupils so that they may gain a richness of language and vocabulary as well as a greater understanding of their heritage.

Also through this service we provide public bodies and other organisations with Gaelic Awareness Training to gain a little knowledge of the language and culture and to inspire ways they can support the language through their own work, particularly through the development and implementation of a Gaelic Language Plan.

For more information contact our Fèisgoil Manager, Eilidh Mackenzie on eilidh@feisean.scot or 01463 225559

Curriculum for Excellence Outcomes

  • Providing opportunities for pupils to deepen their understanding of culture in Scotland and the wider world
  • Enhancing and enriching learning through partnerships with professional arts companies, creative adults and cultural organisations
  • Offering a deeper understanding of Gaelic language, culture and heritage to everyone
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