An opportunity for further links with Scottish High Schools: the “French Language Ambassadors” programme
The programme focuses on:
• emphasizing the importance of languages in a global world, encouraging students to continue learning languages after S3 as actively as possible
• giving additional support for Mock Higher and Advanced Higher oral exams.
The Scottish-based education attaché of the French Embassy has devised a Scotland-wide programme which aims to support French learners in Scottish High Schools, throughout Scotland, by offering them extra motivation and linguistic activities. As the Franco-Scottish Society of Scotland has branches in several areas in Scotland, the French education attaché has asked if any of our members would be interested in volunteering as a French Language Ambassador. The Language Ambassadors go into a local school once or twice during the school year to help students gain confidence and develop strategies for the oral exam. The education attaché will provide any training required. As the French teacher will always be present, “disclosure” is not required. The programme offers an additional framework for the Franco-Scottish Society to promote its core purpose and involve our local branches in the education world. Each year, the Franco-Scottish Society of Scotland already rewards the pupil with the highest mark in Advanced Higher French by offering the Lansdowne Prize and many branches provide pupils with financial support through the Alex Gray Trust.
For further details on in the “French Language Ambassadors” programme, please contact Thomas Chaurin at the Institut français d’Ecosse (firstname.lastname@example.org).