Language Learning

Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Reference
2018070227000105
Category
Request Date
Monday, July 2, 2018
Response Date
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Question

What percentage of children in primary school, broken down by school year and language, are currently receiving regular modern language education in school?
 
How many qualified modern language teachers does the council employ in primary schools pupils broken down by language?  How does this compare to five years ago?
 
How many qualified modern language teachers does the council employ in secondary schools pupils broken down by language?  How does this compare to five years ago?
 
How many Foreign Language Assistants does the council employ, broken down by language?  How does this compare to five years ago?
 
What provision is the council undertaking in a) primary schools and b) secondary schools  to meet the Scottish Government's 1+2 languages commitment that all children will be able to learn two additional languages by 2021?

How many native or fluent speakers of additional languages, including community languages, does the council use to support teaching languages in a) Primary Schools and b) Secondary schools?

Does the council have its own 1+2 strategy for language learning?

Answer

Please see the information requested below. 

What percentage of children in primary school, broken down by school year and language, are currently receiving regular modern language education in school? 100%
 
How many qualified modern language teachers does the council employ in primary schools pupils broken down by language?  How does this compare to five years ago? 0%; same as 5 years ago
 
How many qualified modern language teachers does the council employ in secondary schools pupils broken down by language?  How does this compare to five years ago? French – 4; German - 2
 
How many Foreign Language Assistants does the council employ, broken down by language?  How does this compare to five years ago? 0 – no change
 
What provision is the council undertaking in a) primary schools and b) secondary schools  to meet the Scottish Government's 1+2 languages commitment that all children will be able to learn two additional languages by 2021? Gaelic is L2 for all children and French is L3. We are meeting the target.

How many native or fluent speakers of additional languages, including community languages, does the council use to support teaching languages in a) Primary Schools and b) Secondary schools? 1.

Does the council have its own 1+2 strategy for language learning? Yes.