Members of staff are always happy to visit schools to discuss the work of Scottish Language Dictionaries, the history of Scots and and its place in Scotland today. See below for information about the Scuilwab, our online resource for teachers, young people, and Scots language learners of all ages.
We are extremely flexible in tailoring our material to fit project work already going on in the primary classroom. For example, we could do a session about Scots in songs, rhymes and games.
We can offer single sessions or short courses on such topics as
- general language topic (vocabulary, grammar, sociolinguistics, etc).
- language in textual analysis applied to poetry or prose in Scots
- Scots in songs
- how dictionaries are made
- place names
- the history of Scots
For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact SLD's Outreach and Education Officer, Elaine Webster.
The Scuilwab aims to give children of all ages confidence in speaking, reading and writing in Scots. It is univerally accepted by educationalists that respect for the language of the home is necessary if children are to become confident communicators. The Scuilwab helps to build this respect.
The Scuilwab opens the door to an informed discussion of language and provides a springboard for the study of Scottish English and other languages.
It also provides many suggestions for using Scots across the curriculum. The language is part of Scotland's history and culture. Local variations reflect the geography, the industry, the literature, the people and the flora and fauna of the regions of Scotland.
Explore the Scuilwab for ways of delivering A Curriculum for Excellence.