Meeting Of The Languages Think Tank

21 February 2017

Thursday 2 March 2017, 13.00 - 15.30 pm (sandwiches provided)

The Confucius Institute for Scotland, Abden House, Marchhall Crescent

Edinburgh EH16 5HP  Tel. 0131 662 2180 

Map: http://www.confuciusinstitute.ac.uk/contact/

Present

SCEN                

Dr Judith McClure, Chair of SCEN  Chair

Simon Macaulay, University of Aberdeen, Deputy Chair of SCEN, Chair of National Languages WG 

Confucius Institutes       

Dr Meryl James, Senior Professional Development Officer, Confucius Institute for Scotland's Schools at the University of Strathclyde

Judith McKerrecher, Professional Development Officer, Confucius Institute for Scotland's Schools at the University of Strathclyde

Education Scotland 

Jane Renton HMI, Assistant Director, Education Scotland

Local Authorities and Schools           

Jill Wareham, Head Teacher, Law Primary School, North Berwick, East Lothian

Tingyu Li, Chinese Language Assistant, East Lothian

Higher Education

Zhang Hao, Doctoral Student, University of Edinburgh

Richard Easton, Programme Director. MSc Education: Language; Academic Coordinator of International Development; Senior Personal Tutor for PG Students; Lecturer Education, Teaching and Leadership (ETL)

Jackie Baker, Corporate Development Manager, Open University Scotland

Dr Alan Huang, Lecturer in Languages, School of Education, University of Strathclyde

International and National Development of Languages for Education

Ann Robertson, Languages Advisor

Fiona Pate HMI, Independent Educational Consultant

Crystal Pan Balish, China Dream Mandarin School

Royal Zoological Society for Scotland

Suzanne Scott, Head of Discovery and Learning

Apologies

Sandie Robb, Senior Education Officer, Royal Zoological Society Scotland

AGENDA

1    Welcome and Introductions around the table

2    The Learning of Chinese Programme 2017 - Simon Macaulay and Collaborators

3    Update on the work of the Scottish Government's Strategic Implementation Group of the 1+2 Languages Policy  - Jane Renton HMI

4    SCEN Programme 2017

5    The Languages Live Event in Glasgow 2017

6    Updates from Members

(a)    Update on Beyond the Panda Paper from Sandie Robb
(b)    (Learning Chinese online and by audio course  Crystal Pan Balish

7    Any Other Business

8    Date of Next Meeting