Inspiring the next generation of language learners

Students from the University of Aberdeen have been helping to inspire the next generation of language learners in Aberdeenshire including at Mackie Academy.

The students have visited schools across the region as part of a scheme run in conjunction with SCILT, Scotland’s National Centre for Languages, which aims to encourage school pupils to continue learning other languages.

Professor Ed Welch, Head of the School of Language and Literature at the University of Aberdeen, said: “Across the UK we have seen a general decline in the number of people studying languages. Our students have bucked that trend to continue studying languages at degree level and our ‘language ambassadors’ have a real passion and enthusiasm for their chosen subjects.”

Seven academies around Aberdeenshire took part.