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The Franco-Scottish Society of Scotland is an independent organisation recognised as a Scottish Charity. Its members are spread over seven Branches: in Aberdeen, Dumfries and Galloway, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Helensburgh, Perth and St Andrews. National office-bearers and Branch representatives form the Council of the Society which meets twice a year, generally in November and March. The different Branches host the Annual General Meeting in rotation. In Scotland the Society offers a focus for individuals and groups who wish to keep in touch with France, its culture, language, attitudes and current affairs. No specialist knowledge of France or of the French language is necessary, but native speakers of French are of course particularly welcome.
The Institut français exists to promote French language and culture in Scotland, by providing French courses and organising events (film screenings, talks, exhibitions, concerts, etc.). It is also its aim to encourage cross-cultural exchange between France and Scotland, in cooperation with Scottish francophile institutions. Founded in 1946 and located in Randolph Crescent in Edinburgh, the Institut français d’Ecosse is one of 150 French institutes worldwide.
Le Français en Ecosse / LFEE Europe is a dynamic language company specialising in delivering Training Courses for Primary and Secondary Teachers of French and other Modern Foreign Languages in the UK and Europe.
Litro is a free monthly literary magazine that publishes new, original short fiction that excites us and offers a creative alternative to disposable papers. Previous contributors include Irvine Welsh, Yiyun Li, Glyn Maxwell, Benjamin Zephaniah and Andrew Crumey. Litro is published by Ocean Media and 100,000 copies are distributed monthly around London and the UK, including in underground stations, libraries, galleries, bars and cafés, as well as online.
Network for Languages East Midlands offers the very best professional development, support, training and networking for language teachers in schools, colleges and other organisations across the region.Our programme of activity for 2011/12 includes workshops and conferences, networking events, language up-skilling as well as tailored events for individual schools and networks/clusters of schools working together. Supported by Nottingham Trent University, we are part of Network for Languages, a national alliance of universities, committed to excellence in language learning and teaching, and to supporting language teachers and professionals across all sectors.
Network for Languages South West offer a range of professional development courses and events for primary and secondary language professionals. They also provide information about local external events and all the latest national and regional news on language teaching.
Speak to the future is a new campaign which is highlighting the importance of languages, language learning and professional language activities for the UK. Targeting the public, media and government, our initiatives are raising awareness of the issue – and aim to bring about a step-change in attitude and policy in favour of languages. The campaign is backed by leading professional and business organisations who are convinced of the importance of language learning for the future of our society, our citizens and our economy.
Teaching and Learning North West is built on the work of Links into Languages but with a wider remit, reflecting the interests and expertise of our associates and trainers across the full range of sectors and settings. We have links and connections with many organisations and specialise in finding the right person for the right project. We continue to offer language-based courses and training for teachers, but this is just one part of what we do.
The Association for Language Learning (ALL) is the major subject association for those involved in teaching foreign languages at all levels. There are currently 5,500 members. The Association actively promotes the teaching and learning of foreign languages.
The London Bookshop Map promotes independent bookshops and distributes new work by contemporary artists. "Independent bookshops fill the gaps in the high street, stocking thoughtful and idiosyncratic selections rather than market-driven choices of books. They sustain local interests and offer different ways for communities to participate in a range of cultural activities. They are crucial platforms for alternative publishing." Visit your local independent bookshop to pick up your free copy of The London Bookshop Map with writing by artist David Batchelor.
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