Seminar Programme

Welcome to the Language Show Scotland 2017 seminar programme, offering over 50 different seminars, panel sessions, case studies, talks and performances with an incredible line-up of speakers across the two open days of the show.

To help you find the content most relevant to you, please use the search functions below.

There are different streams to choose from depending on your area of expertise or interest and you can select a specific date as well. All sessions are CPD certified

Show streams for:
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Location
Type
Stream
Speakers
The Seminar
Time
10.30 - 11.15
Location
Room 2
Type
Stream
Seminar - Teachers
Speakers
Judith McKerracher
Company: Confucius Institute for Scotland's Schools (CISS)
The Seminar

Mandarin and Learning for Sustainability

This session will highlight how Mandarin or any language is an integral part of Learning for Sustainability, one of our national priorities. We will look at school, community and international opportunities, skills and a range of learning approaches which are relevant to languages and can be used contextually across the curriculum.
Time
11.30 - 12.15
Location
Room 2
Type
Stream
Seminar - Teachers
Speakers
Maryse Payen-Roy
Company: Glasgow City Council
The Seminar

1+2: The Sum Of It

A practical look at content and implementation.
Time
11.30 - 12.15
Location
Room 1
Type
Stream
Seminar - Professionals
The Seminar

How to Win Clients for Your Translation Business

During this talk, David will cover how to start marketing your services, definition of your USP, actions to take to reach clients, strategies that you can implement to contact clients, strategies to close deals and increase sales.
Time
12.30 - 1.15
Location
Room 2
Type
Stream
Seminar - Teachers
Speakers
Ignaty Dyakov
Company: Russia Local Ltd
The Seminar

On Some Aspects of Teaching Business Russian

Introducing Ignaty's methodology of teaching Russian to business people based on his experience of teaching adults in London, Luxembourg, Austria, France, Italy, Germany and Russia. Part of what he's been doing has resulted in publishing a series of his unconventional textbooks now used world-wide. Ignaty will share practical recommendations for teachers.
Time
12.30 - 1.15
Location
Room 1
Type
Stream
Seminar - Professionals
Speakers
The Seminar

LinkedIn for Linguists: How to Leverage the World's Largest Professional Network

This session, structured as a hands-on guided tour of LinkedIn, will provide tips and ideas on how to build a strong LinkedIn profile, use LinkedIn to find and approach potential clients and generally make the most out of this great free tool. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablets.
Time
1.30 - 2.15
Location
Room 2
Type
Stream
Seminar - Teachers
Speakers
Avril Hepner
Company: British Deaf Association Scotland
The Seminar

Never Mind Spoken Languages, Here's British Sign Language

This seminar will be an opportunity to learn more about the BSL (Scotland) Act (2015) and its implications for teaching and learning for all. We will consider what may be included in future plans to implement the Act, including the possibility of BSL teachers and deaf children working collaboratively to promote BSL as fun language learning option. The Act will reshape the future of BSL in Scotland and it is important to consider how to support and embed successful language teaching.
Time
1.30 - 2.15
Location
Room 1
Type
Stream
Seminar - Professionals
Speakers
Sue Fortescue
Company: Translators Without Borders
The Seminar

Translators Without Borders: How We Save Lives

The presentation will describe the work of Translators Without Borders. We have a network of over 3500 professional translators who give their time free of charge to translate materials for over 600 NGOs. We provide translations between over 190 language pairs. Since 2010 we have translated over 38 million words.
Time
2.30 - 3.15
Location
Room 2
Type
Stream
Seminar - Teachers
Speakers
Janette Kelso
Company: SCILT
Meryl James
Company: Confucius Institute for Scotland's Schools
The Seminar

Creative Ways to Link Businesses with Languages

This session will focus on how schools develop sustainable links with businesses. We will demonstrate the creative and innovatve work that has been done in schools. We will also show how pupils and departments have benefitted from this work, and the powerful impact it has had on up-take in languages.
Time
2.30 - 3.15
Location
Room 1
Type
Stream
Seminar - Professionals
Speakers
Paul Kaye
Company: European Commission
The Seminar

Multilingualism and the European Union

A language officer from the European Commission's Representation in the UK explains how the European Union's policy of multilingualism works in practice, giving an insight into the work of translators and interpreters in 24 official languages in the institutions that make up the EU's administrative structure.
Time
3.30 - 4.15
Location
Room 2
Type
Stream
Seminar - Teachers
Speakers
Janet Lloyd
Company: Primary Languages Network
The Seminar

Active Lingo

Explore how our network as a creative cooperative supports schools by bringing primary languages to life. At this hands-on 'Active Lingo' workshop you can find out how children and teachers explore the wider world of learning effectively and creatively, linked to their target foreign language learning. Examples in this session include Drama, PE, Dance, Yoga, Literature, Arts, APPs. It is suitable for non-specialist and specialist teachers of languages.
Time
3.30 - 4.15
Location
Room 1
Type
Stream
Seminar - Professionals
Speakers
Jenny Whyte
Company: Global Language Services Ltd
Joao Madeira
Company: Training Consultant for Global Language Services Ltd
The Seminar

Key Success Factors for Freelancers in the Interpreting and Translation Industry

The aim of the presentation is to provide information on how to be successful in your search for work in the rapidly expanding language agency market in the UK, and create a sustainable career within the industry including examples from an agency perspective and strategies to meet key success factors.
Time
4.30 - 5.15
Location
Room 2
Type
Stream
Seminar - Teachers
Speakers
Natasha Kozlowska
Company: British Council Scotland
The Seminar

Embedding 1+2 Policy with the British Council

This session will highlight how British Council programmes can support language learning and teaching at schools in Scotland. It will provide guidance on the funding, classroom resources and support available to better embed 1+2 policy within a whole school approach. It will also include a case study from an experienced education practitioner.
Time
4.30 - 5.30
Location
Room 1
Type
Stream
Seminar - Professionals
Speakers
Ted Sangster
Company: National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI)
The Seminar

Underpinning Standards Required for Public Service Interpreting in Scotland

Public service interpreting is one of the most demanding ways of using language skills. Clients expect interpreters to provide high standards while working in a variety of different workplaces. What are the standards in Scotland interpreters need to be equipped for these challenges.

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