Modern languages in primary schools
All pupils begin a study of a modern European language in primary school. Most schools offer French, although a small number offer German. Some pupils within the Grange learning community also have the opportunity to learn Mandarin.
In some schools, access to foreign languages and cultures is offered from P1. All pupils have begun their study of their main foreign language by the start of P6.
Teachers have the opportunity to participate in training in East Ayrshire by the University of the West of Scotland, completing either two modules (to qualify to teach in primary schools) or four modules (to complete a postgraduate diploma). Such training is funded through school CPD budgets or self-funded.