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Languages Group

The SCDE Languages Group consists of colleagues from the 11 Higher Education institutions who collaborate to support the Scottish Government 1 + 2 Languages Policy. 

If you wish to contact the group, please email Inge Birnie (Group Co-Chair) at or Francisco Valdera-Gil (Group Co-Chair) at

The SCDE Languages Group aims to support the Scottish Government 1 + 2 Language Policy by promoting the crucial role and contribution of teacher education in the teaching and learning of languages across Scotland's schools. The SCDE Languages Group represents Schools of Education across Scottish University for all language learning, including (but not limited to) international languages, heritage languages, Gaelic, BSL and other signed languages and English as an additional language. 

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