Learning young, Antonella Sorace writes for the Scotsman

Antonella Sorace has written an opinion piece for the Scotsman outlining the importance of learning languages when young. Professor Sorace of Bilingualism Matters highlights the Early Learning of Chinese Project as an example of young language learning in action: primary school students across East Lothian have been learning Mandarin from native Chinese speakers. The Early Learning of Chinese project is a pilot project for the Scottish government’s 1+2 language programme, and is part of our wider commitment to support language learning and teaching in Scotland.

You can read Antonella’s article here.

To learn more about the Early Learning of Chinese Project, visit the Scotland China Education Network‘s site.

For more details on the Scottish government’s 1+2 languages plan, you can view the Languages Working Group report and recommendations.