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From Scotland Russia Forum

24th October 2004

Dear All

I have received this from the Scotland Russia Forum. Contact details are below if you or anyone you know might be interested.

Best wishes
Ute

Wanted: "Language Ambassadors" – Scots aged 18-35 who use a modern language in their employment (non-teaching) or leisure / social life, or who feel they have benefited in some way from having learnt and used another language.

The Scottish Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research (SCILT), based at the University of Stirling (www.scilt.stir.ac.uk) has received special funding from the Scottish Executive Education Department for this project. They hope these people will act as role models for those who are not too far behind them in the education system. The ultimate purpose is to promote language study to pupils in their second and third year at secondary school.

If you fit the description, were born in Scotland and would like to offer to be a Language Ambassador please contact Tim Steward, either by e-mail ( [removed]) or by writing to: Tim Steward – Officer Scotland, Language Network Scotland, TFR 21 Leopold Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5LB

He needs your name/address/age and a very brief outline as to why you feel you would qualify as a 'Language Ambassador'. If at all possible, please contact him by 30 October. If you need any further information or would like to discuss the scheme phone Tim on 0131 558 1489, or fax 0131 557 9029.

PS SCILT are looking for ambassadors for all languages, esp those commonly taught in schools…. It would of course be great to have a good response from Scots who have found Russian useful as that SHOULD set people thinking about getting Russian back onto the curriculum.

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– Rostov art exhibition in Cossachok
– Twincities Buildings graphic exhibition in the GRCH
– children's drawings exhibition in the Mitchell Library.
– Twincities Concert at GRCH 30 October, 2pm. Tickets (no charge but limited number only) available from Marjukka Fryer, Glasgow City Council

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