Languages Week Scotland 2023 – statement to partners

Global Connects are proud to support the following statement from SCILT.

Languages Week Scotland is a celebration of language learning and multilingualism in Scotland. Now in its fifth year, Languages Week Scotland 2023 will take place from 30 January – 3 February and will be a week of activity across the country.

The theme for 2023 is “Languages for a peaceful world”. Language skills build trust and deepen diplomatic and cultural relations between countries and cultures; they allow for an appreciation that other cultures have different ways of doing things, building social cohesion and improving social mobility. Language skills facilitate in the individual the development of a wide spectrum of soft-skills and attributes including communication, diplomacy, negotiation and empathy.

Languages Week Scotland 2023 aims to celebrate how languages – spoken and signed – equip us as individuals and as a society to contribute to a peaceful world. Educational establishments, community-based groups, arts and sports organisations, social enterprises and businesses – large and small – are invited to engage with the week. For ideas, please visit our website.

Events will take place across Scotland for families, adults and schools. Follow the hashtag #ScotlandLovesLanguages or the dedicated Twitter account @LangsWeekScot to find out what is happening in your local area.

If you are planning an event or creating any resources, we would love to include this on our website.

Please complete this form and share your activities on Twitter using #ScotlandLovesLanguages.

SCILT has been tasked by the Scottish Government to deliver Languages Week Scotland. SCILT is Scotland’s National Centre for Languages, based at the University of Strathclyde. To find out more and for press enquiries, please email