Category Archives: Secondary

We’re moving …

We’ve been very busy over the summer and are delighted to report that we’re moving to a brand new website very soon. All existing Radio Lingua Schools accounts will be moved over to our new Coffee Break Academy for Schools site, and you will be able to access your High Five and Coffee Break language courses there. When the new site launches you won’t have to do anything: you’ll automatically be redirected to the correct place and will be able to access your courses using your existing username (school email address) and password. Please bear with us as we put the finishing touches to the site and update all accounts. We’ll email all users when the move has been made. Thanks for your patience in the meantime.

New free resources from

Over on our main site we’re launching new courses in Italian, German and Mandarin Chinese. Our Coffee Break Italian and German Season 2 courses will help you take your learning to the next level.   Read more…

Festive Phrases

Festive Phrases 2016

We’re delighted to announce that Festive Phrases is back once more for 2016. Each day of December your pupils can “open another door” on our linguistic advent calendar and learn a festive greeting from around the world.   Read more…

Join us at Language Show Live

We’re delighted to be back in London this weekend talking to thousands of language learners and teachers from across the country. If you’re in London from 16-18 October 2015, please come by and say hello.

CISS Today

Chinese language and culture in Scottish schools

Over the past few months Radio Lingua Schools has been working closely with colleagues at CISS, the Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools, and SCILT, Scotland’s Centre for Languages, creating a video documentary about the teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture in schools …

Why Languages at St Modan's Stirling

“Why Languages?” presentation at St Modan’s, Stirling

Radio Lingua Director Mark Pentleton was at St Modan’s in Stirling today, talking students from S2 to S6 about the opportunities offered by continuing to study languages. Having spent all of his professional life working with…

Supporting Scottish students in the European Parliament

Earlier today 26 sixth year students from schools in Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire and South Ayrshire took the places of MEPs in the European Parliament, Strasbourg, to join 500 young people from 20 EU member states.

SEET OurEurope Competition

For the second year running, Radio Lingua Schools is supporting the Scottish European Educational Trust’s OurEurope Competition. Focusing on the European Year of Citizens 2013, the competition invites students in Scottish schools to create …