Project: Exploring Scots

Clan Dunbar

2019 is the year of Indigenous Languages. With this in mind Language Learners Journal Founder Trisha Dunbar explores the Scots language. The aim is to be able to have a basic conversation within the next 28 days!

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The Scots language is not to be confused with Scottish Gaelic and is actually from the Germanic family group. Although closely related to English, it isn’t speaking English with a Scottish accent!

It is a language in it’s own right and is sometimes referred to as Lowland Scot so not to confuse with Scottish Gaelic.

Scots is spoken in central Scotland and the main cities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, and Edinburgh.

Why Scots?

Trisha and daughter Sophia have decided on tackling Scots in honour of the 2019 year of Indigenous Languages. It is a language close to their hearts as the Dunbar family originated from Scotland.

Project Mission

The goal is to be able to greet and have a very basic conversation in Scots by the end of the month.

Main Resources: Scots VocaBooster Course, OU Scots Language Course, Parleremo and The Parleremo Language Marathon.

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The Mindful Language Learner

Trisha, is the founder of Language Learners Journal.com. An award-winning blog dedicated to empowering and promoting a more mindful approach to independent language learning and teaching across the UK and beyond. Trisha has a professional and academic background in psychology and well-being. She has been practicing mindfulness for over 20 years and has professionally taught CBT-based mindfulness for the past 7 years. You can follow Trisha on her official Facebook Page, Instagram or Twitter accounts to discover how to apply simply mindfulness practices and scientifically proven strategies to your language learning...

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