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Drama/History Workshop Opportunity – Commemorating the Chinese Labourers who came to Europe to help in the trenches during WW1

The University of Westminster is offering to bring history/drama workshops into secondary schools in the East London area. The fully funded workshops are a collaboration between the Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies at the University of Westminster and the Yellow Earth Company (, around a new play, ‘Forgotten,’ by Daniel York Loh, which […]

Towards ‘MFL for all’ in England: a historical perspective

An article written by Dr. Alan Dobson, former senior HMI for Languages, provides an honest and sobering overview and analysis of the history of MFL provision in England from 1970s to today. The article, ‘Towards ‘MFL for all’ in England: a historical perspective,’ published in the Language Learning Journal, Volume 46, 2018 – Issue 1, […]

The educational and economic value of embracing people’s mother tongues

In an article launched today, to mark International Mother Language Day, Gabrielle Hogan-Brun and Loredana Polezzi write about the importance of children developing their own languages first, in order to achieve their full potential. There are many cases around the world where local languages are becoming neglected and in danger of extinction. As a result, children […]

Young People and Society Project – School of Law, University of Westminster

A new project that is being led by the University of Westminster’s Law School, is aiming to support young people’s participation in society, by giving them a voice and forum to examine and discuss what really matters to them. The ‘Young people and society’ project is working with students aged 16-17, to identify the issues […]

CLIL Focus Group – Thursday 8 March, 4:30pm to 6pm, University of Westminster

The CLIL Focus Group is a chance for colleagues to come together who are interested in CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) and wish to explore CLIL further. At this meeting, we will be discussing how we can measure our children’s progress in CLIL and the factors that need to be considered in terms of […]

Difference Festival – A free festival exploring difference in Soho

The University of Westminster is hosting a week of free talks, guided walks, workshops, film screenings, plays and more, to explore and celebrate Soho between Monday 26 February and Saturday 3 March. The full programme can be downloaded here. Soho has always been uniquely different. As a local neighbourhood of the University of Westminster, Soho […]

Deutsch Lehren Lernen (DLL) – Blended learning teacher training courses in German

Deutsch Lehren Lernen (DLL) are a range of unique teacher training courses offered world-wide by the Goethe Institut for German-speaking teachers. The courses combine professional development through collaborative action research and aim to enhance language and communication skills and competencies, whilst broadening understanding of MFL pedagogy.  The courses are designed for teachers, newly qualified teachers, […]

Languages for the Future Report – the most important languages to the UK Post-Brexit

A new report published by the British Council in November 2017 looks at the state of foreign language learning in Britain and identifies the priority languages for the UK, post-Brexit. Languages topping the list are Spanish, Mandarin, French, Arabic and German, the same ones as those identified in the 2013 version of the report. They […]

Westminster Easter Revision Courses for GCSE and A-Level Languages

The GCSE Language Club aims to help learners develop their language skills and gain more practical expertise. Practical sessions are offered in French, Spanish and Chinese over two half days, followed by cultural events relating to the language/s in the afternoon. The sessions are not syllabus revision workshops, but are aimed to encourage learners to […]

Assessment with a Magic Touch – Motivation, Progression and Language Learning in Primary Schools

THE LANGUAGE MAGICIAN game will be officially launched on 19 May 2018, at the University of Westminster, at the conference ‘ASSESSMENT WITH A MAGIC TOUCH – Motivation, Progression and Language Learning in Primary Schools’. Participants will have the opportunity to play the game in its different language versions and will get to know the education […]

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