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European Day of Languages – 26 September 2018

The European Day of Languages was established in 2001, by the European Commission and the Council of Europe, which represents 800 million Europeans from 47 countries. European Day of Languages aims to raise awareness of the wide range of languages spoken across Europe, as well as promoting cultural and linguistic diversity and encouraging people of […]

Evening Language Programme – University of Westminster – Introductory Offer (Ends on 16 September 2018)

The University of Westminster’s Evening Language Programme offers courses in 21 languages, for beginners, those wishing to improve their existing communication skills and those wanting to enhance your career prospects. Courses are divided into three parts with each part lasting a duration of 10 weeks. Evening classes take place at the University of Westminster’s Regent […]

Free Upskilling in Mandarin Course for QTS Secondary and Primary Teachers in England

With over 15 years of expertise in developing training, support and resources for schools, colleagues at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) Confucius Institute (CI) continue to support the growth of Mandarin Chinese in UK schools. To see the extensive work offered, please visit  Their offer now includes a free* blended learning course for QTS […]

Number of students taking Chinese A-Level is on the rise

Chinese has become more popular among sixth formers than German for the first time – with 3,334 students taking the subject this year compared to 3,058 students who sat exams in German. The number of students opting to study German, French and Spanish has fallen by 7.9 per cent, recent figures from exam boards show. A-Level Chinese […]

Willkommen! An evening with authors, Heiner Schenke and Paul Coggle, Tuesday 18 September 2018, 7pm – 8:30pm

Willkommen! is a best-selling German adult course for classroom and independent study. The course is available in two parts (Willkommen! 1 and Willkommen! 2) and includes a course book, course pack, activity book and CD and DVD set, plus online activities. This flexible, multi-media course will get you speaking, writing and understanding German with accuracy […]

Evening Language Programme – Information Evening – University of Westminster

Whether you wish to learn a new language, improve your existing communication skills or enhance your career prospects, the University of Westminster’s part-time Evening Language courses are designed to meet your needs. With over 20 languages available, including Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Russian, the Evening Language Programme has various entry points, with many offered from beginner […]

Language Trends – New findings on the state of MFL teaching and learning in England

Language Trends is an annual survey of primary and secondary schools in England, conducted by the British Council and designed to gather information about the current situation for language teaching and learning. Its aims are to assess the impact of policy measures in relation to languages and to analyse strengths and weaknesses based both on quantitative […]

National Gujarati Teachers’ Conference at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden, is hosting a national one-day Gujarati Teachers’ Conference on Sunday 15 July 2018, to bring together all teachers of the Gujarati language, from mainstream and supplementary schools. The Conference will enable teachers to gain practical knowledge and training in the best methods to teach the Gujarati language. Interactive workshops and […]

CLIL Centre of Excellence launches at the University of Westminster

On Thursday 10 May 2018, the University of Westminster launched its CLIL Centre of Excellence, which aims to support a growing network of teachers who are using, or wishing to use, a CLIL approach in teaching in London and the South of England. The event was marked by a Key Note Presentation from Dr. Alan […]

Conversation with Faïza Guène, the author of Kif Kif Demain, London, 13 June 2018

The first Language Acts and Worldmaking Conference (a large Modern Languages research project involving several universities and other partners) with the theme of ‘Languages Memory’ is being held at Bush House (the former home of the BBC World Service) on 13 and 14 June 2018. One key event of the conference is a round table discussion entitled ‘Languages […]

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