Languages 360 degrees: Symposium to evaluate the health of languages in England

Wednesday 18th July 2012, Europe House, London

Following the launch of the Language Rich Europe Report at the LSE on 28th June2012, Speak to the Future together with the Association for Language Learning, The Languages Company and other partners is organising a symposium for stakeholders from education and employment to take forward the debate about the future of languages in England. The symposium will address the principle objectives of Language Rich Europe and put forward recommendations for future action with regard to:

– How to promote intercultural dialogue and social inclusion through language teaching and learning

– How to promote European cooperation in developing language policies and practices across education sectors and broader society

– How to inform and increase the nature and extend of employer engagement with languages education

– How to raise awareness of the European Union and Council of Europe recommendations for promoting language learning and linguistic diversity across Europe