The fruit of the LUCIDE project (2012-14), The Multilingual City is published this month, edited by Lid King and Lorna Carson and incorporating research carried out as part of LUCIDE and by the project partners. This book is an exploration of the vitality of multilingualism and of its critical importance in and for contemporary cities. […]
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The LUCIDE project, which TLC has been leading on, came to a close this September with a two-day conference hosted at the London School of Economics, looking at ‘The Future of the Multilingual City’. The LUCIDE project (Languages in Urban Communities Integration and Diversity for Europe) has been looking at the impact of multilingualism in […]
2014 GCSE results In August, the 2014 GCSE results were published. The main point to note with regard to languages was that there was a decline in both French and German, and last year’s gains (attributed to the introduction of the Ebacc measure of success) was not sustained. The JCQ said, in a statement: “Spanish […]
The 2014 A Level results were published in August. In a context where the recent “first results count” reforms have led to large numbers of students deferring entry for a year, the JCQ said about A Level language entries: “Although French, German and Spanish all had fewer entries than last year (down 7.4, 0.1, and […]
The International Federation of Language Teacher Associations, who work closely with The Languages Company including as Association Partners on the LUCIDE project, will be holding their World Congress at Niagara Falls next year: 26-28 March 2015. The Call for Papers is now open, and closes soon: 1 May 2014. Find out more at http://fiplv.com
The European Commission’s Erasmus programme of funding for cultural and work exchange between institutions and individuals has been relaunched with an increase of over 40% in its budget. It is called Erasmus+ Institutions & individuals can get funding for work, study or training abroad, and the money is available now. Any individual or institution interested […]
The British Academy and the Guardian are holding a national Language Festival throughout November 2013 to celebrate the UK’s diverse cultural richness and raise the profile of language learning among learners of all ages. The Language Festival website, hosted by the Guardian, provides a platform for schools, higher education institutions, policy makers and businesses from […]
The British Council is promoting the importance of building an international dimension into the education of young people in the UK at primary and secondary levels. The IEW section on the British Council website has lots of information on how to get involved and how to promote language learning. For details see: http://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org
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