Not everyone will become a fluent linguist, but the aspiration for everyone to have 1000 Words in another language is realistic and achievable. The Speak to the Future Campaign is leading the way with the new 1000 Words Challenge. The key message is: Our society and our economic prospects will be vastly transformed for the […]
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Join the national debate on the importance of language learning and help us put languages back on the agenda.’ The Guardian, supported by the British Academy, is running a series on the importance of languages in our society. Join the language festival on the campaign website: www.theguardian.com/education/series/the-case-for-language-learning
Dr Lid King, Director of the Languages Company, was invited to attend the ‘No Island Is An Island’ Conference, hosted by the European Commission in London on 18 October 2013. He and Baroness Blackstone, member of the House of Lords (UK upper chamber of Parliament) debated the merits of language learning. The debate can be […]
On 11 September 2013 the Secretary of State for Education published the new national curriculum framework following a series of public consultations. The majority of the new national curriculum will come into force from September 2014. The big news is that languages will be compulsory in primary schools for the first time at Key Stage […]
Languages show a dramatic rise in number of entries The Joint Council for Qualifications released the following statement today (22/08/13): Following years of decline, this year’s results show a dramatic rise in the number of entries for GCSE languages. Entries for traditional languages (French, German, Spanish) are up 16.9 per cent compared with last year […]
The Telegraph reports: Ofqual is to launch an investigation into “variations” in the number of A* and A grades awarded in traditional sixth-form exams, it was revealed. In a report, the regular said the proportion of top marks differed significantly between subjects each year. It raised particularly concerns over modern foreign languages such as French, […]
A breakdown of the latest results revealed a big increase in the numbers taking maths and science subjects. The take-up of languages on the other hand, continues to decline. Although Spanish increased by 4.1 per cent, entries for French and German declined by 9.9 per cent and 11.1 per cent respectively. This year science accounted […]
Check out the latest news on multilingualism in urban spaces on the LUCIDE website www.urbanlanguages.eu and sign up to the ebulletin or get involved in our workshops and seminars.
The subject content and assessment objectives for new GCSEs in Modern Foreign Languages and Ancient Languages were published on 11th June. These are the criteria that Ofqual will use to regulate and which the awarding organisations will use to create exam specifications. So they are the proposed basis for the specification that schools will finally […]
Venue: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU Date: 12 July 2013 Time: 7pm With the arrival of talking pictures in the late 1920s, film industries in Europe and America faced a new dilemma. Silent films had spread easily round the world, needing only the simple exchange of one title card for another in […]
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