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Polish is officially the second language of England with 546,000 people naming it as their mother tongue in the 2011 Census. This was followed by Panjabi (half of one per cent, 273,000) and Urdu (half of one per cent, 269,000).
The population of England and Wales has undergone its biggest surge since records began after a decade of immigration and a baby boom, according to the 2011 census. Official figures now release by the Office of National Statistics also show that all regions in England and Wales showed an increase in usual residents born outside […]
Funded by the EU Commission, Media4Us and the Migrants Resource Centre are delivering a new European-wide media initiative with the overall aims of: giving greater exposure to migrant journalists and across Europe increasing the visibility of migrants’ participation in and contributions to society reporting more accurately on topics relating to migrants and immigration Metro London […]
The LUCIDE network is developing ideas about how to manage multilingual citizen communities and building up a picture of how communication occurs in multilingual settings across the EU and beyond. Please take part in the research survey to help us understand better how our cultural richness can strengthen the “diverse unity” of the 21st century. […]
The provisional GCSE results for 2012 were published today. After the decline in languages entries over recent years (and a very sharp fall in entries last year) they show a small increase in take up for languages in the UK. Overall numbers have increased from 309397 to 315444, up by 1.95%. This compares with a […]
The provisional results for 2012 were published today. They show a further decline in take up of French and German throughout the UK. In England, French entries have fallen to 11298 (down 5.68% on last year) and the figure for the UK is very similar (12511 – a fall of 5.19%). German is down nearly […]
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 […]
A major publication on languages in the UK and Europe is published today by the Language Rich Europe Consortium,. Language Rich Europe is an EU funded project involving 20 European countries, and co-ordinated by the British Council. It seeks to record countries’ progress in supporting multilingualism and to engage leaders in government, educational institutions, public […]
UK BOTTOM OF THE CLASS BUT LATEST EUROBAROMETER SHOWS A DESIRE TO IMPROVE. The first European Survey on Language Competences shows that 9% of 14-15 year old pupils studying French in England reach the level of being “an independent language user who can deal with straightforward, familiar matters” The corresponding figure for the 14 countries […]
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