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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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