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Threlford Memorial Cup 2016

Thursday 2nd Jun 2016

The Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL) invites nominations for the next winner of the Threlford Memorial Cup – the prestigious award for inspiration and originality in language teaching and...

Region: National

Spelling Bee Regional Final

Tuesday 3rd May 2016

Following a really fun afternoon on Wednesday 13 April for the Regional Final of the National Foreign Language Spelling Bee Competition we are delighted to announce the following winners who...

Region: West Midlands

WINNERS - MFL Speaking Competition 2016 (sub-regional finals)

Tuesday 26th Apr 2016

List of Winners & Runners-up   BATH FINAL (1st March 2016) KS3 Non-Native Winner: Salma Hashim, Colston's Girls' School (French) Winner: Lucia Lin, The Royal High School, Bath...

Region: South West

Born Global: A British Academy Project on Languages and Employability

Monday 25th Apr 2016

Born Global is an open and free-to-use resource for the languages community: universities, teachers, employers, researchers, and students. The British Academy has collected data, both quantitative...

Region: National

Newcastle University welcomes North East spellers

Thursday 21st Apr 2016

  An 80 strong host of Year 7 spellers, teachers and supporters descended on Newcastle University for the North East regional final of the Foreign Language Spelling Bee 2016 on the...

Region: North East

"On your marks... get set... bake!" at The University of Sunderland

Thursday 21st Apr 2016

  60 school children and teachers attended the North East Great Languages Bake Off Competition Final at The University of Sunderland on Monday 21st March. Further to...

Region: North East

Yorkshire and The Humber Spelling Bee Regional Final

Tuesday 12th Apr 2016

On Monday 14th March the final of the Regional Spelling Bee Competition for Yorkshire and The Humber took place at The University of Hull for the 5th year in a row. 90 school pupils in Year 7 from 26...

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

Student Language Ambassador of the Year!

Wednesday 6th Apr 2016

We are delighted to announce that at the Language World Conference earlier this month, Stephen Way, final year Language Studies student (French and Spanish) at Leeds Beckett University won Student...

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

Languages and Law Summer School

Tuesday 1st Mar 2016

Applications are now open for the Languages and Law Summer School 2016!  Monday 27th June - Thursday 30th June 2016 The Languages and Law Summer School will explore the various interfaces...

Region: London

Creative Learning Skills for Language Students Now Available

Monday 22nd Feb 2016

Creative Learning Skills for Language Students is a participatory workshop for secondary school pupils that seeks to encourage young people to learn languages by exploring perceived barriers,...

Region: London

Capital L Year 10 Summer School 2017

Sunday 21st Feb 2016

Applications are now open for the Capital L Year 10 Summer School! Monday 26th June - Friday 30th June 2017 The Capital L Summer School gives 30 promising Yr 10 linguists...

Region: London

Routes Webinar #3 The Versatility of Languages : transferable skills and cultural competencies

Friday 19th Feb 2016

"The Versatility of Languages : transferable skills and cultural competencies " on Friday, 26 February 2016 (12.00 - 13.00) Routes into Languages launched a series of webinars covering the topic...

Region: National

British-German Association Essay Competition 2016

Tuesday 16th Feb 2016

Germany and Britain: a key alliance for the 21st century? Open to: all pupils at schools and colleges in the UK, whether studying German or not, who will be 18 or under on 1st June 2016 Closing...

Region: National

British Council: Bring French to life in your primary school with a primary-­‐trained French language assistant

Monday 15th Feb 2016

This new scheme from the British Council makes it easier than ever before. 

Region: National

New Blog: The Student Language Bureau

Friday 12th Feb 2016

Creat your future ! A new blog from year abroad students from the Student Language Bureau:  

Region: National

MOOC: Cultural Studies and Modern Languages: An Introduction

Friday 12th Feb 2016

We are delighted to offer you and your students an award-winning  FREE online course "Cultural Studies and Modern Languages: An Introduction", which will start on Monday...

Region: National

Drama day brings Spanish culture to life for local school pupils at Leeds Beckett University

Thursday 11th Feb 2016

A group of year eight school pupils from Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds paid a visit to the Leeds Beckett University’s Performance Studio on 25th January to practice their Spanish and try...

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber