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The Capital L Languages Challenge is back!

Friday 16th Sep 2016

The Capital L Languages Challenge is back! The Languages Challenge is now entering its third year! Participants form teams and undertake a number of interactive tasks that can be...

Region: London

Celebrate European Day of Languages

Thursday 1st Sep 2016

Human Rights Workshops for European Day of Languages   To celebrate European Day of Languages on Monday 26th September 2016 we are excited to announce the return of our Universal...

Region: London
Thursday 11th Aug 2016

The 2016 European Day of Languages is now open! We are looking forward to receving lots of great entries from year 7, 8 and 9 students. Closing date is Friday 7 October.

Region: West Midlands

Language Ambassadors

Monday 25th Jul 2016

Applications for Language Ambassadors to open in September 2018.   We are currently recruiting language ambassadors to help us communicate the benefits of studying languages. Working...

Region: London

Eurofest Regional Final York St John University July 14 2016

Tuesday 19th Jul 2016

York St John University were delighted to host the first – and possibly only – Regional Final of the Eurofest events which took place this year at Selby College, York St John University and Leeds...

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

Language Champions quiz at the University of York

Tuesday 19th Jul 2016

On the 30th of June, the Dept. of Language and Linguistic Science at the University of York welcomed 100 pupils from 14 schools to campus to celebrate the end of the online Language Champions quiz....

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

First Eurofest Leeds languages festival

Tuesday 19th Jul 2016

Secondary school pupils from across West Yorkshire gathered at our University to attend the first Eurofest Leeds languages festival.   Around 70 year eight pupils attended the event at...

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

Routes into Languages National Spelling Bee Final

Sunday 17th Jul 2016

Well done to the cup and shield winners of the Routes into Languages Spelling Bee National Final held at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge on Friday 1st July!...

Region: East of England

They had their say!

Thursday 7th Jul 2016

Wednesday afternoon saw 50 Year 8 pupils from seven Peterborough schools, The Voyager Academy, Ormiston Bushfield Academy, Hampton College, Jack Hunt School,  Ormiston Bushfield Academy, The...

Region: East of England

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

[Edit 2023: please note that unfortunately the North East regional group is not currently running the Bee programmes. Please see the East of England page for more details about the support for 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