As part of this project, schools recruit a group of 10 to 15 pupils from all year groups to act as Language Leaders. With the support of a teacher and Capital L Ambassadors, Language Leaders develop and deliver a programme of language related activities in their own and feeder schools.
Language Leaders meet on a monthly basis following an all-day training session at SOAS when they define their goals and draft a calendar of activities for 2013-2014. Among these activities, Language Leaders might include visits to feeder primary and partner secondary schools to raise the profile of Modern and World languages, language and culture festivals and competitions . Activities such as film screenings, workshops and master-classes will be available to Language Leaders through Capital L.
Language leaders will follow the Learning to Lead model. They will develop a range of soft employability skills as well as knowledge of organising events. We strongly recommend that Language Leaders use their schools' virtual learning environment as a platform where all information can be shared, plans entered and the calendar updated.
For more information, or to register, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.