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Promoting the take-up of languages and student mobility

Language Leaders

Monday, 2 September, 2013 - 01:00 to Friday, 25 July, 2014 - 01:00


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