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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

CrossRoads; (cross-sector online support for speakers or learners of world languages)

Wednesday, 2 September, 2009 - 01:00 to Friday, 30 April, 2010 - 01:00

CrossRoads is an on-line language support for 13-19 year old bilingual pupils.

More specifically, the project  will support individual pupils who wish to develop their skill in a language of which they already have some knowledge but which they are not learning in a mainstream class. They may have no formal lessons at all or may be taught it in an extra-curricular or supplementary class.  It is envisaged that participating pupils will apply for a qualification exam in the language studied.


Programme of activities, include:

Sept to October 2009 
Teachers in secondary schools to refer up to 20 pupils. 

November 09 
Face-to-face meeting to match pupils to trained undergraduate mentors and train them to use UCL Moodle.
Pupils' self-evaluation in writing, reading, speaking and listening skills to be followed by developing a  work-plan with mentors.

Dec 09 to Mar 10 
The project will last for 8 weekly on-line meetings, followed by an end of project celebration.

April 2010


All undergraduate mentors will be CRB checked and trained for this project. On-line communication between mentors and pupils will be supervised by British Council Language Assistants and Language Lecturers.


For more information and/or to refer a student, please contact Terry King on:

Please note that in the case of non-show or late cancellation, we reserve the right to invoice your school to contribute to costs incurred.