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Modern Languages Educational Policy in the UK

Modern Languages Educational Policy in the UK

Following the second Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies (MEITS) Policy Workshop in December 2018,  Professor Wendy Ayres-Bennett, Principal Investigator of MEITS, and Professor Janice Carruthers, AHRC Leadership Fellow in Modern Languages, published a new Policy Briefing on Modern Languages Educational Policy in the UK.


Based on a comparative analysis of policy and practice across the four UK jurisdictions, recommendations are made for primary and secondary languages education, as well as for improving transition between the two, which has been highlighted as particularly problematic for foreign language learning.

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Languages INTER Networks (MEITS event)

Jun 20, 2019

Lancaster University

Language Sciences Research Symposium for early-careers researchers

Jun 26, 2019

The Cavonius Centre, Gonville & Caius College

Language Revitalisation: New Speakers, new challenges, new linguistic forms

Jul 02, 2019

Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

Multilingualism and Identity: Interdisciplinary perspectives

Sep 11, 2019

Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

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