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Professor Janice Carruthers

Queen’s University Belfast

The AHRC funds a diverse portfolio of Modern Languages projects across a vast range of languages and has recently invested £15 million in four flagship research programmes through its Open World Research Initiative.

Find out about the Leadership Fellowship Team, our research in the area of language policy, the OWRI projects and other innovative AHRC-funded research in Modern Languages

Leadership Fellow for Modern Languages

Funded and Doctoral Research in Modern Languages

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New books


There are a number of new books published by those involved in AHRC funded projects dealing with themes of language, identity and international relations. Follow the link for details and how to purchase a copy. ‘How Languages Changed my Life’   https://www.archwaypublishing.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?Book=793453 ‘ Syrian Crisis, Syrian Refugees…


Reaction to review of severe grading of MFL…


Following a review into concerns about severe grading of modern languages at GSCE  level, Ofqual have confirmed there is a strong case to make an adjustment to grading standards in French and German, but not Spanish. They will require exam boards that offer these subjects to…


Pop-Up World of Languages comes to Belfast 2nd…


Belfast will be hosting a ‘Pop-Up World of Languages’, the first pop-up museum of languages in the UK or Ireland. The museum is free and includes lots of interactive activities for children teenagers and adults. It will be running in the Accidental Theatre, 12-13 Shaftesbury…


UK Language Policy after Brexit 2019 Conference


Alongside colleagues at Queen’s University, I was delighted to host the 2019 UK Language Policy after Brexit conference in September. Thanks to all the speakers and attendees.    We managed to catch up with some of the contributors for some short interviews, I would encourage…