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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

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Attitudes towards digital culture and technology in Modern Languages – Report

| 4th February 2019

A new report published by colleagues from the ‘Language Acts and Worldmaking’ project shows that digital culture and technology has had a significant effect on modern languages learning and research, but this is often poorly understood. It highlights the contribution of digital culture to greater engagement and collaborative learning,..

Languages in a Global World – Exeter January 25th

| 22th January 2019

Anyone interested in Modern languages in the Exeter area is invited to an event at the University of Exeter on Friday 25th. ‘Languages in a Global World’ brings together local Modern Languages teachers and their students as well as University Alumni and current staff and students of languages and international cultures. The inaugural event sees Ben Bradshaw MP in conversation with Professor Andrew Thorpe.

New Policy Briefing on Modern Languages Educational Policy in the UK

| 15th January 2019

Following a successful second policy workshop in December 2018 in Belfast, bringing together policymakers and academics from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, Wendy Ayres-Bennett PI of MEITS, and Janice Carruthers, AHRC Leadership Fellow in Modern Languages, have published a new policy briefing on Modern Languages Educational Policy in the UK. Based on a comparative analysis […]

We need a Chief Government Linguist to embed languages policy in government

| 27th November 2018

Alongside colleagues from the Open World Research Initiative (OWRI), I am calling for the appointment of a Chief Government Linguist at government level in the UK. In a way that is not dissimilar to the Government Chief Scientific Adviser (and the network of departmental CSAs), a Chief Government Linguist would work across departments and provide […]