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PhD studentship in Modern Languages Policy at Queen’s University Belfast

A fully-funded 3-year PhD studentship is available at Queen’s University Belfast in conjunction with the research project ‘Foreign, Indigenous and Community Languages in the Devolved Regions of the UK. Policy and Practice for Growth’ which is attached to the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Leadership Fellowship in Modern Languages held by Professor Janice Carruthers. […]

Professor Douglas Kibbee talks about Linguistic Human Rights

In April I was delighted to host a lecture by Emeritus Professor Douglas Kibbee, the University of Illinois on ‘A Century of Linguistic Human Rights: Successes and Failures’

Babel: Teaching Resources and Schools Competition

The Babel: Adventures in Translation exhibition is running at the Weston Library, Oxford until 2 June 2019. The OWRI Creative Multilingualism team have produced a set of translation teaching resources based on some of the objects in the exhibition. They can be used alongside a visit to the exhibition or as stand-alone resources in the […]

Reaction to BBC modern languages in post-primary schools survey

The BBC have today released details of their recent survey of the state of modern languages in state secondary schools around the UK. With over half of all schools responding, it is a revealing snapshot of current uptake and highlights the need to do more to build up the numbers of young people opting into […]