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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 […]

New Research Funding Calls – Creative Multilingualism

The Open World Research Initiative Creative Multilingualism Project has recently announced details of two new funding calls.  One is aimed at doctoral students on the themes of ‘Languages and Creative Identity’ and ‘Languages and Performance’ and a further one on ‘Artificial Intelligence in the World of Languages’. Closing dates are April 15th and 30th respectively, […]

Attitudes towards digital culture and technology in Modern Languages – Report

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,..