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Professor Douglas Kibbee talks about Linguistic Human Rights

| 5th April 2019

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’

Multilingualism and Identity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Conference

| 19th March 2019

Registration for the Multilingualism and Identity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Conference at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, on 11-13 September 2019 is now open at http://www.meits.org/events/event/multilingualism-and-identity-interdisciplinary-perspectives. The closing date for bookings is 30 June 2019. About the conference Globalisation and migration are two of the most important phenomena in the early 21st century and bring with them a […]

Babel: Teaching Resources and Schools Competition

| 19th March 2019

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

| 27th February 2019

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 […]