The Language Centre in the Community
The Language Centre is very committed to encouraging language learning in primary and secondary schools, and motivating young language learners to consider studying languages at university, including thinking about studying languages here at the University of Cambridge. As a Centre dedicated to high quality, professional language teaching and learning, we are also committed to supporting our colleagues in the language teaching profession in other sectors.
Our activities with schools include:
- sharing our teaching and learning resources with partner schools (CULP4SC)
- delivering teaching to schools (CULP4SC)
- working with networks of school-based language teachers to support them in their work (Languages First)
- consultancy to school-based language teachers and leadership teams (Languages First)
For practical geographical reasons, much of our outreach work is focussed on the East of England. We are a member of the Routes into Languages Consortium for the East of England, which brings schools and universities together in pupil-facing activities, and were the East Regional Centre for the Links into Languages programme of professional development for teachers from 2009-2011. We are members of the Network for Languages.
For more information about our outreach activities please read these pages, or contact: email@example.com
The Project Director of Languages First, Bernardette Holmes, who is also President of the Association for Language Learning (ALL), was asked to do a radio interview on BBC West Midlands to comment on a pronouncement on language learning by the Bishop of Bradford.
Listen to the interview. (The introduction to the interview begins 1:20:54 into the broadcast.)