Category Archive: News

Salzburg Global Fellows Call for Multilingualism and Language Rights to be Valued, Protected and Promoted

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  • 15
    Nov
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On International Mother Language Day, Salzburg Global Fellows call on educators, businesses and governments to promote language diversity as a global norm. Please click here to learn more.

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New: Report on Language Provision in Modern Foreign Languages Departments 2018

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  • 02
    Nov
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UCML is very happy to announce the publication of a new report on Language Provision in Modern Foreign Languages Departments 2018 in collaboration with the AHRC-funded Language Acts and Worldmaking project and AULC. The report investigates the provision of language modules (i.e. modules whose object of study is language) in MFL departments alongside models of […]

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News: Issue 1, Autumn 2018

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  • 04
    Oct
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“Now, more than ever, we need to advocate for modern languages as the UK enters an uncertain period.” I am delighted to introduce this first UCML e-newsletter. This will profile Higher Education modern languages across the UK and give you, our members, the opportunity to contribute your views and take part in discussions. The newsletter […]

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Education: Issue 1, Autumn 2018

“It must be recognised that, far from sporting a lack of interest in languages, society and education at large are witnessing a shift” The end of the summer allows us time for some stocktaking in our sector. JCQ data have revealed that languages have been fairly stable in the last A-Level and GCSE results cycle […]

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Translating Cultures and Modern Languages

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  • 23
    Sep
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Date: British Academy 9 November 2018 Time: 10-30 am to 4.30 pm The AHRC theme ‘Translating Cultures’ has been highly significant in furthering research across a wide range of disciplines. The event at the British Academy provides the opportunity to discuss the contribution that the theme has made to the development of Modern Languages by […]

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Multilingualism and Language Learning: Linguistic practices and attitudes of university students learning languages in Europe and beyond

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  • 04
    Sep
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We would like to bring to your attention a new OWRI-AHRC funded research project, ‘Multilingualism and Language Learning’. Information about the project and links to the project websites can be found below. ‘Multilingualisms and Language Learning’ is an AHRC-OWRI funded project headed by SOAS Professor Anne Pauwels. The focus of this research project is on the intersection […]

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GCSEs results released by JCQ

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  • 23
    Aug
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23th August 2018: JCQ has published this year’s results for GCSEs examinations. Despite a fall in the 16-year-old population (-2.7%), figures for all languages are on the rise for the first time since 2013. German has performed very well (up by 2.3% on last year’s data) as have Spanish and Welsh. In Other modern languages, […]

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JCQ releases A-Level results 2018

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  • 19
    Aug
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19 August 2018 A level results: JCQ has released the results for this year’s A-Level qualifications. Despite a significant drop in AS number due to its decoupling from A-Levels, figures for Languages remain relatively stable with a drop for the three main languages and an increase in Chinese and Other languages. Read our digest here: A and […]

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UCML Exec: new representative for Middle Eastern studies

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  • 24
    Jul
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Following the election, which closed on 23 July, we are happy to announce that the new Exec representative for Middle Eastern studies will be Professor El Mustapha Lahlali, of the University of Leeds. He takes up the role on 31 July 2018. His nomination form is below. UCML-ME Lahlali  

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UCML Executive: election of rep for Middle Eastern studies – deadline Monday 23 July 2018.

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  • 27
    Jun
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An election is now open for the role of Middle Eastern studies rep on the UCML Exec. We have received two nominations, from Çiğdem Balım and El Mustapha Lahlali. All info about the role can be found by clicking here. Each paid-up member organisation has one vote. The deadline for voting is 12 noon on […]

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