Category Archive: News

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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UCML Executive: Call for Nominations for representative for Middle Eastern studies

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  • 23
    May
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The post of representative for Middle Eastern studies on the UCML Executive committee is vacant. We are calling for nominations of a suitably qualified person to this role: deadline 23 June 2018.

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UCML Summer Plenary 2018: ‘Languages in Action’

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  • 18
    May
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The UCML Summer Plenary 2018 was held on Friday 29 June 2018 at Europe House, London SW1P 3EU. The AGM, held in the morning, followed by a Workshop in the afternoon on the professionalization of language practitioners outside academia. All details can be found by clicking here.

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UCML Chair: Professor Claire Gorrara

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  • 05
    May
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Following an election among seven candidates for UCML Chair, we are delighted to announce that the new Chair of UCML will be Prof Claire Gorrara of Cardiff University. She will take up the role in July 2018. Claire is a former member of the UCML Executive Committee, representing Wales. Her  nomination statement reads: Present post: I am Professor […]

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