National Consortium for Languages Education
IOE – Faculty of Education and Society

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Celebrate Speaking! Festival of Language

National Consortium for Languages Education (NCLE) consortium partner, the British Council, have been showcasing the fantastic language skills of young people in the UK with their Celebrate Speaking Festival, managed on behalf of the NCLE and working in collaboration with the Association for Language Learning (ALL). Here is a heartfelt message from the British Council … Continued

NCLE celebrates 1st Birthday

What an amazing year!  Advocacy! Achievements! Aspirations! As we celebrate our first year, we would like to share with you some highlights from NCLE and the Language Hubs. And this is just the beginning of the story! So, what is our story about? Who are the characters involved? And what challenges do we face? The … Continued

French Ambassador to the UK visits NCLE Language Hub

On Monday 18 March, the Institut français du Royaume-Uni and Ambassador Hélène Duchêne launched Francophonie on the Road.  This initiative, created to support the National Consortium for Languages Education, a Department for Education programme aimed at promoting foreign modern language learning in England, will offer students from 20 state schools the opportunity to take part in … Continued

NCLE goes to ALL Language World 2024

After a successful Language World 2024 conference, we as the NCLE team would like to say massive thanks to our partner, ALL, for organising such a stimulating and engaging conference. Thank you to the fantastic pool of speakers and to all the attendees of LW 2024. We would like to also thank our NCLE Language … Continued

Decisionmaker trip to Berlin

In late November 2023, the Goethe-Institut London organised a four-day educational trip to Berlin for decisionmakers in education from the UK. With the aim to strengthen the status of German as a foreign language in the UK by providing an insight into the German educational system, foreign language teaching, as well as German culture, representatives … Continued

Home, heritage and community languages: recognising the breadth of language learning

On UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day 2024, which celebrates learners’ universal right to study their heritage languages, Professor Li Wei, Chair in Applied Linguistics and Director and Dean of IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society, wrote an article celebrating home, heritage and community languages (HHCLs) and the initiatives of the NCLE to improve HHCL … Continued

More pupils of all ages to study languages

The National Consortium for Languages Education (NCLE), led by IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society, announces the first 15 Language Hubs in its work to reenergise language learning in schools across England. Read the announcement

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