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Guidebook for Martians in Nottingham

On 14 November 2017 sixteen multilingual Year 8 students from four schools in Nottingham visited the University of Nottingham to take part in a workshop entitled What I want to say is... The session was organized by colleagues from Strand 2 of the MEITS project, Nottingham City Council's IDEAL team, and the Nottingham Writers' Studio.

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Languages in Conflict and Reconciliation

Colleagues from Strands 1 and 3 of the MEITS project organised a public conference on ‘Languages in Conflict and Reconciliation’ in Belfast on Friday, 25 January 2019. The event was held in collaboration with the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice and with support from the Modern Languages Core Disciplinary Research group at QUB.

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New Policy Briefing on Modern Languages Educational Policy in the UK

Following a successful second policy workshop in December 2018 in Belfast, bringing together policymakers and academics from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, Wendy Ayres-Bennett, PI of MEITS, and Janice Carruthers, AHRC Leadership Fellow in Modern Languages, have published a new Policy Briefing on Modern Languages Educational Policy in the UK.

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Support research on multilingualism and language learning at university

Would you like to help one of our fellow OWRI projects with their research on multilingualism and language learning at university?

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Flexible funding awards: three new projects funded by MEITS

We are delighted to announce the outcome of our second and final flexible funding call. Beginning in early 2019, the projects will foster innovation in research-led teaching and support curriculum change in modern languages in higher education.

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Parliamentary Event

MEITS was part of a parliamentary event to present the research of the four OWRI projects at the House of Commons on Wednesday 28 November. 

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Celebrating cultural diversity in Cambridge

On 18 November, members of the MEITS team took part in the ‘Diversity Day 2018’ at Netherhall School, an event co-ordinated by one of our project partners, the Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum (https://www.cecf.co.uk).

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Digi-Languages – Stimulating Language Learning in Schools

Language researchers at the University of Cardiff have published a report on a languages mentoring initiative aimed at encouraging secondary school students to take up modern languages.

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