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Celebrating Languages in Cambridge

On 22 March 2017 members of the MEITS team worked in collaboration with our partners, Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum (CEFC), to host an event bringing together a range of local linguistic communities with the aim of fostering exchanges about experiences of living in multilingual Cambridge.

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Talk on ‘Breton and the ECRML’ at the Cornish Language Festival in Penzance

On Saturday 25 February 2017, Merryn Davies-Deacon gave a talk on "Breton and the ECRML ( European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages)" at the Cornish Language Festival in Penzance. She presented an overview of where Breton stands in relation to the provisions of the unratified ECRML and how this can be compared with the situation of Cornish, for which the charter has been ratified but few concrete steps have been taken by the British government.

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Podcast on language learning and cultural, economic and social integration in the UK

In a new podcast, Wendy Ayres-Bennett discusses the role of languages in the integration of immigrants and the need for more investment in language learning.

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MEITS workshop “Issues of L2 Mandarin Chinese” at Peking University

A MEITS workshop entitled Issues of L2 Mandarin Chinese was held on 16 December 2016 at the School of Chinese as a Second Language of Peking University, Beijing.

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MEITS Launch Event

The MEITS project celebrated its official launch event on 10 November 2016 at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge. We were delighted to welcome members of the Project Advisory Board, as well as representatives from several of our non-HE project partners.

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MEITS project introduced at Cambridge Festival of Ideas event on bilingualism, literacy & cognition

As part of the Festival of Ideas, Cambridge Bilingualism Network recently welcomed Professor Wendy Ayres-Bennett who presented an overview of the MEITS project, highlighting the importance of promoting the value of languages in the UK and beyond, and the need for greater collaboration in terms of both research and policy.

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Northern Ireland Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir praises Queen’s University Place-Name Project

Northern Ireland Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir applauds the Northern Ireland Place-Name Project at the Irish and Celtic Studies School of Modern Languages in Queen's University, Belfast.

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Cambridge PVC supports call for Government to prioritise language learning during Brexit

Professor Graham Virgo, PVC for Education at the University of Cambridge, expresses strong support for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Modern Languages' appeal to Government to ensure that improving the UK's language skills is treated as an urgent policy issue.

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