Publications: Policy Documents


Modern Languages and Mentoring: Supporting Digital Learning across Language Communities in Wales

This report considers the role that mentoring, and in particular online mentoring, can play in tackling the decline in modern foreign languages learning at GCSE level in Wales. It evaluates the experiences of a pilot project, Digi-Languages, and how this project might be extended to other language learning communities in Wales. It concludes by proposing ways for Digi- Languages to meet the demands of different language communities within the UK and potentially beyond. 

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Languages across government

Ayres-Bennett, W. (2017) ‘Languages across government’. Languages, Society and Policy.


Healthy linguistic diet: the value of linguistic diversity and language learning across the lifespan

Bak, T. & Mehmedbegovic, D. (2017) ‘Healthy linguistic diet: the value of linguistic diversity and language learning across the lifespan’. Languages, Society and Policy.


Policy Briefing on Community Languages and Social Cohesion

This briefing document provides core information and details of resources on Community Languages for academics, policymakers and practitioners and highlights ways in which policy might support Community Languages. The term ‘Community Languages’ is used here to refer to the languages of the various immigrant communities in the UK, both longstanding and more recent. The term ‘Heritage Languages’ is sometimes also used for this purpose.

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