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ERIC Number: EJ928063
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0957-1736
Promoting Community Language Learning in the United Kingdom
Handley, Sharon
Language Learning Journal, v39 n2 p149-162 2011
The COLT (Community and Lesser Taught Languages) project is a consortium of five UK universities, working with various other regional organisations to set up replicable projects and structures to promote languages in North West England. It received funding under the UK's national "Routes into Languages" initiative. One objective was to promote community languages through language enrichment events for schools to encourage pupils to continue studying a language at school and at university. The other objective was to develop a potential framework for increasing capacity to deliver teaching in a range of languages, using the wealth of native speakers who live in our community but who are often unaware of how to gain formal training in how to teach their own language. The purpose of this article is to report on the project, drawing conclusions from the work undertaken so far. (Contains 2 tables and 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom