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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Hold on to your tongue!

Hold on to your tongue! Community languages: why do they matter

Saturday 28 February, 3–5pm
Faculty of English, GR 06/07, 9 West Road, CB3 9DP

How can we encourage take-up of languages among young people? Should we support qualifications in community languages? What’s good practice?

Cambridge Bilingualism Network and Routes into Languages East invite you to a debate. Panelists include: 

  • Bernardette Holmes, Principal Researcher, Born Global; Past President, Association for Language Learning
  • Jocelyn Wyburd, Director, The Language Centre, University of Cambridge 
  • School language teachers and coordinators

The event will also feature two competitions launches, putting the discussion into practice:

  • Mother Tongue Other Tongue (organised by Routes into Languages East)
  • Trinity College, Cambridge, Linguistics Essay Prize

The afternoon will run as follows: 
2.30pm tea served
3pm introductions + panel discussion 
4pm open floor Q&A
4.45pm competition launches
5pm wine reception 

Booking is essential. You can book a place on Eventbrite via our website (please note that places are limited):