Coventry City of Languages

An inter-organisational project to promote languages and language learning across Coventry

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Coventry City of Languages Awards 2021

Fifteen Coventry City of Languages awards were announced at our launch event on 8th October, for all types of language user and learner.  You can see the full list of awardees on our Awards page.

We had lift-off!

We launched Coventry City of Languages with an exciting event at Coventry University on Friday afternoon,  8th October. You can see video from the event on our Launch Event page

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About us

Coventry City of Languages is a collaborative partnership between local teachers, university lecturers and academics, linguists and local businesses, with the support of a number of other stakeholders across the UK. Together, we are working to achieve a common vision of celebrating all languages spoken in Coventry, improving the learning and teaching of languages, and promoting the importance of languages for business and the community. 

Knowledge of another language has become more important for a functioning UK economy in the 21st century than ever before. It is crucial for MFL and culture to be taught and valued in schools across the UK, and for schools across all key stages to work together to ensure the best possible provision, including transition from primary to secondary education. 


Our Aims

Campaigning for What We Believe In. Together.

  • To link all primary and secondary MFL departments and co-ordinators to ensure the best possible provision and excellent transition between KS2 and 3, between GCSE and A-level and between A-level and university

  • To build relationships with organisations across Coventry, and beyond, who value MFL and languages, as well as the arts and beyond.

  • To have one hub so that events relating to language learning are advertised in a single place

  • To create opportunities for cultural capital

  • To be a forward thinking and leading consortium to inspire language learning

  • To offer CPD and training to teachers within the LA (and outside?) in good practice.

  • To appoint 'patrons' for Coventry City of Languages to help us to inspire young people and promote the need for language learning.

  • To advise and train head teachers, in particular Primary head teachers who may not have full understanding of MFL within the curriculum

  • To build a bank of resources for MFL teachers (in particular primary) to support, improve provision and quality.

  • To celebrate ALL languages spoken in our schools and communities

  • To engage parents in both supporting their children's language learning, and educating them on the importance of MFL.

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Our Areas of Activity

Work We Do

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In the Classroom
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Languages in Our Community

Ensuring that all voices are heard

Languages in Our Schools

Opening minds through languages

Languages at Work

Language learning pays!



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