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SMLC Outreach Mission Statement

Here at Warwick, we believe passionately in the value of studying a language, particularly the transferable skills set and intercultural enrichment it brings. However, we know the current climate to encourage language learning in schools is challenging, so we want to play our part by setting objectives which are three-fold:

  • To support teachers of Modern Languages in schools
  • To enthuse all young people to learn a language
  • To promote social mobility and level up opportunities for disadvantaged pupils in particular.

To enable us to deliver these objectives, we have taken on the management of the Routes into Languages West Midlands network, a termly varied programme of language-based events and activities organised by staff and students in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at The University of Warwick. Schools in the Routes network can sign up to take part in these through our monthly Routes newsletter.

We also aim to work closely with our local Coventry and Warwickshire schools, particularly those who meet widening participation criteria to support pupils' language learning through our Student Ambassador scheme. Finally, we are also hoping to work in close partnership with the new NCLE Language Hubs.

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