Two modern language teachers launch event to inspire learning
TWO modern language teachers in Coventry have created a project to help raise the profile of all languages in Coventry and improve language teaching and learning.
Coventry, City of Languages will launch on Friday 8 October at the Coventry Garden Festival and will celebrate languages, both heritage languages and additional languages with representation from early childhood education through to post-graduation language learning as well as languages for work.
Prizes are planned for up-and-coming linguists, young interpreters, Coventry Language Teacher of the Year, shows, VIP guests and more.
Anna Grainger, who founded the event, said: “We have been successful in securing funding from universities, but we are in desperate need of sponsorship to cover the rest of the site costs, rewards and a VIP light buffet that we hope to fit for our VIP Guests.
“We would love to hear from anyone who can help us and join our group of incredible partners to help raise the profile of languages and help improve the offering of our young people to ensure they have this invaluable skill for their future.”
The project was designed during the lockdown in response to their frustrations with the profile of all languages in the UK.
Anna added, “We decided we had two options to sit and whine or do something to try and make a difference.
“We were very quickly successful in securing the support of Coventry University and the University of Warwick, Coventry MPs and Councilors, the British Council, Cultural Institutes, Schools, Coventry City Council and local businesses.
“So we’re really excited and hope this can celebrate culture in Coventry.”
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