TWO Modern Languages teachers in Coventry have created a project to help raise the profile of all languages in Coventry and improve teaching and learning of languages.
Coventry, City of Languages will launch on Friday 8th October at the Festival Garden in Coventry and will celebrate languages, both heritage languages and additional languages with representation from Early Years education through to post-degree language learning as well as languages for the workplace.
There are plans for awards for promising linguists, young interpreters, Coventry Language Teacher of the Year, performances, VIP guests and more.
Anna Grainger, who founded the event said:”We have managed to secure some funding from the universities, but we desperately need sponsorship to cover the remainder of the venue costs, awards and a VIP light buffet that we are hoping to put on for our VIP guests.
“We would love to hear from anyone who can help us and join our group of amazing partners to help to raise the profile of languages and help to improve provision for our young people to ensure they have this invaluable skill for their future.”
The project was devised during lockdown as a response to their frustrations regarding the profile of all languages in the UK.
Anna added: “We decided that we had two options sit and moan or do something to try to make change.
“We very quickly they managed to get support from Coventry University and The University of Warwick, Coventry MPs and councillors, 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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