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Case studies

Over 2016-17, schools from a range of educational contexts are offering the Language Futures approach both as part of the in-school curriculum and after school across both primary and secondary schools, with a total of 20 different languages (Afrikaans, Arabic, British Sign Language, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Latvian, Mandarin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish) currently being studied.

Linton Village College

Language Futures was originally developed by Linton Village College in Cambridgeshire and has been running there since 2009. Read Bringing Life into Language Learning an article from Secondary Headship to understand how the Language Futures approach has been developed there.

You can watch the Language Futures video for an overview of the approach and read how Mentoring at Linton Village College has been developed.

Gladesmore Community School

Language Futures has been running at Gladesmore Community School since 2012.  Read the case study on project-based learning and watch the Language Futures video where Sam Whear, languages teacher at Gladesmore, gives for an overview of the project