Language Futures is an exciting approach for schools interested in developing languages beyond the classroom. Its core purpose is to broaden language provision and promote and celebrate linguistic diversity. Increasing motivation and engagement are integral to the approach with learners not only choosing a language they wish to learn, but also exercising choice in elements of what and how to learn. A core feature of the approach is the personalised support offered to pupils by language mentors who are volunteers with knowledge and fluency in a particular language. Mentors are an integral part of the Language Futures approach – both teachers and pupils speak about the difference they make and the impact they have on learning. Mentors can be face to face or online.
We are now looking for mentors in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to support a range of languages: Arabic, French, Gaelic, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Mandarin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Urdu.
For further information on becoming a Language Futures mentor, email the Language Futures Project Manager Clodagh Cooney