International Education Week
British Council International Education Week 2013 takes place 18-24 November 2013, and marks something extraordinary and exciting in the UK which everyone, including parents, school teachers and children, can be involved in. This week promotes the importance of introducing a worldwide dimension to the education of young people starting from primary school onwards, and the value of cultural awareness from a young age which will help the children in the future as they progress through their education.
This year, International Education Week will be supporting a key policy shift in UK schools. From September 2014, it will be compulsory for primary schools in England to teach a foreign language to pupils from age seven (Key Stage 2), and International Education Week will form part of a longer term campaign to promote language learning in UK schools.
For parents, general public and young people there will be media and social media campaigns to draw attention to the importance of learning a foreign language. There will also be campaigns to guide parents on how to help their children with language study at home. For teachers there will be information on how to make language learning fun for children and on the value of language learning. Support materials will also be provided.
Find out more about International Education Week, what it is, and how you can get more involved on the British Council Website.