New £2.7m Centre for Excellence to boost modern foreign language skills

Posted on 10 January 2019

The Department of Education has been awarded government funding to launch England’s first modern foreign languages (MFL) centre for excellence.

The Centre for Excellence – backed by £2.17m, with potential for this funding to be extended up to £4.8m - will coordinate the work of nine MFL hub schools all over the country to promote pioneering teaching practices and encourage uptake.

The Centre, which will be known as the National Centre for Excellence for Languages Pedagogy, will work with schools to help more young people learn foreign languages. It is the latest in a series of government initiatives to build a nation of confident linguists.

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