Research

Here are some links to research Alcantara Communications has been involved in producing:

Language Trends survey 2016/17: British Council

Language Trends Wales 2016/17: British Council Wales

Language Trends 2015/16: the state of language learning in primary and secondary schools in England. British Council and Education Development Trust

The teaching of Chinese in the UK, 2015, British Council

The teaching of Arabic language and culture in UK schools, 2015, British Council

Language Trends Wales 2014/15: Modern Foreign Languages in secondary schools in Wales. June 2015. CfBT and British Council

Language Trends survey 2014/15: The state of language learning in primary and secondary schools in England. March 2015. CfBT and British Council

Language Trends survey 2013/14: The state of language learning in primary and secondary schools in England. March 2014, CfBT and British Council

Languages for the Future: which languages the UK needs and why. November 2013, British Council

Language Trends survey 2012 (primary and secondary) published by CfBT

Languages: the State of the Nation, February 2013, The British Academy

Data on the link between language learning and social advantage/disadvantage – as presented at the Language World conference, March 2012 The Languages Gap

Lessons from abroad: international review of primary languages, published by CfBT

Language Trends survey 2011, published by CfBT FE Trends survey 2011, a survey with FE Colleges in 2011. CfBT Education Trust, CILT Cymru, SCILT and Northern Ireland CILT.

While Director of Communications at CILT, Teresa Tinsley was also involved in the following: The economic case for language learning and the role of employer engagement, published by CfBT in association with the Education and Employers Taskforce, Business for New Europe and the Association of School and College Leaders Labour Market Intelligence on Languages and Intercultural Skills in Higher Education, University Council of Modern Languages, 2011 Languages for Jobs: providing multilingual communication skills for the labour market, European Commission, 2011 Positively_Plurilingual. The contribution of community languages to UK education and society ELAN: Effects on the European Economy of Shortages of Foreign Language Skills in Enterprise, 2006 Mandarin Language Learning, Research Study, 2007 Language Trends surveys: Language Trends 2010 Language Trends 2009 Language Trends 2008 Language Trends 2007 Language Trends 2006 Language Trends 2005 Language Trends 2004 Language Trends 2003 Community languages in England, Scotland and Wales, 2005

And here is an article by Professor James Foreman Peck, who worked on the ELAN project, about the contribution of language skills to exporting and productivity. Costing_Babel