The LAGB Education committee and linguists
Would you like linguistics to have more influence in schools? If so,
- Education sessions at annual LAGB conferences
- LAGB CLIE Reporter’s reports (on CLIE meetings)
- Reports from the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies.
- Reports from EC meetings with external bodiesReports to the LAGB
Information for Admissions Tutors
- about the UK Linguistics Olympiad
- about the Trinity College Essay Prize
- An archive of government documents about the curriculum for language education
- How to run a one-day course for schools
- [for information] A benchmark statement for English Language.
- A ‘grammar audit’ of incoming undergraduates’ knowledge of grammatical metalanguage
- A survey, with web links, of recent developments in language education
- A webpage for information on the Knowledge About Language (KAL) of incoming undergraduates.
- Some statistical trends in England’s language education
- Some facts and figures about A-level English Language
- A guide to the career options in school teaching for linguistics graduates
- Information about the Linguistics Olympiads, both national and international
Responses to official consultations
- (2010) Comments on the White Paper on education.
- (2007) Should we comment on the draft criteria for GCSE in Foreign Languages?
- the draft criteria
- a summary of the relevant parts of the criteria, compared with the present (2000) version
- Comments on the draft programmes of study for English at KS3 and KS4
- Second Submission to the Dearing Inquiry into GCSE Languages.
- (2006) Submission to the Dearing Inquiry into GCSE Languages.
- (2005)Responses to the QCA inquiry “English 21“:
- On “An entitlement to creativity?”: our response
- On “Grammar: where next in English teaching?”: our response
- Our general response to the whole inquiry.
- A paper on narrative as a contribution to future developments.
- A paper on the Knowledge About Language needed by teachers in 2015
- (2002) Comments on the DfES Green Paper ’14-19′ and the related paper ‘Language Learning‘. (You can also download extracts of ’14-19′ and the whole of ‘Language Learning’ in .rtf format.)
- (2002) Successful submission to the AHRB in the competition for six ring-fenced PhD studentships per year for the linguistics of the main foreign languages.