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The APPG on Modern Languages has launched a Twitter account to aid in its dissemination of information about parliamentary matters relating to languages, as well as key media stories, research and issues.

All interested parties are encouraged to follow the account @APPGMFL (or go to

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The APPG launches its Manifesto for Languages on 14 July 2014. The Manifesto has attracted the support of the organisations and individuals listed below.

If you would like to add your name or your organisation’s name to the list of Manifesto supporters, please email


Organisations supporting the APPG’s Manifesto for Languages:

National Bodies:

British Academy

Another quiet week for languages, with Parliament still in recess and little in the way of major announcements for education or other big language issues.

Nevertheless there are a some interesting features and opinion pieces about the dominance of English in academia, and a couple of interesting stories about languages and identity – both in…

In this week’s update, the two main pieces of news were the announcement by Ofqual to change the way A Levels in modern languages are graded, following a review of the fairness of the present system; and the advent of the European Day of Languages, with a series of articles from the Guardian/British Academy and…

The media and parliamentary updates are back for the new academic and parliamentary year!

A quiet week – but some local press reaction to new funds for primary language hubs, and some interesting research in the link between language skills and our genesAPPGUpdate14.09.24.

Read the full update: APPGUpdate14.09.24