Read here about policy with
relevance for language learning among those aged over 19 years of
age and not involved in main degree study of languages in higher
Policy articles in this
section include the report of the Nuffield Inquiry into Languages, published
in 2000, the National Languages Strategy, which featured an
increase in demand for adult language learning as a success
measure, and a summary of initiatives from the Council of
Europe which describes how instruments such as the
European Languages Portfolio are promoted
in the context of migration.
Select policy articles from
the listing below to find out about important
developments affecting further and adult education and what these
mean for you.
The European Commission’s plan proposes 45 actions to be undertaken from 2004 to 2006 in three areas:
Among other developments the Green Paper set up an independent Working Party on 14-19 Reform, chaired by Sir Mike Tomlinson.
The White Paper heralded a series of interlinked and continuing reforms to Higher Education.
The National Languages Strategy for England.
With relevance for the whole range of curriculum content, including languages, this government policy document initiated debate about a new and more coherent offer for learners aged 14-19.
The CEFR: a key policy document underpinning language teaching, learning, assessment
The jointly agreed programme of strategic actions has 4 priorities...
This national strategy is intended to improve adult literacy, language (ESOL) and numeracy skills in England.
[Policy] The Nuffield Inquiry into Languages made 15 recommendations for change, the better to meet the UK’s requirements for languages in the 21st century.
European Union (EU) leaders set out a new strategy to modernise Europe. This became known as the Lisbon Strategy.
The Bologna Declaration marked the introduction of new enhanced level of European cooperation in higher education.
The document sets the scene for development of languages policy in member states of the European Union and further afield for the foreseeable future.