The purpose of the MFL Student Mentoring Scheme is to:

  • highlight the benefits of learning a modern foreign language at GCSE, A-level and degree level.
  • broaden the aspirations of learners by highlighting career and mobility opportunities available to those with language skills, such as working and studying abroad.
  • raise expectations, improve motivation and strengthen the persistence and personal resilience of learners studying modern foreign languages.
  • create sustainable links between higher education modern languages departments and partner secondary schools.
  • offer classroom experiences and opportunities to modern foreign language undergraduate students, with a view to encouraging a greater number to consider teaching a modern foreign language.
  • to provide engagement between University students and the local community to provide enriching experiences for both.