Publications

The project has published on matters relating to languages, education, mentoring, the Curriculum for Wales, and multilingual methodologies. Publications vary from academic articles and policy papers to public engagement pieces, demonstrating the wide relevance of MFL Mentoring across policy, academic and public spheres.

Publications

The project has published on matters relating to languages education, mentoring, the curriculum for Wales, and on multilingual methodologies. Publications vary from academic articles, policy papers to public engagement pieces demonstrating the wide relevance of MFL Mentoring across policy, academic, and public spheres.

Moving Online: A post-16 languages recovery project in an era of Covid-19

Beckley, R. Jenkins, L. Kirkby, R. Owen, G. 2021. This article considers the impact of a 12-week intervention established by MFL Mentoring in support of post-16 learners in the first waves of Covid-19.
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Multilingual Perspectives: Preparing for Language Learning in the New Curriculum for Wales

Gorrara, C. Jenkins, L. Jepson, E. Machin, T. 2020. This article investigates the place of language learning in the new Curriculum for Wales and the value of embedding a multilingual approach.
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Critical Pedagogies in Modern Languages – a Tutorial Collection: Preface

Jenkins, L. 2020. This preface summarises key observations from a 2-day tutorial led by Kings College London, exploring the intersection between Modern Languages and the Digital Humanities.
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Modern Languages and Mentoring: Lessons from Digital Learning in Wales

Gorrara, C. Jenkins, L. Mosely, N. 2019 This article considers the role that mentoring, and in particular online mentoring, can play in tackling the decline in modern language learning at GCSE level in Wales.
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Evaluating Student Mentoring as an Intervention to Support Modern Foreign Language Learning in Secondary Schools in Wales

Black, S. Gorrara, C. 2019 This article evaluates the outcomes of the first two phases of MFL Mentoring as both a policy intervention, and as a personal and professional intervention.
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Engaging Welsh Modern Language Learners in Secondary Schools: Mentoring as a Proven Practice

Jenkins, L. 2018 This article outlines the context for language learning in Wales and considers the impact of a mentoring approach, online and offline, as a motivator for young learners.
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Modern Foreign Languages: Mentoring for Change

Jenkins, L. 2018 This article explores some of the key benefits derived from MFL Mentoring and gives insight into some of the logistics of the project.
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Speaking from Wales: Building a Modern Languages Community in the Era of Brexit

Gorrara, C. 2018 This chapter explores a variety of initiatives aiming to arrest and reverse the decline of language learning in Wales. It explores in detail MFL Mentoring as an example of this.
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How Mentoring can improve Modern Languages Uptake in Schools

Gorrara, C. 2016 This article explores the role that mentoring can play changing negative attitudes to language learning, by providing inspirational role models to young learners in schools in Wales.
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