The project is keen to continue underpinning the benefits of mentoring for improving attitudes and uptake languages through its research, publications and appearances.
Both the National Coordinator and the Cardiff University Academic Lead, continue to publish widely on matters associated with language learning, and continue to build on this element of the project.
At the beginning of 2018, the project was successful in its bid for a small grant to the AHRC funded Open World Research initiative project, Multilingualism; Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies. Principal Investigator Professor Claire Gorrara and National Coordinator Lucy Jenkins will be researching the ways in which the e-mentoring programme Digi-languages could potentially be rolled out to other language learning communities.
In June /July 2018, the project was successful in its bid to fund a Cardiff University Student Education Innovation Project. Chief Mentor, Tallulah Machin, undertook research to consider how the MFL Student Mentoring Project might be integrated into an accredited module in partner universities. Take a look at her findings here by clicking on the link below.
In August 2018, the project was successful in its bid for a small grant to the AHRC funded Language Acts and Worldmaking. Principal Investigator Professor Claire Gorrara and National Coordinator Lucy Jenkins will be using this resource to establish links with EU partners and other global communities by visit the Welsh Office in Brussels to hold discussions with other parties interested in multilingualism and inter-cultural communication. This grant will also fund the promotion of the project at the All Party Parliamentary Group for Languages in October/November 2018.