Chartered Institute
of Linguists

The Languages Gateway - The UK's portal for languages



The Languages Gateway is a new website, aligned to the latest evolving UK national languages strategy, intended to act as a portal for everything to do with languages in the UK. 

Our mission is to help increase language-learning across the UK by facilitating access to existing opportunities and information, by increasing awareness of them, and by fostering links between different sectors. We aim to provide a one stop-shop for all things languages in the UK, facilitating links between all those interested in languages: learners, families, community groups, teachers, school leaders, academics, policymakers, subject associations. We intend the site to be open and inclusive, a tool for everyone to use and contribute to, building a collective sense of ownership and partnership across the public and private sphere.

Recognising the range of actors across the UK's languages communities, the website is designed to gather information together in one place, and then to signpost visitors to content that is of interest to them.  Currently, content for the portal has been gathered as part of the development of the website itself. 

Call for Content

We are now putting out this Call for Content so that we can widen participation, increase traffic, and generally make the website more valuable for everyone as a shared endeavour.  If you have content that you wish to be made available through The Languages Gateway please use the response form on the website itself

Contact us - The Languages Gateway 

Our policy for review and approval of content excludes explicitly commercial content, and editorial policy is governed by our Editorial Group (of which CIOL is a part) with representatives from across the languages sector in the UK.

This message is being shared widely via mailing lists across language associations.  Please share via your own networks.


With kind regards

Mark Critchley

Chair of the Languages Gateway Editorial Group