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On Friday 28th April 2023 the first National Police Interpreter of the Year Awards were held at the Natonal Police Language Services Conference, organised by the national lead for language services, the Leicestershire Police.

CIOL Vice President Baroness Coussins delivered the keynote address congratulating the winners. The awards ceremony celebrated and was a powerful reminder...

Published on Friday, 28 April 2023 - 6:07pm
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Threlford Cup winners with HRH Prince Michael of Kent

CIOL’s Annual Awards celebrate and recognise outstanding contributions in the field of languages, as well as exceptional achievement in our professional language qualifications. Held this year as part of CIOL’s Translators Day, the awards were presented...

Published on Tuesday, 11 April 2023 - 6:33pm
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Professors Bernardette Holmes MBE and Toby Seddon and have been recognised for their excellence in the social sciences in the Academy of Social Sciences' (AcSS) spring 2023 Fellowships.

Bernardette Holmes MBE, who was conferred Honorary Professor at IOE in February 2023, has made major contributions to languages education in England through her work as a modern...

Published on Wednesday, 8 March 2023 - 3:14pm
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CIOL welcomes the news that UCL has been selected to lead a new nationwide UK Language Hubs programme, providing thousands of students across England with high quality language teaching via a centre of excellence.

 

 

Funded by the Department for Education (DfE), the scheme is backed by £14.9 million over the next three years and aims to increase uptake of...

Published on Wednesday, 8 March 2023 - 9:17am
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The Chief Executives of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and the Institute of Translation & Interpreting have sent a letter (text below) for the urgent attention of the Minister of State for Immigration The Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP

 

Dear Minister of State for Immigration,

 

We read with concern reports in The Guardian of: “Plans to cut the asylum...

Published on Sunday, 26 February 2023 - 4:39pm
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We are delighted to announce that Steve Doswell, MCIL and Chartered Linguist, has been elected by vote of CIOL Council to follow Judith Gabler as Chair of Council at the end of her term.

Steve has degree-level French, diploma level Spanish, intermediate German and continues to learn Slovene. Midway through his first term as a member of Council, he said:

“I would like to...

Published on Friday, 27 January 2023 - 2:53pm
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The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) offers degree courses and language short courses in 18 languages of the region. The school’s research is supported by the SSEES Library, one of the major research libraries covering the whole of the Central and East European region and Russia.

PROLang, is a newly established research group in the school, which supports and...

Published on Wednesday, 23 November 2022 - 4:46pm
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CIOL welcomes the UK Government’s new commitment to invest £14.9m to help deliver high-quality teaching of languages in schools, with a programme to promote the benefits of learning a language, support teachers and encourage more students to study French, German and Spanish.

“Today’s news that thousands more students will benefit from high quality language teaching as part of a...

Published on Monday, 14 November 2022 - 3:00pm
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An event hosted at the House of Lords by the Chartered Institute of Linguists 

by Anna Esaki-Smith

On a showery November morning, the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL) hosted a breakfast to welcome Duolingo CEO and Co-Founder Luis von Ahn to London and to discuss language learning, technology and the dynamic intersection of the two.

In the historic Cholmondeley Room...

Published on Friday, 4 November 2022 - 4:12pm
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We offer our sincere condolences to the Royal Family and our Royal patron on the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II. The Chartered Institute of Linguists received its Royal Charter from HM Queen Elizabeth II in 2005, for which CIOL, linguists and lovers of languages around the world will always be grateful.

 

Published on Thursday, 8 September 2022 - 8:34pm
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