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Published on Thursday, 3 March 2022 - 1:09pm
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The latest research from Rand Europe and the University of Cambridge assessed the economic value of languages to the UK in general, plus the potential economic benefits of improving languages education in schools. The study shows an increase in secondary school pupils learning Arabic, Mandarin, French or Spanish could boost the UK economy by billions of pounds over 30 years.


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Published on Tuesday, 1 March 2022 - 4:34pm
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As we look in anguish and with deep concern at the conflict in Ukraine, we remind ourselves that Members of the Chartered Institute of Linguists speak over 50 different languages and come from over 50 different countries: many of which will have known violence, displacement of people and families and the loss of lives and livelihoods.


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Published on Monday, 28 February 2022 - 1:11pm
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CIOL's CEO, John Worne, interviews Christophe Fricker (pictured left) after the University of Bristol’s MA in Translation was approved for Validated programme status.

To watch a short clip of the interview, you can scroll down to the bottom of this Q&A article for the link to the video.

 

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John Worne 

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Published on Thursday, 10 February 2022 - 4:26pm
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Dom Hebblethwaite interviews Helen Beech (pictured left) and Angela Xia from Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University.

To watch a short clip of the interview, you can scroll down to the bottom of this Q&A article for the link to the video.

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Published on Thursday, 10 February 2022 - 4:17pm
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CIOL welcomes the recent statement in the House of Lords by Lord Wolfson committing to commissioning a full independent review of the existing qualifications and standards requirements for assignments with the UK Ministry of Justice. The review is due to be completed before the new contract...

Published on Monday, 17 January 2022 - 5:10pm
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As a UK-based and internationally-engaged, organisation, we can only be glad that the UK Armed Forces and diplomatic service have done what they could in Kabul and elsewhere in Afghanistan in recent days; of course we wish they could have done more.

CIOL made urgent contact with the UK Ministry of Defence regarding interpreter access to the Afghan Relocations and Assistance...

Published on Friday, 27 August 2021 - 4:09pm
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Following the UK’s departure from the European Union, UK NARIC has changed from a NARIC (which is an EU-only title) to an ENIC (the wider European title for national recognition agencies) in order to meet the UK's continuing treaty obligations under the Lisbon Recognition Convention. Therefore, since 1 March 2021, UK NARIC has become UK ENIC, managed by ECCTIS Limited.

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Published on Monday, 12 April 2021 - 12:49pm
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Public Service Interpreters may work in a variety of settings on a daily basis, moving between locations regularly and therefore carrying a high risk of coronavirus exposure, as they have to move between settings from one booking to another.

For this reason we would like to see the inclusion of public service interpreters in the COVID-19 Vaccination Priority Groups alongside police,...

Published on Thursday, 21 January 2021 - 1:33pm
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The Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL) has chosen former BBC Moscow correspondent Bridget Kendall MBE as the latest recipient of the David Crystal Award, originally donated by the eponymous linguist, a vice-president and Fellow of CIOL.

The award is presented annually to an individual ‘for whom languages have been a constant within their work and life and who has...

Published on Wednesday, 13 January 2021 - 6:06pm
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