We are an education initiative that supports young people in embracing all sides of their linguistic and cultural heritages. We do this through creative translation workshops that draw on students’ experiences and interests, and encourage them to think critically about issues such as representation, self-expression, and the relationship between language and power.
Languages are dynamic, varied and ever-changing. Language education in the UK does not currently reflect this reality. The curriculum focus on Western European languages and elite forms of English creates a perceived hierarchy, placing value on these languages over others. Our workshops shift that focus to create a more widely engaging, inclusive learning environment.
Teacher, Farnborough Sixth Form College
We hosted a free festival in collaboration with the Institute of Modern Languages Research, SOAS World Languages Institute, and The Endangered Languages Archive exploring pathways towards education that is free from prejudice and discrimination.