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Routes into Languages Petition

The government plans to stop funding the Routes into Languages project from the end of the 2015/6 academic year. This will mean that Routes is unable to continue the work that it undertakes with school pupils to try and promote language learning and increase uptake of languages at GCSE and GCE. This will no doubt have a knock-on effect on those aspiring to study a language in Higher Education

Routes into Languages (RiL) works with schools and colleges to promote language learning. It works with teachers to develop and roll out innovative projects such as Mother Tongue Other Tongue and the Foreign Language Spelling Bee which benefit students and motivate them to learn languages.

Routes into Languages has worked tirelessly across the country to develop a range of regional and national networks to support schools and teachers to be innovative, raise students' aspirations and make the case for language learning. 

To lose this resource would be devastating, the RiL Spelling Bee alone involved 77,000 Year 7 students last year and this is only one example of the work that Routes does to offer free opportunities to all schools.

Please sign the petition to change this decision.

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