Article by Juliet Park
The Chartered Institute of Linguists Educational Trust has launched a brand new professional business language qualification. Approved by Ofqual, it has been successfully trialled in a number of English sixth forms and at the University of Huddersfield. This practical and well respected qualification which is designed to boost employability skills has received excellent feedback from both students and teachers and is attracting interest in the corporate world as well as further schools and universities.
Although it has not been implemented in Scotland, the aims of the qualification will be of interest to those promoting the learning of modern languages this side of the border.
If teachers are interested in this qualification and course materials which are available in French, German and Spanish they can find out more about it by visiting the Language Alliance website and trialling the first half term’s worth of teaching resources.
A fuller article is available on the The Linguist website.