Previous events

Previous events connected with languages and the campaign.

Hull Language Cafe

Date(s): Bi-monthly
Location: Lydia's Cakeaway, Hull

The Hull Language Café is an informal way for people to practise their speaking skills in a range of languages and also make some new friends. Language speakers of all abilities are welcome (and natives too!!) Read more

Strictly 1000 Words

Date(s): Saturday 18th October 2014
Location: Olympia Central, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX
Secondary students

This is a competition for primary and secondary pupils to submit a 2-3 minute video (via the LSL website) of a short performance using less than 1,000 words to produce a mini- film, music/song, spoken words in conversation, role-play, poetry, … Read more

Language Show Live 2014

Date(s): 17-19th October 2014
Location: Olympia Central, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX
Language Show 2014

New for this year, S2F has signed a partnership agreement with London Language Show Live 2014 which will increase the reach and impact of the campaign significantly and will provide online access to thousands of members of the general public nationally … Read more

Spanish language taster

Date(s): 16 October 2014
Location: Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT

Come along to Morley’s Spanish language taster for a fun introduction to the world’s second most widely spoken language. That’s even ahead of English. No need to be bashful; everyone’s in the same boat. Or, todo el mundo está en … Read more

Screening of Argentinian film The Son of the Bride (El Hijo de la Novia)

Date(s): 10 October 2014
Location: Morley College, 61 Westminster Road, London SE1 7HT

Film screening: The Son of the Bride (El Hijo de la Novia) Friday 10th October 19.00-21.00 Room B13 Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT. Snacks provided. Entry: FREE Email to book your place NOW! Join us … Read more

Inspiring Languages Week

Date(s): 22-26 September 2014
Location: UK wide!
Inspiring languages week

Get involved in promoting languages! With the European Day of Languages on 26 September, what better time to join in a national celebration of languages – with a special focus on careers? Through the free employee volunteer programme Inspiring the … Read more

British Academy Schools Language Awards 2014

Date(s): Deadline: 30th June 2014

Applications for the British Academy Schools Language Awards 2014 have now opened. The awards are open for applications from around the UK for projects that encourage large numbers of students to take languages to advanced and degree level. A total of fourteen … Read more

Every language an asset

Date(s): 21st May 2014
Location: British Academy, London

This is a seminar for community groups, schools, universities and learned association. We will be sharing examples of good practice in initial teacher training and providing information on access to routes to accreditation as well as considering issues of quality … Read more

Speak to the Future Advisory Panel

Date(s): 10am-3.30pm, Wednesday 30th April 2014
Location: The British Academy, London.
S2F at the Language Show

The Annual General Meeting of the Speak to the Future Campaign will be followed by the presentation and analysis of Language Trends 2013-2014. Provisional Agenda We will be holding our Annual General Meeting at the British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House … Read more

Inspiring Pupils to Learn Languages in the Age of Global English

Date(s): 30 April
Location: McCance Building, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

This lively showcase and networking event is a collaborative venture between SCILT, Scotland’s National Centre for Languages and British Council Scotland. Read more

Scotland’s Universities and the 1+2 Language Policy

Date(s): 30 April 2014
Location: mcCance Building, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

This symposium aims to explore opportunities offered by Scotland’s 1+2 language policy through more strategic linkages between universities and schools. Read more

German Speaking Playgroup in Hertfordshire

Date(s): Second Monday of every month 1.30-3.00pm
Location: Markwell Pavillion, Town Park, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

A playgroup for people who are German and want to get together. We offer a friendly environment to talk to like-minded people whilst also teaching the children. The group is also open to non-speaking German’s who would like to join in and learn the language. Read more

Language Show Live

Date(s): 18 October 2013
Location: Olympia 2, London

Language Show Live is the UK’s biggest event for language learners, teachers and linguists. At the show in London, you’ll find all the help, advice and resources you need to learn or teach a language. Read more

Language Show Live

Date(s): 19 - 21 October 2012
Location: Olympia, London

Language Show Live is the UK’s largest language event for those who offer products and services to language teachers, learners, translators, linguists, language professionals and businesses. Read more

Languages 360 degrees: Symposium to evaluate the health of languages in England

Date(s): 18 July 2012
Location: Europe House, London

Following the launch of the Language Rich Europe Report at the LSE on 28th June 2012, a symposium took place on 18 July at Europe House for stakeholders from education and employment to take forward the debate about the future of languages in England. Read more

Language Futures: Languages in Higher Education 2012

Date(s): 5th - 6th July 2012
Location: John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh

Language Futures is the sixth biennial conference organised by LLAS Centre for languages, linguistics and area studies (LLAS), The University Council of Modern Languages (UCML) and the Association of University Language Centres (AULC). Read more

UK launch of Language Rich Europe

Date(s): 28th June 2012
Location: London

Speak to the future was delighted to support the UK launch of Language Rich Europe at the London School of Economics on 28 June. Covering 15 EU member states, Language Rich Europe is a project co-funded by the European Commission and led … Read more

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