Why you should sponsor us

  • By signing up as sponsor to Speak to the Future or one of its current campaigns you will benefit from our ongoing promotional activities and join an extensive network of organisations providing access to many different audiences connected to languages, including learners, teachers, academics, business and politicians.
  • The recent launch of our 1000 words campaign was widely reported in the media and estimated to have reached a potential audience of 16 million.
  • We have high profile supporters such as Larry Lamb and Arsenal FC Double Club who have pledged to take part in our publicity drive
  • We have an active social media presence which can help to link you with the audiences you want to reach

Download our latest S2F 1000 Words Sponsorship Form or contact us to discuss how we can help you.

Who is already sponsoring us

Already a large number of organisations  are contributing financially to the growth of the campaign:

British Academy


Our campaign has seed-funding until 2015/16 from the British

Academy as part of its Language and Quantitative Skills Programme. The British Academy is the UK’s national bodyfor the humanities and social sciences. Its purpose is to inspire, recognise and support excellence in the humanities and social sciences, throughout the UK and internationally, and to champion their role and value.

Routes into LanguagesRoutes into Languages

Routes into Languages is a consortium of 80 universities across the UK, led by the Centre for Languages Linguistics and Area Studies at the University of Southampton. It works with schools to encourage more young people of all backgrounds to study languages at university. The programme is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England and has recently been awarded funding for a new 3-year programme starting in August 2013.

European Commission Representation in the UK

The European Commission Representation in the UK is the Commission’s voice in the UK. It provides information about the European Union across the UK, and actively promotes language learning and careers.

Independent Schools Modern Languages Association (ISMLA)

ISMLA exists to provide a forum for modern languages teachers in Independent Secondary schools to meet, share ideas and inform themselves about and contribute to developments in modern languages teaching.

LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS)

LLAS provides high quality professional development, resources and information to the languages, linguistics and area studies community in higher education. Based at the University of Southampton, it co-ordinates the Routes into Languages programme and a number of UK and EU projects in the area of languages.

The Languages Company

The Languages Company was set up in 2008 by Lid King, National Director for Languages in England from 2003 to 2011. Its original purpose was to work with a range of partners to help deliver the National Languages Strategy for England.

The Language Show

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







Rosetta Stone


Rosetta Stone has been part of Speak to the Future campaign since its inauguration and has helped shape the 1000 words campaign which launched successfully in 2013.

Link to Rosetta Stone blog: http://www.rosettastone.co.uk/blog/tag/enterprise-education/



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