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The Politics of Language Teaching

This research entails a critical appraisal of the institutional and political issues around the provision of modern language teaching in the UK from the perspective of the teachers.


Polisca, E., Wright, V., Álvarez, I. and Montoro, C. (2019). Language Provision in UK MFL Departments 2019 Survey. Report no. 2, December. University Council of Modern Languages (UCML), United Kingdom. Available at: https://university-council-modern-languages.org/2019/12/24/ucml-language-acts-report-2019/

Álvarez, I., Montoro, C., Campbell, C. and Polisca, E. (2018). Language Provision in UK MFL Departments 2018 Survey. University Council of Modern Languages, United Kingdom. Available at: https://university-council-modern-languages.org/2018/11/02/new-report-on-language-provision-in-modern-foreign-languages-departments-2018/


Sociolinguistics Symposium 22, Auckland, New Zealand, 27-30 June 2018: 'Changing the politics of language teaching in the UK'. Inma Álvarez, Carlos Montoro

The 8th biennial joint LLAS, UCML and AULC ‘Languages in Higher Education’ conference, University of Warwick, UK, 6-7 July 2016: 'Diasporic identities and the politics of language teaching'. Inma Álvarez, Lluïsa Astruc, Matilde Gallardo


UCML Plenary, British Academy, London, UK, 17 January 2010, 'Language Provision in UK Modern Foreign Languages Departments 2019 Survey'. Elena Polisca, Vicky Wright, Inma Álvarez, Carlos Montoro

UCML Plenary, British Academy, London, UK, 05 January 2018, 'Mapping language provision across the sector'. Inma Álvarez, Carlos Montoro