Welcome to Business Language Champions!
Business Language Champions aims to promote modern foreign languages and cultural cohesion by demonstrating to young people the importance of language skills in the workplace.
By bringing schools and international business people in the region together we inspire more young people to continue with their language learning.
**HOT OFF THE PRESS** We are delighted to announce that Business Language Champions’ Sally Fagan has been awarded the Threlford Memorial Cup – the Chartered Institute of Linguists’ highest award. Sally is pictured below receiving her award from HRH Prince Michael of Kent. This is something we are all proud of here at BLC, especially as we seek to expand our programme into new areas, so thank you to everyone who has supported us over the last 5 years. Read the full article from The Linguist on ‘The Making of a Champion’.
“I just wanted to say a big thank you for Monday. What a well-planned and positive event. Our students really enjoyed it and found themselves growing in confidence throughout the day. Your student ambassadors are fab, and have had a really positive impact on our students this year, thank you. The year abroad workshop was particularly good, and even gave us a pang of Wanderlust!” – Tupton Hall School
“As a teacher, it was so refreshing to see so many people fired up about languages and cultures – it was infectious!” – Luke Anderson, St George’s Academy
“Thank you so much for your events – we love them and they provide a great opportunity for our students” – Sally Lees, Head of MFL, Repton School
“It provided an incredibly enjoyable and motivational experience, from which I have taken much and that now provides a basis for my confidence in speaking French” – Greg, Year 13 student from Priory Academies
“It was the most amazing experience! Even for teachers!!” – Chris Cox, St Peter’s and St Paul’s Catholic Voluntary School, Lincoln“Great event, great venue, students really gained from it.” – Rachel Souter, Joseph Whitaker School, Mansfield”
The main benefits of taking part in the Business Language Champions programme are:
Benefits to schools
- Students see the relevance of languages beyond the classroom environment
- Students can engage with local employers and take part in ‘real’, work-related tasks
- Teachers get an insight into the language needs of businesses
How you can get involved
We design, plan and deliver events to schools across the East Midlands. We are always pleased to see new schools at our events, or organise talks or events at schools we haven’t visited before. So if your students would benefit from seeing how languages work in an international business context, please do contact us and find out how you can inspire the next generation of international business leaders.
Please contact us for more information on Business Language Champions and find out how you can inspire the next generation of international business leaders.