language events

It is the season for gift giving so whilst we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas we’d also like to share news of our latest special offers so you can look forward to interesting and inspiring language events at your school in 2014:


Our most popular regional event from last year is returning – the ‘Journey to Japan’ Language and Business Masterclass will be on Friday 28th February. This is being funded by the Japan Foundation, but please note they are unable to fund lunches and refreshments. Please allow £10 per head for this, whilst we investigate whether or not we can get some separate funding to cover it. Please see our flyer for more information about Journey to Japan 2014.


Paul Hughes was our most prolific volunteer whilst he was still in the RAF. He has now set up a successful business and commands high fees on the professional speaking circuit. He is offering four talks, basically free of charge, but will ask for travel expenses (he will be coming from Lincoln). Many of you will have already had Paul to talk at your school and know how well he reaches out to all young people. He will inspire them with how he overcame dyslexia to become fluent in Russian, Arabic and Pashto, with his love of learning and with tales of his work in Iraq and Afghanistan which resulted in him going to 10 Downing Street to meet David Cameron and Barack Obama. He has won a number of awards for all his work with schools.  Please let me know if you would like him to come to your school – first come, first served, and please allocate him at least 45 minutes to one hour with your students to make it worth his while.


We are currently taking bookings for our SCOOP! Languages and Journalism event on 6th February – please do get in touch if you are intending to enter a team, but haven’t yet mentioned it.

From past experience we know that schools like to be informed well in advance of our forthcoming events so to celebrate European Day of Languages today – 26 September – we thought we’d share news of 5 regional events we have planned for the coming academic year.


In brief the events that we have so far on the calendar are:


europe on globe25th November 2013The War of the Words 2013, a debating challenge in French at Ratcliffe College, Leicester
30th January 2014 – Russia Day at the University of Nottingham
6th February 2014 – SCOOP! A Languages and Journalism event at Beauchamp College, Leicester
25th March 2014 – European Challenge, a selling and marketing event at Nottingham Girls High School
3rd July 2014 – Flying High, a team challenge with the theme of flying at RAF Cranwell near Sleaford


All our regional events run for a full school day, with registration from 9.00 for a prompt 9.20 start and finishing at 3.30pm. Currently we are expecting to charge £150 per team for each of these events. This may change nearer the time as a result of funding bids, but in the meantime, please budget accordingly!


We would like to wish you all a very happy European Day of Languages and hope to see you soon at one of our events 🙂

On behalf of our team here at Business Language Champions we’d like to welcome you all back to the start of the new academic year.  We hope you have all enjoyed a lovely summer break – particularly as we actually had some sunshine this year 🙂

We have got plenty of exciting news to share with you so please do keep reading our blog to stay up to date with the latest events we have planned for 2013/2014.

We have just added some new case studies to our website to show you how some of our Business Language Champions have been sharing their expertise with local school students – all with the aim of getting more youngsters enthused about continuing with their language learning.  You can read our new case studies on recent War of the Words and Journey to Japan events by visiting our languages case studies page.

Please do watch this space for more news on our upcoming language events and how your school or business can get involved.