Community languages in Higher Education


Professor Itesh Sachdev, Teresa Birks, Dr. Anjoom Mukadam, SOAS; Joanna McPake, Dr Tessa Carroll, Scottish CILT


Higher Education Funding Council for England (Routes into languages initiative)


£39,790.00 (total funding)


March-November 2007


The aim of this study is to map provision for community languages in Higher Education, with the intention of :

  • Examining the extent to which current provision responds to the language needs and potential of England 's increasingly multilingual population;
  • Considering how provision can be developed to meet emerging demand for greater diversity in language provision in the business, public sector and aid and development fields.


Research report of at least 40,000 words, Mapping Community Languages in HE to be published at end of project



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