Links

Bilingual Kidspot: The Do’s and Don’ts of Raising Bilingual Kids

Bilingual Kidspot is one of the most popular websites for raising bilingual kids. Besides advertising opportunities for businesses they feature Guest Posts from contributors and also feature stories from Multilingual Families.

Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum

CECF is an umbrella organisation for Cambridge and district that provides racial equality services to individuals and groups.

CRiCLE Network – Cambridge Research in Community Language Education

A University-School-Community Partnership to unleash the potential of bilingual migrant children and change their lives. Prof Yongcan Liu organised the Cambridge Leadership Forum for heritage language schools and has a directory of local schools.

CCVS – Cambridge Council for Voluntary Services

CCVS was set up to support local community and voluntary groups. They offer free training for trustees, treasurers etc, give advice on finding grants, have a grant navigation website and help with applications. Their annual membership fee is £30.

Forum of Heritage Language Coalitions in Europe

FOHLC Europe is an exciting new collaboration between several organizations involved with heritage language education in Europe. We are initiating an annual conference that we hope will become a new tradition of creating connections. It will be a chance for all involved in this area to come together  to share expertise and to discuss the needs of our organizations.

You can sign up to their mailing list.

Home/Heritage/Community Languages advisory group – Association for Language Learning

HHCL is an advisory group hosted by the British Council and ALL. It has a focus on languages used or taught at home, or within community or faith settings. The website provides lots of useful information, links to events and other resources.

You can sign up to their mailing lists to learn about upcoming webinars. A great place to meet and speak with teachers and managers from other heritage language schools across the UK.

Kletsheads

The podcast about bilingual children for parents, teachers and speech language therapists.

You can subscribe to their podcasts.

National Consortium for Languages Education (NCLE)

NCLE is led by IOE/UCL and works with key stakeholders across the Languages subject community, including the Goethe-Institut and the British Council. NCLE is a nationwide hubs programme funded by the DfE up to £14.9 million over three years from 2023 to re-energise language learning in state-maintained primary and secondary schools in England. 

NCVO

NCVO champions the voluntary sector and volunteering because they’re essential for a better society. They do this by connecting, representing and supporting voluntary organisations. The NCVO does sector-wide national work.

PEaCh – How to raise a bilingual child

This is a useful guide about raising bilingual children to speak the language of their family and friends abroad in order to sustain important relationships and cherished traditions.

Please go to the ‘Directory’ tab to look for groups and schools in your language.