London Centre for Languages and Cultures

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London Centre for Languages and Cultures

The London Centre for Languages and Cultures (LCLC) was set up in autumn 2013, jointly by Pembroke College Oxford and The Open University (OU). It was established to work with schools in the tri-borough of City of Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, and Hammersmith & Fulham to promote the study of languages. Funded for its first two years by the London Schools Excellence Fund (an initiative of the Department for Education and the Mayor of London), the LCLC continues to build on its existing work from its hub base in west London.

The LCLC strives to foster an interest in language study at all levels of primary and secondary education and seeks to strengthen links between schools and universities in a subject area that is becoming less popular in higher education institutions. The LCLC recognises that state school pupils are significantly under-represented in university languages departments; a large part of its work is to make academic language study more accessible to students through a range of events such as study days, Easter schools, seminars and residentials.

The Feed

14th November, 2017
We are pleased to announce that the London Centre for Languages and Cultures Launch will take place on Thursday 30th November 2017 .The LCLC hub school, Westminster Academy, will play proud host to the event which will see guests attending from various link schools, universities and organisations in London and further afield.
5th October, 2017
After the great successes of the 2016-2017 LCLC Programme, Pembroke College, Westminster Academy and the Open University have joined forces once again to support the London Centre for Languages and Cultures  2017-2018 academic programme.
19th June, 2017
This week Pembroke College will host the London Centre for Languages and Cultures (LCLC) and North West Languages Centre (NWLC) Summer School. Twenty-five students and five teachers will attend academic sessions throughout their stay in Oxford. Participating students and teachers come from schools across West London and the North West of England.