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Newcastle City of Languages


Newcastle City of Languages is UK first. We are committed to promoting, supporting and celebrating languages and language learning across the city. We will add value to what is happening, share resources and expertise and create new opportunities.

Our ambitions

In addition to the ambitions for the Our Newcastle Our World plan and the priority around Children and Young People in general, we agreed some specific ambitions around languages:

Making connections and sharing information

Partnership work around languages is inextricably linked to the other strands under the Children and Young People theme, Connecting Internationally and Internationalism in the City.

However there are some dedicated events, activities and resources relating to languages, which we are sharing through this section of our website. Information is updated regular and contributions are welcome. If you have anything to share, do get in touch.

Events, activities, resources

We are sharing partners’ events as well as developing new offers and activities around language learning and promotion. Click here to find out more or click here to see our latest posts.

There are a range of resources to support language learning, teaching promotion and we are grateful to partners for sharing these. This section covers resources for schools, wider language learning and English as an Additional Language.

Newcastle City of Languages is only possible due to partnership working and the collaboration of a myriad of partners locally, regionally, nationally and from other countries. Find out more about our partners and how we are working together.

There are lots of ways to get involved and stay informed, click here to find out more.

Links to other strands

Language learning is enhanced by international links and we are exploring how to enhance and open up greater access to opportunities
Newcastle is home to a diverse range of communities and cultures, with many different languages. We will link into initiatives which promote, celebrate and profile these.

Background information

Stakeholder events and outcomes

A range of stakeholder events were held in 2019 and have informed the priorities for the overall international city plan, the priority theme and the three workstrands.

Find out more in the event reports and resource packs, which contain a lot of detail around ambitions, challenge, resources and proposed solutions and actions.