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Language diversification and Initial Teacher Education

Language diversification and Initital Teacher Education is a flexible PGCE (postgraduate certificate in education for would-be teachers)in Arabic, Mandarin, Panjabi and Urdu. This innovative PGCE in Community Languages has made a highly significant contribution to broadening the language curriculum available to young people in the UK. The aim is to provide high quality initial teacher education for specialists in Arabic, Mandarin, Panjabi and Urdu and thereby supporting the teaching and learning of these languages. There is a strong emphasis on intercultural and cross-curricular dimensions on the PGCE course. Students are encouraged to adapt the syllabus they teach in order to draw on their shared knowledge of the language and culture with the pupils. They are aware that, as teachers of community languages, they have a particular role to engage and help their bilingual/bicultural learners feel proud and comfortable with their mixed identity and to create a vital link between home and the classroom.

Consistency with the European policies in the field of language learning

  • enhancement of quality of language teaching
  • focus on teacher training
  • promotion of multilingualism
  • promotion of the development of teaching material for the learning of less widely spoken languages
United Kingdom
Target Language
Educational Sector
School Education
Higher Education

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21 December 2014

Audio- video presentation of the NELLIP project

An audio- video presentation of the NELLIP project has been created and made available in the Information section of the NELLIP portal. To access the presentation please click here: