International Education Week is a chance for us to promote the importance of incorporating an international dimension into the education of young people across the UK both at primary and secondary level.
Cultural and modern foreign languages are now essential skills that young people need to develop in order to succeed and work in today’s increasingly globalised economy.
This year International Education Week will support the major 2014 policy shift in UK schools. The shift means that primary schools in England will be required to teach a foreign language to pupils at Key Stage 2, while other countries will offer their support with events taking place throughout the academic year.
Our objectives are as follows:
• To promote the importance of an international dimension to primary and secondary education in the UK
• To promote the learning of modern foreign languages as a part of this
• To increase participation in the British Council-run programmes that help to create an international dimension in schools (for example, Connecting Classrooms, Comenius and Language Assistants) If you would like to get involved please take a look at our suggested list of five things to do during International Education Week. To find out more information please visit the British Council Schools Online website.