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Academia Rossica is a cultural organisation set up in 2000 to promote and strengthen cultural and intellectual ties between Russia and english-speaking world, pioneering intercultural projects and bringing the best of contemporary Russian culture to the outside world. With offices in London and Moscow, Academia Rossica acts as a bridge between these two thriving cultural capitals.
The Birmingham based society exists to bring together all those who have an interest in the Russian-speaking world. The society plans to run regular meetings, usually with guest speakers. The programme covers topics and issues concerning Russia and Eastern Europe, including culture, politics, economics and business. You will have opportunities to hear and speak Russian, but a knowledge of the Russian language is not essential.
The Franco-Scottish Society of Scotland is an independent organisation recognised as a Scottish Charity. Its members are spread over seven Branches: in Aberdeen, Dumfries and Galloway, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Helensburgh, Perth and St Andrews. National office-bearers and Branch representatives form the Council of the Society which meets twice a year, generally in November and March. The different Branches host the Annual General Meeting in rotation. In Scotland the Society offers a focus for individuals and groups who wish to keep in touch with France, its culture, language, attitudes and current affairs. No specialist knowledge of France or of the French language is necessary, but native speakers of French are of course particularly welcome.
The Institut français exists to promote French language and culture in Scotland, by providing French courses and organising events (film screenings, talks, exhibitions, concerts, etc.). It is also its aim to encourage cross-cultural exchange between France and Scotland, in cooperation with Scottish francophile institutions. Founded in 1946 and located in Randolph Crescent in Edinburgh, the Institut français d’Ecosse is one of 150 French institutes worldwide.
Languages South East provides support and training for language teachers in schools, colleges and other organisations across the South East of England. Working in partnership with others across the region which reaches across to Kent and up to Milton Keynes, Languages South East is keen to ensure that the work started during the Links into Languages programme continues. We have a programme of activity for the 2011/2012 academic year, which includes workshops and conferences, language upskilling courses and a bespoke menu of training that is flexible to best meet the needs of individual schools and networks of schools.
Le Français en Ecosse / LFEE Europe is a dynamic language company specialising in delivering Training Courses for Primary and Secondary Teachers of French and other Modern Foreign Languages in the UK and Europe.
Language Education And Partnerships Ltd (LEAP) offers a range of educational and training services for learners, trainees & educators in the UK and Europe. Ranging from foreign language and culture classes for learners of all ages, through to professional development training events and residential courses for established and aspiring educators. For more information visit the website www.leaponline.eu
Litro is a free monthly literary magazine that publishes new, original short fiction that excites us and offers a creative alternative to disposable papers. Previous contributors include Irvine Welsh, Yiyun Li, Glyn Maxwell, Benjamin Zephaniah and Andrew Crumey. Litro is published by Ocean Media and 100,000 copies are distributed monthly around London and the UK, including in underground stations, libraries, galleries, bars and cafes, as well as online.
Network for Languages East Midlands offers the very best professional development, support, training and networking for language teachers in schools, colleges and other organisations across the region.Our programme of activity for 2011/12 includes workshops and conferences, networking events, language up-skilling as well as tailored events for individual schools and networks/clusters of schools working together. Supported by Nottingham Trent University, we are part of Network for Languages, a national alliance of universities, committed to excellence in language learning and teaching, and to supporting language teachers and professionals across all sectors.
Teaching and Learning North West is built on the work of Links into Languages but with a wider remit, reflecting the interests and expertise of our associates and trainers across the full range of sectors and settings. We have links and connections with many organisations and specialise in finding the right person for the right project. We continue to offer language-based courses and training for teachers, but this is just one part of what we do.
Network for Languages South West offer a range of professional development courses and events for primary and secondary language professionals. They also provide information about local external events and all the latest national and regional news on language teaching.
The Romanian Cultural Institute in London, or ICR/RCI London, is part of a global network of cultural institutes and together we make up Romania’s main arm of cultural diplomacy. We act on several levels: as a diplomatic mission, cultural management unit, artistic and PR agency and as a centre for research and documentation.
A brand new project to promote the positive image of Russia among British schoolchildren. London-based company, Russia Local Ltd, in a partnership with The European Bookshop as well as a number of British and Russian cultural, educational and business organisations and the media has launched an exciting new project called Russia4Brits. The project consists of a competition, which is now being launched in schools and colleges across the UK and will run over the academic school year until the deadline of the 7th April 2014. Students will work individually or in groups to produce creative work, such as a song, a poem or a piece of photography, on a theme related to Russia, her culture and her image in the world today. A judging panel, set to include prominent figures in business, the arts and media, will award prizes for the best submission in each category, with winners to be announced in May 2014. The best entries will be displayed in Canary Wharf, London from May 1st, 2014.
Russian linguistic consultancy based in London and offering Russian language tuition for adults, translation (from English and other major world languages into Russian) and marketing services.
The Russian Teacher's Group is an association which acts as a forum to support teachers of Russian and promote the learning of Russian in all sectors. It aims to provide quality national training events, shared materials and information on topics such as exchanges. The new website includes resources, a forum, an events page and news.
RUSSIANSinUK was founded in 2006. Today they have over 20,000 members from all the parts of Great Britain. Surfing through their website you can find all the information on Russian events and social life in London and Great Britain. This includes concerts, business meetings, fairs, exhibitions, conferences, seminars, roundtables, festivals and lots of other Russian events. Besides you can find a catalogue with Russian businesses, free online advertisement board and a forum. Free membership cards provide their owners with a growing variety of discounts and bonuses. They are full of ideas how to make the life of the Russian speaking community in Great Britain more eventful and remarkable.
Speak to the future is a new campaign which is highlighting the importance of languages, language learning and professional language activities for the UK. Targeting the public, media and government, our initiatives are raising awareness of the issue – and aim to bring about a step-change in attitude and policy in favour of languages. The campaign is backed by leading professional and business organisations who are convinced of the importance of language learning for the future of our society, our citizens and our economy.
The Association for Language Learning (ALL) is the major subject association for those involved in teaching foreign languages at all levels. There are currently 5,500 members. The Association actively promotes the teaching and learning of foreign languages.
The London Bookshop Map promotes independent bookshops and distributes new work by contemporary artists. "Independent bookshops fill the gaps in the high street, stocking thoughtful and idiosyncratic selections rather than market-driven choices of books. They sustain local interests and offer different ways for communities to participate in a range of cultural activities. They are crucial platforms for alternative publishing." Visit your local independent bookshop to pick up your free copy of The London Bookshop Map with writing by artist David Batchelor.
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