British academy

Current Projects

There are a number of projects that the British Academy is undertaking as part of the Languages strand of its L&QS Programme. These include:


British Academy Schools Language Awards

Each year the British Academy offers a series of awards throughout the UK for the encouragement of excellence in language learning.  


Born Global: Rethinking Language Policy for 21st Century Britain

The British Academy has launched a policy research project into the nature and extent of language needs in the labour market and the implications for languages education from school to higher education. 


Lost for Words Inquiry: The need for languages in UK Diplomacy and Security

The British Academy has launched an inquiry into languages, looking afresh at the UK’s current and future need for language capacity in a rapidly changing global context. The inquiry will assess how well these needs are being met, and will make recommendations on how language capacity can be maintained and enhanced.