LSE Language Policy

Launched on Friday 22 October 2010 we are delighted that LSE has now adopted this Language Policy as outlined below.

  • An exhortation to learn a language by the LSE Director
  • Getting greater departmental buy-in to the idea of language learning
  • Branding LSE as not just a multi-national university but also a multi-lingual one
  • Clear statements of support for languages in all relevant promotional materials
  • Stressing the importance of language skills not only for employability but also for intellectual value
  • Offering a free MFL Certificate Course to UK/EU undergraduate students who do not have a GCSE Grade C or equivalent in a foreign language that is not their mother tongue

To read this policy please see the LSE Language Policy.

On the new LSE Language Policy, Nick Byrne, Director of the Language Centre, said:

'The new Language Policy is a good example of the way you can tailor a policy to fit not just an institution but also a company, a town or even a country. The main thing is to make sure that the ideas fit the target group and not simply force things through'.