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LSE Language Centre
Ground Floor, 20 Kingsway
Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE

Tel: +44 (0)20  7955 6713


Nick Byrne|


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John Heyworth|


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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'.