The British Council’s 2020 Language Trends report has now been published. There will be a virtual launch event Monday, 6 July, between 4pm until 5pm.

The Language Trends Survey 2020 is the latest in a series of annual reports by the British Council started in 2002 which chart the health of language teaching in English schools.

Register for the webinar presentation now via this link (free):

• The report author, Ian Collen, Queen’s University Belfast, will present the results of this year’s survey. This will be followed by discussion and comments from an expert panel including:
• Baroness Jean Coussins, Co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Languages
• Suzanne O’Farrell, Modern Foreign Languages consultant, ASCL
• Michael Wardle, Ofsted.

You will be most welcome to ask questions and make comments through the live comments facility of the webinar. 

Note on registering for the webinar: after registering via the link above, you will receive an email with a link to join the live event. The event will run on Microsoft Teams software, but can also be watched live on the web if you do not have Teams installed on your device.

The 2020 Language Trends report can be freely downloaded from

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