A group of 15 linguists visited the Languages Show at London’s Kensington Olympia. The students took part in taster sessions in Hindi, Japanese and Turkish and attended seminars on indigenous languages and the growing dominance of the English language. We were also lucky enough to hear Dr Rebecca Mitchell speak on sociolinguistics. She came to Lancing last year and spoke to our Scholars and we hope she will visit the school again in the future to talk to our linguists. As well as these sessions, students were able to browse the variety of stalls and exhibitors, and chat to university staff and other institutions like the Royal Air Force, where languages are very much heralded as essential skills.
Laura Fryer, Assistant Head of Languages