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The national gateway to advice, information and support for everyone interested in language teaching in the primary school.

From professional development and practical teaching ideas to resources and research, networking and news, it's all here at the CILT primary languages website.

Language Programme

Project Dissemination

The Languages team at CfBT will be disseminating outcomes from a number of our projects from Teaching School Alliances around the country at Language World on 22-23 March 2013.

Come and see us!


  • Making the case for primary languagesMaking the case
    Information about some of the potential ways you can help sustain the current momentum in
    primary languages by advocating for early language learning. More.
  • Languages for All resource packLanguages for All
    A brand new support pack for teaching languages to children with special educational needs. Created for those working with children in Key Stage 2 or older learners at or below level 2. Find out more.
  • Linguistic upskillingLanguage Upskilling Specification  Supporting the development of linguistic upskilling courses for primary teachers and teaching assistants. Find out more.

Latest news

  • CILT has merged with CfBT
    CILT, the National Centre for Languages has merged with the education charity CfBT Education Trust More
  • Information for parents
    CILT has produced two new leaflets for parents who want to support their child in the world of language learning. More
  • New on the site: Making the case for primary languages. Advice and guidance on how to express your support for language teaching in the primary school. More
  • Curriculum review launched Government launches review of the National Curriculum in key stages 1-4. More
  • Modern languages - achievement and challenge 2007-2010 Ofsted report examines the progress in language teaching in schools. More
  • Schools White Paper - The importance of teaching. Read the CILT response. More
  • Community languages curriculum models - case studies for KS2 Somali and Portuguese. More
  • Languages Work
  • lingu@net europa
  • Languages ICT
  • Vocational Languages Resource Bank