OPS 2014 speaker Dr Napoleon Katsos recently announced the inaugural round of the Linguistics Essay Prize for Year 12 students, hosted by Trinity College, Cambridge.
The Essay Prize aims to raise awareness of the systematic study of language as an interesting and multifaceted subject in and of itself. It is hoped that the Prize will encourage students with an interest in linguistics to explore this further and to apply for a University course in this subject.
The particulars of the competition can be found here.
Napoleon has also drawn the attention of OPS to forthcoming event Hold on to your tongue! Hold on to your tongue! is for teachers, school language coordinators and parents. It focuses on community languages, addressing questions such as ‘How can we encourage take-up of languages among young people?’, ‘Should we support qualifications in community languages?’, ‘What’s good practice?’
Hold on to your tongue! will be held between 3 and 5pm on Saturday 28 February 2015 in Cambridge English Faculty at West Rd, Cambridge, CB3 9DP. Admission is free, but booking is required
For more information about either the essay prize or Hold on to your tongue!, write to us via the Contact Us section of this website