Author: Lucy Jenkins
Date of Publication: July 2018
Series Title: Scottish Languages Review Issue 34
Notes: DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.6881810
This article will outline the recent context of language learning in Wales, setting out the workings of the project and consider how the MFL Student Mentoring Project has intersected with recent strategies to promote language learning to pupils beyond the compulsory language learning stage (age 14). It will evaluate the development of a digital mentoring platform, Digi-Languages, and begin to assess the value of this online platform for increasing motivation and appetite for language learning. Finally, this article will reflect on how providing insights into other cultures can motivate further young learners to study a MFL and how e-mentoring offers new opportunities for intercultural exchange between two first-language English or Welsh speakers.
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