The Languages Box

Please note the Languages Box is no longer available. Please see our new interactive CD "Why study languages?"

What is the Languages Box?

The Languages Box

The Languages Box is a unique body of materials produced in 2002 by the Subject Centre and a number of Embassies and Cultural Institutes to promote language study in Higher Education. Higher Education staff visiting schools and giving presentations on languages will find the materials a useful resource. If you want to know if your institution received a Languages Box, email the Subject Centre ( or search our contacts for schools.


What is in the Languages Box?

Contents of the Languages Box
  • CD-Rom: 'Why Study Languages?'
    This PowerPoint presentation can be used for visits to schools or at University open days.
  • 'Why Study Languages?' Resources File
    This accompanies the CD-Rom and includes tips for using the presentation, overhead transparencies of the key slides and useful articles and reports.
  • Publicity materials
    The box includes materials for the following languages: Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
  • Video: 'English is not enough'
    produced by Leeds Metropolitan University
  • CD-Rom: Nuffield Languages Inquiry
    This includes data gathered for the Nuffield Languages Inquiry

How can I get a Languages Box?

A complementary copy of the Languages Box has been sent to all HEIs where modern languages are taught. If you do not know who has received the box in your institution, please contact Sue Nash at the Subject Centre ( but we regret that no more boxes are available.

How can I arrange a visit from a local Higher Education Institution to my school?

Click here to search for HE staff responsible for school liaison in your regionAre you teaching modern languages in a secondary school/college? Would you like your students to hear about studying languages in higher education? Click here for details of the member of staff responsible for schools liaison in Modern Languages in your local HEI.


Where can I get more information about languages at university?

PowerPoint presentations on three different modes of language learning: