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Guardian and British Academy today launch new Languages Festival for November 2013

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The British Academy and Guardian have today launched a new joint Languages Festival which will build on the success of the British Academy’s Language Week held in November 2012. The campaign aims to provide a platform for schools, Higher Education Institutions, students, policy makers and businesses from across the UK to discuss, debate and explore the academic, cultural and economic benefits of language learning. 
 
The Language Festival will culminate in the 2013 British Academy Schools Language Awards where the Guardian will also be announcing the winner of the Guardian’s first ever Public Language Champion Award, voted for by the public. 
 
The two-year partnership between the British Academy and Guardian, is helping raise the profile of language learning and showcase its importance for the UK's wellbeing. For further details about the 2013 Language Festival and Schools Language Awards please visit our languages webpage
 
Join in the debate online #languagesdebate and visit the Case for Language Learning website to download the free Language Festival packs for November 2013.