How can you get involved?

Site visit to BCB International - year 9

There are several ways in which you could get involved with the Business Language Champions Scheme.  There is no cost, just a little of your time and enthusiasm. Here are just a few of the options:

  • Talk to schools about the importance of languages to your business- just hearing this from a business person can have such a positve impact.

  • Host a day(s) of work experience for pupils and/or a MFL teacher. It can really be an eye opener for both pupils and teacher  to get a snapshot of how languages are used outside the classroom

  • Become a language mentor for a local pupil.

  • Provide access to company resources in other languages. Even e mails and faxes in the target language will impress.

  • Run an " apprentice style " session in which pupils could present a company product to the company in the foreign language

  • Assist pupils with writing CVs and honing their job interview skills in the target language.

  • Pupils could develop marketing and other business specific projects in the target language.

  • Pupils of French could even deliver a lesson in the target language to front of house staff or employees who answer the telephone to foreign customers

CILT Cymru would play a leading role in coordinating BLC visits and help you plan suitable activities and presentations.

Download the information sheet "Could you be a BLC?"

Impact on pupils

Working with business has proved inspirational for pupils. Here are just some comments;

"This has definitely made me think that I want to take French and German as two of my GCSEs" Year 9 pupil, Cwmtawe Comprehensive School

"I am now more likely to carry on with languages because orf all the advantages I have heard about today"  Year 9 pupil , Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni