Public Service Interpreters (PSIs) provide a highly specialised service across the public sector to facilitate access to and use of the justice system, local government and health services for people whose first language is not English.
On Monday 14 November the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL) and its awarding body the IoL Educational Trust (IoLET) held their annual awards evening at BMA House in London, in the presence of CIOL’s Royal Patron HRH Prince Michael of Kent,...
“Does the UK have sufficient foreign language speakers serving the Armed Forces and defence services?” This was the subject of a short debate raised by Labour peer Lord Harrison in the House of Lords on 27 October.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Modern Languages has just launched Brexit and Languages: A checklist for Government negotiators and officials.
CIOL is now seeking nominations from Associates, Members and Fellows who wish join CIOL's governing body. This year, for the first time, Associate members can stand for election and can also vote in the election process.
CIOL's German Society was founded in 1986 to provide a useful network of contacts for members living in Germany.
We are very excited to announce a refresh of our website www.ciol.org.uk. CIOL members and visitors alike will enjoy an enhanced user experience but the same familiar look and feel of the previous website.
With another dramatic fall in numbers achieving GCSEs in French, German and even Spanish this year, a question mark hangs over the effectiveness and likely future impact of including a language in the EBacc.
On 28 July, CIOL was delighted to welcome to London senior officials from SFSC (Shanghai Foreign Service Company) in China.
IoL Educational Trust (IoLET), the Awarding Organisation of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL), has secured a two year contract with two further one-year options to develop and deliver a new set of language examinations for Ministry of...