Inspiring Languages

Helping to make the link between languages and the wider world. The BBC reported in February 2019 that foreign language learning is at its lowest level in UK secondary schools since the turn of the millennium.  The teaching profession, government agencies, and commerce have all considered how to reverse this worrying trend. The charity Education […]

Inspiring the Future partners The Languages Show Live

As part of our Inspiring Languages campaign, Education and Employers Taskforce and Inspiring the Future have joined up with the Languages Show Live. Inspiring the Future will be exhibiting at Language Show Live at London’s Olympia Central 17-19 October. We will be speaking to visitors about our Inspiring Languages campaign and how volunteers can help […]

Inspiring the Future Languages Focus Week is taking place 22-26 September

A national campaign is being launched to encourage young people to learn languages at school and understand how language skills impact on their job prospects. Inspiring the Future Languages Focus Week is taking place 22-26 September 2014 and seeks to get 100s of schools and employers involved across England. Nick Chambers, from charity the Education […]

UK students taking languages degrees now at ‘record low’

A report from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce) found the number of students being accepted onto modern foreign language courses dropped by nearly a quarter (22%) between the academic years 2010-11 and 2012-13. Read the full Guardian story Join our Inspiring Languages campaign – pledge one hour a year to talk about […]

Chukwuma Anolue, volunteer

“As well has helping others, volunteering opens you up to yourself and your true ability. The power is not outside of you, the power is within you.” Name: Chukwuma Anolue Job title: Executive Officer Organisation: Home Office Can you tell us a little bit about your role? My current role involves managing staff, data quality […]

Volunteering activities

Speed networking: Speed networking allows students to speak to a range of volunteers in an informal setting. Students sit in small groups with a volunteer, spending around 10 minutes hearing about the volunteer’s job and asking questions about their career and career route. Volunteers will rotate around the student groups, giving students the opportunity to […]


Young people aspire to be what they see around them in their everyday life but it’s difficult to aspire to a future that you never see and don’t know exists. Inspiring The Future changes this. We believe that every young person in our country, wherever they live, whatever their parents/carers’ circumstances, whatever school they go […]