Advisory Centre for Education - Independent registered charity, which offers information about state education in England and Wales for parents of school age children.
BBC Shop - The BBC has been producing innovative language courses and programs for over 75 years.
BIEN - The Bilingual Immersion Education Network (BIEN) is a network for schools, policy makers, parents, researchers and other interested parties to network around the topic of bilingual immersion education in the UK. It is designed to support and inform about this educational trend.
Bilingual Family Newsletter - The newsletter publishes short informative articles on current thoughts on language learning, bilingualism, biculturalism, mother tongue, schools, etc.
Bilingualism Matters - Group of researchers at the University of Edinburgh who work on language development and bilingualism in children and adults.The aim is to bridge the gap between researchers and the community (bilingual families, educators, and policy makers) in order to enable more and more children to benefit from bilingualism.
Community Languages Network - Support the multilingual diversity that exists within schools throughout the UK.
eal-bilingual Forum - Forum for discussion to promote the development of ideas and practic for teachers of English as an additional language, specialist classroom assistants, and others involved in teaching and supporting pupils from ethnic and linguistic minority backgrounds.
ChildcareLink - For National and Local Childcare information.
CILT - the National Centre for Languages.
Languages Online - A website run by an English school which provides an interactive format through which pupils can practise a language.
Primary Languages - national gateway to advice, information and support for everyone interested in primary languages.
The National Family and Parenting Institute - Works by researching the concerns of families and the support available, trialling new ways of providing support to families, bringing together organisations and knowledge, influencing policy makers, providing information direct to families, and running public campaigns.
The National Literacy Trust - An independent charity dedicated to building a literate nation.
Overseas Trained Teacher Programme - Anyone wishing to work as a qualified teacher in England must have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). However if you have qualified overseas you can work as an unqualified teacher for up to four years without QTS. Find out more.
Family Lives - UK registered charity which offers support to anyone parenting a child.
Talking Point - Information about speech, language and communication difficulties in children. They have a range of information and resources for parents and carers of children and also for professionals.
University of Birmingham School of Education - A database with plenty of very good documents regarding bilingualism in families
Poliglotti - The project originated from the work of the Civil Society Platform on Multilingualism, which has been working for more than a year on behalf of the European Commission on the situation of multilingualism in the fields of Education, Linguistic Diversity and Social Cohesion, Translation and Terminology, and Language Policy. The research has led to the development of a set of recommendations for the implementation of a European multilingualism policy, constituting the basis of the Poliglotti4.eu project, to which nine members of the Platform have committed.
Multilingual Living is a place where parents raising children in more than one language and culture can find inspiration, tools, advice, wisdom and support, very much like our site, Multilingual Family, but in the United States!
The Bilingual Families Web Page - This page is intended primarily as a place for bilingual parents to find information and resources to help them raise their children bilingually (last updated 18 February 1998).
Bilingual Parenting - This website's goal is to help parents raise their children bilingually.
COST Action IS0804 , Language Impairment in a Multilingual Society: Linguistic Patterns and the Road to Assessment BI-SLI - Second language learners often produce language patterns resembling those of children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI). The overlap among the features of bilingual and impaired language lead to methodological and clinical confusion, which this Action aims to resolve in order to improve language assessment of minority language children.
Expat Click - A website with lots of information for expatriate women, in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Expat Focus - A wide variety of information and forums for expats.
iLoveLanguages - Catalog of language-related Internet resources.
Lingoo - Lingoo is a community website, dedicated to improving language learning for school children, primarily through language exchange holidays or by paying to stay with a host family. Initially focusing on French and English, the site will soon extend to include the Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and German languages.
The Multilingual Children's Association - An american web-guide to raising multilingual children - expert advice and real world wisdom, parent discussions, tips, resource directory, articles and more.
NABE - An american organisation which is devoted to representing both English language learners and bilingual education professionals..
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Europa Pages' Au Pair Centre - A free resource for both would-be aupairs and families looking for au pairs.
Aupair world - An internet database for families and au pairs who want to find each other without using an agency.
AuPairs JobMatch - Operats a matching service between families and would-be au pairs.
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|Directgov - widest range of government information and services online - Portal to public service information from the UK Government, including directories, online services, news and information of relevance to specific groups.
Expat Focus website - United Kingdom - an expatriate guide
Education and learning in Directgov - All about education in the UK: from where to find childcare to what is the National Curriculum....
Qualifications and Curriculum Authority - Non departmental public body which regulates, develops and modernises the curriculum, assessments, examinations and qualifications.
NHS Direct - Official Web site for the NHS 24 hour telephone helpline, NHS Direct. Information about health problems. How to keep healthy. Advice on when to call ...