A new Supplementary School Support Platform launched by Multilingual Manchester will assist Manchester’s community-run weekend schools that teach languages such as Polish, Arabic, Chinese, Turkish, and others. The initiative will encourage university staff and students to get involved with local supplementary schools and help in the development of audio-visual resources and learning kits as well as training. It will also help encourage parents and pupils to cultivate home languages as a valuable skill. The initiative is partly funded by a large grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council under its new Open World Research Initiative.

For further details please contact mlm@manchester.ac.uk. For information on Manchester’s supplementary schools see our report from 2015.