Consortium Partners

The Language Hubs Programme is delivered by the National Consortium for Languages Education (NCLE), led by the IOE – UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE) and in partnership with the British Council and the Goethe-Institut. 

Institute of Education – UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society

Consistently ranked number 1 in the world for education by the QS World University Rankings, from legacy to innovation, the IOE has been shaping policy and helping government, organisations and individuals to navigate a radically changing society for the last 120 years.

British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. The organisation supports peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide. Our range of support for UK schools is found at Support for language teaching | British Council 


The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. The Goethe-Institut promotes knowledge of German abroad and encourages international cultural exchange.    

The German Promotion Project GIMAGINE has been set up specifically to raise the profile of studying German in depth, up to GCSE and A-Level.  There has been a steady decline in the numbers of pupils being entered for a German GCSE over recent years, a decline that, as a consequence, continues at A-Level and Higher Education. Given German is a strategically important language to the UK, particularly with regard to business and industry, it is necessary that we have plans in place to reverse this decline.    

The GIMAGINE project will help to: 

  • support the professional advancement of German teachers 
  • fund learning German through scholarships  
  • provide schools with classroom materials and teaching resources. 

As part of the GIMAGINE project, The Goethe-Institut is also able to offer a German upskilling programme for German teachers through the use of GEMS (German Expert Mentors).

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