Modern Foreign Language

Global Futures is a Welsh Government programme and commitment to expand the teaching of International Languages in schools Wales. Its vision is that Wales becomes a truly multilingual nation. The Curriculum for Wales will revolutionise our education system and provide exciting opportunities for language learning across all our schools and settings.

The programme aims to ensure that all learners experience the range of benefits from learning International Languages including broadening their horizons by learning about other people and cultures and equipping them with the language skills to compete in the global economy. In doing so, we can support them as they develop as ambitious, capable learners ready to be citizens of Wales and the world.

The main strategy is to provide our time, knowledge and expertise to our schools and teachers to support all learners in their progress with language learning, as well as to realise the four purposes of the Curriculum for Wales.

The new three year plan 2022-2025 outlines three strategic aims:

  • support the development and delivery of meaningful international language provision in Wales
  • provide our practitioners with the skills, knowledge and experiences to plan and deliver international languages provision
  • challenge the misconceptions around language learning


It is my privilege to continue in my role as the Global Futures and International Languages Lead for the GwE Consortium for this exciting new phase.

Here in North Wales, our MFL teachers and our colleagues in the primary sector are dedicated and extremely talented practitioners, always striving to give the best learning experience to their students.

That is why I am confident that, together, we can and will continue to develop our work to promote and provide the very best language learning experiences for learners.

I am very fortunate to be surrounded by an astounding team of practitioners in both the secondary and primary sectors. Together with our partners at Global Futures, we can provide a wide range and rich programme of support and opportunities for learners, practitioners and school settings.

From professional learning to bespoke school to school support, our work contributes towards Curriculum for Wales developments.

The GwE Support Centre, half-termly newsletters, messages via emails, the GwE bulletin and Twitter should provide you with most information of the new developments for International Languages in GwE.

But please, do not hesitate to contact me and the Global Futures GwE Team at any time for more detail or for any question. We will always be happy help.

Stephanie Ellis-Williams

Stephanie Ellis-Williams

Global Futures GwE MFL / International Languages Lead

0300 5008087 / 07970 964117

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Primary Lead Schools for International Languages
School LA IL coordinator  E-mail Address
Beddgelert Gwynedd Esyllt Williams;
Y Golftyn CP Flintshire Claire Thompson
Clawdd Offa Denbighshire Angharad Lloyd
St Brigids Denbighshire Emma Adams
Penysarn Anglesey Delyth Roberts
Mountain Lane Flintshire Ffion Zachary
Y Tudweiliog Gwynedd Julie Williams
Deganwy Conwy Lisa Eardley
Northop Hall Flintshire Joanne Griffith
Hub Leaders Secondary schools
Hub Hub Leader Name and School E-mail Address
Hub Leader Gwynedd / Anglesey: Emma Green (Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen – Bethesda)
Hub Leader Conwy / Denbighshire: Viviane Vick (Prestatyn High – Prestatyn)
  Jamie McAllister (Ysgol Aberconwy)
Hub Leader Wrexham / Flintshire: Lynette Sloan (Ysgol y Grango)


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