Current Conference

The next Sir Robert Taylor Society Modern Language Teachers’ Conference is scheduled for 24-25 September 2021 at St Anne’s College, Oxford. Further details will be available nearer the time.

Below you will find a selection of links and videos about modern languages at Oxford, as part of the ‘virtual conference’ that replaced the annual SRTS conference in 2020.

Introductory video to our courses

Our colleague Helen Swift talks about the admissions process
Colleagues at St Hilda’s College discuss the role of teachers’ references in admissions
Dr Tim Farrant of Pembroke College talks about admissions interviews
An example of a modern languages admissions interview
Our modern languages students answer some frequently asked questions (filmed this summer during lockdown)

Here are some links that might be useful:

Oxford Modern Languages Schools’ Page, including digital resources and information on our language competitions and other outreach event

Adventures on the Bookshelf, modern languages schools’ blog for teachers and students, updated with a new post every Wednesday

Modern Languages admissions page, including details of the course and admissions process and course data, including employability stats

Youtube videos by Oxford staff and students on applying to Oxford and studying modern languages here.

Youtube videos produced in 2020 for our Virtual Open Days, aimed particularly at Year 12 students considering an application for modern languages.

Lastly, one of our delegates has drawn our attention to this poll, hosted by The Linguist magazine, investigating ideas on best practice in remote teaching for modern languages. She’d welcome participation.