Here are some of the partners involved with the Mother Tongue Other Tongue Competition.


The Mother Tongue Other Tongue competition is coordinated by Routes into Languages North West:

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Malala Yousafzai

"Our cultural heritage, identity and languages are all important to us and poetry is a great way to express these – I am very inspired by The Mother Tongue Other Tongue Project" 

Read the poems from the 2019 Mother Tongue Other Tongue Northwest Anthology:



Download the Anthology 2019


Manchester Childrens Book Festival

‌‌Routes into Languages

Routes into Languages is a project designed to increase the uptake of languages from school to university and is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. A number of regional consortia have been established where groups of universities work together, with schools and colleges, to enthuse and encourage people to study languages.

The Poetry Translation Centre – London

The Poetry Translation Centre are a small organisation dedicated to translating contemporary poetry from Africa, Asia and Latin America. To date, they have translated 346 poems written in 27 different languages by 79 poets from 38 countries.

The Poetry Society - London

The Poetry Society was founded in 1909 to ‘promote “a more general recognition and appreciation of poetry”. Since then, it has grown into one of Britain’s most dynamic arts organisations, representing British poetry both nationally and internationally. Today it has nearly 4000 members worldwide. Their mission is to advance the study, use and enjoyment of poetry.

Association for Language Learning – Yorkshire and the Humber

ALL Yorkshire is run by Eva Lamb at King Edward VII School. This group runs a very full programme of events throughout the year and is an important provider of CPD for teachers of languages in the region. Eva currently works closely with the Network for Languages Yorkshire and Humberside and will be managing the Mother Tongue Other Tongue project for Yorkshire and the Humber. Languages Sheffield – Yorkshire and the Humber Languages Sheffield is the organisation that promotes all forms of language use and learning in Sheffield. It promotes the life-long learning of languages and the use of the city and region’s community languages.