Led by Anglia Ruskin University in partnership with University of Cambridge, The Open University, The University of East Anglia, Hertfordshire University and welcoming our newest partner, Essex University!

Key contact

Sarah Schechter
Routes East Project Manager

Anglia Ruskin University

tel: 0845 196 5007

What's happening in the East?

              The specific aim of the project is to increase take up of languages and promote more positive attitudes towards them. The more general aim of the project is to enable and promote innovation, sustainability and widening participation in language learning, with a view to making a lasting impact within the school sector and the wider community. 

We are very proud in the East to have been awarded the Inspire Mark for our Language & Sport activities and events 

and the European Language Label Award for five of our projects:

Spelling Bee with Comberton Village College

Language on Film with Comberton Village College

Languages Challenge with Northgate School, Dereham

Sing to the Future: Language BeatZ with Comberton Village College

Language Leader Award with Comberton Village College

Activities and events

Activities this year include:

  • The Routes into Languages Spelling Bee
  • Year 9 Spelling Bee
  • Sing to the Future: Language Beatz
  • Language on Film Competition
  • Language Leader Award
  • Languages Challenge (now available as a Children's University activity)
  • Football Double Club with Norwich City FC
  • Language Taster Days
  • Language Activity Days
  • Campus Days
  • China Days
  • Coca Cola Real Business Challenge
  • Presentation competitions with OCR
  • LinguaMaths
  • Mother Tongue Other Tongue
  • Adopt a Class
  • Tour de France Challenge
  • Tour de France Sing-a-long Musical

See below for an electronic copy of our latest newsletter.

See the X Factor doc below for details of how to find out more about and get involved with our projects




Cambridge University Language Centre

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For a summary of our main projects see the 'X' Factor doc below