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Language Enrichment Event for Year 8 Pupils (Manchester Metropolitan University)

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Thursday, 8 January, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
North West
Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Campus

Language Enrichment Event

Manchester Metropolitan University

Thursday 8th January, 10am - 2.30pm


Our ever-popular Language Enrichment Events for year 8 pupils are back. These are interactive, exciting events that encourage pupils to continue with their language studies at school and to think about the advantages of learning a new language or gaining a qualification in a language they may speak at home. These events have proved extremely popular with pupils and language teachers over the years and our research has shown a 24% increase in pupils taking language GCSEs after they attended the events.  


The events use language tasters and cultural activities in less widely taught languages e.g. Arabic and Mandarin) to encourage the learning of languages generally.


Cost per pupil: £5

Subsidised by Routes into Languages NW.


The events are only open to schools where languages are not compulsory. Priority will be given to schools who have not attended a Language Enrichment Event in previous years.


Places will be allocated after the closing date of Friday 14th November 2014.


Sample Programme:


10.00-10.15 Arrival and Registration

10.15-10.45 ‘Why Study Languages?’ Presentation

10.45-12.00 Language Tasters/Cultural Sessions

12.00-12.45 Lunch

12.45-14.00 Language Tasters/Cultural Sessions

14.00-14.15 Farewell and Evaluation