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

Friday, 15 January, 2016 - 00:00
Event Type: 
North West
University of Manchester

Language Enrichment Event for Year 8 Pupils

University of Manchester

Thursday 15th January 2016

10am - 2.15pm

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.

Priority will be given to schools that have not attended a Language Enrichment Event in previous years.


Sample Programme (timings may vary):

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 & Evaluation

Booking information: 

Please return the completed booking application form

These events are usually very popular and places are limited. There is a maximum booking of 27 pupils per school.

Places will be allocated after the closing date for applications of 13th November 2015.

Terms And Conditions

In order to avoid ‘block booking’ and disappointment for schools/colleges on the waiting list, we charge your school/college £5 per head for every pupil you have booked a place for once booking has been confirmed by us. We are not able to provide a refund if you bring less pupils than the number you have booked for.  Cancellations less than 15 working days before the event will still be charged.