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Linguacast Days


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Date: 
Monday, 2 February, 2015 - 00:00 to Friday, 29 May, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Newcastle University

This year the Newcastle Strand of Routes into Languages are able to offer a limited number of Linguacast Day opportunities, inviting local schools in the North East of England on a free visit to Newcastle University campus. Pupils (accompanied by their teachers) will be given the chance to work with our staff and students from all over the world to improve their language skills and their confidence.

Activities will normally include:

  • Taster sessions in new languages (Chinese, Portuguese, Turkish, or Dutch etc.) Teachers can request which languages they would like offered.
  • Campus tours in the visiting pupils’ target language (French, German, Spanish etc.) tailored to recent topics covered in school.
  • Q & A session with undergraduate students about university life and study.
  • Info sessions on the doors of opportunity that are opened by studying languages to an advanced level.
  • An introduction to the importance of professional Interpreting at the United Nations (and elsewhere on the world stage) plus interactive demonstration of simultaneous interpreting in our state-of-art digital interpreting suites.
  • Full use of our new digital language labs.
  • Engagement with ICT for video production, storyboard writing and recording in the target language.

Exact content can be tailored on request and in accordance with a teacher’s needs (for example, ensuring that topics and vocabulary recently covered at school are included within the various sessions).

Programme: 

The date of your Linguacast Day will be decided according to your schedule and convenience. Please mention any possible dates in initial correspondence with the team.