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Promoting the take-up of languages and student mobility

Newcastle Festival of International Culture 2011

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Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 00:00
Event Type: 
North East
Newcastle University

After the success of previous year's Festivals we will be continuing the tradition in the Centenary Year of Modern Languages at Newcastle University.

The Festival this year will comprise of all sorts of different activities to raise awareness of the need for language learners in the UK. We will endeavour to focus on the fun, active and practical side to learning new languages and cultures.

The day will be split between language taster sessions and practical introductions to new cultures and practices such as dance, martial arts and music.

The purpose of the day is:

1) To introduce the idea of learning a new language to school pupils.

2) To show the students the benefits and opportunities that language learning can offer.

3) To give them an idea of what life in higher education is like

This year in an effort to encourage continuity beyond the Routes into Languages project, the Festival of International Culture will be organised Newcastle University Modern Languages Society with support from Routes into Languages and Newcastle University School of Modern Languages. Unfortunately this means we are forced to reduce the number of school groups able to take part in the Festival so get your booking in quickly to avoid disappointment.

The Festival this year is open to groups of year 8 pupils only.


Watch this space, more information coming soon!