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Realising the Strategic Importance of Languages - Baroness Coussins speaks to the region

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Tuesday, 11 January, 2011 - 00:00
Event Type: 
North East
Royal Station Hotel, by Central Station, Newcastle upon Tyne

Realising the Strategic Importance of Languages
Join our high profile speakers and expert panel from business, schools, universities, and government at the easily accessible Royal Station Hotel in Newcastle.

We will hear from Baroness Coussins and Richard Hardie as keynote speakers followed by workshops in which we can formulate responses to their address - either as questions put to them in plenary, or as actions for us in our own schools and institutions.

We will hear from an expert panel and be able to put questions to them on the challenges and solutions present in teaching and learning languages in UK schools and universities.

By the end of this session we will have:

•explored ways of thinking differently about language learning in schools
•shared examples of our own best practice from curricular organisation to classroom craft
•started to develop strategies for our own schools in realising the strategic importance of languages
•gained a deeper understanding of the national 'languages landscape'

This event is funded jointly by Routes into Languages and Links into Languages North East


08.30 - 09.00 - Breakfast and Arrivals

09.00 - 09.15 - Welcome

09.15 - 09.40 - Key note Speaker: Baroness Jean Coussins

09.40 - 10.00 - Key note Speaker: Richard Hardie

10.00 - 10.10 - Coffee served in syndicate rooms followed by workshops

10.10- 11.10 - Workshops (see outcomes above)

11.20- 11.30 - Report back from workshops in plenary

11.30 - 12.00 - Panel: introduction and interviews with panellists followed by questions

12.00 - 12.30 - Lunch Buffet (there will be an option of taking a packed lunch away for those who need to depart early. Please let us know on registration if this is the case)