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Promoting the take-up of languages and student mobility

Student Language Ambassadors School Visits

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Friday, 1 January, 2016 - 00:00 to Sunday, 31 July, 2016 - 01:00
Yorkshire and the Humber
In schools

Student Ambassadors play a vital role in events and projects, aimed at increasing the uptake of languages from secondary school to Further and Higher Education. With many of the universities involved across Yorkshire & the Humber, we offer a huge pool of talent, just waiting to be tapped into!


Who are the ambassadors?

Ambassadors are recruited from language degree courses, or they are international students who have chosen to study in this country, as part of their year abroad. This mix of nationalities offers you and your pupils the opportunity to meet a variety of native and non-native speakers, who can encourage language uptake and develop language-learning skills. Many of the ambassadors we use have recently returned from studying abroad. They are keen to pass on their experiences and talk to pupils about the advantages a second (or even third!) language has given them.


What can we offer?

· Across the region, our partner institutes offer you a variety of ways in which student ambassadors can provide support. There is always a strong team of ambassadors present at university-based language events: helping to guide pupils around campus, answer any questions they may have, offer assistance during language taster/revision classes and passing on their enthusiasm for language-learning.

· Away from the university environment, ambassadors and staff from partner institutes regularly travel to schools in Yorkshire & the Humber. We can deliver talks on the importance of language-learning, Q&A sessions with our ambassadors and short language-based activities, such as quizzes, to get pupils thinking differently about languages.

· If you are after something more, how about speaking to a member of the Routes team about an ambassador working with your school on a regular basis? Ambassadors can visit schools to offer, for example, assistance with language classes or revision sessions in the run-up to exams.


What do you need to do?

If you would like further information, or you would like to arrange a visit to your school, contact Routes into Languages Yorkshire & the Humber on

Please provide details of your school, a suitable contact person, what kind of support you would like and when you would like it. This information will be passed on to your nearest Routes into Languages representative and they will contact you in due course. We will try to cater to your needs as best we can, but we do ask that you send your requests as early as possible.