Routes e-bulletin – April 2009

Category: National news

Dear languages enthusiast,
Welcome to the Routes into Languages e-bulletin for April. Have a look at the range of events available below – click on the link to find out more and book. Read up on the latest news from the regions.

Have a great Easter break

Claire Wilkins
Routes administrator

Up-coming Events:

  •  28th April: Urdu Primary language and methodology course for teachers of young learners
  • 9th June: Language Enrichment Event, Manchester Metropolitan University FULLY BOOKED
  • 11th June: Language Enrichment Event, University of Bolton FULLY BOOKED
  • 17th June: Language Enrichment Event for Y8 / Y9 pupils, UCLAN FULLY BOOKED
  • 8th July: Language Enrichment Event for Y8 / Y9 pupils, University of Salford FULLY BOOKED
  • 29th April: GCSE Conversation Masterclass, Durham University
  • 29th April: A-Level Conversation Masterclass, Durham University
  • 6th May: GCSE Conversation Masterclass, Durham University
  • 6th May: A-Level Conversation Masterclass, Durham University
  • 16th June: Year 10 Linguacast, Newcastle University
  • 17th June: Year 10 Linguacast, Newcastle University
  • 18th June: Year 10 Linguacast, Newcastle University FULLY BOOKED
  • 14th July: Enhanced A-Level Master class with Taster, Durham University
  • 15th July: Enhanced A-Level Master class with Taster, Durham University
  • 16th July: Enhanced A-Level Master class with Taster, Durham University
  • 1st June: Able Linguist Day, Pontefract New College
  • 1st July: Latin America Awareness Day, University of Leeds
  • 1st July: Popular Culture Sixth Form Conference, University of Leeds
  • 1st July: Sixth Form Conferences: Focus on interpreting, University of Leeds
  • East http://www.routesintolanguages.ac.uk/east/events.html
  • January – December 09: Language Gym, Anglia Ruskin Unviersity
  • 23rd April – 24th April: Year 8 Language Residential, Keele University FULLY BOOKED
  • 3rd July: Themed Language Day (French, Spanish and German), Coventry University
  • 20th July: 3-day immersion in Oriental Languages, University of Warwick
  • 27th July: 3-day Intensive courses in Japanese/Chinese for Year 12 pupils, University of Birmingham
  • 23rd April: 3-day immersion in Oriental Languages, University of Warwick
  • 13th May: Bespoke German Fun Day, Nottingham Trent University
  • 21st May: Internally Themed Family Language Supper, University of Nottingham
  • 24th June: Further steps in French for Parkside School pupils, Nottingham Trent University
  • 11th May: G&T Dragon’s Den, D&T and Languages (year 9)
  • 13th May: French and Spanish Languages day (year 9), University of Plymouth Business School
  • 20th May: German and French Languages Day (year 10), University of Plymouth School
  • NEW - 24th June: Languages Day (Year 12), University of Bath
  • NEW - 25th June: Languages Day (Year 12), University of the West of England
  • 13th June: Reaching out to parents, Oxford Brookes University
  • 15th June: Able Linguist Days, University of Portsmouth FULLY BOOKED
  • 19th June: Able Linguist Days (AM), University of Surrey
  • 19th June: Able Linguist Days (PM), University of Surrey
  • 19th June: Reaching out to parents, University of Surrey
  • NEW – 8th June: World Languages Immersion Week, SOAS
  • NEW – 29th June: Capital L – Summer School, London wide
  • 22nd Oct – 31st May: National Network for Interpreting Mock Conferences
  • 30th Oct – 29th May: Talks for schools on interpreting, University of Salford
  • 6th June: Starting work as a Translator or Interpreter, University of Westminster
  • NEW – 27th April: Careers in Translation, University of Bath
  • 6th June: Starting work as a Translator or Interpreter, University of Westminster
  • 7th November: The Translator as Expert Writer, University of Portsmouth Competitions
  • 22nd May: Pop Video Competition, South West Consortium
  • 29th May: Languages for Business Competition, South West Consortium

News and recent events

For further details, check out each regions webpage by clicking on the region name.

Community Languages Teacher Symposium: On Thursday 26th February the North West Consortium held a Community Languages Teachers’ Symposium (read more)

Urdu Teachers Course: A training course to bring to life the teaching of Urdu through highly interactive methodology for the language and culture

Launch of Bespoke G.C.S.E Language Programme: The East Midlands Consortium recently delivered one of a series of four interventions (read more)

Focus on the East Midlands - Recent Events' Update: During the first quarter of 2009, The East Midlands Consortium has been delivering language projects across the region (read more)

Celebrating Culture at Aston University: Throughout February and March, over 200 Year 8 pupils have been to Aston University to take part in a series of cultural events (read more)