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After School Language Clubs 2009

East Midlands

Following the success of its After Schools Language Clubs in 2008, The East Midlands Consortium will launch its second round of After School Language Clubs on Tueday March 3rd.

Year 6 pupils from nine inner city Primary Schools will participate in the project, embracing both language and cultural enrichment sessions.  The Language Clubs will be delivered by Language Student Ambassadors from University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University. 

The Language Students Ambassadors attended a  training day which was delivered by Jamie Marshall, Manager of Students in Classrooms at Nottingham Trent University.  Sarah Wullink of University of Nottingham, who is an experienced school teacher, delivered language focused training, concentrating on diverse methods of delivery and classroom activities for language learning.

The project has a duration of eight weeks and has been designed to raise attainment and cultural awareness, in a fun way.  The pupils and their families  will be invited to attend an Internationally Themed Family Language Supper on 21st May, to celebrate the end of the project.  The supper will be hosted by the University of Nottingham and the pupils' work portfolios will be on display.  Families will be able to watch school performances in the target languages and participate with their children in other related activities.