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Routes e-bulletin - February 2009

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Dear language enthusiast!
With option deadlines looming, plans for the new year are already under way across the regions in England.  Book early to beat the rush and don't forget to have a look at the events taking place over the next few months as well!  Have a look at the range of events available below – click on the link to find out more and book. 

Claire Wilkins
Programme Administrator

Up-coming events

  • 4th February: GCSE French 2 hour Master class, Teesside University FULLY BOOKED
  • 5th February: Year 10 Linguacast, Newcastle University FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW - 11th February: Tyneside Cinema German Film Day – Year 12
  • 11th February: Year 11 Master class, Durham University
  • 11th February: Japanese, Chinese, German and Spanish Tasters, Sunderland University
  • 12th February: Year 10 Linguacast, Newcastle University FULLY BOOKED
  • 25th February: A-Level French, German and Spanish Masterclasses with Taster
  • 26th February: Roadshow, George Stephenson High FULLY BOOKED
  • 4th March: GCSE German 2 hour Masterclass, Teesside University
  • 4th March: GCSE French and German Masterclasses, Sunderland University
  • 5th March: Roadshow, Sandhill View FULLY BOOKED
  • 11th March: Year 11 Double Master class, Durham University
  • NEW - 13th March: Tyneside Cinema German Film Day – Year 12 FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW – 26th March: Linguavision Songs (Primary)
  • NEW – Festival of International Culture, Newcastle University
  • 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
  • 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
  • NEW – 9th February: MMU Italian Day, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • NEW - 13th February: Breaking Barriers, Parrs Wood High School
  • NEW – 31st March: Chinese GCSE Day, UCLAN
  • 9th June: Language Enrichment Event, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 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
  • NEW – 1st February: Language Ambassador at Y9 Options Market Place, Wombwell High School
  • NEW – 1st February: Language students into School, Allerton Grange School
  • NEW – 1st February: Spanish Dayschool, Wensleydale and Selby
  • NEW – 1st February: French Dayschool, Minsthorpe Community College, Wetherby High School, Selby College, The Wensleydale School
  • NEW – 12th February: Languages for Work and Film, Showroom Cinema, Sheffield
  • NEW – 24th February: Routes into Language Careers 2, University of Leeds
  • 25th February: Le due Italie – A2/AS Level Revision Day, University of Hull
  • 25th March: A spasso per L’Italia – AS/A2 Level Revision Day, University of Hull
  • NEW – 1st April: Wombwell High School Y8 Languages Day, University of Leeds
  • NEW – 1st June: Able Linguist Day, Pontefract New College
  • NEW - 1st July: Latin America Awareness Day, University of Leeds
  • NEW – 1st July: Popular Culture Sixth Form Conference, University of Leeds
  • NEW – 1st July: Sixth Form Conferences: Focus on interpreting, University of Leeds
  • January – December 09: Language Gym, Anglia Ruskin University
  • NEW – 3rd February: Y11 Language Taster Day, University of Birmingham FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW – 9th February: Celebrating China, Aston University FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW – 5th March: Deutsch International, Aston University FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW – 18th March: El español de las Américas! Aston University FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW – 25th March: Jour de la Francophonie! Aston University FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW – GCSE Revision Day for French and Spanish, Coventry University
  • NEW – 6th April: 3 day Intensive Courses in Japanese / Mandarin Chinese for Year 9 pupils, University of Birmingham
  • 23rd April – 24th April: Year 8 Language Residential, Keele University FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW – 3rd July: Themed Language Day (French, Spanish and German), Coventry University
  • NEW - 27th July: 3-day Intensive courses in Japanese/Chinese for Year 12 pupils, University of Birmingham
  • NEW – 1st Oct – 1st July: Languages Talks to Year 9 students
  • NEW – 1st Oct – 1st July: Languages Talks to Year 11 students
  • NEW – 1st Nov – 1st June: Languages at Work in the South West
  • NEW – 4th February: Enterprising Languages Day (year 8), University of Plymouth Business School
  • NEW – 4th February: Year 9 and Year 10 Languages Day, Bath Spa University
  • NEW – 7th February: German Masterclass, University of Plymouth Business School
  • NEW – 10th February: Enterprising Languages Day (year 9), Eggbuckland Community College
  • NEW – 4th March: French and Spanish Taster Day, University of Plymouth Business School
  • NEW – 12th March: AS French Revision Day, University of Plymouth Business School
  • NEW – 17th March: Year 8 Languages and Careers Day, St John’s School
  • NEW – 11th May: G&T Dragon’s Den, D&T and Languages (year 9)
  • NEW – 13th May: French and Spanish Languages day (year 9), University of Plymouth Business School
  • NEW – 20th May: German and French Languages Day (year 10), University of Plymouth School
  • 10th Nov – 7th July: The Gold Award for Languages – FULLY BOOKED
  • 10th Nov – 22nd April: E-mentoring – FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW - 10th Nov – 7th July: School Visits
  • NEW – 12th Nov – 15th June: Face to Face mentoring, University of Southampton
  • NEW – 13th Nov – 12th June: Language Clubs, Southampton area schools
  • NEW – 2nd February: Up for Languages, University of Portsmouth
  • 24th March: Score in French, University of Southampton FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW - 13th June: Reaching out to parents, Oxford Brookes University
  • 15th June: Able Linguist Days, University of Portsmouth FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW - 19th June: Able Linguist Days (AM), University of Surrey
  • NEW - 19th June: Able Linguist Days (PM), University of Surrey
  • NEW - 19th June: Reaching out to parents, University of Surrey
  • NEW - 18th Nov – 31st Jan: Activities with schools
  • NEW - 18th Nov – 30th Apr: Teacher focus group
  • NEW – 18th Nov – 30th Nov 2010: Volunteer scheme
  • NEW – 22nd Oct – 31st May: National Network for Interpreting Mock Conferences
  • NEW – 30th Oct – 29th May: Talks for schools on interpreting, University of Salford School of Languages
  • 1st January: Careers in Languages Day, University of Westminster
  • 18th February: Careers in Interpreting, University of Salford
  • NEW - 24th February: Routes into Language Careers Open Day, University of Leeds
  • NEW – 7th February: Careers in Languages Day, University of Westminster
  • NEW – NNT and NNI joint event, University of Salford
  • NEW – The Translator as Expert Writer

News and recent events

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

  • October Away Day:  The many parts of the Routes into Languages North West COLT project were brought together in October.  Held in the lavish setting of Manchester University’s Ashburne Hall… (read more).
  • COLT Teacher Training: As part of the COLT Project, Routes into Languages North West launched a series of Teacher Training courses in the summer term… (read more).
  • Autumn Newsletter: Highlighting the accomplishments of last year and looking forward to forthcoming events, the new Routes into Languages North West Newsletter has arrived… (read more).
  • Film resources available now: Following the success of our film days organised with Tyneside Cinema, here are the resources for use with the films...  (read more)
  • Competition – 5th February: German Challenge... (read more)
  • Consortium Launch – 24th September: The ten year anniversary of the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages coincided nicely with the launch... (read more)
  • University of Bedfordshire, Language Learning in Partnership, Final evaluation Report covering Feb 2008 to June 2008: Feedback from participants in the Language Learning Partnership programme… (read more)

  • Follet Report Launch, by Fiona Hancock, NTU Language Student Ambassador: I was one of two student ambassadors chosen by the Routes into Languages Programme Team to attend the Follet Report Launch in Westminster… (read more)
  • Round Up: Recent events in the East Midlands:  Year 12 students from across the region participated in a languages’ summer residential course which was hosted on the Clifton Campus… (read more)
  • Warwickshire Language Days: Student volunteers from the University of Warwick worked with Arden School in Solihull to organise two language days on the University Campus... (read more)
  • Film Boosts Language Learning – University World News – a fast growing weekly internet-based international higher education newsletter, has highlighted an innovative film project… (read more)
  • Competition - 22nd May: Pop Video Competition
  • Competition - 29th May: Languages for Business Competition
  • Languages and film in action at the University of Brighton: Forty pupils from four schools in Brighton and West Sussex took part in Languages on Film at Brighton University…(read more)