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Routes e-bulletin - March 2009


Dear languages enthusiast,
Welcome to the March e-bulletin.  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.

Claire Wilkins
Programme Administrator

Up-coming events

  • 26th March: Linguavision Songs (Primary)
  • Festival of International Culture, Newcastle University FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW - 27th March: CPD for Teachers, 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
  • 31st March: Chinese GCSE Day, UCLAN
  • 25th March: A spasso per L’Italia – AS/A2 Level Revision Day, University of Hull
  • 1st April: Wombwell High School Y8 Languages Day, University of Leeds
  • January – December 09: Language Gym, Anglia Ruskin University
  • NEW - March – May 09: GCSE Revision Classes, Anglia Ruskin University
  • 18th March: El español de las Américas! Aston University FULLY BOOKED
  • 25th March: Jour de la Francophonie! Aston University FULLY BOOKED
  • 27th March: GCSE Revision Day for French and Spanish, Coventry University
  • 6th April: 3 day Intensive Courses in Japanese / Mandarin Chinese for Year 9 pupils, University of Birmingham
  • NEW 14th – 16th April: 3-day immersion in Oriental Languages, University of Warwick
  • 23rd April – 24th April: Year 8 Language Residential, Keele University FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW – 17th March: Making Languages Our Business, Sandworth Academy
  • NEW – 13th May: Bespoke German Fun Day, Nottingham Trent University
  • NEW – 21st May: Internally Themed Family Language Supper, University of Nottingham
  • NEW - 17th March: Year 8 Languages and Careers Day, St John’s School
  • NEW - 17th March: Aimhigher Year 8 Taster Day, University of the West of England
  • NEW - 18th March: A/S French Revision Day (Sixth Form), University of Plymouth Business School
  • 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
  • 24th March: Score in French, University of Southampton FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW – Nov 2008 – April 2009: Teacher focus group
  • Nov 2008 – Nov 2010: Volunteer scheme
  • NEW – March 2009 - May 2009: Volunteer scheme
  • Nov 2008 – 31st May 2009: National Network for Interpreting Mock Conferences
  • Nov 2008– 29th May 2009: Talks for schools on interpreting, University of Salford
  • NEW - 6th June: Starting work as a Translator or Interpreter, University of Westminster
  • NEW - 7th November: The Translator as Expert Writer, University of Portsmouth


  • NEW – 22nd May: Pop Video Competition, South West Consortium
  • NEW – 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.

  • 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)
  • Celebrating China 2009: On Monday 9th February, 50 Year 8 students from 5 West Midlands schools celebrated the start of Chinese New Year with the "Celebrating China" event held at Aston University... (read more)
  • International Flavour for Flexible Learning Day: Cardinal Wiseman School, Coventry University and local Businesses teamed up to provide international activities for the Year 7 and Year 10 Flexible Learning Day on 25th November... (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)
  • Routes into Language Careers (Yorkshire and the Humber) - 24 February 2009, University of Leeds: The second major National Network for Interpreting (NNI) and Leeds Routes into Languages collaborative event organised in conjunction with the University of Leeds Careers Centre took place in Leeds on 24 February 2009... (read more)