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Routes e-bulletin - October 2008


Dear language enthusiast!

With the start of the new term, the regional consortia and national networks are now gearing up for a new year of language promotion activities and events.  Have a look at the links below to find out what’s going on in your region!

Judi Clark
Assistant Programme Manager

Up-coming events

Events in the North East

  • 15th October: Tyneside Cinema Spanish Film Day - Year 12, Tyneside Cinema FULLY BOOKED
  • 15th October: GCSE Tasters, Sunderland University
  • 16th October: Roadshow, Easington Community College FULLY BOOKED
  • 22nd October: A level Masterclass, Durham University
  • 23rd October: Roadshow, Laurence Jackson School FULLY BOOKED
  • 5th November: A level Masterclass, Teeside University
  • 6th November: Roadshow, Macmillan Academy FULLY BOOKED
  • 12th November: Tyneside Cinema French Film Day – Year 12, Tyneside Cinema
  • 12th November: Year 11 Masterclass with taster, Durham University
  • 13th November: Roadshow, Ponteland High FULLY BOOKED
  • 14th November: Year 12 Linguacast, Newcastle University
  • 20th November: Roadshow, Carmel School FULLY BOOKED

Events in the North West

  • 5th November: Italian A level Day, MMU University
  • 6th November: Urdu A level Day, University of Manchester

Events in the East

  • 1st October - 31st December: Business Mandarin and Chinese classes, University of Bedfordshire
  • 18th October: The World’s Got Talent, competition launch, University of Cambridge

Events in the West Midlands

  • 29th September – 12th December: FLAGS (Foreign Language Awareness Group for Schools) – Italian and Japanese
  • 13th November: Active Languages (Sports and Languages) Introductory Conference, University of Birmingham

Events in the South West

  • 1st November: Languages at Work in the South West

National Network for Translation Events

  • 8th November: The changing face of translation conference, University of Portsmouth

Third party events

  • 22nd October: ESRI centre for Research and Linguistics seminar: Optimizing quality for users, the translation of corporate film material
    For further information contact: Dr. Sameh Hanna, School of Languages or Debbie Hughes, ESRI
  • 24th – 26th October: Isle of Wight Conference at Nodehill Middle School, for modern foreign language teachers and practitioners.
  • 12th November: ESRI centre for Research and Linguistics seminar: Comparing cohesive strategies in English and German originals and translations
    For further information contact: Dr. Sameh Hanna, School of Languages or Debbie Hughes, ESRI

News and recent events

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

North East

See the report on the Routes into Languages North East regional launch.

North West

The Community and Lesser Taught Languages Project was successfully launched on Thursday 8th May 2008.
Coming soon: First edition of the North West regional newsletter.  Contact for further details.

Yorkshire and The Humber

Dissemination Event – 2nd July
This event was an introduction into Routes into Languages, aimed at those interested in promoting languages, in particular teachers from schools and colleges in the region.

East Midlands

Children from schools in Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire attended two internationally themed family language suppers at the end of the summer term.

West Midlands

Student volunteers from the University of Warwick worked with Arden School in Solihull to organise two language days on the University Campus.


Routes into Languages in the South has enjoyed a successful first year of the project, with many exciting events taking place throughout the region.

South West

University World News – a fast growing weekly internet-based international higher education newsletter – has highlighted an innovative film project.