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Routes ebulletin - June 2008

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Dear language enthusiast!

Welcome to the first Routes into Languages e-bulletin, designed to keep you up to date with the latest news, events and developments at Routes. Despite the rainy weather outside, Routes teams across the country have been undaunted in their efforts to promote languages and engage with a range of language learners. See below for details about regional news this month.

Judi Clark
Assistant Programme Manager

News and recent events

South West

  • 6th May – Sea, Hear – Languages at Sea: the Artemis Transat Yacht Race in Plymouth, University of Plymouth
  • 14th May – French and Spanish Languages Taster Day for Year 9, University of Plymouth Business School
  • 16th May – Video Diary competition closing date

East

  • 10th May – GCSE Revision Classes, Anglia Ruskin University

East Midlands

  • 22nd May – Themed Family Supper at Nottingham Trent University

North West

  • 8th May – Launch of the North West Consortium, Manchester Metropolitan University

North East

  • 30th April – Yr 13 A level Masterclass, Durham University
  • 30th April – Yr 13 A level Masterclass, Sunderland University
  • 30th April – Yr 13 A level Masterclass, Northumbria University
  • 8th May – Yr 11 GCSE Masterclass, Northumbria University

National Network for Translation

  • 1st May – How to become a good translator trainer at Aston University

Upcoming Events

National Network for Interpreting

  • 18th June – Open evenings for postgraduate courses at University of Westminster
  • 2nd & 3rd July – AS level oral skills event including interpreting at University of Salford
  • 3rd September – Open evenings for postgraduate courses at University of Westminster

National Network for Translation

  • 7th June – Starting work as a translator or interpreter at University of Westminster
  • 20th June – Audiovisual translation at University of Salford

South West

  • 2nd June – Languages for Business Competition closing date
  • 2nd June – German Language Day (Yr 10), University of Plymouth
  • 25th June – The benefits of studying Modern Languages conference for year 10 at University of Exeter

East

  • 28th July – Summer School, Anglia Ruskin University

East Midlands

  • 10th July – East Midlands Regional Languages Summer School, Nottingham Trent University

West Midlands

  • 28th July – Intensive courses in Chinese and Japanese at Birmingham University

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • 2nd July – Stakeholders event at the National Railway Museum in York

North West

  • 13th June – Language Enrichment Event, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 23rd June – Language Enrichment Event, University of Manchester
  • 1st July – Language Enrichment Event, University of Central Lancashire
  • 4th July – Language Enrichment Event, University of Bolton
  • 7th July – Language Enrichment Event, University of Salford

North East

  • 17th – 19th June – Yr 12 Linguacast Days at Newcastle University
  • 24th June – Yr 8 Languages are Brill at Newcastle University
  • 26th June – Yr 8 Languages are Brill at Northumbria University
  • 2nd July – Yr 12 AS level Master class at Teesside University
  • 15th - 17th July – Yr 12 AS level Master class at Durham University