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Celebrating Success in the South West with Regional Language Awards

Wednesday 30th May 2012

Routes South West held the Regional Finals of its two language competitions at the University of Exeter on Friday 4th May 2012. In attendance were secondary school children from across the South West...

Region: South West

WINNERS (Pop Video Competition 2012)

Friday 18th May 2012

List of Winners & Runners-up per category 11 – 14 Age Group * Winner: Kathryn Moses ('Volvere'), Highcliffe School * Runner-up: Dan Sims, Sam Cross, Ben Squires, Vicky Clark...

Region: South West

WINNERS (MFL Speaking Competition Regional Final 2012)

Friday 18th May 2012

List of Winners & Runners-up per category   KS3 Non-Native * Winner: Robert Oades, Braunton School and Community College * Runner-up: Sofia Reed, Greendown Community School * Runner-up: Tabitha...

Region: South West

Reading student wins prestigious EC Young Translators' competition

Monday 14th May 2012

Thea Bradbury from Kendrick School in Reading recently took part in the European Commission's prestigious Juvenes Translatores (Young Translators) competition. Her efforts saw her become the...

Region: South East

Children get a taste of China at Leeds Met

Wednesday 2nd May 2012

School children from across the region celebrated the year of the dragon at Leeds Metropolitan University this week as they learnt about Chinese culture and language. 50 year pupils, aged between...

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

School pupils have fun at the Mardi Gras Languages Festival!

Wednesday 2nd May 2012

Tuesday 21st February 2012– Leeds University and Leeds Metropolitan University Now in its second year and in a joint venture with the University of Leeds Language Centre, Leeds Metropolitan...

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

GCSE, AS and A2 Revision Days 27,28,29th March 2012

Wednesday 2nd May 2012

Over 230 secondary pupils and A-Level students from all over Yorkshire and the Humber descended on the Modern Languages Department at the University of Hull to take part in GCSE and AS/A2 level...

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

More celebration as Routes into Languages is granted further funding to continue

Monday 23rd Apr 2012

HEFCE has announced an additional £1 million to support the Routes into Languages initiative in England. This is fantastic news and will enable all nine consortia and two national networks to...

Region: National

Yorkshire and The Humber Spelling Bee Regional Final 2012

Wednesday 18th Apr 2012

The Yorkshire and Humber regional Spelling Bee final took place at the University of Hull on the 26th March, with 16 schools and 60 Year 7 pupils from across the region competing for a place in...

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

Watch footage from the 2011 Spelling Bee final in Wales

Wednesday 4th Apr 2012

The videos were filmed during the final of the first edition of the Spelling Bee competition in Wales last July. Click here for more information about this event.  Welsh version of the...

Region: National

North East schools celebrate international culture at region’s universities

Tuesday 27th Mar 2012

The festivals of international culture have become flagship events for Routes into Languages in the North East. They have been running every year since the project began five years ago, bringing...

Region: North East

Routes into Languages blog

Friday 9th Mar 2012

Visit the new Routes into Languages blog for the latest news from the Routes team

Region: National

Careers in Interpreting and Translation, Leeds

Wednesday 7th Mar 2012

Our ‘Careers in Interpreting and Translation’ event took place on 15 February at the University of Leeds. About 150 students, including undergraduates from regional universities, filled a...

Mother Tongue Other Tongue multi-lingual poetry competition launch - Monday 19th March 2012!

Wednesday 7th Mar 2012

To launch the Mother Tongue Other Tongue multi-lingual poetry competition we’re offering a free CPD session for teachers.  This takes place on Monday March 19th 2012 from 5.30 – 8pm in the...

Region: North West

Call for tenders for research project on Translation and Interpreting for the Public Services (PSIT)--Winner announced

Friday 2nd Mar 2012

Routes into Languages is delighted to announce that Anne Marie Graham, Director of Arqueros Consulting, is the lead investigator for a research project about Interpreting and Translation for the...

Region: National

Supporter 2 Reporter - Olympic Inspiration

Wednesday 8th Feb 2012

Earlier this year we held the launch of the first Supporter 2 Reporter language project. This latest Routes into Languages East project, involved the training of five local secondary school pupils as...

Region: East of England

New Routes East Project Kicks Off!!!

Wednesday 8th Feb 2012

The latest Routes into Languages East project enjoyed a very exciting launch last week – on the pitch, during half-time of the Norwich v Chelsea premiership match. It’s the latest...

Region: East of England

Musicians encourage Young People to take part in the Language Factor Song Competition

Wednesday 1st Feb 2012

Gold selling award winning rapper, Wretch 32 and Cleo Sol, described by MTV as "one of the most promising rising stars on the UK scene right now", have recorded messages encouraging young Londoners...

Region: London

The Language Factor Song Competition

Thursday 26th Jan 2012

As part of this competition, young people should submit a DVD of themselves performing a song in any language other than English. Songs will then be shortlisted for a performance on the opening day...

Region: London

Call for tenders for research project on Translation and Interpreting for the Public Services (PSIT)

Friday 9th Dec 2011

Background The LLAS Centre for Languages Linguistics and Area Studies invites bids to carry out a research project to address provision of education in Translation and Interpreting for the Public...

Region: National