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National spelling bee competition

Monday 27th Sep 2010

Year 7 pupils in England learning French, German or Spanish are invited to compete for the national Routes into Languages Spelling Bee title, which is launched this week. Please find below...

Region: National


Wednesday 22nd Sep 2010

This year’s prestigious German teacher award was held on Monday at Newcastle University and attended by many involved in German language teaching, not only from the region but nationwide. The...

Region: North East

Big Questions Online ~ Translated into German!

Monday 20th Sep 2010

Izzy Mohammed from the archives has posted a Big Question Online ~ Is diversity a threat or an opportunity? We are looking for young people to respond to what he has written.   The first person...

Region: West Midlands

Routes NW Newsletter

Friday 17th Sep 2010

Check out all the latest news from Routes NW, in our Autumn 2010 newsletter.

Region: North West

Language Learning in the News!

Friday 10th Sep 2010

In recent weeks, a lot has been said about language-learning in British schools. The following links highlight a selection of news stories on the subject: •Is it worthwhile learning another...

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

Spelling Bee Resources Go Live!

Friday 10th Sep 2010

The Routes into Languages Yorkshire and The Humber Spelling Bee resources are now live for the competition running in 2010-11.   Good luck with the competition, and get spelling! If you...

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

Latest edition of the West Midlands newsletter out now!

Wednesday 25th Aug 2010

Click here to download the latest edition of our regional newsletter and find out what's happening near you!

Region: West Midlands

Music and Languages Days

Tuesday 24th Aug 2010

Music and Languages Days Music and Languages? Is it really a match made in Heaven or a recipe for disaster? Two groups of Year 10 students from Cottingham High School put the idea to the test on...

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

Winners of Pop Video Competition'10

Thursday 12th Aug 2010

We are delighted to announce the winners of Pop Video Competition'10: 11 – 14 Category Winner: Maidenhill School (Gloucester), “Laisse Moi Tombé” 1st Runner-up: Ivybridge...

Region: South West

Vote now! Two NNI resources shortlisted for prestigious Jorum competition

Tuesday 3rd Aug 2010

Brilliant news! Two NNI multimedia and interactive resources are among the 10 e-learning materials shortlisted for the prestigious Jorum Learning and Teaching competition . These are the Interpreting...

Get Gibbs' attention

Sunday 1st Aug 2010

The languages community are drawing on their combined efforts to promote debate about language learning and teaching at the highest levels. Baronness Cousins leads an All Party Parliamentary Group...

Region: North East

Mandarin Course

Thursday 29th Jul 2010

The University of Bradford Thanks to funding from Routes into Languages, St Bede’s School, Heaton, Bradford was able to offer their year 10 MFL students a fifteen week course of basic Mandarin...

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

Languages Sports Day - Sheffield Hallam

Thursday 29th Jul 2010

Language sports day puts children to the test... On March 24th Sheffield Business School and the faculty of Health...

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

Open University Events!

Thursday 29th Jul 2010

Year 11 students at Wetherby have not only been practising their language skills and looking at French in the business world, but they have been participating in the production of a DVD, due for...

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

University of Sheffield School Visits

Thursday 29th Jul 2010

The University of Sheffield have run another very successful series of visits to local schools, targeting Y9 students who are preparing for the KS4 choices. Once again, our ambassadors engaged them...

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

GOAL! University of Leeds

Thursday 29th Jul 2010

GOAL! at the University of Leeds, June 16th 2010 This football-themed event was held for thirty Year 9 and Year 10 pupils (all boys) from Danum School Technology College in Doncaster, Allerton Grange...

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

French Activity Weekend

Thursday 29th Jul 2010

French Activity Weekend 23-25 April 2010 Leeds Met Language Ambassadors have been helping school students gain more confidence in French. Seven level 2 French undergraduates attended an all French...

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

CULP4SC China Days

Monday 26th Jul 2010

Students on CULP4SC programmes have the opportunity to consolidate and extend their language learning during Intensive days either at their school or at one of the partner universities. Students from...

Region: East of England

Engaging Tomorrow's Interpreters, 18 June 2010

Wednesday 21st Jul 2010

On 18 June 2010 around 50 guests gathered at the University of Westminster’s Pavillion for the NNI’s online resources forum, to discover the materials developed by the NNI for language...

West Midlands triumph at 2010 LAFTAs

Wednesday 21st Jul 2010

We are pleased to announce that the West Midlands entry "Olympic Qualifiers" won the LAFTA Award for the London 2012 category. The video clip was produced by students from Bishop Challoner...

Region: West Midlands