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New Action Plan for Languages

Tuesday 20th Jul 2010

New action plan for modern foreign languages A new action plan to support improvement and innovation in teaching modern foreign languages has been announced by Education Minister Leighton Andrews....

Region: Wales / Cymru

Free foreign languages newspapers available!

Monday 19th Jul 2010

Are you looking for ways to encourage your pupils to read more foreign language materials? Are you trying to find authentic resources without spending a fortune?   The School of Languages and...

Region: West Midlands

Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize

Thursday 15th Jul 2010

The Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize has already received lots of entries from budding translators - we are sending out last call for entrants to make sure no one misses out. The...

Institute of Translation & Interpreting announces May 2011 conference

Wednesday 14th Jul 2010

ITI Conference 2011 is the flagship conference of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting, and marks ITI's 25th anniversary. The event is will take place at Conference Aston, Birmingham on 7...

Institute of Translation & Interpreting announces May 2011 conference

Wednesday 14th Jul 2010

 ITI Conference 2011 is the flagship conference of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting, and marks ITI's 25th anniversary. The event is will take place at Conference...

EU translator competition

Tuesday 13th Jul 2010

The English Department of the European Commission's translation service is pleased to announce the launch of a short film explaining the work of a translator and how to apply for a job as a...

Spelling Bee Final was Buzzing!!!

Sunday 11th Jul 2010

An electrifying Spelling Bee regional semi-final and final took place on Wednesday 7th July when 50 year 7 pupils gathered at Comberton Village College to fight it out for the Spanish, German and...

Region: East of England

'My Favourite Resource' competition (for teachers)

Saturday 10th Jul 2010

An open competition to teachers of modern languages in North East schools. WIN, WIN, WIN! Teachers' competition: £100 voucher for each Key Stage winner (KS1-5) PLUS runner up prizes of vouchers...

Region: North East

Postcard Competition (for school pupils)

Saturday 10th Jul 2010

PRIZES TO BE WON! An open competition to pupils of modern languages in North East schools. WIN, WIN, WIN! Students' competition: £50 voucher for each Key...

Region: North East

Winners of the LAFTAs! World of Languages Category - BACON BUTTY

Wednesday 7th Jul 2010

We are pleased to announce that the North West entry "Bacon Butty" won the LAFTA Award for the category of World of Languages. The video clip was produced by students from Cumbria...

Region: North West

Linguastars at Leeds

Tuesday 6th Jul 2010

Linguastars at Leeds July 1st – 2nd 2010 The Linguastars residential held at Leeds in 2009 proved so popular that we did it all over again this year! The two-day residential took place this...

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

CULP4SC Goes from Strength to Strength...

Wednesday 30th Jun 2010

There has been a huge surge in interest in language learning through the Cambridge University Language Programme for Schools and Colleges (CULP4SC) over the past year. The possibility of learning...

Region: East of England

Stowmarket Double Club Star Singers!

Wednesday 30th Jun 2010

A sunny day in June saw our Routes East Stowmarket High German Double Club pupils travel down to the Emirates Stadium in London with their teacher, Jenny Turner, to take part in an exciting...

Region: East of England

Summer Language Enrichment Events

Tuesday 29th Jun 2010

Congratulations to Jake McLaughlin from Irlam and Cadishead High School for his excellent account about the Language Enrichment Day held at the University of Manchester! His...

Region: North West

Translation in the News

Tuesday 29th Jun 2010

Research intelligence - What have you been missing? Researchers now have a tool offering translations of open-access material in nine major languages. Read Paul Jump's report in The Times Higher...

Going Global!

Tuesday 15th Jun 2010

Going Global was the subject of a languages conference attended by 73 young people at the University of Hull on March 24. The Conference had been organised by the Excellence Hub and included taster...

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

Trainee Position in Portuguese Consulate General in Manchester

Monday 14th Jun 2010

The Portuguese Consulate General in Manchester is offering a work placement to a highly motivated individual, keen to work within a Portuguese environment that will provide the ideal opportunity to...

Region: North West

National Award for Heritage Languages: Winner - Abrar Aqil from Al Hijra Supplementary School

Monday 14th Jun 2010

We are pleased to announce that Abrar Aqil, a pupil from Al Hijra Supplementary School, won the joint silver award in the Community Languages category. Her award will be presented at the...

Region: North West

Winners of the European Award for Languages!

Monday 14th Jun 2010

We are pleased to announce that the Teacher Training strand of the COLT project has been awarded the European Award for Languages this year. The Award is a Europe-wide initiative supported by...

Region: North West

Southampton students help with GCSE revision

Monday 14th Jun 2010

Oral examinations in Modern Languages fill many students with dread. However, Cams Hill School in Fareham has found a way of making them seem less intimidating for their GCSE candidates by...

Region: South East

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