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Themed Family Language Suppers Get Underway

Monday 21st Jul 2008

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

Region: East Midlands

Project Officer - West Midlands Consortium

Friday 18th Jul 2008

School of Languages...

Region: National

LAFTAs - the People's Vote

Friday 27th Jun 2008

The Language and Film Talent Awards (LAFTAs) is a competition for 13-21 year olds, run by CILT, the National Centre for Languages. Over the course of the competition, CILT asked young people to send...

Region: National

Routes ebulletin - June 2008

Monday 9th Jun 2008

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...

Region: National

Warwickshire Language Days

Monday 2nd Jun 2008

Student volunteers from the University of Warwick worked with Arden School in Solihull to organise two language days on the University campus, on 6th and 20th February.  These days involved about 25...

Region: West Midlands

Languages Tutors

Monday 2nd Jun 2008

Language Tutors are student volunteers who visit a school once a week, to help classroom teachers to deliver language classes or after-school clubs. The Language Tutors might be studying languages at...

Region: West Midlands

Jour de la Francophonie

Monday 2nd Jun 2008

Around 60 Year 8 pupils visited Aston University on 15th May to discover the French speaking nations of the world. University staff and language assistants ran lively workshops on their native...

Region: West Midlands

Staffordshire Pupils Get a Taste of Languages

Monday 2nd Jun 2008

Keele University, in conjunction with the Staffordshire Languages Group, organised a two-phase awareness-raising event. The first phase of our event at Keele University consisted in an informal...

Region: West Midlands

North West Consortium Launch - Thursday 8th May 2008

Thursday 29th May 2008

The North West Consortium was successfully launched on Thursday 8th May 2008. The launch was opened by Professor John Brooks, Vice-Chancellor of Manchester Metropolitan University, and was followed...

Region: North West

Want to tour in Europe with a band?

Monday 19th May 2008

Are you aged 17 - 21? Love music? Learning a language at school, college or university? Available summer 2008?   TV production company Shine Limited are looking for enthusiastic young...

Region: National

Newsletter Spring 2008

Wednesday 7th May 2008

To view the first Routes into Languages South West newsletter click below.

Region: South West

Birmingham Pupils Say “Ni hao” and “Konnichiwa”

Tuesday 8th Apr 2008

40 keen Y9 pupils from schools across the West Midlands spent three days of their Easter Holidays attending an intensive course in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese at the University of Birmingham. Part...

Region: West Midlands

Routes into Languages on the radio!

Tuesday 19th Feb 2008

On Monday 4th February 2008 members of the Routes into Languages programme went on air to discuss the shortage of interpreters with Libby Purves on Radio 4's The Learning Curve. Heather McGuinness...

Region: National

Mapping Progression

Monday 11th Feb 2008

Language Networks for Excellence, previously the Black Country Pathfinder, is part of the West Midlands Consortium for Routes into Languages and is focusing on the mapping of progression routes into...

Region: West Midlands

Celebrating China

Monday 11th Feb 2008

On Friday 8th February, 85 youngsters from 5 West Midlands schools celebrated the start of the Chinese New Year with Aston University’s first Routes into Languages cultural day. The event was part...

Region: West Midlands

The National Network for Interpreting website is now live

Monday 28th Jan 2008

Please visit the National Network for Interpreting website for more information on the aims of the project, the programme of events, as well as multimedia materials and interactive exercises...

Routes North East launches into action

Thursday 24th Jan 2008

For a report on the Routes into Languages North East regional launch go to:

Region: North East

West Midlands Consortium Launch

Friday 21st Dec 2007

Off to a Flying Start Friday 30th November 2007 Local primary and secondary school pupils celebrated their success at the West Midlands Routes into Languages launch at Birmingham Airport on 30th...

Region: West Midlands