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Is English becoming a rare language?

Thursday 19th Feb 2009

The new interpreting video clip from the European Commission can be viewed at: This video is to encourage 14 - 19 year old pupils to consider a...

Region: National

Celebrating Culture at Aston University

Friday 13th Feb 2009

Throughout February and March, over 200 Year 8 pupils have been to Aston University to take part in a series of cultural events aimed at broadening their horizons and showing languages in the real...

Region: West Midlands

International Flavour for Flexible Learning Day

Wednesday 4th Feb 2009

Cardinal Wiseman School, Coventry University and local Businesses teamed up to provide international activities for the Year 7 and Year 10 Flexible Learning Day on 25th November. Coventry...

Region: West Midlands

University of Warwick "Why Study Languages" presentations

Wednesday 4th Feb 2009

We have been very busy at the University of Warwick delivering ‘Why study languages?' presentations to Year 9 and Year 11 pupils in eight local schools so far. Many more visits are planed for next...

Region: West Midlands

Routes e-bulletin - February 2009

Tuesday 27th Jan 2009

Dear language enthusiast! With option deadlines looming, plans for the new year are already under way across the regions in England.  Book early to beat the rush and don't forget to have a look at...

Region: National

University of Bedfordshire, Language Learning in Partnership, Final evaluation Report covering Feb 2008 to June 2008

Monday 26th Jan 2009

Feedback from participants in the Language Learning Partnership programme  

Region: East of England

Film Resources available NOW!!!

Monday 26th Jan 2009

Following the success of our film days organised with Tyneside Cinema, here are the resources for use with the films.

Region: North East

Languages and film in action at the University of Brighton

Thursday 22nd Jan 2009

Forty pupils from four schools in Brighton and West Sussex took part in Languages on Film at Brighton University on Tuesday 20th January.  Pupils teamed up with each other to produce short films in...

Region: South East

Follet Report Launch. By Fiona Hancock, Nottingham Trent University, Language Student Ambassador

Friday 21st Nov 2008

I was one of two student ambassadors chosen by the Routes into Languages Programme Team to attend the Follet Report Launch in Westminster, on 21st October. Along another student ambassador, Mark...

Region: East Midlands

New Regional Support Centres for Languages: Links into Languages

Monday 3rd Nov 2008

Links into Languages is a consortium of the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS), Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) and Association for Language Learning (...

Region: National

Routes e-bulletin - November 2008

Wednesday 29th Oct 2008

Dear language enthusiast! The first half term of the school year has already flown by, and there are many activities and events taking place this term to promote languages, before young people...

Region: National

Round Up: Recent events in the East Midlands

Friday 24th Oct 2008

Eurostars Summer Residential: Year 12 students from across the region participated in a languages'summer residential course which was hosted on the Clifton Campus of Nottingham Trent University...

Region: East Midlands

October Away Day

Friday 24th Oct 2008

The many parts of the Routes into Languages North West Consortiumwere brought together in October. Held in the lavish setting of Manchester University's Ashburne Hall, the Away Day was a...

Region: North West

Teacher Training

Thursday 23rd Oct 2008

As part of their project, Routes into Languages North West launched a series of Teacher Training courses in the summer term. These popular courses were specially designed for...

Region: North West

Autumn Newsletter

Thursday 23rd Oct 2008

Highlighing the accomplishments of last year and looking forward to forthcoming events, the new Routes into Languages North West Newsletter has arrived. A hard copy has been sent to all mainstream...

Region: North West

Routes e-bulletin - October 2008

Tuesday 14th Oct 2008

Dear language enthusiast! With the start of the new term, the regional consortia and national networks are now gearing up for a new year of language promotion activities and events.  Have a look...

Region: National

Film Boosts Language Learning

Monday 15th Sep 2008

University World News ( - a fast growing weekly internet-based international higher education newsletter - has highlighted an innovative film project of the South West...

Region: South West

A Successful First Year!

Friday 12th Sep 2008

Routes into Languages in the South has enjoyed a successful first year of the project, with many exciting events taking place throughout the region. Pupils and teachers from a number of schools have...

Region: South East

Hobsons report

Thursday 11th Sep 2008

Bespoke analysis of the Hobsons’ 2007 school-leaver data, commissioned by Routes into Languages  The aim of the analysis was to support the ongoing work of Routes into Languages relating to...

Region: National

Je Suis Un Rock Star

Wednesday 6th Aug 2008

Back in May we announced that TV production company Shine Limited were looking for enthusiastic young students for the ultimate work experience - touring with a band and helping fix some of the...

Region: National