Date of press release: 10th August 2011
HEFCE has announced an additional £1.2 million to support the Routes into Languages initiative.
Date of press release: 4th July 2011
Across the country, pupils have been preparing for the national final of the bilingual Spelling Bee. Brainchild of Cambridge teacher Jane Driver, the competition was extended across England and Wales by Routes into Languages, a university project working with schools. A memory test and a speaking competition rolled into one, eleven year old pupils have one minute to spell aloud as many memorised words as they can in French, German or Spanish. Hearing in one language and speaking in another is one of the skills perfected by interpreters, known as ‘switching’.
Date of press release: 27th September 2010
National spelling bee competition
Date of press release: 19th February 2009The European Commission has indicated that hundreds of jobs for English mother tongue interpreters will become available in the next decade. A statement released today from the European Commission indicates ‘we are looking at a need for about 300 English native speaker conference interpreters within the next ten years.'
Date of press release: 4th February 2008
Minister of State for Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education, Mr Bill Rammell, is launching the Routes into Languages programme with a keynote speech at a national launch event at the Living Room in central London on 5 February 2008.
The event is a celebration to launch the Routes into Languages programme and a thank you to stakeholders involved in the project, including members of 9 regional consortia, 2 national networks and 3 research projects.
Date of press release: 14th December 2007The regional consortium for Greater London has been selected by the Routes into Languages steering group. Professor Michael Kelly, Director of Routes into Languages, comments: “We are delighted that so many London Universities have come together to develop such an innovative programme of activities.”
Date of press release: 27th November 2007With activity to promote language learning set to intensify as the Routes into Language project takes off, here's an activity to get students thinking about point of learning another language and producing a useful resource at the same time. The competition, run by CILT, involves creating a two minute video clip that presents the most convincing case for being able to speak more than one language. It can be an interview, an animation, a sketch or even some sort of spoof - the funnier the better!
Date of press release: 26th October 2007Want to become a language student ambassador, working within a consortium? Not sure what's involved?
Archived press releases
- [28th September 2007] Evaluation of Routes into Languages: Invitation to tender
- [18th September 2007] Routes into Languages announces four further regional consortia across England
- [1st June 2007] Routes into Languages announces national networks for interpreting (Leeds) and translation (Salford)
- [8th May 2007] Routes into Languages announces regional consortia members
- [25th September 2006] More young people to study languages