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East of England

GCSE Urdu Conference

Date: 
Friday, 31 January, 2020 - 09:00 to 15:15
Event Type: 
Conference
Region: 
East of England
Location: 
Jack Hunt School

GCSE Urdu Conference looking at ways to teach Urdu, understand key skills, conduct a speaking test and more. Sharon Czudak will act as keynote speaker.Sharon Czudak is the Qualifications Product Developer responsible for MFL at Pearson Edexcel and was one of the lead developers of all 14 new GCSEs and A levels in MFL, including Urdu. She has a degree in French and German and spent 10 years as a teacher and curriculum manager of languages in Further Education.

The event will take place at Jack Hunt school, Bradwell Road, Peterborough, PE3 9PY.

Programme: 

Please find the programme below.

This event is free for teachers. To book please email Mr M. Nawaz (Head of Urdu) at Jack Hunt School on the following address before 20/01/2020: mnawaz@jackhunt.net

Mother Tongue Other Tongue Celebration Event

Date: 
Wednesday, 16 October, 2019 - 16:00 to 20:30
Event Type: 
Other
Region: 
East of England
Location: 
Buckingham House Conference Centre, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, CB3 0DF

Presented by Slam Poet Champion, Joelle Taylor, who'll also be performing some of her own poems, and featuring a Slam Poetry competition, the Mother Tongue Other Tongue Event will once again run as part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

It will be an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful poetry created by the secondary school poets who've been shortlisted for the Mother Tongue Other Tongue poetry competition, and as such booking is open to the general public as well as family and friends.

Tickets can be booked here: (end of August onwards)

We look forward to seeing you there.

National Translation Bee Competition

Date: 
Saturday, 26 September, 2020 - 09:45 to Thursday, 22 July, 2021 - 17:00
Event Type: 
Competition
Region: 
East of England
Location: 
National

The National Translation Bee continues into its seventh year.

Great for your year 8s and 9s with a toolkit of sentences to learn (present in stage 1, future in stage 2 and past in stage 3).

It's actually a continuation of the Spelling Bee, ie the principle's the same, but with the Translation Bee the year 8s and 9s have one minute to translate as many sentences (from a toolkit: I/we eat icecream/pizza/etc; I/we go to school/the cinema etc; I/we wear trousers/a skirt etc)as possible into the target language - term 1 present, term 2 future, term 3 past and a regional final where the minute includes randomly selected sentences from all 3 tenses (with 5 winners per language qualifying for the National Final).
You can see a student in action at the regional final here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g__rOeaDHSQ

Compete in school, then regionally, with the national finalists battling it out in the National Final at Cambridge University (dates tbc)

- still enjoying the generous sponsorship of Vocab Express including the practice of core vocabulary for each stage and a free KS4 subscription for the year 9 Vocab Express competition for 2019/20 for the school of the national winner of each language.

Go to www.fltb.co.uk to register and for payment details (unfortunately now that government funding has ended we're having to charge schools) or email ss2431@cam.ac.uk for more information

 

 

National Translation Bee Competition

Date: 
Wednesday, 26 September, 2018 - 09:45 to Sunday, 30 June, 2019 - 09:45
Event Type: 
Competition
Region: 
East of England
Location: 
National

The National Translation Bee continues into its fourth year.

Great for your year 8s and 9s with a toolkit of sentences to learn (present in stage 1, future in stage 2 and past in stage 3).

Compete in school, then regionally, with the national finalists battling it out in the National Final at Cambridge University (dates tbc)

- still enjoying the sponsorship of Vocab Express for the practice of key words

Go to www.fltb.co.uk to register or email ss2431@cam.ac.uk for more information

 

 

With continuing sponsorship from Vocab Express (including free access to Vocab Express for practice of the Spelling Bee words) and a National Final at Cambridge University (dates tbc)

To register go to www.flsb.co.uk or email ss2431@cam.ac.uk for more information

National Translation Bee Competition

Date: 
Wednesday, 26 September, 2018 - 09:45 to Sunday, 30 June, 2019 - 09:45
Event Type: 
Competition
Region: 
East of England
Location: 
National

The National Translation Bee continues into its fourth year.

Great for your year 8s and 9s with a toolkit of sentences to learn (present in stage 1, future in stage 2 and past in stage 3).

Compete in school, then regionally, with the national finalists battling it out in the National Final at Cambridge University (dates tbc)

- still enjoying the sponsorship of Vocab Express for the practice of core vocabulary for each stage

Go to www.fltb.co.uk to register and for payment details (unfortunately now that government funding has ended we're having to charge schools) or email ss2431@cam.ac.uk for more information

National Spelling Bee Competition

Date: 
Thursday, 26 September, 2019 - 09:30 to Thursday, 31 December, 2020 - 16:00
Event Type: 
Competition
Region: 
East of England
Location: 
Regional with the National Final at Cambridge University

The National Spelling Bee continues for Year 7s (French, German and Spanish)!

IT WAS: 4 stages with 50 National Curriculum words to learn at each stage ABOUT TO BE UPDATED, FOLLOWING LATEST SLA RESEARCH - a great way of getting your Year 7s to learn all that vocab they need to learn. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE INFO

With continuing sponsorship from Vocab Express (including free access to Vocab Express for practice of the Spelling Bee words) and a National Final at Cambridge University (dates tbc)

To register (and for payment details - unfortunately now that government funding has ended, we're having to charge schools) go to www.flsb.co.uk or email ss2431@cam.ac.uk for more information

For a promotional video of the Spelling Bee made a few years ago click here

To see a national finalist from a previous year in action click on the ppt link below:

Translation Bee Certificates

Region: 
East of England

PDF's of certificates per region are available below. They are in alphabetical order of schools  (if your school name starts with Aa your certificates will be at the beginning). Alternatively, do a 'find' for one of your names and you'll find all your certificates grouped together. When you identify the correct pages, note down what they are, click on File, print and instruct your printer to print out the relevant certificates (pages of the PDF) onto thin card.

Spelling Bee Certificates

Region: 
East of England

PDF's of certificates per region are available below. They are in alphabetical order of schools  (if your school name starts with Aa your certificates will be at the beginning). Alternatively, do a 'find' for one of your names and you'll find all your certificates grouped together. When you identify the correct pages, note down what they are, click on File, print and instruct your printer to print out the relevant certificates (pages of the PDF) onto thin card.

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