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National Council for the Development of Urdu
2nd International Urdu Conference
For Aims and Objectives and Keynote Speakers see attached flier
9:00 – 9:15am: Registration
9:15 – 9:30am: Introduction and welcome
Urdu film clips, music and culture to start the day
9:35 – 10:30am: Sharing good practice
10:30 – 10:45am: BREAK
10:45 – 11:30am: Understanding New steps and numbers
11:30 – 12:00pm: Assessment for learning
12:00 – 12:30pm: Urdu classical literature and its contemporary relevance
12:30 – 1:15pm: New GCSE Specification
1:15 – 2:00pm: Lunch
2:00 pm: Day ends
Routes into Languages East Tour de France Challenge Registration
A film competition for Key Stage 3 pupils to write, direct and produce a short film (max 5 mins) of any genre in a foreign language, with English subtitles.
The competition has 5 stages, 4 of which have to be submitted as part of the competition. There is a deadline for completion of each stage.
Only digital video devices and Microsoft Moviemaker or imovie may be used - no professional film-making software is permitted.
A Premiere Evening will take place for the winning films from each school in June/July (date tbc) at Anglia Ruskin University.
For more information, details of film-making training and to see past winners visit the wiki: http://rilanguageonfilm.wikispaces.com
A joint pilot project with ALL
For Y9 pupils and linked to the requirements of the new National Curriculum Programme od Study (2014), this project aims to give young language learners a flavour of authentic language and the challenge to create a successful short performance.
It exploits aspects of the format of the popular BBC TV series, Strictly Come Dancing in order to encourage language learners in Y9 to:
- refine their oral language skills
- develop their skills of speaking in public
- work with native speakers or high level speakers of their language
- enhance their memorisation strategies
- access literary texts (including prose, poetry, song lyrics, plays etc)
NOTE: no dancing is involved!
FINAL AT ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY, CAMBRIDGE (date tbc)
To register click here
See flyer for more information.
The Real Business Challenge (RBC) is an exciting enterprise competition for students who will be in Years 9 an 10, over the 2014/2015 academic year.
The RBC is free and, linked to the curriculum, it challenges students to tackle a business task set by Coca-Cola Enterprises. It is work-related learning at its most engaging and an opportunity for a whole year group to develop enterprise skills that will give them a competitive edge in today's job market.
Routes into Languages East is delighted to be teaming up with Coca Cola for this exciting pilot project, giving students the opportunity to participate in authentic tasks as part of a cross-curricular project, combining languages and business
To take part register by clicking here and download the flier below
Created by Jane Driver, Director of Languages at St Neots Learning Partnership, this is an exciting intellectual challenge for year 7s, combining as it does, National Curriculum Maths levels with language skills (French/Spanish/German)
Numbers are high frequency language right from the beginning of learning a new language. They're needed to talk about age, birthdays, dates, sizes, measurements, prices, distances, time.. etc. So it's vital to acquire them as early as possible.
Once learnt they can also be used easily and comfortably within target language instructions ('question no.102', 'page 68' etc) and therefore help towards meeting Ofsted Inspection criteria pertaining to use of target language.LinguaMaths is a CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) project with Maths being taught in the target language and as such enhances the learning: "Experience in UK Primary and Secondary Schools, as well as wider research, has shown that students enjoy learning in this way and are more likely to become fluent and confident language users. Importantly, the results achieved show that students do as well or even better in the non-language subject than they would if learning it in the normal way." FLAME, 2013
There are 9 tests altogether, corresponding to NC levels and on successful completion pupils can have their achievement recognised with a Routes into Languages certificae.
LinguaMaths can also be used as part of the Languages Challenge
Created by Routes Cymru,the aims of the Adopt a Class project include:
- to raise awareness amongst young people of student mobility opportunities;
- to bring a bit of a country into the classroom;
- to enthuse young people about studying languages and to
- support teachers in promoting MFL as an option for KS4.
The project involves partnering a university undergraduate, about to embark on a year abroad, with a Year 9 class in the Eastern region. The student will visit the class (Year 8) in the Summer Term and give an introductory presentation. Then whilst abroad next academic year the student will correspond with the class, using a blog and sending resources, helping to make the language and the country come alive. The student will then return to talk to the pupils in more depth in the Autumn Term (Year 10).
For examples of current blogs from our Cambridge University Year Abroad students see below:
(please note: matching of schools and Student Language Ambassadors happens in May/early June each year)