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East of England

NCDU 2nd International Urdu Conference

Date: 
Saturday, 19 March, 2016 - 09:00 to 14:00
Event Type: 
Conference
Region: 
East of England
Location: 
Jack Hunt School, Ledbury Road, Peterborough, PE3 9PN

National Council for the Development of Urdu

2nd International Urdu Conference 

For Aims and Objectives and Keynote Speakers see attached flier

 

Programme: 

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 

Language on Film Competition

Date: 
Tuesday, 26 September, 2017 - 00:15 to Saturday, 21 July, 2018 - 17:15
Event Type: 
Competition
Region: 
East of England
Location: 
East of England

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

 

To register for the Language on Film competition click here

Language & Fashion Course

Date: 
Saturday, 26 September, 2015 - 16:30 to Monday, 23 July, 2018 - 16:30
Event Type: 
Other
Region: 
East of England
Location: 
Eastern Region

Written by Luke Roskilly (of Double Club fame!), the Fashion & Languages resources are designed to provide an adaptable, activity-based framework for teaching languages at Key Stage 3. By combining language learning with fashion, the resources aim to inspire pupils, helping them to acquire and creatively develop language skills.

The resources are divided into seven main Units (Section 3) dealing with topics taught at Key Stage 3, including colours, items of clothing, personal descriptions etc., whilst also introducing ‘real world’ fashion vocabulary and phrases, such as fabrics and patterns, giving compliments and basic ‘movement’ commands. The resources culminate in a final celebratory Unit, in which pupils are intended to put on a fashion show (the scope is up to you) to celebrate and demonstrate what they have learnt, and what has interested them.

The resources and methodology

The Fashion & Languages resources are comprised of this Teachers’ Handbook, supported by a series of colourful, animated PowerPoint presentations (one per Unit), as well as vocabulary cards and adaptable templates for vocabulary learning activities.

The resources are activity-based, placing the focus on visual, kinaesthetic and creative activities to allow pupils to develop a logical understanding of new vocabulary and phrases, which they can then try out and adapt. Each Unit includes a mixture of activities to introduce and help pupils practise new language, as well as a creative extension activity in which pupils develop a fashion ‘look book’ to implement in writing what they have learnt.

In addition to the eight detailed Unit plans, the Teachers’ Handbook contains a series of vocabulary games and activities (Section 2), which can be used to augment the activities suggested in the Unit plans. For planning purposes, all activities are tagged with the language skills which they are intended to develop (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing), as well as the group type to which they are most suited (whole class, groups, pairs, individual).

Throughout, the Fashion & Languages resources are intended as a source of ideas and suggestions rather than as set of instructions to be followed to the letter. Feel free to pick and choose activities (one Unit could span multiple lessons), to adapt the activities to match your educational goals and the language level / interests of your pupils, and also to supplement the resources with your own activities and worksheets.

Languages

The core methodology used in the Fashion & Languages resources has been designed to be as universal as possible, allowing it to be easily adapted for different languages. For this reason, the Teacher’s Handbook provides examples in English, with specific grammar notes for the target language, where needed. The target language in this pilot version of the resources is German.

Cross-curricular and international project work

The Fashion & Languages resources can be used solely as a support for language teaching, but can also provide an excellent basis for creative, cross-curricular project work, both in your own school and in cooperation with other schools as part of an international project. The Teachers’ Handbook includes a detailed selection of project ideas (Section 4) with suggestions for both cross-curricular and international activities.

To provide you with further inspiration, the Teacher’s Handbook also includes a series of case studies
(Section 5), providing examples of projects combining fashion and language learning, from a Spanish fashion show to

an international project in which pupils designed and made clothes from recycled materials. 

 

To register click here

Strictly Speaking

Date: 
Saturday, 26 September, 2015 - 16:30 to Friday, 22 July, 2016 - 16:30
Event Type: 
Competition
Region: 
East of England
Location: 
East

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

Coca Cola Real Business Language Challenge

Date: 
Tuesday, 15 July, 2014 - 16:15 to Tuesday, 31 March, 2015 - 16:15
Event Type: 
Competition
Region: 
East of England
Location: 
Eastern region

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

LinguaMaths

Date: 
Monday, 26 September, 2022 - 16:15 to Friday, 21 July, 2023 - 16:15
Event Type: 
Award
Region: 
East of England
Location: 
National

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)

Rationale

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 

and click here for a TES article to see why learning Maths in a foreign language boosts MFL grades.

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 

 

 

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Adopt a Class

Date: 
Tuesday, 3 March, 2015 - 16:15 to Friday, 30 September, 2016 - 16:15
Event Type: 
Other
Region: 
East of England
Location: 
East

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:

Rachel in Spain

Sarah in Spain

 

 

To register click here

(please note: matching of schools and Student Language Ambassadors happens in May/early June each year)

Spanish/German/French Double Club with Norwich City Football Club

Date: 
Wednesday, 3 September, 2014 - 16:15 to Thursday, 23 July, 2015 - 16:15
Event Type: 
Other
Region: 
East of England
Location: 
In School with optional extra of a trip to NCFC
 

The popular Spanish and German Double Club at Norwich City Football Club, are now joined by a new French version

For details see the flier below.

 

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