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The Capital L Languages Challenge is back!

Region: 
London

The Capital L Languages Challenge is back!

The Languages Challenge is now entering its third year! Participants form teams and undertake a number of interactive tasks that can be completed in any language other than English. The Languages Challenge provides students with opportunities to actively engage with languages, encourage collaboraitve teamwork and raise the profile of all languages.


What happens?

Participants form teams of up to 10 students and choose from a variety of tasks. The tasks include a star athlete profile and a coding challenge. The tasks can be completed in any language other than English and can take many formats (e.g. poster, song, video). This cross curricular activity encourages creativity, originality and exploration of different languages.

Who is it for?

Year 7–9

How many places?
Unlimited 

How do I apply?

Registration opens early November and the deadline for submitting entries will be May 2017. Contact routes@soas.ac.uk for more information.

Languages Challenge 2016-17

Date: 
Tuesday, 1 November, 2016 - 00:00 to Wednesday, 31 May, 2017 - 00:00
Region: 
London
Location: 
London

The Capital L Languages Challenge

The Languages Challenge is now entering its third year! Participants form teams and undertake a number of interactive tasks that can be completed in any language other than English. The Languages Challenge provides students with opportunities to actively engage with languages, encourage collaboraitve teamwork and raise the profile of all languages.

   

What happens?

Participants form teams of up to 10 students and choose from a variety of tasks. The tasks include a star athlete profile and a coding challenge. The tasks can be completed in any language other than English and can take many formats (e.g. poster, song, video). This cross curricular activity encourages creativity, originality and exploration of different languages.

Who is it for?

Year 7–9

How many places?
Unlimited 

How do I apply?

Registration opens early November and the deadline for submitting entries will be May 2017. Contact routes@soas.ac.uk for more information.

 

Celebrate European Day of Languages

Date: 
Monday, 26 September, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, 7 October, 2016 - 16:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
London
Location: 
at your school

Human Rights Workshops for European Day of Languages

 

To celebrate European Day of Languages on Monday 26th September 2016 we are excited to announce the return of our Universal Declaration of Human Rights workshops. Our trained student ambassadors deliver language workshops based on the work of artist Monica Ross. Monica Ross memorised human rights articles in several languages and performed them. Pupils will recite articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in different languages.

The workshops will be approximately one hour and will be available from around 26th September to 7th October 2016.

For more information and to book a workshop contact routes@soas.ac.uk.

Celebrate European Day of Languages

Region: 
London

Human Rights Workshops for European Day of Languages

 

To celebrate European Day of Languages on Monday 26th September 2016 we are excited to announce the return of our Universal Declaration of Human Rights workshops. Our trained student ambassadors deliver language workshops based on the work of artist Monica Ross. Monica Ross memorised human rights articles in several languages and performed them. Pupils will recite articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in different languages.

The workshops will be approximately one hour and will be available from around 26th September to 7th October 2016.

For more information and to book a workshop contact routes@soas.ac.uk.

Language Ambassadors

Region: 
London

Applications for Language Ambassadors to open in September 2018.

 

We are currently recruiting language ambassadors to help us communicate the benefits of studying languages. Working as a Capital L Ambassador will give you experience of working with a wide range of people, help you improve your communication skills, and allow you to make a difference by enthusing young people to learn languages, as well as impressing future employers! As a language ambassador you will attend events at schools and colleges around London or at your own university, informing young people about the benefits of studying languages and inspiring them with your experiences of studying languages at university. 

Language ambassadors are paid £10.20/hr plus travel expenses for events outside TfL zones 1&2.

Capital L Ambassadors must be current students at one of our partner institutions. For more information, go to our Introduction page.

To apply, please read the role description carefully, complete the applcation form attached below and return to routes@soas.ac.uk

Please note that this is the first round of recruitment. Applicants who are successful in the application stage will be invited to an interview. Successful candidates will be invited to attend training sessions. Further details will be provided to successful candidates. 

If you have any questions, please contact us on: routes@soas.ac.uk.

Adopt-a-Class

Share the year abroad experience!

Getting ready to leave on your year abroad? Would you like to share your rich experience with a class of language enthusiasts? 
Adopt-a-Class is where a university student on their year abroad keeps in touch with a secondary school language class. For example, a student going to Japan on their year abroad keeps in touch with a Japanese language class in London.

Global Communication Taster Event

Date: 
Saturday, 7 May, 2016 - 10:00
Region: 
London
Location: 
University of Westminster, 309 Regent St, London W1B 2HW

 

Global Communication Taster Event

Saturday 7 May 2016, 10am-1pm

University of Westminster, 309 Regent St, London W1B 2HW

This event is aimed at Year 12 and 13 and at Level 3 students, as well as their teachers.

 

Are you a good communicator? Are you comfortable in every situation? Have you ever considered that your future career may involve talking with people from all over the word? Would you have the necessary skills to excel in today’s globalised workplace?

Effective communication makes a difference, be it among friends, family, or in the work place. We all need to get better at it.

 

Come and explore four key features of effective communication on this new course:

1. Global Communication

How can you become a better communicator in today’s internationalised world?

2. Intercultural Communication

How can you communicate effectively with people of different backgrounds with different beliefs?

3. Reading adverts

How do you make sense of all the messages that the media throws at you?

4. Negotiation

How do you arrive at successful outcomes in delicate situations?

 

We will have a repeat session so that you can choose two of these if you wish.

Please register online at http://globalcommunication2016.eventbrite.co.uk.

If you have any questions about this event, please email Dr Laurence Randall. Her email address is l.l.randall@westminster.ac.uk

Languages and Law Summer School

Region: 
London

Applications are now open for the Languages and Law Summer School 2016! 

Monday 27th June - Thursday 30th June 2016

The Languages and Law Summer School will explore the various interfaces between these two subjects as they are taught at four Capital L partner universities (including SOAS and King's College London)

A different institution will host each day of the summer school. The programme will include lectures on various facets of law and a finalised programme will be available in the next few months.

The summer school is targeted at year 12 students but year 11 students are also welcome to apply. Students are not required to be studying a language at A-Level. 

 

Please see the application form attached. The deadline for submitting the application is Monday 6th June 2016

For more information please contact routes@soas.ac.uk.

Creative Learning Skills for Language Students Now Available

Region: 
London

Creative Learning Skills for Language Students is a participatory workshop for secondary school pupils that seeks to encourage young people to learn languages by exploring perceived barriers, offering solutions and sharing the positive results, wide appeal and relevance of language acquisition.

We use a questionnaire to identify and promote awareness of varying learning styles and discuss the ways in which we need not only sit behind a desk to learn a language. We encourage students to think about their strengths and to be engaged and in control of their own learning. These notions are put to the test through an interactive and multi-sensory exercise in a non-European language and we conclude with a discussion of how experiences in the session can be taken on board and applied to their own language learning.

For more information or to book a session, please contact us at routes@soas.ac.uk.

Please note that this workshop is aimed at pupils with specific learning difficulties such as Dyslexia or Dyspraxia. 

In the case of no-shows or late cancellations, we reserve the right to invoice your school for the costs we have incurred.

Creative Learning Skills for Language Students

Date: 
Tuesday, 1 September, 2015 - 00:00 to Sunday, 24 July, 2016 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
London
Location: 
At your school/college

Creative Learning Skills for Language Students is a participatory workshop for secondary school pupils that seeks to encourage young people to learn languages by exploring perceived barriers, offering solutions and sharing the positive results, wide appeal and relevance of language acquisition.

We use a questionnaire to identify and promote awareness of varying learning styles and discuss the ways in which we need not only sit behind a desk to learn a language. We encourage students to think about their strengths and to be engaged and in control of their own learning. These notions are put to the test through an interactive and multi-sensory exercise in a non-European language and we conclude with a discussion of how experiences in the session can be taken on board and applied to their own language learning.

For more information or to book a session, please contact us at routes@soas.ac.uk.

Please note that this workshop is aimed at pupils with specific learning difficulties such as Dyslexia or Dyspraxia. 

In the case of no-shows or late cancellations, we reserve the right to invoice your school for the costs we have incurred.

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