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Languages & Law Summer School Year 12 students - July 2017

Date: 
Monday, 10 July, 2017 - 10:00 to Friday, 14 July, 2017 - 15:30
Event Type: 
Visit
Region: 
London
Location: 
Different London Universities

Targeted at Year 12 students. 

The Languages and Law Summer School will explore various themes, as they are taught at Capital L partner universities (including Kings College London, SOAS and the University of Westminster)

The programme will include lectures on various facets of law, including environmental law, robotic law and Brexit. Participants will also visit the Royal Courts of Justice, in the Strand, where they will take part in a mock trial as lawyers, judge and jury.

A finalised programme will be available next month.

Please see the application form attached. The deadline for submitting the application is Monday 12th June 2017

Students are not required to be studying a language at A-Level. 

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

 

Capital L Year 10 Summer School

Date: 
Monday, 4 July, 2016 - 09:30 to Friday, 8 July, 2016 - 16:00
Event Type: 
Other
Region: 
London
Location: 
Various

 

The Capital L Summer School gives 30 promising Yr 10 linguists the chance to visit 5 of Capital L’s partner universities and get a feel for what it is like to study languages at each one of them.

Four of our partner universities - King's College London, the School of Oriental and African Study (SOAS), Queen Mary and the University of Westminster - will each host a day of the summer schoolThe summer school also includes a trip to Paris, where we will visit popular landmarks guided by students from the University of London Institute in Paris

 

The summer school is free of charge. There are 30 places available and priority will be given to students from a widening participation background. 

 

An information evening for students and their parents will be held on Monday 13th June from 5-7pm at SOAS. Further information will be included with students' confirmation letters, which will be sent in late May/early June. 

 

Please see the Summer School Cover Letter and Application Form below. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 3rd May 2016.* 

*Deadline extended to Wednesday 18th May 2016 on a first come first serve basis.

 

 

Programme: 

A full programme will be sent out to successful applicants.

Capital L Year 10 Summer School 2017

Region: 
London

Applications are now open for the Capital L Year 10 Summer School!

Monday 26th June - Friday 30th June 2017

The Capital L Summer School gives 30 promising Yr 10 linguists the chance to visit 3 of Capital L’s partner universities to get a feel for what it is like to study languages at each one of them.

Our partner universities - King's College London, the School of Oriental and African Study (SOAS), University of Westminster in collaboration with the Open University - will each host a day of the summer school. The summer school also includes a trip into London. 

The summer school is free of charge. There are 30 places available and priority will be given to students from a widening participation background. 

An information evening for students and their parents will be held on Thursday 15th June from 4-6pm at SOAS. Further information will be included with students' confirmation letters, which will be sent in late May/early June. 

Please see the cover letter and application form below. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 2nd May 2017For more information please email routes@soas.ac.uk.

Programme: 

A full programme will be sent out to successful applicants. 

Book a workshop with Language Ambassadors

Date: 
Monday, 9 January, 2017 - 00:00 to Sunday, 17 December, 2017 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Visit
Region: 
London
Location: 
At school

Capital L has a team of trained language ambassadors available to deliver presentations at your school/college. The presentations focus on the progression routes for pupils in years 7 to 13 who are considering what options to take on at the next stage of their studies. Presentations focus on the benefits of studying a language and different learning skills for language students.

Ambassadors have differing profiles and can represent a range of learning options from specialist degree study to other pathways where a language is studied alongside another subject.

What do you need to do?

If you would like further information, or you would like to arrange a visit to your school, contact Routes into Languages on routes@soas.ac.uk

Please provide details of your school, a suitable contact person, what kind of support you would like and when you would like it. We will try to cater to your needs as best we can, but we do ask that you send your requests as early as possible.

Careers in Languages Event at University of Westminster

Date: 
Saturday, 6 February, 2016 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
London
Location: 
University of Westminster, 4-12 Little Titchfield St, London W1W 7BY
Have you ever considered a career in which you can apply your skills in modern languages? Would you like to know more about working in translation, interpreting and related areas?

If so, do come to the Careers in Languages Event at our Little Titchfield site, just five minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus. You will be able to hear short talks by people who work as translators, interpret in Paris or Geneva, subtitle the latest DVDs, manage big translation projects, or revise and edit translations for publication worldwide.

The presenters, all graduates of the MA courses in translation or interpreting at the University of Westminster, will be happy to answer your questions.

Graduates with languages are in great demand, so this is the ideal chance to find out how your interest in languages can start you off on a really exciting career path.

This event is aimed at students in year 11 or higher. It would also be of interest to teachers.

 

Programme: 

 

9.45am: Registration and Welcome, Free refreshments provided

10.30am: Introduction

10.35am: Interpreting talk

11.00am: Translation talk

11.30am: Language taster sessions: Arabic, Chinese or Russian

12.30pm: Final Q & A session

Booking information: 

Please register online at http://careersinlanguages2016.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

 

flyer for this event can be found online at https://goo.gl/CZJYnF

University of Westminster GCSE Language Immersion Saturdays

Region: 
London

The University of Westminster are now accepting applications for GCSE Language Immersion Saturdays.

The University of Westminster’s Language Immersion Saturdays are an established annual event, aiming to promote practical language use amongst GCSE students. They have been designed to help learners develop their language skills and gain more practical expertise.
The languages offered are French, German, and Spanish. In each language, we are offering two back-to-back (= ie. repeat) workshops, giving students learning two languages the option of booking a workshop in both.
The events are part of the Routes into Languages initiative and are hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures. Each two-day workshop costs £30 and comprises 2x4 hours of teaching time. The workshops are not syllabus revision workshops, but are aimed to encourage learners to apply their language skills in different contexts and use them flexibly. We are aiming to increase students’ confidence and fluency. These events are hands-on sessions, giving students an opportunity to work with languages in real-life situations and practise key skills. 

For more information please contact Dr. Manuela von Papen.*  

 

*Please note that we are unable to accept email or telephone enquiries. Bookings can only be made by post.

Capital L Languages Challenge

Region: 
London

Capital L Languages Challenge

The Challenges aim to:

  • Provide students with opportunities to actively engage with languages
  • Encourage independent study skills
  • Raise the profile of all languages

The Challenges can be completed in any language other than English. 

It is targeted at Years, 8, 9 and 10.

After tasks are completed, students should complete the entry form which involves thinking about the skills and knowledge they have used and developed to complete each task.

The deadline for submitting entries is 1 May 2016.

To download a copy of the Teacher's Information Sheet, click here.

To register to take part and to receive copies of the poster and Students's sheets, please go to:http://goo.gl/forms/jN6C2iiDyO

Languages and Climate Conference at SOAS

Region: 
London

On Wednesday 4th November 2015, a Languages and Climate Conference was held at SOAS to coincide with the COP21 Conference in Paris in December. During the COP21 Conference the governments of more than 190 nations gathered in Paris to negotiate a possible new global agreement on climate change aimed at ensure our planet’s climate remains conducive to human life.

Climate negotiations are tough business.  Negotiators have to agree on a slew of key details on how to address climate change. As negotiations progress issues tend to merge with core political questions and slow down.

Past agreements have carried little weight and failed to achieve significant reductions in the causes of climate change.  

The conference at SOAS was an opportunity for young people to find out more about the COP21 Conference, to develop their negotiation and debating skills and to learn about the role of language skills in law, politics and international affairs.

The event was a great success with over 80 students in groups representing different countries. After over two hours of debating the students could not reach an agreement and it showed the tough job faced by the delegates of each country during COP21.

Careers in Languages Event at University of Westminster

Region: 
London

Have you ever considered a career in which you can apply your skills in modern languages? Would you like to know more about working in translation, interpreting and related areas?

 

If so, do come to the Careers in Languages Event at our Little Titchfield site, just five minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus. You will be able to hear short talks by people who work as translators, interpret in Paris or Geneva, subtitle the latest DVDs, manage big translation projects, or revise and edit translations for publication worldwide.

The presenters, all graduates of the MA courses in translation or interpreting at the University of Westminster, will be happy to answer your questions.

Graduates with languages are in great demand, so this is the ideal chance to find out how your interest in languages can start you off on a really exciting career path.

This event is aimed at students in year 11 or higher. It would also be of interest to teachers.

 

Programme: 
 

9.45am: Registration and Welcome, Free refreshments provided

10.30am: Introduction

10.35am: Interpreting talk

11.00am: Translation talk

11.30am: Language taster sessions: Arabic, Chinese or Russian

12.30pm: Final Q & A session

 

Please register online at http://careersinlanguages2016.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

flyer for this event can be found online at https://goo.gl/CZJYnF

Adopt-a-Class 2017-2018

Date: 
Monday, 9 January, 2017 - 00:00 to Monday, 8 May, 2017 - 00:00
Region: 
London
Location: 
At schools

Adopt a Class is a scheme that links classes of pupils in secondary schools in London with university students whilst they are on their year abroad. The aim of Adopt a Class is to highlight the opportunities to study and work abroad and through this aims to encourage young people to continue with their language studies.

The scheme takes place over two school years, starting in the summer term 2017 and ending in the autumn term 2018. Student ambassadors and school classes are matched by Routes into Languages London in the summer term 2017 and each ambassador will visit their school class for an introductory presentation.

The ambassadors then depart on their year abroad and stay in close contact with the teacher, corresponding at least once a month. The year abroad project can take a number of different forms, including

  •   A year abroad blog with online and hand-written communication;
  •  A virtual school exchange for ambassadors working as teaching assistants in a target-language school;
  • The development of authentic teaching resources to be used in the classroom;
  • A combination of the above.

In the autumn term 2018 ambassadors return to the UK and meet their school classes at the Adopt a Class conference to present their projects.
Please note that this scheme works well for Year 8 and 9 pupils, but can also be adapted for older pupils in KS4 or KS5.

The deadline for application is on 8th May 2017.

To register for the Adopt-a Class please click here
For more information please email routes@soas.ac.uk
 

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