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Promoting the take-up of languages and student mobility


University of Westminster GCSE Language Immersion Saturdays

Saturday, 27 February, 2016 - 00:00 to Sunday, 20 March, 2016 - 00:00
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University of Westminster

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.

Illuminations Festival at SOAS


SOAS, University of London are organising the language-event IllumiNations where visitors can experience the diversity of language and culture through a range of interactive events and activities.

Now in its third year, the IllumiNations Festival has proved to be a popular and successful event. 

The Festival is open to students in years 7-9 and as part of this programme students will:

  • attend two short language tasters
  • take part in hands-on workshops led by SOAS students.
  • attend talks and performances at the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Please note that this is a Widening Participation activity aimed at students from less privileged backgrounds.

Registration has now closed, but for more information about other activites on offer please contact


Language Ambassadors

Recruitment for ambassadors will open in the Autumn!


Ambassadors are key in the work we do. You will be the face of Capital L, Routes into Languages. You will lead language tasters, Why Study Language presentations and generally help out during events at universities.

In addition, working as a Capital L Ambassador will give you a whole host of skills that will make you more employable: