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Recent message by Routes into Languages on the Diploma in Languages and International Communication

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Some of you may have received multiple messages as a result of subscribers requesting information on the Diploma replying directly to the Routes into Languages mailing list. This was due to a temporary error in the JISC-mail administration system and has been rectified. We would like to make it clear that Dominic Luddy, their communications lead, and the Diploma team are in no way responsible for the emails sent to you or the mailing list.

If you are interested in learning more about the Diploma and the process of applying to deliver this new qualification from 2011, further information is available on the Diploma in Languages and International Communication website.

Making the case for continued central support for languages in UK education, September 2009

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The overall policy of government ( Your child, your schools, our future: building a 21st century schools system ) is to delegate funding for education as far as possible to schools, colleges and local authorities. This paper sets out the reasons why government should retain substantial support and services at national level for languages which are strategically important to the UK in all the following domains: economic, social, political, cultural, and educational

www.llas.ac.uk/news/3293

Routes e-bulletin - May 2009

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Dear language enthusiast!
Welcome to the Routes into Languages e-bulletin for May.  Have a look at the range of events available below – click on the link to find out more and book.  Read up on the latest news from the regions.
Best wishes

Claire Wilkins
Programme Administrator

Up-coming events

  • 16th June: Year 10 Linguacast, Newcastle University
  • 17th June: Year 10 Linguacast, Newcastle University
  • 18th June: Year 10 Linguacast, Newcastle University FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW - 24th June: Year 8 Languages are Brill, Northumbria University
  • NEW - 6th July: Year 8 Languages are Brill, Northumbria University 
  • NEW - 7th July: Year 8 Languages are Brill, Northumbria University 
  • 9th June: Language Enrichment Event, Manchester Metropolitan University FULLY BOOKED
  • 11th June: Language Enrichment Event, University of Bolton FULLY BOOKED
  • 17th June: Language Enrichment Event for Y8 / Y9 pupils, UCLAN FULLY BOOKED
  • 8th July: Language Enrichment Event for Y8 / Y9 pupils, University of Salford FULLY BOOKED
  • 1st June: Able Linguist Day, Pontefract New College
  • 1st July: Latin America Awareness Day, University of Leeds
  • 1st July: Popular Culture Sixth Form Conference, University of Leeds
  • 1st July: Sixth Form Conferences: Focus on interpreting, University of Leeds
  • January – December 09: Language Gym, Anglia Ruskin University
  • 3rd July: Themed Language Day (French, Spanish and German), Coventry University
  • 20th July: 3-day immersion in Oriental Languages, University of Warwick
  • 27th July: 3-day Intensive courses in Japanese/Chinese for Year 12 pupils, University of Birmingham

Events in the East Midlands

  • NEW - 16th - 17th July: Euro Stars Summer Residential, Nottingham Trent University
  • NEW - 24th June: Languages Day (Year 12), University of Bath
  • NEW - 25th June: Languages Day (Year 12), University of the West of England
  • NEW - 25th June: The Benefits of Studying Modern Languages Conference (Y10), University of Exeter
  • 13th June: Reaching out to parents, Oxford Brookes University
  • 15th June: Able Linguist Days, University of Portsmouth FULLY BOOKED
  • 19th June: Able Linguist Days (AM), University of Surrey
  • 19th June: Able Linguist Days (PM), University of Surrey
  • 19th June: Reaching out to parents, University of Surrey
  • NEW – 8th June: World Languages Immersion Week, SOAS
  • NEW – 29th June: Capital L – Summer School, London wide
  • 6th June: Starting work as a Translator or Interpreter, University of Westminster

  • 6th June: Starting work as a Translator or Interpreter, University of Westminster
  • 7th November: The Translator as Expert Writer, University of Portsmouth

News and recent events

For further details, check out each regions webpage by clicking on the region name.

  • Community Languages Teacher Symposium: On Thursday 26th February the COLT Project held a Community Languages Teachers’ Symposium (read more)
  • Urdu Teachers Course: A training course to bring to life the teaching of Urdu through highly interactive methodology for the language and culture (read more)
  • Launch of Bespoke G.C.S.E Language Programme: The East Midlands Consortium recently delivered one of a series of four interventions (read more)
  • Focus on the East Midlands - Recent Events' Update: During the first quarter of 2009, The East Midlands Consortium has been delivering language projects across the region (read more)
  • Celebrating Culture at Aston University: Throughout February and March, over 200 Year 8 pupils have been to Aston University to take part in a series of cultural events (read more)

  • Local pupils ‘score in French’ with University of Southampton students (read more)

Interpreter for a Day at the Commission Open Day

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DG Interpretation is happy to announce a great day of webcasting on 9 May 2009 from 10 am to 4 pm UK time. Open Day is a great party and a great chance for the general public to hear staff of the European Commission talk about what they do.You can follow the webcast with interpretation in 5 languages at: http://webcast.ec.europa.eu/eutv/portal/index.html. Directorate General for Interpretation staff, and freelance interpreters explain what it is we do behind the walls of the European headquarters and members of the public can try themselves to be Interpreter for a Day (or a few minutes). The Commissioner for Multilingualism, Leonard Orban, will join the stream. See also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA2fWvtMPDU.

Routes e-bulletin – April 2009

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Dear languages enthusiast,
Welcome to the Routes into Languages e-bulletin for April. Have a look at the range of events available below – click on the link to find out more and book. Read up on the latest news from the regions.

Have a great Easter break

Claire Wilkins
Routes administrator

Up-coming Events:

  •  28th April: Urdu Primary language and methodology course for teachers of young learners
  • 9th June: Language Enrichment Event, Manchester Metropolitan University FULLY BOOKED
  • 11th June: Language Enrichment Event, University of Bolton FULLY BOOKED
  • 17th June: Language Enrichment Event for Y8 / Y9 pupils, UCLAN FULLY BOOKED
  • 8th July: Language Enrichment Event for Y8 / Y9 pupils, University of Salford FULLY BOOKED
  • 29th April: GCSE Conversation Masterclass, Durham University
  • 29th April: A-Level Conversation Masterclass, Durham University
  • 6th May: GCSE Conversation Masterclass, Durham University
  • 6th May: A-Level Conversation Masterclass, Durham University
  • 16th June: Year 10 Linguacast, Newcastle University
  • 17th June: Year 10 Linguacast, Newcastle University
  • 18th June: Year 10 Linguacast, Newcastle University FULLY BOOKED
  • 14th July: Enhanced A-Level Master class with Taster, Durham University
  • 15th July: Enhanced A-Level Master class with Taster, Durham University
  • 16th July: Enhanced A-Level Master class with Taster, Durham University
  • 1st June: Able Linguist Day, Pontefract New College
  • 1st July: Latin America Awareness Day, University of Leeds
  • 1st July: Popular Culture Sixth Form Conference, University of Leeds
  • 1st July: Sixth Form Conferences: Focus on interpreting, University of Leeds
  • East http://www.routesintolanguages.ac.uk/east/events.html
  • January – December 09: Language Gym, Anglia Ruskin Unviersity
  • 23rd April – 24th April: Year 8 Language Residential, Keele University FULLY BOOKED
  • 3rd July: Themed Language Day (French, Spanish and German), Coventry University
  • 20th July: 3-day immersion in Oriental Languages, University of Warwick
  • 27th July: 3-day Intensive courses in Japanese/Chinese for Year 12 pupils, University of Birmingham
  • 23rd April: 3-day immersion in Oriental Languages, University of Warwick
  • 13th May: Bespoke German Fun Day, Nottingham Trent University
  • 21st May: Internally Themed Family Language Supper, University of Nottingham
  • 24th June: Further steps in French for Parkside School pupils, Nottingham Trent University
  • 11th May: G&T Dragon’s Den, D&T and Languages (year 9)
  • 13th May: French and Spanish Languages day (year 9), University of Plymouth Business School
  • 20th May: German and French Languages Day (year 10), University of Plymouth School
  • NEW - 24th June: Languages Day (Year 12), University of Bath
  • NEW - 25th June: Languages Day (Year 12), University of the West of England
  • 13th June: Reaching out to parents, Oxford Brookes University
  • 15th June: Able Linguist Days, University of Portsmouth FULLY BOOKED
  • 19th June: Able Linguist Days (AM), University of Surrey
  • 19th June: Able Linguist Days (PM), University of Surrey
  • 19th June: Reaching out to parents, University of Surrey
  • NEW – 8th June: World Languages Immersion Week, SOAS
  • NEW – 29th June: Capital L – Summer School, London wide
  • 22nd Oct – 31st May: National Network for Interpreting Mock Conferences
  • 30th Oct – 29th May: Talks for schools on interpreting, University of Salford
  • 6th June: Starting work as a Translator or Interpreter, University of Westminster
  • NEW – 27th April: Careers in Translation, University of Bath
  • 6th June: Starting work as a Translator or Interpreter, University of Westminster
  • 7th November: The Translator as Expert Writer, University of Portsmouth Competitions
  • 22nd May: Pop Video Competition, South West Consortium
  • 29th May: Languages for Business Competition, South West Consortium

News and recent events

For further details, check out each regions webpage by clicking on the region name.

Community Languages Teacher Symposium: On Thursday 26th February the North West Consortium held a Community Languages Teachers’ Symposium (read more)

Urdu Teachers Course: A training course to bring to life the teaching of Urdu through highly interactive methodology for the language and culture

Launch of Bespoke G.C.S.E Language Programme: The East Midlands Consortium recently delivered one of a series of four interventions (read more)

Focus on the East Midlands - Recent Events' Update: During the first quarter of 2009, The East Midlands Consortium has been delivering language projects across the region (read more)

Celebrating Culture at Aston University: Throughout February and March, over 200 Year 8 pupils have been to Aston University to take part in a series of cultural events (read more)

 

Routes e-bulletin - March 2009

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Dear languages enthusiast,
Welcome to the March e-bulletin.  Have a look at the range of events available below – click on the link to find out more and book. Read up on the latest news from the regions.

Claire Wilkins
Programme Administrator

Up-coming events

  • 26th March: Linguavision Songs (Primary)
  • Festival of International Culture, Newcastle University FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW - 27th March: CPD for Teachers, Newcastle University
  • 29th April: GCSE Conversation Masterclass, Durham University
  • 29th April: A-Level Conversation Masterclass, Durham University
  • 6th May: GCSE Conversation Masterclass, Durham University
  • 6th May: A-Level Conversation Masterclass, Durham University
  • 31st March: Chinese GCSE Day, UCLAN
  • 25th March: A spasso per L’Italia – AS/A2 Level Revision Day, University of Hull
  • 1st April: Wombwell High School Y8 Languages Day, University of Leeds
  • January – December 09: Language Gym, Anglia Ruskin University
  • NEW - March – May 09: GCSE Revision Classes, Anglia Ruskin University
  • 18th March: El español de las Américas! Aston University FULLY BOOKED
  • 25th March: Jour de la Francophonie! Aston University FULLY BOOKED
  • 27th March: GCSE Revision Day for French and Spanish, Coventry University
  • 6th April: 3 day Intensive Courses in Japanese / Mandarin Chinese for Year 9 pupils, University of Birmingham
  • NEW 14th – 16th April: 3-day immersion in Oriental Languages, University of Warwick
  • 23rd April – 24th April: Year 8 Language Residential, Keele University FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW – 17th March: Making Languages Our Business, Sandworth Academy
  • NEW – 13th May: Bespoke German Fun Day, Nottingham Trent University
  • NEW – 21st May: Internally Themed Family Language Supper, University of Nottingham
  • NEW - 17th March: Year 8 Languages and Careers Day, St John’s School
  • NEW - 17th March: Aimhigher Year 8 Taster Day, University of the West of England
  • NEW - 18th March: A/S French Revision Day (Sixth Form), University of Plymouth Business School
  • 11th May: G&T Dragon’s Den, D&T and Languages (year 9)
  • 13th May: French and Spanish Languages day (year 9), University of Plymouth Business School
  • 20th May: German and French Languages Day (year 10), University of Plymouth School
  • 24th March: Score in French, University of Southampton FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW – Nov 2008 – April 2009: Teacher focus group
  • Nov 2008 – Nov 2010: Volunteer scheme
  • NEW – March 2009 - May 2009: Volunteer scheme
  • Nov 2008 – 31st May 2009: National Network for Interpreting Mock Conferences
  • Nov 2008– 29th May 2009: Talks for schools on interpreting, University of Salford
  • NEW - 6th June: Starting work as a Translator or Interpreter, University of Westminster
  • NEW - 7th November: The Translator as Expert Writer, University of Portsmouth

Competitions

  • NEW – 22nd May: Pop Video Competition, South West Consortium
  • NEW – 29th May: Languages for Business Competition, South West Consortium

News and recent events

For further details, check out each regions webpage by clicking on the region name.

  • Film resources available now: Following the success of our film days organised with Tyneside Cinema, here are the resources for use with the films... (read more)
  • Celebrating China 2009: On Monday 9th February, 50 Year 8 students from 5 West Midlands schools celebrated the start of Chinese New Year with the "Celebrating China" event held at Aston University... (read more)
  • International Flavour for Flexible Learning Day: Cardinal Wiseman School, Coventry University and local Businesses teamed up to provide international activities for the Year 7 and Year 10 Flexible Learning Day on 25th November... (read more)
  • Film Boosts Language Learning – University World News – a fast growing weekly internet-based international higher education newsletter, has highlighted an innovative film project… (read more)
  • Routes into Language Careers (Yorkshire and the Humber) - 24 February 2009, University of Leeds: The second major National Network for Interpreting (NNI) and Leeds Routes into Languages collaborative event organised in conjunction with the University of Leeds Careers Centre took place in Leeds on 24 February 2009... (read more)

Professor Michael Kelly pays tribute to Lord Ron Dearing

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Professor Michael Kelly pays tribute to Lord Dearing whose death at the age of 78 has just been announced.

 'This is a grave loss to education and to language education in particular; he has been the ideal critical friend, spotting good ideas and supporting them but also making his own shrewd judgements. His report on languages brought a turning point in government thinking and has given new momentum to language education in this country.'

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