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Routes e-bulletin - February 2009

Region: 
National

Dear language enthusiast!
With option deadlines looming, plans for the new year are already under way across the regions in England.  Book early to beat the rush and don't forget to have a look at the events taking place over the next few months as well!  Have a look at the range of events available below – click on the link to find out more and book. 

Claire Wilkins
Programme Administrator

Up-coming events

  • 4th February: GCSE French 2 hour Master class, Teesside University FULLY BOOKED
  • 5th February: Year 10 Linguacast, Newcastle University FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW - 11th February: Tyneside Cinema German Film Day – Year 12
  • 11th February: Year 11 Master class, Durham University
  • 11th February: Japanese, Chinese, German and Spanish Tasters, Sunderland University
  • 12th February: Year 10 Linguacast, Newcastle University FULLY BOOKED
  • 25th February: A-Level French, German and Spanish Masterclasses with Taster
  • 26th February: Roadshow, George Stephenson High FULLY BOOKED
  • 4th March: GCSE German 2 hour Masterclass, Teesside University
  • 4th March: GCSE French and German Masterclasses, Sunderland University
  • 5th March: Roadshow, Sandhill View FULLY BOOKED
  • 11th March: Year 11 Double Master class, Durham University
  • NEW - 13th March: Tyneside Cinema German Film Day – Year 12 FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW – 26th March: Linguavision Songs (Primary)
  • NEW – Festival of International Culture, 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
  • 16th June: Year 10 Linguacast, Newcastle University
  • 17th June: Year 10 Linguacast, Newcastle University
  • 18th June: Year 10 Linguacast, Newcastle University
  • 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
  • NEW – 9th February: MMU Italian Day, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • NEW - 13th February: Breaking Barriers, Parrs Wood High School
  • NEW – 31st March: Chinese GCSE Day, UCLAN
  • 9th June: Language Enrichment Event, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 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
  • NEW – 1st February: Language Ambassador at Y9 Options Market Place, Wombwell High School
  • NEW – 1st February: Language students into School, Allerton Grange School
  • NEW – 1st February: Spanish Dayschool, Wensleydale and Selby
  • NEW – 1st February: French Dayschool, Minsthorpe Community College, Wetherby High School, Selby College, The Wensleydale School
  • NEW – 12th February: Languages for Work and Film, Showroom Cinema, Sheffield
  • NEW – 24th February: Routes into Language Careers 2, University of Leeds
  • 25th February: Le due Italie – A2/AS Level Revision Day, University of Hull
  • 25th March: A spasso per L’Italia – AS/A2 Level Revision Day, University of Hull
  • NEW – 1st April: Wombwell High School Y8 Languages Day, University of Leeds
  • NEW – 1st June: Able Linguist Day, Pontefract New College
  • NEW - 1st July: Latin America Awareness Day, University of Leeds
  • NEW – 1st July: Popular Culture Sixth Form Conference, University of Leeds
  • NEW – 1st July: Sixth Form Conferences: Focus on interpreting, University of Leeds
  • January – December 09: Language Gym, Anglia Ruskin University
  • NEW – 3rd February: Y11 Language Taster Day, University of Birmingham FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW – 9th February: Celebrating China, Aston University FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW – 5th March: Deutsch International, Aston University FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW – 18th March: El español de las Américas! Aston University FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW – 25th March: Jour de la Francophonie! Aston University FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW – GCSE Revision Day for French and Spanish, Coventry University
  • NEW – 6th April: 3 day Intensive Courses in Japanese / Mandarin Chinese for Year 9 pupils, University of Birmingham
  • 23rd April – 24th April: Year 8 Language Residential, Keele University FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW – 3rd July: Themed Language Day (French, Spanish and German), Coventry University
  • NEW - 27th July: 3-day Intensive courses in Japanese/Chinese for Year 12 pupils, University of Birmingham
  • NEW – 1st Oct – 1st July: Languages Talks to Year 9 students
  • NEW – 1st Oct – 1st July: Languages Talks to Year 11 students
  • NEW – 1st Nov – 1st June: Languages at Work in the South West
  • NEW – 4th February: Enterprising Languages Day (year 8), University of Plymouth Business School
  • NEW – 4th February: Year 9 and Year 10 Languages Day, Bath Spa University
  • NEW – 7th February: German Masterclass, University of Plymouth Business School
  • NEW – 10th February: Enterprising Languages Day (year 9), Eggbuckland Community College
  • NEW – 4th March: French and Spanish Taster Day, University of Plymouth Business School
  • NEW – 12th March: AS French Revision Day, University of Plymouth Business School
  • NEW – 17th March: Year 8 Languages and Careers Day, St John’s School
  • NEW – 11th May: G&T Dragon’s Den, D&T and Languages (year 9)
  • NEW – 13th May: French and Spanish Languages day (year 9), University of Plymouth Business School
  • NEW – 20th May: German and French Languages Day (year 10), University of Plymouth School
  • 10th Nov – 7th July: The Gold Award for Languages – FULLY BOOKED
  • 10th Nov – 22nd April: E-mentoring – FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW - 10th Nov – 7th July: School Visits
  • NEW – 12th Nov – 15th June: Face to Face mentoring, University of Southampton
  • NEW – 13th Nov – 12th June: Language Clubs, Southampton area schools
  • NEW – 2nd February: Up for Languages, University of Portsmouth
  • 24th March: Score in French, University of Southampton FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW - 13th June: Reaching out to parents, Oxford Brookes University
  • 15th June: Able Linguist Days, University of Portsmouth FULLY BOOKED
  • NEW - 19th June: Able Linguist Days (AM), University of Surrey
  • NEW - 19th June: Able Linguist Days (PM), University of Surrey
  • NEW - 19th June: Reaching out to parents, University of Surrey
  • NEW - 18th Nov – 31st Jan: Activities with schools
  • NEW - 18th Nov – 30th Apr: Teacher focus group
  • NEW – 18th Nov – 30th Nov 2010: Volunteer scheme
  • NEW – 22nd Oct – 31st May: National Network for Interpreting Mock Conferences
  • NEW – 30th Oct – 29th May: Talks for schools on interpreting, University of Salford School of Languages
  • 1st January: Careers in Languages Day, University of Westminster
  • 18th February: Careers in Interpreting, University of Salford
  • NEW - 24th February: Routes into Language Careers Open Day, University of Leeds
  • NEW – 7th February: Careers in Languages Day, University of Westminster
  • NEW – NNT and NNI joint event, University of Salford
  • NEW – The Translator as Expert Writer

News and recent events

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

  • October Away Day:  The many parts of the Routes into Languages North West COLT project were brought together in October.  Held in the lavish setting of Manchester University’s Ashburne Hall… (read more).
  • COLT Teacher Training: As part of the COLT Project, Routes into Languages North West launched a series of Teacher Training courses in the summer term… (read more).
  • Autumn Newsletter: Highlighting the accomplishments of last year and looking forward to forthcoming events, the new Routes into Languages North West Newsletter has arrived… (read more).
  • 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)
  • Competition – 5th February: German Challenge... (read more)
  • Consortium Launch – 24th September: The ten year anniversary of the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages coincided nicely with the launch... (read more)
  • University of Bedfordshire, Language Learning in Partnership, Final evaluation Report covering Feb 2008 to June 2008: Feedback from participants in the Language Learning Partnership programme… (read more)

  • Follet Report Launch, by Fiona Hancock, NTU Language Student Ambassador: I was one of two student ambassadors chosen by the Routes into Languages Programme Team to attend the Follet Report Launch in Westminster… (read more)
  • Round Up: Recent events in the East Midlands:  Year 12 students from across the region participated in a languages’ summer residential course which was hosted on the Clifton Campus… (read more)
  • Warwickshire Language Days: Student volunteers from the University of Warwick worked with Arden School in Solihull to organise two language days on the University Campus... (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)
  • Competition - 22nd May: Pop Video Competition
  • Competition - 29th May: Languages for Business Competition
  • Languages and film in action at the University of Brighton: Forty pupils from four schools in Brighton and West Sussex took part in Languages on Film at Brighton University…(read more)

New Regional Support Centres for Languages: Links into Languages

Region: 
National

Links into LanguagesLinks into Languages is a consortium of the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS), Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) and Association for Language Learning (ALL) which has been commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) to build a nationally co-ordinated network of Regional Support Centres for Languages. A programme of high quality professional development and support will be offered by nine Regional Centres from April 2009, together with funding for development projects carried out by teachers.

Our vision is to create a learning community where language teachers in primary, secondary and further education institutions can participate in a coherent programme of high quality CPD and support. The Regional Centres will be based on the Routes into Languages regional consortia which bring together teachers and learners in schools and universities A common core of training will be available across the country and provision will be tailored to regional and local needs.

We shall seek to promote closer cooperation with other providers and stakeholders to achieve more coherent provision; to deliver information, advice, and interactive and professional development materials, in person and online; and to encourage face to face and web-based networking and sharing of good practice between teachers.

Michael Kelly
University of Southampton
On behalf of the Links into Languages consortium

For further information, visit the Links into Languages website
(www.linksintolanguages.ac.uk)

Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS) Association for Language Learning (ALL) Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT)

Routes e-bulletin - November 2008

Region: 
National

Dear language enthusiast!

The first half term of the school year has already flown by, and there are many activities and events taking place this term to promote languages, before young people start making their option choices next term. Have a look at the range of events available below – click on the link to find out more and book.

Judi Clark
Assistant Programme Manager

Up-coming events

  • 5th November: A level Master class, Teesside University
  • 5th November: GCSE Spanish 2 hour Master class, Sunderland University
  • 6th November: Year 12/13 German Open Day, Newcastle University Campus
  • 6th November: Roadshow, Macmillan Academy FULLY BOOKED
  • 12th November: Tyneside Cinema French Film Day – Year 12, Tyneside Cinema FULLY BOOKED
  • 12th November: Year 11 Master class with taster, Durham University
  • 13th November: Roadshow, Ponteland High, FULLY BOOKED
  • 14th November: Year 12 Linguacast, Newcastle University
  • 20th November: Roadshow, Carmel School, FULLY BOOKED
  • 3rd December: GCSE French Master class, Sunderland University
  • 4th December: Roadshow, Ryton Comprehensive, FULLY BOOKED
  • 5th December: Year 12 Linguacast, Newcastle University
  • 10th December: A level Master class, Durham University
  • 12th December: Year 12 Linguacast, Newcastle University
  • 5th November: A level Italian Day, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 6th November: A level Urdu day, University of Manchester
  • 7th January: Languages NoW!, John Moores University
  • 9th January: Language Enrichment Event for Y8/Y9 pupils, University of Manchester
  • 6th November: Your Language (Language Taster Day), Sheffield Hallam University, FULLY BOOKED 
  • 12th November: A-Level Option Choices, Notre Dame High School, FULLY BOOKED
  • 18th November: A-Level Option Choices, Silverdale School, FULLY BOOKED
  • 20th November: GCSE Option Choices, Abbeydale Grange School, FULLY BOOKED
  • 22nd November: The Italian Job GCSE Revision Day, University of Hull
  • 10th December: La meglio gioventù, AS/A2 revision day, University of Hull
  • 31st January: The Italian Job GCSE Revision Day, University of Hull
  • 1st October - 31st December: Business Mandarin and Chinese classes, University of Bedfordshire

  • 13th November: Active Languages (Sports and Languages), University of Birmingham
  • 12th January - 27th March: FLAGS - German, West Midlans Schools
  • 1st November: Languages at work in the South West DVD available

  • 3rd December: Careers for Linguists Open Day, University of Leeds
  • 1st January: Careers in Languages Day, University of Westminster
  • 26th January: Careers for Linguists Open Day, University of Leeds
  • 5th November: 1st Year Celebration of the National Network for Translation, University of Salford
  • 8th November: The Changing Face of Translation, University of Portsmouth

Third party events

News and recent events

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

  • October Away Day:  The many parts of the Routes into Languages North West COLT project were brought together in October.  Held in the lavish setting of Manchester University’s Ashburne Hall... (read more).
  • COLT Teacher Training: As part of the COLT Project, Routes into Languages North West launched a series of Teacher Training courses in the summer term... (read more).
  • Autumn Newsletter: Highlighting the accomplishments of last year and looking forward to forthcoming events, the new Routes into Languages North West Newsletter has arrived... (read more).
  • Consortium Launch – 24th September: The ten year anniversary of the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages coincided nicely with the launch... (read more)
  • Round Up: Recent events in the East Midlands:  Year 12 students from across the region participated in a languages’ summer residential course which was hosted on the Clifton Campus... (read more)
  • Warwickshire Language Days: Student volunteers from the University of Warwick worked with Arden School in Solihull to organise two language days on the University Campus... (read more)
  • University World News – a fast growing weekly internet-based international higher education newsletter – has highlighted an innovative film project... (read more)
  • A successful first year!: Routes into Languages in the South has enjoyed a successful first year of the project, with many exciting events taking place throughout the region... (read more)

Routes e-bulletin - October 2008

Region: 
National

Dear language enthusiast!

With the start of the new term, the regional consortia and national networks are now gearing up for a new year of language promotion activities and events.  Have a look at the links below to find out what’s going on in your region!

Judi Clark
Assistant Programme Manager

Up-coming events

Events in the North East

  • 15th October: Tyneside Cinema Spanish Film Day - Year 12, Tyneside Cinema FULLY BOOKED
  • 15th October: GCSE Tasters, Sunderland University
  • 16th October: Roadshow, Easington Community College FULLY BOOKED
  • 22nd October: A level Masterclass, Durham University
  • 23rd October: Roadshow, Laurence Jackson School FULLY BOOKED
  • 5th November: A level Masterclass, Teeside University
  • 6th November: Roadshow, Macmillan Academy FULLY BOOKED
  • 12th November: Tyneside Cinema French Film Day – Year 12, Tyneside Cinema
  • 12th November: Year 11 Masterclass with taster, Durham University
  • 13th November: Roadshow, Ponteland High FULLY BOOKED
  • 14th November: Year 12 Linguacast, Newcastle University
  • 20th November: Roadshow, Carmel School FULLY BOOKED

Events in the North West

  • 5th November: Italian A level Day, MMU University
  • 6th November: Urdu A level Day, University of Manchester

Events in the East

  • 1st October - 31st December: Business Mandarin and Chinese classes, University of Bedfordshire
  • 18th October: The World’s Got Talent, competition launch, University of Cambridge

Events in the West Midlands

  • 29th September – 12th December: FLAGS (Foreign Language Awareness Group for Schools) – Italian and Japanese
  • 13th November: Active Languages (Sports and Languages) Introductory Conference, University of Birmingham

Events in the South West

  • 1st November: Languages at Work in the South West

National Network for Translation Events

  • 8th November: The changing face of translation conference, University of Portsmouth

Third party events

  • 22nd October: ESRI centre for Research and Linguistics seminar: Optimizing quality for users, the translation of corporate film material
    For further information contact: Dr. Sameh Hanna, School of Languages s.hanna@salford.ac.uk or Debbie Hughes, ESRI d.hughes1@salford.ac.uk
  • 24th – 26th October: Isle of Wight Conference at Nodehill Middle School, for modern foreign language teachers and practitioners.
  • 12th November: ESRI centre for Research and Linguistics seminar: Comparing cohesive strategies in English and German originals and translations
    For further information contact: Dr. Sameh Hanna, School of Languages s.hanna@salford.ac.uk or Debbie Hughes, ESRI d.hughes1@salford.ac.uk

News and recent events

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

North East

See the report on the Routes into Languages North East regional launch.

North West

The Community and Lesser Taught Languages Project was successfully launched on Thursday 8th May 2008.
Coming soon: First edition of the North West regional newsletter.  Contact l.ashby@mmu.ac.uk for further details.

Yorkshire and The Humber

Dissemination Event – 2nd July
This event was an introduction into Routes into Languages, aimed at those interested in promoting languages, in particular teachers from schools and colleges in the region.

East Midlands

Children from schools in Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire attended two internationally themed family language suppers at the end of the summer term.

West Midlands

Student volunteers from the University of Warwick worked with Arden School in Solihull to organise two language days on the University Campus.

South

Routes into Languages in the South has enjoyed a successful first year of the project, with many exciting events taking place throughout the region.

South West

University World News – a fast growing weekly internet-based international higher education newsletter – has highlighted an innovative film project.

Hobsons report

Region: 
National

Bespoke analysis of the Hobsons’ 2007 school-leaver data, commissioned by Routes into Languages 

The aim of the analysis was to support the ongoing work of Routes into Languages relating to awareness and uptake of languages, provide an insight into student attitudes to languages, focusing on key sub-groups and paint a picture of school and college leavers and explore the particular perceptions and behaviours of students who expressed an interest in studying languages at university, as well as those who do not intend to continue with languages.

Final report

Download final report (723Kb, pdf)

Je Suis Un Rock Star

Region: 
National

Back in May we announced that TV production company Shine Limited were looking for enthusiastic young students for the ultimate work experience - touring with a band and helping fix some of the arrangements, using language skills along the way to assist the team.

We are now pleased to reveal that the series will be shown on T4 starting Saturday 9th August at 9.25 am.

Routes e-bulletin - July 2008

Region: 
National

Dear language enthusiast!
Summer’s here at last! With the summer holidays almost upon us, many consortia are looking forward to a well earned August break before the new school year gets under way. June and July have been buzzing with Routes into Languages activity, so here’s the latest from across the regions in England.

Judi Clark
Assistant Programme Manager

Up-coming events

Intensive courses in Chinese and Japanese at Birmingham University

28th July – West Midlands
These 3-day courses are held at the University of Birmingham for gifted and talented Y12 pupils. They combine an introduction to the languages with an introduction to Chinese and Japanese culture. 

 

Summer School, Anglia Ruskin University

28th July – East
An opportunity for pupils from years 7, 8 & 9 to have fun learning a new language and finding out about its culture. 

 

Open evenings for postgraduate courses at University of Westminster

3rd September – National Network for Interpreting. Contact: S.Bryans@westminster.ac.uk

 

External event: “How to advertise French teaching to adults”

18th – 25th September, organised by the French Institute
For further information download the event flyer (pdf)
www.institut-français.org.uk/docs/education/presentation-seminaire-formation.pdf

 

Consortium Project Launch at The Deep, Hull

24th September - Yorkshire and the Humber
The evening will be an opportunity to find out what this exciting and innovative project is about, and discover ways you can become involved in shaping the languages agenda for the region.

News and recent events

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

Job vacancy

Supporting the West Midlands Consortium for Routes into Languages, the post will develop and co-ordinate new initiatives and promote outreach activities to encourage the study of Modern Foreign Languages. Closing date: Friday 1st August 2008.

Languages in Higher Education Conference

7th – 9th July
LLAS and CILT held a joint conference in York, with delegates from universities throughout England focusing on the theme “Transitions and Connections”.  Routes into Languages was well represented through a stream of workshops held by the regional consortia, networks and research projects.  Further details and downloadable presentations from the subject centre website to follow: www.llas.ac.uk/events

National Network for Interpreting

  • 18th June – Open evenings for postgraduate courses at University of Westminster
  • 2nd & 3rd July – AS level oral skills event including interpreting at University of Salford

National Network for Translation

  • 7th June – Starting work as a translator or interpreter at University of Westminster
  • 20th June – Audiovisual translation at University of Salford

South West

  • 2nd June – Languages for Business Competition closing date
  • 2nd June – German Language Day (Yr 10), University of Plymouth
  • 25th June – The benefits of studying Modern Languages conference for year 10 at University of Exeter

South

  • 23rd June – World of Work, University of Reading
  • 23rd June – Able Linguist Days, University of Portsmouth
  • 7th July – Languages on Film, University of Brighton

East Midlands

  • 10th July – East Midlands Regional Languages Summer School, Nottingham Trent University

West Midlands

  • 10th June – World of Work, University of Wolverhampton
  • 13th June – Deutsch und Fußball, University of Birmingham

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • 25th June – Eurofest, Selby College
  • 2nd July – Stakeholders event at the National Railway Museum in York
  • 10th July – OU Open Day, OU regional centre, Leeds
  • 14th July – Focus on Latin America, Y12 Spanish Conference, University of Leeds

North West

  • 13th June – Language Enrichment Event, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 23rd June – Language Enrichment Event, University of Manchester
  • 1st July – Language Enrichment Event, University of Central Lancashire
  • 4th July – Language Enrichment Event, University of Bolton
  • 7th July – Language Enrichment Event, University of Salford

North East

  • 17th – 19th June – Yr 12 Linguacast Days at Newcastle University
  • 24th June – Yr 8 Languages are Brill at Newcastle University
  • 26th June – Yr 8 Languages are Brill at Northumbria University
  • 2nd July – Yr 12 AS level Master class at Teesside University
  • 3rd July – Don’t stop me now, Marriot Hotel, Metro Centre, Newcastle
  • 15th - 17th July – Yr 12 AS level Master class at Durham University

Project Officer - West Midlands Consortium

Region: 
National

School of Languages & Social Sciences

(fixed term for 2 years)

Salary Range: £28,290 to £33,780 p.a.

Supporting the West Midlands Consortium for Routes into Languages, you will develop and co-ordinate new initiatives and promote outreach activities to encourage the study of Modern Foreign Languages.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you should have experience of project co-ordination, ideally in an educational context, and a strong interest in languages. Candidates should have good IT skills, with experience of monitoring financial budgets, together with excellent communication, organisational and negotiation skills.

Application forms and further particulars are available on our website: http://www.aston.ac.uk/jobs or by telephoning: 0121 359 0870 (24 hour answer phone), or by e-mail: recruitment@aston.ac.uk, quoting reference number L08/174/99.

Closing date: Friday 1st August 2008.

Click here for Employer Profile

LAFTAs - the People's Vote

Region: 
National

The Language and Film Talent Awards (LAFTAs) is a competition for 13-21 year olds, run by CILT, the National Centre for Languages. Over the course of the competition, CILT asked young people to send in two-minute videos showing why languages are important.

CILT received over 160 entries from all across the UK, showing why we need languages: from being lost in a foreign country, to meeting the love of your life, to being attacked by sharks, cannibals or dragons...

The deadline for this year's competition has now passed, but you still have the chance to get involved by joining in the ‘People's Vote', hosted by Multilingualvacancies.com. Vote on your favourite clips from the CILT shortlist and see how your favourites compare with the views of our celebrity judging panel, including Sir Trevor McDonald and comedian Eddie Izzard.

The winner of the ‘People's Vote' will receive a special prize sponsored by Multilingualvacancies.com at the LAFTAs awards ceremony, taking place in London in September 2008. To take part in the People's Vote, go to http://www.multilingualvacancies.com/videos.php, view the clips and rate your favourites from 1 (lowest score) to 5 (highest score).

Routes ebulletin - June 2008

Region: 
National

Dear language enthusiast!

Welcome to the first Routes into Languages e-bulletin, designed to keep you up to date with the latest news, events and developments at Routes. Despite the rainy weather outside, Routes teams across the country have been undaunted in their efforts to promote languages and engage with a range of language learners. See below for details about regional news this month.

Judi Clark
Assistant Programme Manager

News and recent events

South West

  • 6th May – Sea, Hear – Languages at Sea: the Artemis Transat Yacht Race in Plymouth, University of Plymouth
  • 14th May – French and Spanish Languages Taster Day for Year 9, University of Plymouth Business School
  • 16th May – Video Diary competition closing date

East

  • 10th May – GCSE Revision Classes, Anglia Ruskin University

East Midlands

  • 22nd May – Themed Family Supper at Nottingham Trent University

North West

  • 8th May – Launch of the North West Consortium, Manchester Metropolitan University

North East

  • 30th April – Yr 13 A level Masterclass, Durham University
  • 30th April – Yr 13 A level Masterclass, Sunderland University
  • 30th April – Yr 13 A level Masterclass, Northumbria University
  • 8th May – Yr 11 GCSE Masterclass, Northumbria University

National Network for Translation

  • 1st May – How to become a good translator trainer at Aston University

Upcoming Events

National Network for Interpreting

  • 18th June – Open evenings for postgraduate courses at University of Westminster
  • 2nd & 3rd July – AS level oral skills event including interpreting at University of Salford
  • 3rd September – Open evenings for postgraduate courses at University of Westminster

National Network for Translation

  • 7th June – Starting work as a translator or interpreter at University of Westminster
  • 20th June – Audiovisual translation at University of Salford

South West

  • 2nd June – Languages for Business Competition closing date
  • 2nd June – German Language Day (Yr 10), University of Plymouth
  • 25th June – The benefits of studying Modern Languages conference for year 10 at University of Exeter

East

  • 28th July – Summer School, Anglia Ruskin University

East Midlands

  • 10th July – East Midlands Regional Languages Summer School, Nottingham Trent University

West Midlands

  • 28th July – Intensive courses in Chinese and Japanese at Birmingham University

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • 2nd July – Stakeholders event at the National Railway Museum in York

North West

  • 13th June – Language Enrichment Event, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 23rd June – Language Enrichment Event, University of Manchester
  • 1st July – Language Enrichment Event, University of Central Lancashire
  • 4th July – Language Enrichment Event, University of Bolton
  • 7th July – Language Enrichment Event, University of Salford

North East

  • 17th – 19th June – Yr 12 Linguacast Days at Newcastle University
  • 24th June – Yr 8 Languages are Brill at Newcastle University
  • 26th June – Yr 8 Languages are Brill at Northumbria University
  • 2nd July – Yr 12 AS level Master class at Teesside University
  • 15th - 17th July – Yr 12 AS level Master class at Durham University

 

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