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Routes Webinar #3 The Versatility of Languages : transferable skills and cultural competencies


"The Versatility of Languages : transferable skills and cultural competencies " on Friday, 26 February 2016 (12.00 - 13.00)

Routes into Languages launched a series of webinars covering the topic of employability as part of a strand of online dissemination activity. Their fourth webinar "The Versatility of Languages : transferable skills and cultural competencies" is scheduled for Friday, 26 February 2016. The event aims to address an audience of students, teachers and trainers who are invited to ask questions to a panel.

British-German Association Essay Competition 2016


Germany and Britain: a key alliance for the 21st century?

Open to: all pupils at schools and colleges in the UK, whether studying German or not, who will be 18 or under on 1st June 2016
Closing date:
1st May 2016

This is an essay competition 2016 oragnised by the British-German Association
For further details, please download the flyer




Meet the Translators and Interpreters

Wednesday, 10 February, 2016 - 11:00 to 15:00
Event Type: 
The Research Beehive, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Have you (or your pupils) ever wondered about a career in translation? Are you curious about what being an interpreter might entail?

Routes into Languages are delighted to invite Key Stage 4, sixth-form, undergraduate and postgraduate students from across the region and beyond to Meet the Translators and Interpreters on Wednesday 10th February, hosted in collaboration with the School of Modern Languages at Newcastle University.

The day will begin with keynote presentations from Directors of the National Networks for Interpreting and Translation, Helen Campbell and Professor Myriam Salama-Carr, and from Brian Fox, Directorate-General for Interpretation at the European Commission. Following a free lunch, participants will split into small groups to take part in a series of three Q&A sessions with translators and interpreters from a diverse range of fields during the afternoon. Please see below for a full programme.

With valuable networking potential, this is an opportunity not to be missed for current university students interested in pursuing a career in translation or interpreting, whilst for schoolteachers, this is a great chance to raise pupils’ awareness and aspirations regarding their potential future options should they continue to study languages.

Represented at the event will be:

* National Network for Interpreting * National Network for Translation * European Commission* Ebiquity * Everyday Language Solutions * T&I freelancers * Newcastle University School of Modern Languages tutors and current students of T&I courses *



Arrival & Registration



Welcome & Introduction



Keynote Session 1

With Helen Campbell (Director, National Network for Interpreting) and Myriam Salama-Carr (Director, National Network for Translation)


Short break



Keynote Session 2

With Brian Fox (Directorate-General for Interpretation, European Commission)



With opportunity for networking


Q&A Session 1

Participants will split into three smaller groups, to rotate around each of the following sessions: Studying T&I, Working for a Company and Working as a Freelancer


Q&A Session 2


Q&A Session 3


Evaluation & Event Close