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Careers Event 'Using Your Languages: Interpreting and Translation'

Date: 
Wednesday, 27 January, 2016 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Conference
Region: 
National
Location: 
University of Bath

Looking for a job that will use your valuable language skills?

The National Networks for Interpreting and Translation and Routes into Languages South West are delighted to invite all sixth-form and undergraduate students to attend the annual Career's Event on Wednesday 27th January 2016 at 2 - 5.30 pm at the University of Bath.

Guest speakers include representatives from the National Network for Interpreting and International Court of Justice and Bath alumni.

This event is open to all sixth-form and undergraduate students. Year 11 students are also welcome to attend.

Attendance is FREE but prior registration is required.

Programme: 

Please download the draft programme below.

Booking information: 

To register for your FREE place, please email your name, organisation and contacts details to Steven Wonnacott: S.Wonnacott2@bath.ac.uk Alternatively, please use the registration link above.

National Pop Video Competition 2016

Date: 
Tuesday, 3 May, 2016 - 10:00
Event Type: 
Competition
Region: 
National
Location: 
UK

Do you think you could write a song or rap in a foreign language? Do you have the IT skills to make a video to accompany your song? If so… this competition is for you.

The Routes into Languages South West is inviting you to submit a short video, animated if you prefer, to accompany a song or rap, which you have composed in a foreign language. It has to be an original song or can be loosely based on an existing tune. The competition is open to students between the ages of 11-18 in full time education in all regions across the UK.  

We will videostream your video on the Routes into Languages South West YouTube channel. And there is a special prize – ‘The Online Viewers' Award’ (decided by the general public) - which will be awarded to the winning entry in each region as well as to the overall national winner! You will have a chance to vote for your favourite video after the closing date. The details about it will be posted on our YouTube website before the closing date.

Winning entries will receive a prize of £100 and a trophy. All participants will be given certificates of commendation. 

To view the entries from previous years please visit our YouTube RiLSouthWest channel.

Programme: 

For more information and for rules of the competition please download the flyer below.

You can also download the Pop Video A4 poster to put on display in your school - to print out the A4 poster, please save it on your computer first and then print it out. Alternatively, you can request a colourful poster for your school by email: I.Holdsworth@bath.ac.uk

Booking information: 

To enter this competition please submit your video entry together with your completed entry form (please download below) via https://www.wetransfer.com/ to I.Holdsworth@bath.ac.uk by 10 am Tuesday 3rd May. Please read carefully the rules of the competition on page 2 of the competition flyer (please download the flyer below) before submitting your entry. 

#RoutesLive: the next webinar will take place on 23 October 2015

Region: 
National

The North-East region will host the next #RoutesLive webinar Routes into Language Teaching on Friday, 23 October 2015, 13:00-14:00.

Join our online panellists to hear about their pathways into MFL teaching and their experiences of the job so far…

https://www.routesintolanguages.ac.uk/Live

The link to join the webinar is: 

http://youtu.be/jyeXexie8-U

Language Teacher and Student Language Ambassador of the Year Award 2016

Region: 
National

Do you know a very special language teacher or a student language ambassador?

 

A teacher who inspires pupils through superb teaching and supports colleagues by sharing their expertise and ideas? Or a student language ambassador who motivates young learners, showing them that learning languages is exciting, cool and contributes to their future success?

If you do, then why not nominate them for a Routes into Languages / Association for Language LearningAward?

Find out more about the Language Teacher of the Year and the Student Language Ambassador of the Year Awards.

Download the background information and judging criteria.

If you have any further questions please contact the Awards team by email to award@all-languages.org.uk

#LanguageTeachingStars

Find out more about last years winner

Languages and your Future: A new employability resource

Region: 
National

A new employability resource, Languages and your Future, aimed at 11-13 year old pupils will be distributed shortly to all the regions. In the meantime, you can have a glimpse of the activities featured in the resource pack by visiting the Routes into Languages central website at https://www.routesintolanguages.ac.uk/resources/library/languages-and-your-future

These materials have been produced by two very gifted student interns, Georgia Morrison and Yolanda Perez-Pineros, who have done an excellent job! Yolanda, who designed the resource, was commended for her work at the Excel Community Awards, University of Southampton

Translating & Interpreting Newsletter

Region: 
National

This newsletter will give you a brief overview of recent events that have been organised by National Networks for Translation and Interpreting. The ‘Routes Live!’ webinar and ‘Starting Work as a Translator or Interpreter’ events featured in this edition give you more of an insight into employability and careers with languages. It also includes an interview with an MA student studying Conference Interpreting. We hope you find this publication informative and hope to see you at our forthcoming events.

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Routes into Languages is at the London Language Show Live 2015

Region: 
National

www.languageshowlive.co.uk

16-18 October 2015 - London Olympia

Come and visit the Routes into Languages stand  (Stand 822) and listen to the Routes into Languages Project Managers' seminar (Saturday 17 October, 10.30 - 11.15 in Room 4) "What Routes into Languages can do for you and your school".  In this seminar we will share information about exciting projects that have helped to take languages out of the classroom and have proved successful in motivating learners, including the Foreign Language Spelling Bee, Languages Challenges and more.

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