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EC competition

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This year's European Commission competition for young translators Juvenes Translatores will take place on 27 November and is open to pupils born in 1995. Schools can register online from 1 September to 20 October. The prize for the UK's best young translator will be a trip to Brussels.  Deadline 20th October 2012. 

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Mandarin Chinese Speaking Competition

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2012/13 is the 10th anniversary year for the HSBC/British Council Mandarin Chinese Speaking Competition and we hope all of the secondary schools involved in the teaching and learning of Mandarin will take part in this outstanding opportunity to celebrate and develop Mandarin language and culture!

There is the great prize of a cultural visit to Beijing in April 2013 for the winners with two categories to enter: Individual Language Ability (for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced) and the Group Performance section.

We hope you can share and disseminate this fantastic opportunity widely across your contacts and networks; the closing date is 12 October. 

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Link2Learn competition

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The British Council are very pleased to announce the 2012 Link2Learn competition which is open to any school (primary, secondary, SEN), international co-ordinator and local authority in the UK which is involved in the International School Award (www.britishcouncil.org/isa)

There are valuable cash prizes on offer to win up to £5000 to embed, celebrate and further develop and impact of the creative and innovative dimensions of teaching and learning. Winners and runners up will receive their cheques at a presentation ceremony at HSBC Canary Wharf on Friday 16 November.

It’s very easy to enter (up to 900 words describing the impact of your international work) with the chance to win some significant funds so good luck with your entry!  Closing date 19 October.

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Training provision for Public Service Interpreting and Translation

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The report has been compiled for Routes into Languages by Anne Marie Graham at Arqueros Consulting and is one of the outcomes of a broader project funded by Routes into Languages. Click on the link below to download the report.
Visit the website www.psit.org.uk to join the PSIT online community!

More celebration as Routes into Languages is granted further funding to continue

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HEFCE has announced an additional £1 million to support the Routes into Languages initiative in England.

This is fantastic news and will enable all nine consortia and two national networks to continue their fantastic work to July 2013.

We would just like to thank all the members of the Routes into Languages programme for their incredible dedication to the project and the tremendous work being carried out.  Well done.

 

Call for tenders for research project on Translation and Interpreting for the Public Services (PSIT)--Winner announced

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Routes into Languages is delighted to announce that Anne Marie Graham, Director of Arqueros Consulting, is the lead investigator for a research project about Interpreting and Translation for the Public Service (PSIT) under the auspices of Routes into Languages. This project aims to provide an overview of PSIT provision in the UK and to build a platform for future collaboration between academics, practitioners and stakeholders in the sector. Anne Marie will be presenting interim research findings at the LLAS Higher Education Conference in Edinburgh in July.

Call for tenders for research project on Translation and Interpreting for the Public Services (PSIT)

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Background

The LLAS Centre for Languages Linguistics and Area Studies invites bids to carry out a research project to address provision of education in Translation and Interpreting for the Public Services (PSIT) in higher education (HE) in England. This project will be conducted under the auspices of Routes into Languages (www.routesintolanguages.ac.uk). Routes is a national programme currently funded by HEFCE, which aims to widen participation in language learning and to increase the numbers of first language English students taking translating and interpreting courses in English universities.   

 

Research project Introduction

As part of Routes into Languages continuation work, a research project will be funded to investigate issues in the following areas:

  • Teaching provision in Interpreting and Translation for the Public Services in higher education in England
  • The role of HE in supporting the profession and the sector more broadly

This theme has been chosen to support the PSIT sector through raising professional standards and through building a community of practitioners and stakeholders in the sector.

 

The six-month project aims to provide information on the current context in which PSIT is taught by identifying the barriers and issues around provision of PSIT courses and/or units. This research will eventually shed light on a number of practical steps that may be taken to support PSIT in higher education and other sectors, such as further education. It is anticipated that the project will have a community-building aspect to it. A report outlining a set of recommendations and suggestions for the HE sector will be published at the end of the project and will be disseminated through LLAS events and publishing tools.

 

Bidders will be able to bid for up to £20,000 to carry out the research outlined below. Work should start no later than 30 January 2012 and will have to be completed by 31 July 2012.

 

Deadline for submission of proposals: 13 January 2012.

 

The successful applicant will be notified in the week beginning 23 January 2012.

 

For project description and further information please click here (.pdf)

For project description and further information please click here (.docx)

Million pound boost for modern foreign languages

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HEFCE has announced an additional £1.2 million to support the Routes into Languages initiative.

Routes into Languages aims to increase take up of modern foreign language courses in higher education in England, and encourage more young people of all backgrounds to study languages at university.

The Routes programme comprises nine regional consortia of universities throughout England, plus national networks for translation and interpreting and research projects.

Click here to read the full HEFCE press release

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