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Promoting the take-up of languages and student mobility

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Celebration as Routes receives more funding from HEFCE

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Director, Michael Kelly, is very happy to report that HEFCE has confirmed that it wishes to support the Routes into Languages programme for a bridging period from 1 April 2011 to 31 July 2012. The bridging period will enable the most effective Routes activities to be continued. It will also provide an opportunity for longer term plans to be developed in the light of anticipated changes in the HE environment from August 2012.
 

MYLO is now live!

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MYLO is an exciting free online resource full of interactive challenges, games and material aimed at pupils in UK secondary schools. It’s ideal for use with KS3 pupils learning French, German, Spanish and Mandarin. Teenagers can take one of MYLO’s fun interactive challenges to use their language skills in exciting ‘real-life’ situations.
Find out more here.
 

CILT Plus free trial

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CILT is running a 7-day free trial to give teachers and schools the chance to find out more about CILT Plus, a unique new online community for language teachers and professionals. Benefits of CILT Plus membership include a treasure chest of resources, online training modules, a tailored Ask CILT service, and discounts on CILT events and books.  Find out more information here.
 

National spelling bee competition

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Year 7 pupils in England learning French, German or Spanish are invited to compete for the national Routes into Languages Spelling Bee title, which is launched this week.

Please find below documents relating to the spelling bee:

The National Final teacher pack and word lists with translations of HYPHEN (French, German, Spanish) and APOSTROPHE (French) as pupils will need to say these words when they are spelling.

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Routes into Languages receives further funding

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We are delighted to announce that Routes into Languages has received further funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to enable all 9 Regional Consortia in England and both National Networks to continue working until 31 March 2011.

Our sincere thanks to everyone involved in Routes into Languages for their commitment and hard work.

If you would like to know how to get involved in the Routes into Languages regional and network activities please contact your relevant Regional Consortia or one of our National Networks for Interpreting and Translation.

 

LAFTAs 2010 - People's Vote

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The Language and Film Talent Awards (LAFTAs) is a UK-wide competition which asks young people aged 13-21 to make two-minute film clips which demonstrate the importance of languages.

This year over 100 entries were received! The regional round of judging has now taken place and a shortlist of clips has been selected from the entries that were sent in.

The shortlist has been put forward to the national judging panel and the winners will be announced at a glamorous award ceremony on 6 July at the British Film Institute in London.

Although, the competition is now closed for this year, you can still get involved by voting for your favourite shortlisted clip in the People’s Vote.

 

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

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