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Promoting the take-up of languages and student mobility

North East

The Language Resource Centre at Newcastle University has a small team in place, which will be available from Mid-January for virtual school visits, synchronous and asynchronous to promote language learning, and inter-cultural activities in line with the Routes into Languages aims. Please contact Ashleigh via: routesne@newcastle.ac.uk

North East Festival of Languages

Region: 
North East

North East Festival of Languages

22-26 march 2021

https://expressyourselfne.com/

Mother Tongue Other Tongue is a celebration of young people’s poetic writing reflecting different languages they speak as a first language or at home, or that are learning. We welcome submissions from young people aged 7-18 in schools and communities across the North East. Everyone will receive a certificate and we will share selected pieces through our Stories page.  https://expressyourselfne.com/mother-tongue-other-tongue/

Theatre Sans Frontieres presents songs from Les Aventures de Lapin, a theatrical production based on folktales from the French-speaking Caribbean – performed in simple French for 7-11 year olds – Primary Schools and families learning at home. Three delectable songs in French to transport your class to the Caribbean. Easy to learn. Lyrics and recordings available online.  https://expressyourselfne.com/les-adventures-de-lapin/

https://expressyourselfne.com/como-agua-para-chocolate/

Como Agua Para Chocolate/ Like Water for Chocolate is a theatre production in Spanish and English from Théâtre sans Frontières – made available as a pre-recorded film.

With a music and lively performances from a cast from Spain, Mexico, Nicaragua, USA and UK, this is a vibrant adaptation of Laura Esquival’s magical book about love, food and the Mexican Revolution

Suitable for A Level Spanish students, secondary schools, sixth forms and adults (communities and general public). https://expressyourselfne.com/como-agua-para-chocolate/

 

“Let’s speak Geordie” – an introduction to the Geordie dialect.

A ‘canny’ opportunity for you to practise some Geordie phrases in this live, fun, interactive workshop.  It is designed for people whose mother tongue is not English, to help you get to grips with the local Geordie dialect. This includes: international students, people from diverse communities, community schools and community colleges, members of arts and culture organisations, who come from different countries. We will work together as a whole group.  Come and join us! Zélie, David, Karen, Newcastles of the World

https://expressyourselfne.com/notw-lets-speak-geordie/ 

For January 2021

Region: 
North East

The Language Resource Centre at Newcastle University has a small team in place, which will be available from Mid-January for virtual school visits, synchronous and asynchronous to promote language learning, and inter-cultural activities in line with the Routes into Languages aims.   Please contact Ashleigh via: routesne@newcastle.ac.uk

For January 2021

The Language Resource Centre at Newcastle University has a small team in place, which will be available from Mid-January for virtual school visits, synchronous and asynchronous to promote language learning, and inter-cultural activities in line with the Routes into Languages aims.   Please contact Ashleigh via: routesne@newcastle.ac.uk

For January 2021

The Language Resource Centre at Newcastle University has a small team in place, which will be available from Mid-January for virtual school visits, synchronous and asynchronous to promote language learning, and inter-cultural activities in line with the Routes into Languages aims.   Please contact Ashleigh via: routesne@newcastle.ac.uk

During COVID19

Region: 
North East

During the COVID 19 protocol period the Language Resource Centre at Newcastle University will not be operating its Student Language Ambassadors into Schools programme. This will be reviewed in light of developments.

Beat the Rat Race 2018

This event is fully booked
Date: 
Wednesday, 12 December, 2018 - 09:30 to 15:30
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
The Language Resource Centre, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU

 

In collaboration with Europe Direct, Routes into Languages North East and The Language Resource Centre at Newcastle University present...



Beat the Rat Race: Using Languages To Get Ahead.

 

Speakers from a wide range of professional sectors will demonstrate how language skills have benefited them in their careers in a fun and interactive way. There will also be the opportunity to learn a completely new language during taster sessions run by our very own Student Language Ambassadors. With an exciting panel of real life linguists, language taster sessions and more, this event is designed to inspire your pupils to take languages forward at GCSE and show them just where it could take them in future.

 

The panellists all use languages in their jobs in some way and represent a wide variety of different fields and organisations in the region and beyond. This is a unique chance to highlight the opportunities available to those with a language qualification.

 

The event is open to groups of up to 10 pupils per school who are in their options year (Year 8/9). The event will take place on Wednesday 12th December 2018 from 09:30 -14:30. Please see below for a full programme and a promotional flyer.

 

Map: please see separate document or visit http://www.ncl.ac.uk/about/visit/maps.htm. The Language Resource Centre is in the Old Library Building, No. 26 on the Campus Map.

 

Key Information

 

  • This event is free of charge. However, a £50.00 cancellation fee will apply to any school which cancels with 1 week of the event.
  • Photographs will be taken throughout the day to record the event for our website and social media outlets.
  • The event is capped at 80 pupils with a maximum of 10 from any one school. Pupils must be accompanied by a DBS checked teacher and must not be left unsupervised at any time during the day. Our Student Ambassadors have not undergone DBS checks at this current time. A full list of pupil and teacher names and other details as requested must be emailed to helen.kenny@ncl.ac.uk no later than 4pm on Monday 12th November.
  • Please note that two school places (or 20 pupils from more than 2 schools) have been reserved for schools who did not get a place in either 2016 or 2017. Registration does not automatically guarantee your place. You will receive an email to confirm if you have/have not been allocated a place no later than 4pm Friday 2nd November.

 

Arrivals

Registration will be from 09:30 – 09:55 at the Language Resource Centre reception desk which will be clearly signposted. Please arrive punctually for a 10:00 start.

 

Transport

  • Drop-off: there is a drop-off point for buses on King’s Road outside the Hatton Gallery. If you enter from the Claremont Road entrance you can drop-off and walk the short distance to the venue.
  • Parking:  we regret that there is no parking available for buses of any kind on the university campus. Bus drivers must make their own arrangements for parking their vehicle during the event.
  • Public Transport: Newcastle University is easily accessible by bus, train and Metro. The nearest Metro station is Haymarket, a short walk from the venue.

 

Programme

Please see the accompanying document for a full programme for the day. Please note that this may be subject to minor change.

 

What to bring

Please ensure that you and your pupils bring along with you:

 

  1. The pre-delivered activity booklets, having completed the relevant sections in advance
  2. Completed pre-event pupil questionnaires for all pupils

 

Lunch

A lunch will be provided for all teachers and pupils free of charge. Please ensure that any dietary requirements are listed as part of the information provided in addition to teacher and pupils names.

 

Language Taster Sessions

School groups will be allocated to language taster sessions in advance, taking into account the language(s) already studied according to information provided in advance by the school.

 

Contact

If you have any further questions about the day, please email Language Learning Support Officer Helen Kenny (helen.kenny@ncl.ac.uk) or phone the Routes into Languages North East office on 0191 208 5454. For emergency contact on the day, please phone the Language Resource Centre reception on 0191 208 7490.

 

 

Programme:

09:30 - 09:55 School registration

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome & Introduction

10:10 - 10:25 Ice-breaker activity

10:30 - 11:30 Q&A session with panellists

11:35 - 12:10 Poster competition activity

12:15 - 12:55 Lunch

(provided free of charge)

13:00 - 14:00 Language taster sessions

14:05 14:15 Prize-giving for best poster

14:15 - 14:30 Event feedback & close

14:30 School departures

 

Please note that this programme may be subject to slight change

Booking information: 
  1. A maximum of 10 pupils plus 1-2 teacher chaperones are permitted per school
  2. Chaperones are responsible for supervising their pupils for the entire day
  3. Cancellation within a week of the event will incur a £50 administration charge
  4. 2 places (or 20 pupils) are reserved for schools who did not attend in 2016 or 2017
  5. Registering does not automatically guarantee your place at the event

Student Language Ambassador Programme 2018-19

Region: 
North East

Dear language enthusiasts!

We would like to invite you to be part of an exciting project. We at Routes into Languages North East work to encourage language learning and the uptake of languages at higher education level among school pupils in the region. In order to do this, however, we need our Newcastle University students to work with us as Student Language Ambassadors.

The role of a Student Language Ambassador is dynamic, varied and, above all, fun! Your work might range from giving motivational talks in schools to providing administrative support in the office and from participating in festivals and other cultural events to delivering language taster sessions and mini-lessons. We regularly rotate our Ambassadors to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate in a variety of events. The role is flexible - you decide when to work according to your own availability. Full training is provided to successful applicants. You will be paid at a rate of £8.65 per hour – this excludes time spent travelling, but we will reimburse your travel costs if working off-campus.

Acting as a Student Language Ambassador serves to benefit you in many ways, both personally and professionally. Not only is the role a unique opportunity to network with others within and outside of the University, it will also enable you to develop a multitude of key transferable skills that will enhance your future employability. We are keen that you learn as much as possible in the role and offer additional training opportunities whenever we can.

To apply, read the attached job description and person specification carefully, complete the application form and email it directly to routesne@newcastle.ac.uk by no later than Wednesday 3rd October 5:00pm. Alternatively, should electronic submission not be possible, please post the documents to:

Student Language Ambassador Applications
Language Resource Centre
Old Library Building
Newcastle University
NE17RU.

Please note that, if selected, the proposed dates for interviews and subsequent training are respectively the afternoons of Wednesday 10th October and Wednesday 17th October.

With best wishes,

Helen Kenny

Language Learning Support Officer
Newcastle University

European Apprentice 2018

This event is fully booked
Date: 
Wednesday, 27 June, 2018 - 09:15 to 14:45
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Language Resource Centre, Old Library Building, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU

Can your pupils be our next Apprentices?

A FREE one-day marketing challenge using French or Spanish and hosted at Durham and Newcastle Universities for more able and talented pupils.

The Challenge:

To complete a series of language based tasks; using all four skills and produce a short voice over for an advert for one of the region’s tourist attractions.

 

The winning team will be hired and their advert shared with the visitor attraction and on social media. The other teams will all be fired!

Schools may send one or two teams of 5 pupils from Y9/10.

The Spanish language day will be hosted at Durham University on 20 June.

The French language day will be hosted at Newcastle University on 27 June.

Both days begin at 0930 and conclude at 1500. Lunch is provided.

We are limited by space in both venues and early application is strongly recommended.

You can register for the Spanish event at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-spanish-apprentice-tickets-45682537700

Programme: 

Programme

0915                       Arrivals

0930                       Welcome and overview, health and safety

0935                       Challenge 1 (ice breaker)

1000                       Watch English version of The Auckland Project 

The Auckland Project is a multi million pound investment in Bishop Auckland in County Durham. It needs to share news of its tourism offer to audiences across the world to help attract visitors to the town.

1005                       Challenge 2Customer service

                                Look at feedback from customers and prepare a short reply in ENGLISH to a message of complaint and one complimenting the company. Marks awarded to each team (10 points for best response – 1 point)

1040 – 1050           Comfort break

1050                       Challenge 3 – Thinking of the consumer

What services does a business need to provide? Watch UBISOFT video and play word bingo.

1115                        Pupils will view television adverts: Groups to undertake two translation exercises; one French to English and one English to French.

1200 – 1240        Lunchtime

1245                       Challenge 4 – Making the ad

Pupils will use a powerpoint template to create an advert. Dictionary and language support from Ambassadors and staff.

1355                       Pupils to use flipchart sheets to write down benefits of foreign language skills, why linguists are more employable etc.

1410-1430            Completed adverts are shown and judging undertaken. (Each judge ranks 1-5. Team with most points scores 40, second 35, third 30, fourth 25, fifth and sixth 20 and the rest 15 points).

1430                       Feedback and close

1445                       Departures

Booking information: 

Registration information:

  1. Teachers may register 1 or 2 groups of 5 pupils from year 9/10
  2. Pupils must be currently studying French and have sufficient ability to undertake the days' events
  3. At least one DBS cleared teacher must accompany groups at a ratio of 1:10 or less
  4. Your registration is not confirmed until you have received an email confirmation
  5. Teachers must submit attendee information including dietary and other special requirements as requested in order to complete a suitable risk assessment
  6. Late cancellation, after 12 noon on June 13th 2018 will incur a £50 administration fee. The event is otherwise completely free of charge

If you wish to register for the Spanish version of the event at Durham University on June 20th 2018, go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-spanish-apprentice-tickets-45682537700

Beat The Rat Race 2017

This event is fully booked
Date: 
Wednesday, 13 December, 2017 - 09:30 to 14:30
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
The Beehive, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU

In collaboration with Europe Direct, Routes into Languages North East and The Language Resource Centre at Newcastle University present... Beat the Rat Race: Using Languages To Get Ahead. 

Speakers from a wide range of professional sectors will demonstrate how language skills have benefited them in their careers in a fun and interactive way. There will also be the opportunity to learn a completely new language during taster sessions run by our very own Student Language Ambassadors. 
With an exciting panel of real life linguists, language taster sessions and more, this event is designed to inspire your pupils to take languages forward at GCSE and show them just where it could take them in future.

The panellists all use languages in their jobs in some way and represent a wide variety of different fields and organisations in the region and beyond. This is a unique chance to highlight the opportunities available to those with a language qualification.

The event is open to groups of up to 10 pupils per school who are in their options year (Year 8/9). The event will take place on Wednesday 13th December 2017 from 09:30 -14:30. Please see below for a full programme and a promotional flyer.

Map: please see separate document or visit http://www.ncl.ac.uk/about/visit/maps.htm. The Beehive is in the Old Library Building, No. 25 on the Campus Map.

 

Key Information

This event is free of charge. However, a £50.00 cancellation fee will apply to any school which cancels with 2 weeks of the event.

Photographs will be taken throughout the day to record the event of our website and social media outlets.

The event is capped at 80 pupils with a maximum of 10 from any one school. Pupils must be accompanied by a DBS checked teacher and must not be left unsupervised at any time during the day. Our Student Ambassadors have not undergone DBS checks at this current time. A full list of pupil and teacher names and other details as requested must be emailed to helen.kenny@ncl.ac.uk no later than 12 noon on Friday 17th November.

 

Arrivals

Registration will be from 09:30 – 09:55 at the Beehive registration desk which will be clearly signposted. Please arrive punctually for a 10:00 start.

 

Transport

Drop-off: there is a drop-off point for buses on King’s Road outside the Hatton Gallery. If you enter from the Claremont Road entrance you can drop-off and walk the short distance to the venue.

Parking:  we regret that there is no parking available for buses of any kind on the university campus. Bus drivers must make their own arrangements for parking their vehicle during the event.

Public Transport: Newcastle University is easily accessible by bus, train and Metro. The nearest Metro station is Haymarket, a short walk from the venue.

 

Programme

Please see the accompanying document for a full programme for the day. Please note that this may be subject to minor change.

 

What to bring

Please ensure that you and your pupils bring along with you:

The pre-delivered activity booklets, having completed the relevant sections in advance

Completed pre-event pupil questionnaires for all pupils

 

Lunch

A buffet lunch will be provided for teachers and pupils will be given a packed lunch free of charge, to be eaten in the Beehive. Please ensure that any dietary requirements are listed as part of the information provided in addition to teacher and pupils names.

 

Language Taster Sessions

School groups will be allocated to language taster sessions in advance, taking into account the language(s) already studied according to information provided in advance by the school.

 

Contact

If you have any further questions about the day, please email Language Learning Support Officer Helen Kenny (helen.kenny@ncl.ac.uk) or phone the Routes into Languages North East office on 0191 208 5454. For emergency contact on the day, please phone the Language Resource Centre reception on 0191 208 7490.

Programme: 
 

09:30 - 09:55 School registration

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome & Introduction

10:10 - 10:25 Ice-breaker activity

10:30 - 11:30 Q&A session with panellists

11:35 - 12:10 Poster competition activity

12:15 - 12:55 Lunch
(provided free of charge)

13:00 - 14:00 Language taster sessions

14:05 14:15 Prize-giving for best poster

14:15 - 14:30 Event feedback & close

14:30 School departures

Please note that this programme may be subject to change

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