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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

Beat the Rat Race 2014

Date: 
Wednesday, 22 October, 2014 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Newcastle University

Beat the Rat Race - Wednesday 22nd October 2014 - King's Road Centre, Newcastle University

 

In collaboration with Europe Direct, Routes into Languages presents Beat the Rat Race: Using Languages To Get Ahead. Representatives of a wide range of professional sectors will demonstrate how language skills have benefited them in their careers in a fun and interactive way during morning Q&A sessions. In the afternoon, pupils will have the opportunity to learn a completely new language during taster sessions run by our very own Student Language Ambassadors, culminating in a competition to see which group has learned the most!

 

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 use languages in their jobs every day and come from a wide variety of backgrounds and organisations in the region. This is a unique chance to highlight the opportunities available to those proficient in a foreign language.

 

The event will take place in the King's Road Centre at Newcastle University on Wednesday 22nd October from 10.00-14.30, with registration from 09.30. Materials will be provided in advance of the event to enable you to encourage your pupils to engage as well as possible with activities during the event. A full and finalised programme will be available shortly.

 

In a change to previous years, in a bid  to enable a greater number of schools to participate the event is open to groups of 10 pupils per school who are in their options year (Year 8/9).

Programme: 

Registration from 09:30 for a 10:00 start. Morning activities will include Q&A sessions with linguists representing a variety of career sectors whilst pupils will explore a new language in afternoon tater sessions. A packed lunch for pupils and buffet lunch for teachers will be provided free of charge. The day will end at 14.30.

Pleae find a Risk Assessment for the event in the attached document.

European Day of Languages Primary School Celebration Event

Date: 
Thursday, 25 September, 2014 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Palace Green, Durham

EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES

DURHAM, 25TH SEPTEMBER 2014

 

A celebration of language and culture in the centre of Durham

 

Carousel of FREE activities for primary schools: Designed to inform, interest and enthuse pupils about other languages and cultures

 

Palace Green, Durham - 11am-2pm

Taking place the day before the official date, this event is a fantastic opportunity for primary schools in Country Durham to kickstart their European Day of Languages celebrations. Routes into Languages North East is proud to be supporting this event alongside organisers Durham University, Durham County Council and Europe Direct North East.

 

The team can accommodate three groups of up to thirty pupils and staff throughout the day. Pre-booking is available via Durham County Council.There will also be FREE activities in Durham Market Place and Town Hall for which no pre-booking is required.

Programme: 

Palace Green, Durham - 11am-2pm

      

  1. Language tasters & language trail – from Palace Green Library – to stimulate interest in learning other languages
  2. “Language barriers” – knock down and re-build the Berlin Wall: an interactive activity based around cultural difference and similarity focussing on language, culture and borders
  3. World Cup warm-down – a team-based light-exercise activity, designed to help relate to other countries      

AS/A Level language afternoon

Date: 
Wednesday, 24 October, 2012 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Northumbria University

Routes into Languages is offering a fantastic opportunity for students to attend an AS and A Level language day this autumn. Don't miss out on this great opportunity!

It will be held on campus, at Northumbria University, where a team of expert language teachers and student ambassadors will engage your 6th formers in 3 hours of intensive language activities including mini-lectures, an introduction to interpreting, and activity in the language labs.

The day will run from 1:30 - 4:30 - **This information is correct. Please ignore information above saying this is an All Day event, unfortunately the website says this automatically**

Please note that due to staffing issues this day is aimed only at students studying French or Spanish. Places are limited to 70 for French and 70 for Spanish so book early to avoid disappointment.

For more information please email Ariane.
 

Programme: 

Programme TBC

Beat the Rat Race for 6th Formers & Undergraduates

Date: 
Wednesday, 12 December, 2012 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Newcastle University, King's Road Centre

How to use languages to get ahead in the job market

Wednesday, 12th December 12:30 – 16:00, Newcastle University

The languages employability event returns for a fourth year after last year's success. This year will see Routes into Languages North working in partnership with Europe Direct North East to bring you an event filled with exciting speakers, useful information and workshops to equip you for a future career with languages.

This is an opportunity to attend a number of sessions on making the most of your languages qualifications when it comes to finding work or continuing study.

The event is open to both undergraduate language students and 6th form language students in the North East.

Speakers from a wide range of industries will demonstrate how language skills have benefited them in their careers and been put to use in their employment sector. There will be lots of opportunities to put questions to the speakers and learn about career opportunities in panel sessions and informally during breaks.

Colleagues from the European Commission will also outline what types of employment routes can be followed in other parts of the European Union.
There will also be workshops covering Interview dos and don'ts, Making the most of languages on your CV, and careers in translation and interpreting.

ALL PRESENTATIONS USED AT THIS EVENT ARE AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD HERE

Using languages to get ahead - careers in the EU - June Lowery-Kingston

Interview workshop- Proctor & Gamble

Careers in translation and interpreting - National Network for Translation and Interpreting

Why study languages - Routes into Languages presentation for 6th formers

Programme: 

NB This programme is subject to change

12:30 - Lunch

13:15 - Plenary session with European Commission - the importance of languages

14:00 - Professional panels - Jobs with languages, working abroad

14:30 - Break with opportunities for networking

14:45- Workshops: Careers in translating and interpreting, Studying languags in higher education, interview dos and don'ts

15:30 - Conclusion of main event

15:30 - 16:00 - Making the most of Routes into Languages on your CV - session for Routes into Languages ambassadors

16:00 Event close

Linguacast Days

Date: 
Monday, 1 October, 2012 - 00:00 to Friday, 28 June, 2013 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Newcastle University, Language Resource Centre

The Newcastle Strand of Routes into Languages would like to invite local schools in the North East of England on a free visit to Newcastle University campus. Pupils (accompanied by their teachers) will be given the chance to work with our staff and students from all over the world to improve their language skills and their confidence.

Activities will normally include:

  • Taster sessions in new languages (Chinese, Portuguese, Turkish, or Dutch etc.) Teachers can request which languages they would like offered.
  • Campus tours in the visiting pupils’ target language (French, German, Spanish etc.) tailored to recent topics covered in school.
  • Q & A session with undergraduate students about university life and study.
  • Info sessions on the doors of opportunity that are opened by studying languages to an advanced level.
  • An introduction to the importance of professional Interpreting at the United Nations (and elsewhere on the world stage) plus interactive demonstration of simultaneous interpreting in our state-of-art digital interpreting suites.
  • Full use of our new digital language labs. 
  • Engagement with ICT for video production, storyboard writing and recording in the target language.

Exact content can be tailored on request and in accordance with a teacher’s needs (for example, ensuring that topics and vocabulary recently covered at school are included within the various sessions). We are happy to arrange a Linguacast Day upon request at anytime during the school year, simply include the best date for you in the 'comments' section of your registration. You will be contacted shortly after registration by a member of the Routes into Languages team confirming your booking.

Contact t.snell@ncl.ac.uk for further information or with queries regarding the day’s content and arrangements.

Programme: 

The date of your Linguacast Day will be decided according to your schedule and convenience. Please mention possible dates in the comments section of the booking form.

European Day of Languages Competition

Date: 
Wednesday, 26 September, 2012 - 00:00 to Monday, 8 October, 2012 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Competition
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Your School

To mark the European Day of Languages on 26th September 2012, we once again invite schools in the region to participate in our annual pupil competition.

All across our country, people know, use and learn languages; the European Day of Languages is an opportunity to celebrate what we do, whatever the language!

2012 has been a great year for Great Britain (and our region) in hosting events and people from all over the world.

So for our competition this year pupils are asked to produce an attractive Calendar page poster (no bigger than A4) which involves a language or languages other than English on the theme of  Hosting the world in 2012.

Language Roadshows

Date: 
Monday, 1 October, 2012 - 00:00 to Friday, 29 March, 2013 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Your school

We would like to invite schools to take part in the Routes Into Languages Roadshow Programme.

This programme, designed for Year 9 pupils, aims to promote language learning and motivate students to take up a language at option-time for their GCSE. A typical roadshow lasts 2 hours and consists of the following activities: two taster languages (Italian and Greek), an interactive session with student ambassadors designed to raise language awareness and talk about careers and finally an interactive activity based on cultural awareness.

Four roadshows are available this year, from October to March, for schools located within half an hour of Newcastle. They take place on a Thursday afternoon. The start and end time can be adapted to individual schools. Ideally, one school will be asked to host an event to which two other schools will be invited to attend. The maximum number of pupils per roadshow is 120.

If you are interested in hosting a roadshow please register your interest for this event using the resigster button below.  If you already have a date in mind please let us know. Otherwise, don’t worry we will then contact you to arrange the exact date.

For more information please email Ariane.

German Film Day

Date: 
Wednesday, 1 February, 2012 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne

Another in our programme of film study days for VI formers in the North East in collaboration with the Tyneside Cinema. This day will sees a brand new study day dedicated to the Oscar winning German film Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others)

Das Leben der Anderen is a 2006 German drama film, marking the feature film debut of filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. The film involves the monitoring of the cultural scene of East Berlin by agents of the Stasi, the GDR's secret police. It stars Ulrich Mühe as Stasi Captain Gerd Wiesler, Ulrich Tukur as his boss Anton Grubitz, Sebastian Koch as the playwright Georg Dreyman, and Martina Gedeck as Dreyman's lover, a prominent actress named Christa-Maria Sieland.

For a plot synopsis please click here.

To download the study pack for this film, please visit the resources page

GCSE German Film Study Day

Date: 
Thursday, 2 October, 2014 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle

Including screenings of some of the best world cinema releases and activities and discussions closely tied to the curriculum, in collaboration with the fantastic Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle our study days for students of Modern Foreign Languages are a brilliant way to bring language learning to life.  

 

 

Each event includes a full screening of a feature film, cinema based presentations and small group work supported by the fantastic Routes into Languages student ambassadors. Teachers will also receive a comprehensive resource pack, full of activities to be used in the classroom.

 

 

 

The GCSE German event is centred around Das Wunder von Burn and is a half-day event taking place from 09.30-12.30. Please visit https://www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/learn/14-19/mfl-study-days for full details. To register, please contact Anna Casey at anna.casey@tynesidecinema.co.uk.

 

 

You can also access a wide range of free resources from past MFL study days here.  

 

Why Study Languages - bespoke school visits (North East)

Date: 
Monday, 1 October, 2012 - 00:00 to Friday, 28 June, 2013 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Your school

We can tailor our visits to suit your school - no probs!

What are the options?

-  year group assemblies

- workshops for G&T pupils

- classroom presentations

- parent and governor evenings (yes, we'll even talk to your senior management team!

We like to keep our presentations interactive, so for smaller groups we adopt a workshop-style with small group work and structured Q & A sessions.

Which year group?

We think it helps most to work with pre-option groups (i.e. Year 8 in June, Year 9 before GCSE options, Year 11 before A1 choices, VI form before A2 choices and UCAS application). However, we are happy to fit into your department's strategy for motivating pupils and will do our best to fit your agenda.

We are particularly predisposed to attending schools who invite partner or feeder schools to the presentation.

Have we seen this presentation before?

We try to revamp our presentations every year, but yes, you may have heard some similar arguments before. However, our students are always enthused and convey their passion for languages with every word... and their personal experiences and reasons for learning languages are always very varied.

Does this cost a lot?

Due to our reduced funding we are now charging the small fee of £50 for a school visit. This covers the cost of two student ambassadors coming to your school for up to half a day. Should you require more than this then we will happily negotiate a price with you. I'm sure you'll agree this is excellent value for money.

Programme: 

These visits are bespoke, but can include:-

- Why Study Languages

- Famous Linguists

- Employability tips

- University jargon buster

- University language routes

- Year Abroad testimonials

- quizzes, music, and short taster sessions...

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