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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

Festival of International Culture 2016 (Stockton on Tees)

This event is fully booked
Date: 
Tuesday, 22 March, 2016 - 09:00 to 15:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Queen's Campus (Durham University), Stockton on Tees

Our Festival of International Culture for Year 8-9 pupils about to make GCSE option choices is back for 2016!

The Festival will comprise of all sorts of different activities to raise awareness of the need for language learning in the UK. We will focus on the fun, active and practical side to learning new languages and cultures. This year, we are currently planning that the cultural element of the Festival will form part of the regional Mother Tongue, Other Tongue poetry competition, with workshops giving your pupils the chance to create a poem to submit as part of the regional competition.

This event at Queen's Campus, Stockton on Tees (part of Durham University) will last for the full school day and will take place between 9:30 and 15:00. It will be split between language taster sessions and interactive poetry workshops in which pupils will be encouraged to produce their own poems (either individually or as pairs/in small groups) to be entered into the regional competition.

The purposes of the day are as follows:

1) To introduce the idea of learning an entirely new language to school pupils

2) To show the students the benefits and opportunities that language learning can offer

3) To explore issues around multiculturalism and linguistic diversity within the UK

4) To encourage the creation of a piece of text or a poem in a language other than English

5) To give them an idea of what life in higher education is like through visiting a university campus

Programme: 

Please note that this is currently subject to change - please check back for further updates later this month.

09:15

School group arrivals & registration

09:40

Icebreaker & Plenary Session: "Why Study Languages?"

10:15

Room change over

10:20

Morning Taster Sessions (Arabic, Dutch, German, Japanese, Lithuanian, Portuguese)

11:15

Room change over

11:20

Mother Tongue Other Tongue Introductory Workshop

12:15

Lunch (not provided)

12:50

Poetry Writing Sessions

13:45

Room change over

13:50

Afternoon Taster Sessions (Arabic, Dutch, German, Japanese, Lithuanian, Portuguese)

14:45

Room change over

14:50

Event Feedback & Evaluation

15:00

School group departures

Booking information: 

Please register using the links available above or, in the event of any queries, email sophie.stewart2@ncl.ac.uk. Each school is able to bring a group of 15 pupils (either Year 8 or Year 9 but yet to make their GCSE option choices) and a total of six schools can take part in the event. Please be aware that a £50 cancellation fee applies in the event of cancellation with less than two weeks' notice ahead of the event - this is in respect to the additional administrative work involved and extra costs incurred as a result.

Festival of International Culture 2016 (Durham)

Date: 
Monday, 21 March, 2016 - 09:00 to 15:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Durham University

Our Festival of International Culture for Year 8-9 pupils about to make GCSE option choices is back for 2016!

The Festival will comprise of all sorts of different activities to raise awareness of the need for language learning in the UK. We will focus on the fun, active and practical side to learning new languages and cultures. This year, we are currently planning that the cultural element of the Festival will form part of the regional Mother Tongue, Other Tongue poetry competition, with workshops giving your pupils the chance to create a poem to submit as part of the regional competition.

This event at Durham University will last for the full school day and will take place between 9:30 and 15:00. It will be split between language taster sessions and interactive poetry workshops in which pupils will be encouraged to produce their own poems (either individually or as pairs/in small groups) to be entered into the regional competition.

The purposes of the day are as follows:

1) To introduce the idea of learning an entirely new language to school pupils

2) To show the students the benefits and opportunities that language learning can offer

3) To explore issues around multiculturalism and linguistic diversity within the UK

4) To encourage the creation of a piece of text or a poem in a language other than English

5) To give them an idea of what life in higher education is like through visiting a university campus

Programme: 

Please note that this is currently subject to change - please check back for further updates later this month.

9:15 - Arrivals & Registration

9:40 - Plenary: The Importance of Languages & Cultural Awareness

10:30 - Language Taster Session 1

11:35 - Mother Tongue, Other Tongue Introductory Workshop

12:15 - Lunch (not provided - school groups are asked to bring packed lunches)

12:50 - Mother Tongue, Other Tongue Poetry Writing Session

13:45 - Language Taster Session 2

14:45 - Event Feedback & Evaluations

15:00 - Departures

Booking information: 

Please register using the links available above or, in the event of any queries, email sophie.stewart2@ncl.ac.uk. Each school is able to bring a group of 15 pupils (either Year 8 or Year 9 but yet to make their GCSE option choices) and a total of six schools can take part in the event. Please be aware that a £50 cancellation fee applies in the event of cancellation with less than two weeks' notice ahead of the event - this is in respect to the additional administrative work involved and extra costs incurred as a result.

A Level MFL Film Study Day (German)

Date: 
Thursday, 21 April, 2016 - 10:00 to 15:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne

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 break-out sessions supported by Routes into Languages student ambassadors. Teachers will also receive a comprehensive resource pack, full of activities to be used in the classroom.

This A Level German event is centred around Barbara (12) and is a full-day event taking place from 10.00-15.00. Please visit www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/learn/14-19/mfl-study-days for full details.

Places for our A-Level events are £6.50 + VAT. There is one free teacher place available for every ten student places booked. Please note that any changes to ticket numbers must be made at least 10 working days in advance of event, or you may still be charged.

If you would like to make a booking, please get in touch with Tyneside Cinema’s Arts Programme Assistant Helen Robertson via helen.robertson@tynesidecinema.co.uk

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

A Level MFL Film Study Day (French)

Date: 
Tuesday, 12 April, 2016 - 10:00 to 15:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne

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 break-out sessions supported by Routes into Languages student ambassadors. Teachers will also receive a comprehensive resource pack, full of activities to be used in the classroom.

This A Level French event is centred around Girlhood (15) and is a full-day event taking place from 10.00-15.00. Please visit www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/learn/14-19/mfl-study-days for full details.

Places for our A-Level events are £6.50 + VAT. There is one free teacher place available for every ten student places booked. Please note that any changes to ticket numbers must be made at least 10 working days in advance of event, or you may still be charged.

If you would like to make a booking, please get in touch with Tyneside Cinema’s Arts Programme Assistant Helen Robertson via helen.robertson@tynesidecinema.co.uk

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

A Level MFL Film Study Day (Spanish)

Date: 
Tuesday, 8 March, 2016 - 10:00 to 15:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne

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 break-out sessions supported by Routes into Languages student ambassadors. Teachers will also receive a comprehensive resource pack, full of activities to be used in the classroom.

This A Level Spanish event is centred around La Isla Minima (15) and is a full-day event taking place from 10.00-15.00. Please visit www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/learn/14-19/mfl-study-days for full details.

Places for our A-Level events are £6.50 + VAT. There is one free teacher place available for every ten student places booked. Please note that any changes to ticket numbers must be made at least 10 working days in advance of event, or you may still be charged.

If you would like to make a booking, please get in touch with Tyneside Cinema’s Arts Programme Assistant Helen Robertson via helen.robertson@tynesidecinema.co.uk

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

GCSE MFL Film Study Day (German)

Date: 
Tuesday, 1 March, 2016 - 09:30 to 12:30
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne

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 facilitated in the target language and  a comprehensive resource pack, full of activities to be used on the day.

This GCSE German event is centred around the film Das Wunder Von Bern (PG) and is a half-day event. Please visit www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/learn/14-19/mfl-study-days for full details and registration instructions.

Places for the GCSE events are £4.50 + VAT. There is one free teacher place available for every ten student places booked. Please note that any changes to ticket numbers must be made at least 10 working days in advance of event, or you may still be charged.

If you would like to make a booking, please get in touch with Tyneside Cinema’s Arts Programme Assistant Helen Robertson via helen.robertson@tynesidecinema.co.uk

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

GCSE MFL Film Study Day (Spanish)

Date: 
Thursday, 25 February, 2016 - 09:30 to 12:30
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne

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 facilitated in the target language and  a comprehensive resource pack, full of activities to be used on the day.

This GCSE Spanish event (film to be confirmed) is a half-day event. Please visit www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/learn/14-19/mfl-study-days for full details and registration instructions.

Places for the GCSE events are £4.50 + VAT. For both, there is one free teacher place available for every ten student places booked. Please note that any changes to ticket numbers must be made at least 10 working days in advance of event, or you may still be charged.

If you would like to make a booking, please get in touch with Tyneside Cinema’s Arts Programme Assistant Helen Robertson via helen.robertson@tynesidecinema.co.uk

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

GCSE MFL Film Study Day (French)

Date: 
Tuesday, 23 February, 2016 - 09:30 to 12:30
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne

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 facilitated in the target language and  a comprehensive resource pack, full of activities to be used on the day.

This GCSE French event is centred around the film Romantics Anonoymous (12) and is a half-day event. Please visit www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/learn/14-19/mfl-study-days for full details and registration instructions.

Places for the GCSE events are £4.50 + VAT. For both, there is one free teacher place available for every ten student places booked. Please note that any changes to ticket numbers must be made at least 10 working days in advance of event, or you may still be charged.

If you would like to make a booking, please get in touch with Tyneside Cinema’s Arts Programme Assistant Helen Robertson via helen.robertson@tynesidecinema.co.uk

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

Key Stage 3 MFL Film Study Day (French)

Date: 
Tuesday, 26 January, 2016 - 09:30 to 12:30
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne

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 - this term for the very first time for Key Stage 3 pupils of French!

Each event includes a full screening of a feature film, cinema based presentations facilitated in the target language and  a comprehensive resource pack, full of activities to be used on the day.

This French language event - the first ever for Key Stage 3 pupils - is centred around Tomboy (U) and is a half-day event taking place from 09:30-12.30. Please visit www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/learn/14-19/mfl-study-days for full details.

Places for our KS3/GCSE events are £4.50 + VAT. There is one free teacher place available for every ten student places booked. Please note that any changes to ticket numbers must be made at least 10 working days in advance of event, or you may still be charged.

If you would like to make a booking, please get in touch with Tyneside Cinema’s Arts Programme Assistant Helen Robertson via helen.robertson@tynesidecinema.co.uk

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

Linguacast Days

Date: 
Monday, 1 February, 2016 - 09:00 to Thursday, 12 May, 2016 - 15:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Language Resource Centre, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne

This year the Newcastle Strand of Routes into Languages are able to offer a limited number of Linguacast Day opportunities, inviting 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).

Programme: 

The date of your Linguacast Day will be decided according to your schedule and convenience. Please mention any possible dates in initial correspondence with the team.

Booking information: 

Please contact Learning Support Manager Helen Kenny in the Newcastle University Langage Resource Centre at helen.kenny@newcastle.ac.uk for further information regarding Linguacast Day opportunities for your pupils.

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