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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

Introduction to Japanese Language & Haikus

Date: 
Friday, 26 February, 2016 - 10:00 to 14:45
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
The Oriental Museum, Durham University, Durham

The Durham University strand of Routes into Languages North East is proud to advertise a special Japanese language and culture day for Year 9 pupils in partnership with the world-famous Oriental Museum in Durham on Friday 26th February 2016, to explore where learning an less-commonly taught language can take you in additional to more commonly known languages.

The day, which will begin at 10 am and end at roughly 3 pm (times can be slightly changed depending on school requirements), will feature:

* An introduction to the Japanese collection at the Oriental Museum in Durham University

* A Japanese language taster session

* A Haiku poetry workshop (in English)

and additional related events and talks.

Places are highly limited and will be allocated on a first come - first serve basis.

The event is suitable to any students currently studying any language at KS3 - no prior knowledge of Japanese is required. Small groups are encouraged to book places and there will most likely be a mix of students from different schools attending the event. Please be aware that a minimum number applies overall for the event to run.

Programme: 

Activity

Time

Arrival

10.00

Introduction to Japanese Culture at the Oriental Museum, Durham

10.00-10.55

Japanese Workshop part 1 : An introduction to Japanese language

11.00-12.00

Lunch break

12.00-12.30

Japanese Workshop part 2: An introduction to Japanese Haikus

(including a short break if needed)

12.30-14.00

Japanese tea ceremony or Samurai sword demonstration

14.00 – 14.20

Farewell speech & prizes

14.20-14.40

Departure

14.45

Booking information: 

If you are interested in your pupils tkaing part in this event, please email Durham University Strand Leader Dr Alexander Burdumy directly at alexander.burdumy@durham.ac.uk.

Routes into Languages North East GCSE Workshops

Date: 
Wednesday, 9 December, 2015 - 12:00 to Friday, 18 March, 2016 - 15:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Durham University

The Durham strand of Routes Into Languages is offering compact "GCSE workshops" in French, German, Italian and Spanish for schools interested. These sessions are led by members of Durham University staff and accompanied by Student Language Ambassadors; they are intended to boost pupils' motivation and confidence ahead of final exams. The ideal audience will consist of Year 11 pupils studying languages at GCSE.

 

A typical session will consist of a 90-minute workshop session followed by a 15-minute presentation of what it is like to study a language at university and where languages can take you in the world. Group sizes are limited to 16 pupils. We would encourage any teacher looking for a change of scenery, a boost to students' motivation and confidence to get in touch with us. We can then discuss dates and particular topics that are suitable to students.

 

For any queries, please contact the Durham University strand leader Dr Alexander Burdumy directly at: alexander.burdumy@durham.ac.uk

Booking information: 

Please register your interest in the event usign the links available and include details of your school, languages offered and any other relevant information.

Spanish Masterclass for Year 9 Pupils

Date: 
Tuesday, 8 March, 2016 - 10:00 to 12:00
Event Type: 
Masterclass
Region: 
North East
Location: 
The University of Sunderland

This Masterclass aims to promote language learning and motivate students to take up Spanish  at option-time for their GCSE, giving them the opportunity to develop their speaking and listening skills through a variety of activities.

Programme: 

For more information please contact The University of Sunderland Strand Leader Jenny Hayes at jenny.hayes@sunderland.ac.uk.

Booking information: 

Please register using the online form available and ensure that you include details of your school and how many pupils you intend to involve.

Spanish Masterclass for Year 9 Pupils

Date: 
Tuesday, 16 February, 2016 - 10:00 to 12:00
Event Type: 
Masterclass
Region: 
North East
Location: 
The University of Sunderland

This Masterclass aims to promote language learning and motivate students to take up Spanish  at option-time for their GCSE, giving them the opportunity to develop their speaking and listening skills through a variety of activities.

Programme: 

For more information please contact The University of Sunderland Strand Leader Jenny Hayes at jenny.hayes@sunderland.ac.uk.

Booking information: 

Please register using the online form available and ensure that you include details of your school and how many pupils you intend to involve.

The Great Languages Bake Off (North East of England)

Date: 
Wednesday, 9 December, 2015 - 12:00 to Monday, 21 March, 2016 - 17:00
Event Type: 
Competition
Region: 
North East
Location: 
The University of Sunderland

Thanks to the Routes into Languages team at the University of Sunderland, The Great Languages Bake Off is returning for 2016!

EXTENSION: Deadline now extended until Thursday 3rd March!

KEY DATES:

Submission Deadline: Thursday 3rd March

Presentation Day: Monday 21st March 2016 9am-1pm

Specifically for Year 9 pupils, The Great Languages Bake Off is a video and cooking competition with a foreign language twist. You can find some great inspiration from the 2013 competition here.

How does it work?

Each participating school prepares a dish in French, German, Spanish or Mandarin Chinese.

You then:

 Create and submit an ingredients list and instructions on how to make it in the target language.

 Film and submit a video of your food preparation and narrate the process in the target language.

 Include a commentary on the key language points that are worked on in the video.

 Each school may enter up to 3 groups of pupils from Year 9.

A celebration event will be held for participants on the 21st March 2016 at The University of Sunderland

Detailed Guidelines for the Great Languages Bake Off Video Competition  

To take part in the Great Languages Bake Off you need to:

  1. be in Year 9
  2. film and submit a video of the food preparation and narrate the process in the Target Language.  The video should indicate who made it and give one contact email address and meet the technical requirements for videos (printed below).
  3. include a commentary on the key language points that are worked on.  These can be presented in the video in any way the students think appropriate and can contribute to the criteria of creativity. For example you might just say ‘this is all told in the past tense’ or create speech bubbles etc. They are included in the maximum time limit.
  4. create and submit an ingredients list and instructions on how to make it in the Target Language. This should be in a Word document (.docx ; .doc ; .rtf) and submitted at the same time as the video. It should include the title of the video, who made it and give the same contact email address that is on the video. 
  5. acknowledge those who helped you in the process.  This might be your teacher, parents or friends.  You will not lose points for getting help. These should be at the end of the video.
  6. submit the recipes and videos to a panel of judges before Monday 22nd February 2016 5pm.

All the recipes will go into a PDF e- booklet that will be distributed to schools and universities via the Routes into Languages network.

NOTE: Please find a Routes into Languages photo permission form below which must be completed by all participants (further information to follow).

Technical Requirements for your Video

  • The video’s duration should be between 2-4 minutes. 
  • The format must be one of the following:  mp4; avi;  wmv ; mov.
  • The video should indicate who made it and give one contact email address.  This information should be written on the screen. 
  • The video must have a title.

Presentation Day: Monday 21st March 2016 9am-1pm at the University of Sunderland

Each group that entered a video into the competition will give a presentation (in English) on the process and show their video to an audience of peers and university staff. This will take place at the University of Sunderland on Monday 21st March 2016 from 9am-1pm.  Presentations should be between 5-6 minutes (including the time taken to view the video). Each group member should speak.  You should talk about:

  • Why you decided to make the video
  • What difficulties you had and how you overcame them
  • What you liked most about the experience

1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be awarded to the overall best three groups as decided by a panel of judges.  All participants receive a certificate of participation.

Refreshments will be provided at the presentation day.

Assessment criteria for the presentation:

•           Appropriate vocabulary                                                                       

•           Effective communication (voice, fluency, accuracy, clarity)

Assessment criteria for the video:

•           Creativity

•           Culinary Success

•           Accuracy of language

•           Pronunciation and fluency

Programme: 

Please check back from January 2016 for further details and a specific event programme for the Presentation Day at The University of Sunderland on Monday 21st March 2016 9am-1pm.

Booking information: 

Please include full details of your school using the online registration form available. For any queries, please email jenny.hayes@sunderland.ac.uk.

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 small group work 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 event is centred around the film Barbara 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. You can also access a wide range of free resources from past MFL study days here.

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

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 small group work 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 event is centred around the film Girlhood 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. You can also access a wide range of free resources from past MFL study days here.

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

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 small group work 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 event is centred around the film La Isla Minima 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. You can also access a wide range of free resources from past MFL study days here.

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

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 and cinema based presentations, with support from Routes into Languages North East Student Language Ambassadors when possible. Teachers will also receive a comprehensive resource pack, full of activities to be used in the classroom.

This event is centred around the film Das Wunder Von Bern 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. You can also access a wide range of free resources from past MFL study days here.

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

GCSE MFL Film Study Day (French)

Date: 
Tuesday, 23 February, 2016 - 09:30 to 13:30
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 and cinema based presentations, with support from Routes into Languages North East Student Language Ambassadors when possible. Teachers will also receive a comprehensive resource pack, full of activities to be used in the classroom.

This event is centred around the film Romantics Anonymous 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. You can also access a wide range of free resources from past MFL study days here.

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

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