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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

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. 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 - the very first for Key Stage 3 pupils - is centred around the film Tomboy 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.

Language Taster Sessions in Arabic, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese

Date: 
Wednesday, 9 December, 2015 - 09:00 to Friday, 18 March, 2016 - 12:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Durham University

Are you looking to enliven language learning at your school? Are you interested in showing your language students where languages can take you and what other options there are beyond school? Would you like your students to see the bigger picture when it comes to language learning?

The Durham University strand of Routes into Languages North East is offering short introductory taster sessions in Arabic, Chinese and Japanese for schools interested.

Led by Student Language Ambassadors currently studying at degree level, these workshops will give students an insight into what it is like to study a language different from those usually offered in school. The workshops will take place on campus at Durham University and thus provide an excellent opportunity for your pupils to experience a university setting.

A typical session will consist of a 90-minute taster session followed by a 15-minute presentation of what it is like to study a language at university and the benefits of learning an less widely taught language alongside a more commonly taught language. Group sizes are limited to 16 students.

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

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