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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

Routes into Language Teaching

Date: 
Thursday, 4 December, 2014 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Seminar/Lecture
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Northumbria University

This event is for final year undergraduate students of modern foreign languages who may be considering a career in teaching. There will be opportunity to learn about the various different routes open to you (PGCE, School Direct and more) at both primary and secondary level, with speakers from Northumbria and Newcastle University and a chance to quiz teachers local to the North East.

Please see the flyer available at the bottom of this page for full details.

Routes into Language Teaching

Date: 
Thursday, 13 November, 2014 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Seminar/Lecture
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Newcastle University

This event is for final year undergraduate students of modern foreign languages who may be considering a career in teaching. There will be opportunity to learn about the various different routes open to you (PGCE, School Direct and more) at both primary and secondary level. Please see the flyer available at the bottom of this page for full details.

Chinese Film for Year 11

Date: 
Tuesday, 17 March, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
University of Sunderland City Campus

A half-day workshop running from 12-3pm, this event for Year 11 pupils will focus on Chinese film. It comprises both a film viewing and interactive language-based activities. Most importantly, it is open to those not learning Chinese and will be followed by a taster session in Chinese and Chinese calligraphy.
 

Programme: 

A full event programme will be made available upon registration.

Spanish Masterclass for Year 10

Date: 
Thursday, 12 March, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Masterclass
Region: 
North East
Location: 
University of Sunderland City Campus

This masterclass for Year 10 pupils will take place from 9-11am at the University of Sunderland City Campus and will feature language based activities focusing on Spain and Latin America.

Programme: 

A full programme will be made available upon registration.

Spanish Film for AS and A Level

Date: 
Wednesday, 11 March, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
University of Sunderland City Campus

A half-day workshop running from 9am-12pm, this event for AS and A Level students will focus on a Spanish film. It comprises both a film viewing and interactive language-based activities.

Programme: 

A full event programme will be made available upon registration.

The Great Languages Bake Off: A Video Competition

Date: 
Thursday, 4 December, 2014 - 00:00 to Wednesday, 22 April, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Competition
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Your school and the University of Sunderland City Campus

Thank you for your interest. Registration for this event is now closed.

 

Thanks to the Routes into Languages team at the University of Sunderland, The Great Languages Bake Off is returning for 2015!

 

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. You can also download a promotional flyer for the 2015 competition at the bottom of this page.

 

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 22nd April 2015 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 Thursday 5th March 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: Wed 22 April 9-1 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 the Wed 22 April 9-1.  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 which.

 

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 2015 for further details and a specific event programme for the Presentation Day at Sunderland University on Wednesday 22nd April.

European Day of Languages Regional Competition

Date: 
Thursday, 12 September, 2013 - 00:00 to Monday, 7 October, 2013 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Competition
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Your school

The European Day of Languages is fast approaching so why not mark the occasion by taking part in a special competition for school children, linking languages and Lindisfarne through the creation of an illuminated page using a language other than English? This is a great activity to organise on or around the day itself, with the deadline for entries as a result set as Monday 7th October. See the accompanying flyer for details of how your pupils can get involved and be in with a chance to win £50 vouchers!

Many thanks go to the competition organisers and sponsors: Association for Language Learning (ALL), Network for Languages North East, Europe Direct and Crossroads Languages.

AS/A Level Language Afternoon

Date: 
Wednesday, 13 November, 2013 - 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 afternoon 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 sixth 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 1:30-4:30pm - **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.

Please also note that the programme will be different from the first AS/A level afternoon on 23/10 so you can book for both!

If you are interested in attending please register your interest for this event using the register button below. 

For more information please email Ariane.

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