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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

AS/A Level Language Afternoon

Date: 
Wednesday, 23 October, 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.

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

For more information please email Ariane.

Language Roadshows

Date: 
Thursday, 10 October, 2013 - 00:00 to Friday, 30 May, 2014 - 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. Hopefully more will be added during the course of the year. 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 register 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.

Why Study Languages - bespoke school visits (North East)

Date: 
Wednesday, 9 October, 2013 - 00:00 to Friday, 13 June, 2014 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Your school

We can tailor our visits to suit your school - no problem at all!

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. We are sure you'll agree that 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...

Language Roadshows

Date: 
Thursday, 15 October, 2015 - 09:00 to Thursday, 30 June, 2016 - 15:00
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 Chinese), an interactive session with student ambassadors designed to raise language awareness and talk about careers and finally an interactive activity based on cultural awareness.

Five roadshows are available this year, from October to June. 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.

Booking information: 

Please complete the online booking form with details of your school and potential dates for the visit, should availability still exist. For any queries, please email ariane.bogain@northumbria.ac.uk.

Children under Hitler: A Workshop for Sixth Form Students of German

Date: 
Wednesday, 18 November, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Newcastle City Library

As part of the visiting exhibition to Newcastle City Library Germany’s Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context, Dr Beate Müller (Newcastle University) will guide up to 30 Sixth Form students of German through the exhibition, present a talk about children in the Holocaust and the Third Reich, and deliver an interactive workshop with students using child testimonies from the early post-war period. The event will run for two hours from 14:30-16:30 on Wednesday 18th November at Newcastle City Library and may be of particular interest to students of A Level German also studying A Level History.

As part of the afternoon, students will take part in group work, analysing short texts in German, such as letters or diary excerpts written by children during or shortly after the Hitler regime, which provide insight into a broad spectrum of experiences children had under Hitler. These might range from Gentile German children caught up in Allied bombing campaigns to Jewish children who survived in hiding or in camps.

Beat the Rat Race 2015

Date: 
Wednesday, 4 November, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Newcastle University

In collaboration with Europe Direct North East, Routes into Languages North East 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. Each school group will then be put to the test creating their very own job advertisement in a poster competition. Following a free lunch, 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.

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 within their work 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 4th November 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. 

Each school group is invited to bring a group of 10 Year 9 pupils (or Year 8 in the event of early GCSE option choices) and we can this year offer places to up to 14 schools.

Please be aware that, whilst there is no charge to take part in the event, in a bid to ensure that places are not left unexpectedly vacant at the expense of schools who might otherwise have been able to participate, a £50 administration fee will ordinarily be levied on cancellations without reasonable cause with less than two weeks' notice. Please take this into consideration when making a booking.

Programme: 

The registration desk will open from 09:30 for a 10:00 start. Morning activities will include a Q&A session with linguists representing a variety of career sectors followed by a Languages Work poster competition. Pupils will then have the opportunity to explore a new language in afternoon taster sessions. A packed lunch for pupils and buffet lunch for teachers will be provided free of charge. The day will end at 14.30. Please see below for a full programme available to download.

Joining the event as panellists in the Q&A sessions will be representatives from…

Aesica Pharmaceuticals * Ernst & Young * International Newcastle * UBISOFT * Ibex Innovations * Ebiquity * Newcastle Hospital Community Health Services * Pearson Engineering * Ethical Partnership * China Talk * Newcastle University International Office * German Consulate in the North East * and more!

 

"Why Study Languages?" Presentations for Parents

Date: 
Wednesday, 28 October, 2015 - 00:00 to Friday, 29 April, 2016 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Your school

Here at Routes into Languages North East we recognise that it isn't just pupils who may need convincing about the many benefits of continued language study! We're on hand to support your school by delivering bespoke 'Why Study Languages?' presentations to parents, governors and school staff at Parents' Evenings, GCSE Options and Sixth Form Options Evenings throughout the school year.

What are the options?

- Parents’ Evening presentation for pupils and parents

- GCSE Option Evening presentation for pupils and parents

- Presentation to School SMT & Governors

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. We are happy to fit into your department's strategy for motivating pupils and will do our best to fit your agenda.

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 per visit. This includes two student ambassadors coming to your school for up to half a day or, for example, for an evening. Should you require more than this then we will happily negotiate a price with you. We hope you'll agree that this is excellent value for money.

Please also be aware that, in the case of visits to schools, a £50 administration fee will ordinarily be levied on cancellations made without reasonable cause with less than two working days’ notice. Please take this into consideration when making a booking.

Programme: 

These visits are bespoke but could include:-

- Why Study Languages

- Employability and Careers with Languages tips

- University jargon buster

- University language routes

- Year Abroad testimonials

Booking information: 

Please click the link above and complete the form to register your interest for a visit. If possible, please include details of the proposed date, timing and the intended audience (e.g. year group) in the additional space provided. Once the registration form has been received, a member of our team will be in touch to discuss arrangements further.

Despite being a very enthusiastic bunch, please also be aware that our Student Language Ambassadors, as current university students, may not be available during or in the run up to examination periods and during university vacations. As such, whilst we cannot absolutely guarantee availability for visits at any time, it is unlikely that Student Language Ambassadors will be able to commit to work during the following periods:

  • 21st December 2015 – 8th January 2016
  • 18th January – 29th January 2016
  • 14th March – 8th April 2016
  • 9th May – 10th June 2016

"Why Study Languages?" Bespoke School Visits (North East)

Date: 
Wednesday, 28 October, 2015 - 09:00 to Friday, 29 April, 2016 - 15:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Your school

We can tailor our visits to suit your school - no problem at all!

What are the options?

- Year Group assemblies

- Workshops for G&T pupils

- Classroom presentations

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 includes 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. We are sure you'll agree that this is excellent value for money.

Please also be aware that, in the case of school visits, a £50 administration fee will ordinarily be levied on cancellations made without reasonable cause with less than two working days’ notice. Please take this into consideration when making a booking.

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...

Booking information: 

Please complete the registration form, including the name of your school, details of the proposed target audience, potential dates for the visit and any other relevant information where possible. A member of the Routes into Languages Senior Ambassador Team will be in touch as soon as possible to organise your visit.

A Level MFL Film Study Day (German)

Date: 
Tuesday, 8 December, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Tyneside Cinema

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 A Level German event is centred around the film Phoenix  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: 
Thursday, 26 November, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Tyneside Cinema
Programme: 

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 A Level Spanish event is centred around the film Wild Tales 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.  

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