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North West

Foreign languages spelling bee: los ganadores!

Region: 
North West

by Yasmin Hussain–Project manager for Routes-North West THE Foreign Languages Spelling Bee took place in the North West consortium at Manchester Metropolitan University in the week beginning 23 March 2015. The competition is open to Year 7 students, and this year more than 12,000 from the North West took part – the largest entry ever for this national competition. The competition is split into three parts, for pupils studying French, German and Spanish, and consists of two rounds, followed by a prize giving. Dr Sharon Handley, Dean of Humanities, Languages and Social Science and the Director of Routes-North West, said: “We were delighted to host the regional final at MMU and we are proud of the fact that the response from  North West schools has been the highest in the country.  The performance of the pupils in previous years has been outstanding and this year was no exception.” Yasmin Hussain Routes Project Manager for the North West said: “This year we have achieved a new record in the North West, each year the competition attracts more pupils from the region. It is a fantastic competition. Every pupil is a winner just by taking part in it and developing their vocabulary in French, German and Spanish.” “The ethos behind the spelling bee is to encourage young people to learn new languages. It encourages schools to take part through different stages; from class competition to whole schools to the regional. It fosters the love of languages from a very young age. A lot of effort by teachers, parents and pupils has gone into this so anyone who gets to this stage is a winner. What a fantastic achievement!” The 12 regional finalists will now go on to compete at the national championship in July.

The 12 regional finalists will now go on to compete at the national championship in July. They are:

French

First – Charlie Middleton, St Gabriel’s RC High School

Second – Anna Crayston, Tarporley High School

Third – Eleanor Huyton, St Augustine’s RC High School

Fourth – Amir Chauhan, Bolton School

Spanish

First – Smrutee Kandale, Sale Grammar School

Second – Eloise Lonsdale, Westholme School

Third – Jessica Hepburn, Litherland High School

Fourth – Huzaifa Umar, St James Church of England High School

German

First – Shraddha Ashok, Altrincham Grammar School for Girls

Second – Tiffany Dyu, Wirral Grammar School for Girls

Third – Cora Heyes, St Peters Catholic High School

Fourth – Charli Smith, Parklands High School.

Spanish Essay Writing for Film - Pan's Labyrinth (Year 13), Manchester Metropolitan University

Date: 
Friday, 5 December, 2014 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Campus

Spanish Essay Writing for Film (Pan's Labyrinth)

Friday 5th December

Manchester Metropolitan University

 

The event focuses on a popular film studied by A2 students. The workshop will include the following elements: structuring an essay, arguing and illustrating a point, focusing on characters, themes and director’s style, building a phrase-bank to discuss films, learning film terminology.

 

This event has a charge of £5 per pupil to cover some of the costs.

 

Subsidised by Routes into Languages NW.

Programme: 

Draft Programme

12.50-13.00 Registration

13.00 - 13.50 How to write an essay on film

13.50 - 14.00 Break

14.00 - 14.40 Analysing a character

14.40 - 15.10 Analysis of a key theme

15.10 - 15.50 Analysis of the director’s style and techniques

15.50 - 16.00 Conclusion and questions

Spanish Essay Writing for Film (Pan's Labyrinth), Year 13 - Lancaster University

Date: 
Friday, 9 January, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Lancaster University

Friday 9th January 2015, Lancaster University

 

The event focuses on a popular film studied by A2 students. The workshop will include the following elements: structuring an essay, arguing and illustrating a point, focusing on characters, themes and director’s style, building a phrase-bank to discuss films, learning film terminology.

 

This event has a charge of £5 per pupil to cover some of the costs.

Subsidised by Routes into Languages NW.

 

 

German Essay Writing for Film - Goodbye Lenin (Year 13) - Lancaster University

Date: 
Tuesday, 24 March, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Lancaster University

Tuesday 24th March 2015, 1.00pm - 4.00 pm - German Essay Writing for Film (Goodbye Lenin)

 

The event focuses on a popular film studied by A2 students. The workshop will include the following elements: structuring an essay, arguing and illustrating a point, focusing on characters, themes and director’s style, building a phrase-bank to discuss films, learning film terminology.

 

This event has a charge of £5 per pupil to cover some of the costs.

Subsidised by Routes into Languages North West.

 

 

Language Enrichment Event for Year 8 Pupils (University of Central Lancashire - Preston)

Date: 
Friday, 9 January, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
University of Central Lancashire , Preston

Language Enrichment Event

University of Central Lancashire (Preston)

Friday 9th January, 10am - 2.30pm

 

Our ever-popular Language Enrichment Events for year 8 pupils are back. These are interactive, exciting events that encourage pupils to continue with their language studies at school and to think about the advantages of learning a new language or gaining a qualification in a language they may speak at home. These events have proved extremely popular with pupils and language teachers over the years and our research has shown a 24% increase in pupils taking language GCSEs after they attended the events.

 

The events use language tasters and cultural activities in less widely taught languages e.g. Arabic and Mandarin) to encourage the learning of languages generally.

 

Cost per pupil: £5

Subsidised by Routes into Languages NW.

 

The events are only open to schools where languages are not compulsory. Priority will be given to schools who have not attended a Language Enrichment Event in previous years.

 

Places will be allocated after the closing date of Friday 14th November 2014.

Programme: 

Sample Programme:

 

10.00-10.15 Arrival and Registration

10.15-10.45 ‘Why Study Languages?’ Presentation

10.45-12.00 Language Tasters/Cultural Sessions

12.00-12.45 Lunch

12.45-14.00 Language Tasters/Cultural Sessions

14.00-14.15 Farewell and Evaluation

Language Enrichment Event for Year 8 Pupils (Lancaster University)

Date: 
Thursday, 8 January, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Lancaster University

Language Enrichment Event

Lancaster University

Thursday 8th January, 10am - 2.30pm

 

Our ever-popular Language Enrichment Events for year 8 pupils are back. These are interactive, exciting events that encourage pupils to continue with their language studies at school and to think about the advantages of learning a new language or gaining a qualification in a language they may speak at home. These events have proved extremely popular with pupils and language teachers over the years and our research has shown a 24% increase in pupils taking language GCSEs after they attended the events.

 

The events use language tasters and cultural activities in less widely taught languages e.g. Arabic and Mandarin) to encourage the learning of languages generally.

 

Cost per pupil: £5

Subsidised by Routes into Languages NW.

 

The events are only open to schools where languages are not compulsory. Priority will be given to schools who have not attended a Language Enrichment Event in previous years.

 

Places will be allocated after the closing date of Friday 14th November 2014.

Programme: 

Sample Programme:

 

10.00-10.15 Arrival and Registration

10.15-10.45 ‘Why Study Languages?’ Presentation

10.45-12.00 Language Tasters/Cultural Sessions

12.00-12.45 Lunch

12.45-14.00 Language Tasters/Cultural Sessions

14.00-14.15 Farewell and Evaluation

 

Language Enrichment Event for Year 8 Pupils (University of Manchester)

Date: 
Friday, 9 January, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
University of Manchester

Language Enrichment Event for Year 8 Pupils

University of Manchester

Friday 9th January 2015

10am - 2.15pm

 

Our ever-popular Language Enrichment Events for year 8 pupils are back. These are interactive, exciting events that encourage pupils to continue with their language studies at school and to think about the advantages of learning a new language or gaining a qualification in a language they may speak at home. These events have proved extremely popular with pupils and language teachers over the years and our research has shown a 24% increase in pupils taking language GCSEs after they attended the events. 

 

The events use language tasters and cultural activities in less widely taught languages e.g. Arabic and Mandarin) to encourage the learning of languages generally.

 

Cost per pupil: £5

Subsidised by Routes into Languages NW.

 

The events are only open to schools where languages are not compulsory. Priority will be given to schools that have not attended a Language Enrichment Event in previous years.

 

Places will be allocated after the closing date of Friday 14th November 2014.

Programme: 

Sample Programme:

 

10.00-10.15 Arrival and Registration

 

10.15-10.45 ‘Why Study Languages?’ Presentation

 

10.45-12.00 Language Tasters/Cultural Sessions

 

12.00-12.45 Lunch

 

12.45-14.00 Language Tasters/Cultural Sessions

 

14.00-14.15 Farewell & Evaluation

 

 

Foreign Language Spelling Bee, North West Regional Final

Date: 
Wednesday, 18 March, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Competition
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

Foreign Language Spelling Bee

North West Regional Final

Wednesday 18th March 2015

Manchester Metropolitan University

Winners of the school-wide Spelling Bee competitions for Year 7 will join us for the North West Regional Spelling Bee Final on Wednesday 18th March 2015.

 

The competition will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University and will see the region's top spellers in French, German and Spanish competing for a place in the National Final (to be held in July 2015).

 

More details to follow.

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