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French A2 Study Day: Les Cowboys

Date: 
Wednesday, 21 November, 2018 - 10:30 to 15:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
HOME

This study day will explore the use of genre to introduce the themes of the film which include; religion; migration; terrorism and political reaction to radicalisation.

An intro to the film, the director and the actors will be given in French, providing information on the social context of the period – the 1990s, and the genres referenced (political drama, road movie etc). Short exercises will provide the key vocab.
After lunch, a series of exercises in French will focus on the film’s main characters, plot development and themes. One objective will be to show how film helps to enhance the intercultural awareness of language students.

Led by Isabelle Vanderschelden, Head of French at Manchester Metropolitan University

Programme: 

Spanish A2 Study Day: Volver

Date: 
Tuesday, 20 November, 2018 - 10:30 to 15:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
HOME

This A2 study session will include an intro to the film, examining key themes of family relationships, traditions, urban and rural culture, women in Spain, genre and characterisation. After the screening, an interactive study session will include discussion of the content of the film, asking questions and completing A2 Level language exercises.

Led by Carmen Herrero, Head of Spanish at Manchester Metropolitan University

Programme: 

For further information please visit: https://homemcr.org/event/spanish-a2-study-day-volver/

French and Spanish Sixth Form Day (AS/ A2 - Year 12 and Year 13)

Date: 
Tuesday, 30 October, 2018 - 09:00 to 15:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

French and Spanish Sixth Form Day (AS/ A2 - Year 12 and Year 13)

Languages day aimed at both Year 12 and Year 13 offering workshops for French and Spanish.

Tuesday 30th October 2018 9:30-15:00

2nd MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY NETWORKING EVENT FOR MFL TEACHERS

Date: 
Friday, 9 June, 2017 - 10:30 to 16:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

2nd MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY NETWORKING EVENT FOR MFL TEACHERS

Date: Friday, 9 June 2017, 10:30m – 4pm
Location: Manchester Metropolitan University
Coordinated by Manchester Metropolitan University Routes into Languages North West

The Department of Languages at the Manchester Metropolitan University, in collaboration with Routes into Languages North West, is hosting a Networking Event for MFL teachers at the Manchester Metropolitan University. Our objective is to bring together language teachers and university staff to share good teaching practice, meet one another, and more generally to support each other in maintaining the health of the subject. The event is open to all language teachers who are interesting in exploring new ideas and bringing their subject expertise.

Booking information:

Fee: £30 per teacher (includes lunch)
Fee: £20 for trainee teachers and language assistants (includes lunch)

Places are limited. You can book a place at the Online Shop using the following link

http://buyonline.mmu.ac.uk/product-catalogue/arts-and-humanities/events/2nd-manchester-metropolitan-university-networking-event-for-mfl-teachers

For further information, please contact: Routes@mmu.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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Careers in translation and interpreting at University of Liverpool

Date: 
Wednesday, 26 April, 2017 - 11:00 to 16:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
University of Liverpool

Interested in careers in translation and interpreting?

 

Are you interested in a career with languages? Would you like to know more about working in translation, interpreting and related areas?

Organised by the University of Liverpool, and Routes into Languages North West, this conference features talks from speakers from international and national institutions about the wide variety of careers in translation and interpreting.

Please attend our 3rd Annual Careers in Translation and Interpreting event for graduates

Wednesday 26th April 2017
11:00am –04:00pm
University of Liverpool
Rendall Building, Lecture Theatre 7
Bedford Street South, Liverpool L69 7ZR

To attend this FREE event please register online:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/careers-in-translation-and-interpreting-tickets-31967635057

For more information, please contact Jordi Sánchez at  jords@liverpool.ac.uk or Anke Bohm at abohm@liverpool.ac.uk  –  Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

Programme: 

 

A full programme of the day is detailed below:

11.00am - Arrival & Registration

11.20am - Welcome & Opening Careers Talk by Diane Appleton

11.40am - Paul Kaye - Language officer at European Commission in London: Translation and Interpreting in International Organizations

12.05pm - Helen Campbell - Director of the National Network for Interpreting: Working as a Conference Interpreter in International Organizations

12.30pm - Kirsty Heimerl-Moggan - Course Leader MA Interpreting & Translation University of Central Lancashire (UCLan): Routes into Conference Interpreting

12.55pm - Lunch

1.45pm - Matthias Postel - Business Development Manager at London's Institute of Linguists Educational Trust – IoLET: Developing as a language professional -Qualifications, standards and professional status

2.10pm - Karl McLaughlin - Senior Lecturer Manchester Metropolitan University: Translating for the Media: a ‘hybrid profession'

2.35pm - Simone Schroth – Freelance: Languages and more: Working as a freelance translator

3.00pm - James Peel - Freelance: Teaching and Interpreting for Premier League Footballers

3.25pm - Q & A -Networking

4.00pm - Event Close

 

Mother Tongue Other Tongue 2017 competition, North West Region

Date: 
Thursday, 1 December, 2016 - 10:00 to Wednesday, 5 July, 2017 - 15:30
Event Type: 
Competition
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

Mother Tongue Other Tongue 2017 competition, North West Region       

We are delighted to announce the launch of this year’s Mother Tongue Other Tongue Competition.

MOTHER TONGUE OTHER TONGUE POETRY COMPETITION – free to enter poetry competition for Years 4 – 13.

 Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Education Activist, Malala Yousafzai, again officially endorses this year’s Mother Tongue Other Tongue Competition.  

 It’s Back!  It’s EVEN BIGGER, Better and Bolder than Before! More information can be found here: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/mothertongueothertongue/

 The Poet Laureate, Dame Carol Ann Duffy, has announced that the Mother Tongue Other Tongue Competition continues to be her Laureate Education Project. An idea originally developed by the Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at MMU, and Routes into Languages North West, this national multilingual poetry competition has already inspired over 18,000 pupils and aims to celebrate cultural diversity and the many languages currently spoken in schools across the UK.

Mother Tongue Other Tongue is a free to enter competition open to pupils aged between 8 and 18. Mother Tongue asks pupils, who do not have English as a first language, to write about a creative poem or song in their native language, while Other Tongue asks pupils to create an original poem in a second language they are learning at school (French, German, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Urdu and Mandarin). 

In the North West of England, the competition is open to all primary schools and secondary schools and sixth form colleges. Entries received will be judged in four categories:

1.            Years 4, 5 & 6

2.            Years 7, 8 & 9

3.            Years 10 & 11.

4.            Years 12 & 13.

Entries need to be submitted by Wednesday 24th May 2017.  The winners for the Regional (North West) and National competition will be announced at a very special celebration event, attended by a VIP, which will be held on Wednesday 5th July 2016 at Manchester Metropolitan University, 12.00 – 3.30 supported by the Poet Laureate Dame Carol Ann Duffy. 

See attached further information.

Booking information: 

 

How to enter the competition

Work should be submitted by post only - sorry we are unable to accept email entries.  All entries must reach us by the deadline date of 24th May 2017.

Send your work and cover sheet to Mother Tongue Other Tongue, Routes into Languages North West, Department of Languages, Information and Communications, Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, Rosamund Street West, Off Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6LL

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

Date: 
Wednesday, 14 June, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:30
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

Language Enrichment Event for Year 8 Pupils

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: £9

Priority will be given to schools that have not attended a Language Enrichment Event in previous years.

 

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

Booking information: 

Please complete the attached booking application form and return to routes@mmu.ac.uk

These events are usually very popular and places are limited. There is a maximum booking of 30 pupils per school. We will let you know after the closing date of  26th  April 2017  whether you have been allocated any places.

Terms And Conditions

In order to avoid ‘block booking’ and disappointment for schools/colleges on the waiting list, we charge your school/college £9 per head for every pupil you have booked a place for once booking has been confirmed by us. We are not able to provide a refund if you bring less pupils than the number you have booked for.  Cancellations less than 15 working days before the event will still be charged.

STUDENT AMBASSADOR TALKS AND LANGUAGE TASTERS

Date: 
Wednesday, 14 December, 2016 - 09:00 to Thursday, 31 August, 2017 - 17:00
Event Type: 
Talk
Region: 
North West
Location: 
School’s choice. We travel to Schools.

STUDENT AMBASSADOR TALKS AND LANGUAGE TASTERS

We have a team of trained Student Ambassadors, who can come into your school to deliver a ‘Why Study Languages?’ or ‘Careers with Language’ talk to your pupils. This might be 20 minutes in an assembly or a 45-minute talk within a language lesson. There is a small fee of £75 for these visits, to cover costs.

Students can also come into your school to help with exam preparation. We have students who can work with pupils to practise their oral work or support in language lessons.

If you require language tutors to deliver taster sessions or cultural activities in less widely taught languages please let us know and we can put you in touch with someone who might be able to help.

If you are interested in any of the projects we are working on this year, you can email us at routes@mmu.ac.uk.

 

Programme: 

 

Student Ambassador for School Visit

The School provides the programme to Routes into Languages, we are flexible and we will work towards meeting the requirements requested by the School.

 

Language Enrichment Event for Year 8 Pupils (UCLAN - Preston)

Date: 
Thursday, 22 June, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:30
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
University of Central Lancashire (Preston)

Language Enrichment Event for Year 8 Pupils

Thursday, 22nd June 2017    10:00am - 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: £9

Priority will be given to schools that have not attended a Language Enrichment Event in previous years.

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

 

 

Booking information: 

Please complete the attached booking application form and return to routes@mmu.ac.uk

These events are usually very popular and places are limited. There is a maximum booking of 30 pupils per school. We will let you know after the closing date of  26th  April 2017  whether you have been allocated any places.

Terms And Conditions

In order to avoid ‘block booking’ and disappointment for schools/colleges on the waiting list, we charge your school/college £9 per head for every pupil you have booked a place for once booking has been confirmed by us. We are not able to provide a refund if you bring less pupils than the number you have booked for.  Cancellations less than 15 working days before the event will still be charged.

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

Date: 
Friday, 9 June, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:30
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
University of Manchester

Language Enrichment Event for Year 8 Pupils

Friday, 9th January 2017    10:00am - 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: £9

Priority will be given to schools that have not attended a Language Enrichment Event in previous years.

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

Booking information: 

Please complete the attached booking application form and return to routes@mmu.ac.uk

These events are usually very popular and places are limited. There is a maximum booking of 30 pupils per school. We will let you know after the closing date of  26th  April 2017  whether you have been allocated any places.

Terms And Conditions

In order to avoid ‘block booking’ and disappointment for schools/colleges on the waiting list, we charge your school/college £9 per head for every pupil you have booked a place for once booking has been confirmed by us. We are not able to provide a refund if you bring less pupils than the number you have booked for.  Cancellations less than 15 working days before the event will still be charged.

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