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North West

Urdu Digital Teaching and Learning Conference & New GCSE Training and Support for Urdu Teachers

Date: 
Friday, 15 July, 2016 - 09:30
Event Type: 
Conference
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Levenshulme High School

Urdu Digital Teaching and Learning Conference & New GCSE Training and Support for Urdu Teachers

Wednesday 13th July 2016, 9.30am - 3.30pm

Levenshulme High School http://www.levenshulmehigh.co.uk/contact-us/

The Programme is available as an attachment (below).

Booking information: 

To register please follow this link: http://www.levenshulmehigh.co.uk/questionnaire/

RiL North West Subscription Package

Date: 
Tuesday, 19 April, 2016 - 09:00 to Monday, 9 May, 2016 - 17:00
Event Type: 
Other
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Routes into Languages North West

Routes into Languages North West Subscription Package

Please complete the Expression of Interest Form and return this to us by Monday 9th May 2016. This will assist us in programme planning for 2016/2017. 

For more information about the Subscription Packages please email routes@mmu.ac.uk

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

Date: 
Tuesday, 21 June, 2016 - 10:00 to 14:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

Language Enrichment Event for Year 8 Pupils

Manchester Metropolitan University

Tuesday 21st June 2016

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.

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 27 pupils per school. We will let you know after the closing date of 23rd May 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 £5 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.

Mother Tongue Other Tongue National Celebration Event

Date: 
Thursday, 30 June, 2016 - 12:30 to 15:00
Event Type: 
Other
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

Winners of the Mother Tongue Other Tongue Poetry Competition will be invited to the Celebration Event at Manchester Metropolitan University on Thursday 30th June 2016.

http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/mothertongueothertongue/national-celebration-event/

Here is the video from the 2015 Celebration Event.

Mother Tongue Other Tongue Poetry Competition

Date: 
Monday, 4 April, 2016 - 09:00 to Wednesday, 8 June, 2016 - 09:00
Event Type: 
Competition
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

This Laureate Education Project is a multilingual poetry competition that celebrates cultural diversity and the many languages spoken in schools in the UK.

Closing date: 8th June 2016

http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/mothertongueothertongue/

Mother Tongue Other Tongue is a national Laureate Education Project, led by the Poet Laureate, Dame Carol Ann Duffy. Regional competitions and events take place throughout the year. The competition is co-ordinated by Routes into Languages.

The competition is officially endorsed by Malala Yousafzai, youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner and education activist.

‌Award winning boxer, Amir Khan, launched the 2015 competition on 2nd February. Amir had this to say about the competition;

"I think it's important to encourage more pupils in school to learn a language and this competition is a great way to boost children's confidence."

There are two separate parts to the poetry competition. Children from Year 4 to Year 13 can enter one or both parts of the competition.

The Other Tongue part of the competition encourages children learning another language in school to use that language creatively to write a poem.The Mother Tongue part of the competition requires children who do not have English as a first language, or who speak a different language at home, to share a lullaby, poem or song from their Mother Tongue. They then write a short piece in English to explain the poem’s significance to them.  

Booking information: 

The competition is free to enter and is open to children age 8 to 18 (Year 4 to Year 13).  We can only accept up to four entries from each school for each part of the competition (i.e up to four entries for Mother Tongue, and up to four entries for Other Tongue).

An entry to the Mother Tongue competition should be in two parts.  The first part is a poem.  This can be an original, creative piece, or a poem or song that is ‘remembered’ – i.e.  this could be something in the pupil’s first language that they recall, or that has been told to them by a relative.  It can be in any language but English. The second part of the entry to the Mother Tongue part of the competition should be a short explanation of the inspiration behind the piece, where it comes from, and why it is important.  This should be no more than half a page of writing.  It must be written in English and is the part on which the entry is judged.

An entry to the Other Tongue competition should be an original poem written in a language that is not the pupil’s first language.  In the North West region we can accept entries in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Urdu and Mandarin.

For both parts of the competition, judging is based on the written work and not the artwork.  However, we usually have many beautifully illustrated entries and encourage pupils to consider the presentation of their work.

What to include with your entry

Each entry must be accompanied by a cover sheet. 

How to submit your entries

Work should be submitted by post only - sorry we are unable to accept email entries.  All entries must reach us by the 8th June 2016.

Remember to include a cover sheet for each entry providing all the information we require.

Post your entries to:

Routes into Languages North West

Geoffrey Manton Building

Department of Languages, Information and Communications

Manchester Metropolitan University

Rosamund Street West

Off Oxford Road

Manchester

M15 6LL

 

Networking Event for Language Teachers

Date: 
Friday, 10 June, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

Routes into Languages North West is holding a workshop at Manchester Metropolitan University 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. A workshop open to all language teachers to come and share new ideas and subject expertise, including our own – teaching languages through film. Additional topics up for discussion are:

  • Responding to syllabus changes at GCSE and / or A-level,
  • Languages as an employability skill / teaching transferable skills through languages
  • Developing speaking skills
  • Teaching languages through literature

To participate or to suggest a workshop you could offer, please contact c.herrero@mmu.ac.uk

The cost is £10 per teacher (includes lunch).  The cost is subsidised by Routes into Languages North West and The Department of Languages, Information and Communications at MMU.  The event is free is to teachers providing a workshop.

Programme: 

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

Please note the programme has not yet been finalised and is subject to change.

Registration from 10am                                                                                   

10.30 - Introduction & welcome - Dr Carmen Herrero (Head of Spanish, Manchester Metropolitan University)

10.45-11.40       Keynote speaker - Teresa MacKinnon (University of Warwick): The project VIDEO for ALL

11.45-12.30       Sharing Teaching Practice Session 1

Diane Kitchen (Ilkley Grammar School)- Using short films in the language classroom

Alicia Sánchez (Manchester Metropolitan University)- How to use audio-visual translation in the language classroom

Dr Idoya Puig (Manchester Metropolitan University) – Bringing back literature to the language classroom: the blog Litinclass

12.30-13.00       About Routes into Languages and future plans

13.00-13.45       Networking lunch

13.45-14.30       Sharing Teaching Practice Session 2

Luz Torres (South Sefton College) – The ‘Love Languages’ Project

Mark Goodwin (Oldham Hulme Grammar School) - Easy-to-make resources for teaching through foreign film at KS3 and GCSE'.

Yolanda Ruiz (Webster Primary School)-  Role-play and language learning at primary level

14.30-14.45       Break

14.45-15.30       Bridging the gap: Translation in the language classroom - Dr Karl McLaughlin (Manchester Metropolitan University)

15.30-16.00       Planning for future collaboration

 

Booking information: 

You can book a place at the Online Shop:  http://buyonline.mmu.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&deptid=14&catid=102&prodid=2529

Please book before 20th May 2016.

Translating and Interpreting: Start Building Your Career Now

Date: 
Wednesday, 20 April, 2016 - 13:30 to 17:30
Event Type: 
Conference
Region: 
North West
Location: 
University of Liverpool, Rendall Building

FREE EVENT!    2nd Annual Careers in Translation and Interpreting Event (for sixth formers, teachers and university students)

20th April 2016, 1.30pm - 5.30pm, University of Liverpool

Hear from experts about translating and interpreting at The European Commission, the Olympic Games and international conferences.

More information is available from:
Nelson Becerra : nelson.becerra@liverpool.ac.uk
Jordi Sánchez: jords@liverpool.ac.uk
Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

 

Programme: 

1:30pm – 1:40pm  Arrival and Registration


1:40pm – 1:55pm  Welcome by Professor Lin Foxhall, Head of School of Histories, Languages & Cultures; and Careers talk by Diane Appleton, Deputy Head - Careers & Employability Service


1:55pm – 2:20pm  Myriam Salama-Carr, ‘Translation as a career’, Director of the National Network for Translation


2:20pm – 2:45pm  Helen Campbell, ‘working as an conference interpreter in the EU’, Director of the National Network for Interpreting


2:45pm – 3:10pm,  Paul Kaye, ‘Translation and Interpreting in the European Union’, Language officer at European Commission in London


3:10pm – 3:35pm  Kirsty Heimerl-Moggan ‘Routes into Conference Interpreting’, UCLAN


3:35pm – 3:45pm  Short break


3:45pm – 4:10pm  Graham Webb, ‘Experts in reconciling theory and practice’, Freelance Translator


4.10pm – 4.35pm  Karl McLaughlin,  ‘Interpreting at Olympic Games’,  Manchester Metropolitan University


4:35pm – 5.00pm  James Peel, ‘Freelance-a-lot: surviving and thriving through translation’, Freelance Translator


5.00pm – 5.:10pm  Book Launch: ‘Challenges and Opportunities in Public Service Interpreting’, Théophile Munyangeyo, Marina Rabadán-Gomez and Graham Webb


5.10pm – 5:30pm  Q & A and Networking

Booking information: 

To attend this FREE event register online:

https://www.eventbrite.com/event/22784421819

 

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

Date: 
Friday, 17 June, 2016 - 10:00 to 14:30
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
University of Central Lancashire (Preston)

Language Enrichment Event for Year 8 Pupils

University of Central Lancashire (Preston)

Friday 17th June 2016

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.

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 27 pupils per school. We will let you know after the closing date of 23rd May 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 £5 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, 24 June, 2016 - 10:00 to 14:15
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
University of Manchester

Language Enrichment Event for Year 8 Pupils

University of Manchester

Friday 24th June 2016

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.

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 27 pupils per school. Places will be allocated after the closing date of 23rd May and we will let you know then whether you have been allocated any.

Terms And Conditions

In order to avoid ‘block booking’ and disappointment for schools/colleges on the waiting list, we charge your school/college £5 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 League: Kick Off - Resources for Teachers

Date: 
Wednesday, 31 August, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, 31 August, 2018 - 17:00
Event Type: 
Other
Region: 
North West
Location: 
At your school

The Language League: Kick Off is a creative and unique initiative for young people to develop and enhance their language skills in French, German, Arabic or Spanish.  It offers an attractive and creative approach to language learning linked to the game of football.

The Language League: Kick Off teaching resources will help teachers deliver inspirational language lessons using our fun, interactive and engaging football themed resources.  Our Routes into Languages club (RiL FC) is comprised of an international community of animated players (male and female), manager, team mascot and home stadium.  The materials comprise a fully integrated package of teacher's notes, pupils' workbooks, PowerPoint presentations and additional printed material such as flashcards.  There is a small charge of £5 per pupil's workbook to cover the printing costs.

Samples from the French, German , Arabic and Spanish workbooks are available as downloads below.

More information is available on the Language League: Kick Off website: http://www.languageleague.co.uk/

Booking information: 

Pupil's workbooks can be purchased through Manchester Metropolitan University's Online Shop.  Pupil's workbooks are £5 each (minimum order of 25). When you order your workbooks the teacher's notes, PowerPoint presentations, additional printable materials such as flashcards, a RiL FC badge for each pupil, and postage and packing are included at no extra charge.

To purchase the workbooks please follow the link:

http://buyonline.mmu.ac.uk/product-catalogue/arts-and-humanities/events/language-league-kick-off-pupil-workbook

Alternatively please complete and return the order form below along with a cheque made payable to Manchester Metropolitan University.

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