Routes into Languages South are working hard to provide a range of exciting events for language learners in south of the UK. They understand how important it is to highlight the value and importance of language skills, whether that is for further study, careers, inter-cultural communication or simply personal development, and have developed activities to meet the varying needs of students and teachers. The National Year 7 Spelling Bee (www.flsb.co.uk) helps foster a love for languages early on in young learners’ school careers, whilst events such as Year 8 study days can really consolidate new learning. For older students, activities such as the World of Work or The Gold Award for Languages provide insights into how languages can be combined with (or even essential for) a wide variety of careers and events such as our post-16 Translation & Interpreting Taster showcase specific language-related career pathways.
Routes into Languages South appreciates that support must also be given to older students to help encourage continued language study at undergraduate level and beyond, as well as to languages teachers who are very often faced with the difficult task of engaging and motivating their students. To this extent They are currently working on various ways to inspire non-languages students to spend part of their degree programme studying abroad and they have also developed a range of CPD workshops for teachers.
Routes into Languages South are looking forward to working with familiar faces again this year as well as with new contacts.
Details of all our events can be found at: www.routesintolanguages.ac.uk/south/events.html or you can contact Clare Forder at the University of Brighton on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01273 643348.