South East Regional Routes into Languages Foreign Language Spelling Bee Competition

It is with great pleasure that Modern Languages and Linguistics are today (24th April) hosting the South East regional qualifying round of the Routes into Languages Foreign Language Spelling Bee Competition. 3,284 year 7s started the competition in the South East and the last 60 pupils from 20 schools are competing today, with the top 4 in each language proceeding to the national finals in London later this year.

This is part of a national competition for Year 7 pupils to practise and improve their vocabulary, spelling and memory skills in a foreign language (French, German or Spanish). The pupils will have one minute each to translate into the target language randomly selected words from the 150 that they have learnt up to this stage and spell them out in the target language.

The Routes into Languages Foreign Language Spelling Bee is one of many initiatives looking to buck the trend in the decline in modern language learning and which promote learning foreign languages to school pupils.

You can follow the event on Twitter accounts from 1pm today on @ModernLangs, @unisouthampton and @UoSmedia.

To see previous Spelling Bee competitions in action, please see the Routes into Languages NW Foreign Language Spelling Bee Competition 2014 (which was hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University).

Modern Languages hosts Able Linguists Day

welcomeModern Languages is welcoming over 100 Year 8 pupils for an Able Linguists Day, taking place at Avenue Campus today, Tuesday 7th June 2016. Students will participate in a mini-project in French, German or Spanish, and will have the opportunity to try a new language such as Portuguese or Chinese, plus hear a talk about how languages are useful in the world of work.

Further details about Able Linguists events can be found on the Modern Languages website. Wishing all of our visitors an enjoyable visit to Avenue Campus!

Routes into Languages employability webinar: “The Versatility of Languages: transferable skills and cultural competencies”

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The next Routes into Languages webinar on “The Versatility of Languages: transferable skills and cultural competencies” takes place today, Friday 26th January 2016, from 12:00-1:00pm. The webinar will be live streamed and participants will be able to submit questions to a panel of experts. The discussions can be followed on Twitter at #RoutesLive.

For further details about this webinar, including information about the panel of experts, visit the Routes into Languages Live website. The previous webinars in this series can be viewed online: Routes into language teaching, Working as a translator or Interpreter: Ask the Experts! and Languages for Business.

Future Modern Languages students to attend Routes into Languages Study Day

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Over 100 Year 12 students and their teachers will be visiting the University’s Avenue Campus on Tuesday 19 January 2016 to participate in a Routes into Languages Study Day. Students will participate in sessions on cultural topics, grammar and speaking in French, German or Spanish, and will have the chance to do an ab initio session in Chinese or Portuguese. Participants will also have the chance to ask our Modern Languages students about studying languages at university during a student panel session.

Our visitors may be interested to take a look at Get Ready for Languages, an online resource which aims to guide you to useful information about life as a Modern Languages student at Southampton. You can read about staff in the Modern Languages department, discover what sorts of things Modern Languages students past and present are getting up to, and explore some of the modules you might decide to do. All this and more!

Why not also follow us here on the Languages at Southampton blog, and on Twitter @ModernLangs, to keep updated on Modern Languages news and events.

For further details about this event, visit the Routes into Languages website.

Our visitors may be interested to take a look at Get Ready for Languages, an online resource which aims to guide you to useful information about life as a Modern Languages student at Southampton. You can read about staff in the Modern Languages department, discover what sorts of things Modern Languages students past and present are getting up to, and explore some of the modules you might decide to do. All this and more!

Why not also follow us here on the Languages at Southampton blog, and on Twitter @ModernLangs, to keep updated on Modern Languages news and events.

For further details about this event, visit the Routes into Languages website.

Routes into Languages employability webinar: “Languages for business”

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The next Routes into Languages webinar on “Languages for business” will take place on Friday 15th January 2016 at 12pm. The webinar will be live streamed and participants will be able to submit questions to a panel of experts. The discussions can be followed on Twitter at #RoutesLive.

For further details about this webinar, including information about the panel of experts, visit the Routes into Languages Live website. The two previous webinars in this series can be viewed online: Routes into language teaching and Working as a translator or Interpreter: Ask the Experts!.

Save the date for the next Routes into Languages employability webinar

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The next Routes into Languages webinar will take place on Friday 15th January 2016. Similar to the previous two webinars “Routes into language teaching” and “Working as a translator or Interpreter : Ask the Experts!“, the webinar will aim to address an audience of students, teachers and trainers who are invited to ask questions to a panel. The discussions can be followed on Twitter at #RoutesLive.

This webinar is one of a series of webinars launched by Routes into Languages covering the topic of employability as part of a strand of online dissemination activity. Watch this space for further details about the webinar to follow shortly!

Routes into Language Teaching webinar

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Routes into Languages is hosting a webinar on ‘Routes in Language Teaching’, taking place on Friday 23rd October 2015 from 13:00 to 14:00. The event is aimed at students, teachers and trainers who are invited to ask questions to a panel.

This is the second in a series of webinars hosted by Routes into Languages covering the topic of employability. For further about this webinar, visit the Routes into Languages website. You can follow the discussions on Twitter #RoutesLive.

Webinar on ‘Working as a translator or interpreter: ask the experts’ this week

routes_into_languages_live_smlRoutes into Languages is launching a new series of webinars on the topic of employability this week, with its first session taking place this Friday 10 July 2015 from 12:30 – 13:30. Entitled ‘Working as a translator or interpreter: ask the experts!’, the event aims to address an audience of students, teachers and trainers who are invited to ask questions to a panel of experts.

For further information on joining the webinar, visit the event page on the Routes into Languages website. You can also follow the event on Twitter #RoutesLive where anybody can post questions to be fed to the panel before the day of the webinar.

Future Modern Languages students to attend Routes into Languages Study Day

getreadyforlanguagesApproximately 100 Year 12 students will be visiting the University’s Avenue Campus on Wednesday 17 June to participate in a Routes into Languages Study Day.

Students will participate in sessions on cultural topics, grammar and speaking in French, German or Spanish, and will have the chance to do an ab initio session in Chinese or Portuguese. Participants will also have the chance to ask our Modern Languages students about studying languages at university during a student panel session. Read more…

Ask the experts webinar: Working as a translator or interpreter

routes_into_languages_live_smlRoutes into Languages is holding a webinar on 10th July at 12:30pm for linguists with an interest in translation and interpreting for the private and public sectors. Aimed at students, teachers and trainers, the webinar will be hosted by a panel of experts including teachers, practitioners, academics and students, who will be answering questions about working as a translator or interpreter.
This is the first in a series of webinars being launched by Routes into Languages, which will focus on employability for language students.

For further information about the webinar, visit the event page on the Routes into Languages website.