Reaching out in Languages (1 Mar 06)

Date: 1 March, 2006
Location: Leeds Metropolitan University, Headingley Campus, Cavendish Hall, Room G09
Event type: Conference

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workshop attendees

This conference has been organized by the Subject Centre in conjunction with Leeds Metropolitan University and has been sponsored by the DfES. It will focus on the opportunities for schools and universities to work together to promote languages. It will include a report on recent research into outreach activities in languages and will also consist of a series of presentations and discussions on the following themes:

  • Encouraging good practice in schools and universities working together to raise the profile of languages and to ease the transition from school to university for languages students
  • Developing strategies for reaching out to keep languages alive in those areas where both schools and universities are facing particularly difficult challenges. What can higher education do to help?

This event will be of interest to those concerned with promoting languages through higher education outreach activities but is also of relevance to colleagues in schools and colleges who are interested in working with their local universities to help languages.

As places are limited, please register as soon as possible.

Conference fee

This conference is free of charge and lunch will be provided. Please note we reserve the right to charge a £20.00 non-attendance fee.

Provisional programme for 1 March 2006
Time Session
10.30 - 10.45 Registration and coffee
10.45 - 11.15 Promoting outreach with other sectors: the role of specialist language colleges
Carolyn Lofkin, Specialist Schools and Academies Trust
11.15 - 11.45 Easing transition into HE
Kathy Wicksteed, Specialist Schools Trust and Rebecca Poole, Hendon School
11.45 - 12.00 Coffee
12.00 - 12.30 Undergraduates working in schools: problems and solutions
Ameeta Chadha, University of Manchester
12.30 - 13.00 Languages at work: persuading year 9s that languages matter
Jessica Bradley, University of Leeds
13.00 - 13.45 Lunch
13.45 - 14.15 Highlighting achievements in the classroom: how an annual languages competition can help
Maria Scheule, Sheffield Hallam University
14.15 - 14.45 Cross-sector collaboration: report on a Subject Centre/DfES Mapping Project
Angela Gallagher and Vicky Wright, LLAS Subject Centre
14.45 - 15.15 Expanding the network: towards a strategy for reaching out in languages