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European Day of Languages 2019

Annual competition for schools in the UK organised in North-East England

A magical trip

ALLNE and partners are once again organising the annual European Day of Languages Competition for Schools and in 2019 it is again open to anyone!

We were delighted with response from around the country in last year's competition - A recipe (for happiness)-work was of high quality, and we are already looking forward to the entries this year!

The organising committee invites language learners in any key stage to create a piece of text in a language they are learning on the theme: A magical trip

More information is available on our flyer

Study on translation technology in the classroom

Are you a school language teacher interested in using translation technology (e.g. Google translate) in the classroom? If so, we would love to hear from you, so we can invite you to participate in a new study on this topic, funded as part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council Creative Multilingualism Project. Participation will consist of attending a focus group at Newcastle University (refreshments provided, and transport reimbursed). We will also be developing a translation app for use in the classroom and would love to obtain your feedback on this. If you are interested please go to our page for further information

Languages updates

Our previous update is archived.

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NFL logoThe School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences has over the years played an important role in continuous professional development for language teachers in the region. It has been in the forefront of the Links into Languages programme in the region and is now home to Network for Languages North East.
Network for Languages North East represents the North East on the DfE/NCTL Modern Languages Reference Group.

Network for Languages North East hosts regularly CPD events for language teachers in cooperation with the North East branch of the Association for Language Learning and Routes into Languagast.

PLFA logoNewcastle University and Network for Languages North East have been certified as one of the "ALL Primary Languages Hubs" in the region. As an ALL Primary Languages Hub, it is our aim to support a wide network of primary school leaders and teachers developing a language curriculum and language learning in their region.

North Leadership Centre, School of Education, Communication and Languages Sciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle, NE1 7RU