Languages initiative to be highlighted at conference

‘Going Places with Languages in Europe’, a project co-ordinated by the University, is a Transfer of Innovation project and is part of the Lifelong Learning Programme created by the European Union.

The project involves adapting existing language resources to be used as part of formal training and whole group teaching in vocational areas such as retail, travel and tourism, customer services and accommodation across the partner countries.

The conference, to be held at the University, is sponsored by North East Wolverhampton Academy (NEWA) and will take place on Tuesday June 11 between 9:30am and 4:00pm.

The conference aims to highlight the initiative to an audience of language teachers and tutors within secondary and vocational sectors, and will be attended by the project partners and their respective guests from Germany, Poland and Romania.

The event will also incorporate a two hour British Sign Language workshop for any students in attendance. Lunch and refreshments will be provided free of charge.

Helen Sargeant, part of  Language Networks for Excellence at the University of Wolverhampton and Project Manager of the ‘Going Places’ project, said: “The conference will be a fantastic opportunity to disseminate the outcomes of the project and will bring together partners, teachers, students and others involved in the project from across the European partner countries.

As well as a range of key note speakers and workshops, the participants will be able to find out more about the project and try out the resources.”

For more information and to register for the event, contact Amy Allen at the University of Wolverhampton on amy.allen@wlv.ac.uk or on 01902 518969

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Date Issued: Tuesday 4 June 2013

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