Routes into Languages Cymru is a pan-Wales collaborative outreach project that promotes the visibility, uptake and profile of languages in schools in Wales.
Since 2016, Routes Cymru has been devolved to the university sector to operate in a joint hub structure located in the Schools of Modern Languages at Cardiff and Bangor Universities. The project is externally funded and works in partnership with 5 Welsh Universities, the 4 Welsh regional education consortia and the British Council Wales. We also collaborate with the language institutes and Seren to deliver engaging events in Wales.
Routes Cymru aims to deliver a pupil-focussed programme of enriching activities and events, working closely with secondary and primary schools in Wales. Delivering bespoke training for pupils, college and university students to become Routes Cymru Language Ambassadors is one of our key activities and are key in our mission to raise the profile and highlight the benefits of language learning among pupils and the wider community. Our Student and College Language Ambassadors support outreach events and offer a variety of activities including school careers talks, language taster sessions and support careers fairs/choices evenings. Pupil Language Ambassadors promote and support their languages department in the school, and we offer the Team of the Year Award annually to the team that has shown dedication, enthusiasm and success in raising he profile of languages in their school.
We offer a varied menu of activities, and these are highlighted in our events pages.