Each year, we train over 40 language and business language students to become ambassadors for Routes into Languages Cymru. These students visit schools around Wales to talk to pupils about their positive experiences with language learning and to encourage and inspire students to continue with their language studies. One teacher said of two Student Language Ambassadors “they were fantastic and should be praised for their efforts, organisation and enthusiasm”.
Student involvement in the work of Routes into Languages Cymru has been a key factor in the success of the project. They bridge the gap between school and university life and carry with them a great enthusiasm for languages and culture which creates a strong and positive impact on the impressionable young people that they meet. Increasing this growing need for collaboration and strengthening bonds between schools and universities has been at the core of the work of Routes into Languages Cymru and will be essential in ensuring a strong future of language learning in Wales and the UK.
Another scheme that we run with students is Adopt a Class, which won a European Language Label Award in September 2012. The scheme aims to engage and familiarise school pupils with life and culture in a foreign country by linking a class in Wales with a Student Language Ambassador from a Welsh university who is studying or working abroad. Each year we are extremely impressed by the standard of the students’ work and this year is no exception. Imran Haq from Swansea University is currently linked to Abertillery Comprehensive School in South Wales and his work has been inspiring. Please click on the links below and see for yourself:
If you are interested in this scheme or any other that we run please contact Ani Saunders – Project Manager & Coordinator:
Tel: 029 20265408