Routes into languages Cymru
We are the national coordinating institution for Routes into Languages Cymru (RLC).
RLC is a pan-Wales outreach project which promotes the visibility, uptake and profile of modern foreign languages via a programme of activities for school pupils.
We are one of five universities in Wales (Bangor University, Aberystwyth University, Cardiff Metropolitan University and Swansea University) who fund the programme together with education consortia: Central South Consortium and Education Achievement Service (South East Wales), EAS educational consortia, the British Council Wales and the European Commission Wales.
Routes into Languages Cymru supports the delivery of a programme of activity designed to pique interest in language learning for school pupils across Wales. Activities include:
- a national spelling bee competition for secondary schools
- A' level film and literature master classes
- writing blogs on GCSE specific themes
- pupil and college language ambassador training.
Routes language ambassadors
All our students have the opportunity to become Routes Language Ambassadors. As part of their role, our students go into local secondary schools and colleges to promote languages, give careers talks and support classroom activities.
This voluntary experience provides our students with team working, presentation and communication skills and gives them the opportunity to be part of a high profile, pan-Wales project.
Students also gain experience of supporting and networking at the large scale annual events that Routes into Languages organise, where representatives from organisations such as European Commission, British Council Wales, Welsh Government, Educational Consortia and local businesses in Wales are in attendance.