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Routes into Languages Cymru

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Routes into Languages Cymru introductory video.

Routes into Languages Cymru is a pan-Wales project that aims to improve the uptake of modern languages in schools.

This project is funded by five Welsh universities as well as other institutions. There are two operational hubs, one in Bangor University and the other is here at Cardiff University. We coordinate a number of events for language learners from year 7 to year 13.

Events and activities can be run in schools, at Cardiff University or at external venues. Our programme is free for Local Education Authority (LEA) maintained schools in Wales.

Student Ambassadors

Routes Cymru Student Ambasadors support outreach events and offer a variety of activities, including school careers talks and language taster sessions. They are also available to support careers fairs and open days.

Our ambassadors are current students in Welsh universities and colleges who are studying a range of courses along with modern foreign languages. All our ambassadors are trained to visit local schools.


LingoMap is the successor to the award-winning ‘Adopt a Class’ scheme, redesigned to make use of new technologies and aim to reach a wider classroom audience across Wales. You can use Lingomap to follow our Language Ambassadors around the globe as they embark on their third year abroad.

Tasked with writing blogs on specific topics from the GCSE exam specification, the students share personal highlights and cultural flavours from across Europe and beyond. LingoMap also provides a visual and interactive platform to show pupils the global opportunities available to them through studying languages.

View Lingomap.

Film Masterclasses

Covering films on the A-level curriculum for French, Spanish and German, students have the opportunity to participate in an interactive seminar with a member of our academic staff.

This not only benefits the student academically, but it also gives them a real idea about how exciting and interesting it is studying languages at Cardiff University.

We will publish the dates of our masterclasses on our website. You can also see a list of the sessions we have run in the past to give you a flavour of our programme.

National Spelling Bee Competition

This annual event is designed to support students in year 7 who are studying French, German, Spanish and Welsh Second Language.

The competition enables pupils to improve their spelling and vocabulary, encourages correct pronunciation and most importantly raises confidence levels.

The competition culminates in the Spelling Bee National Final at the end of the summer term.

Find out more

For more information about the activity, please visit our website.

About the organiser

This activity is organised by School of Modern Languages and Translation. Contact Meleri Jenkins at for more details.

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TicketThis activity is free

We come to you

We want to make it easy for you to work with us. Wherever possible we will bring this activity to your school or college.


  • TickTeachers
  • TickKey stage two - ages 7-11, years 3-6
  • TickKey stage four - ages 14-16, years 10-11
  • TickKey stage five - ages 16-18, years 12-13

Teacher supervision is required.

Curriculum themes

  • TickLanguages, literacy and communication

Activity type

  • TickCompetition
  • TickEvent
  • TickResidential experience
  • TickSupport from University student volunteers
  • TickTalk or lecture
  • TickWorkshop


  • TickCareers and employability
  • TickPromoting higher education
  • TickSupporting curriculum themes
  • TickWidening university participation

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  • Bangor University
  • British Council Wales
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Central South Consortium (CSC)
  • Education Achievement Service (EAS)
  • Education Through Regional Working (ERW)
  • Gwasanaeth Effeithiolrwydd a Gwella Ysgolion Gogledd (GwE)
  • Swansea University