Explore Languages is an outreach programme for KS3 students from backgrounds that are underrepresented at university, designed to ignite their passion for languages, highlighting the benefits of studying languages at GCSE and beyond. Running from December to February in the year that your students choose their GCSEs, Explore Languages is a targeted project hoping to inspire your students to continue their language learning journey.
[Explore Languages] has expanded students’ awareness of the benefits of learning a language. With the opportunity to understand more about the University life – the students have been quite inspired
A series of inspiring activities exploring the benefits of language learning and potential career options, as well as providing the opportunity to try out a brand new language, Explore Languages includes an in-school workshop, self directed poster-making task and a visit to the University of Leeds campus! Much of the programme is delivered by our Student Ambassadors and post-graduate students, drawing from their experiences as language students and sharing their journeys!
As this is a widening participation programme, we would like to work with students from groups who are underrepresented at university. If we work with your school, we will ask you to select between 25-30 Year 8 or 9 students who are eligible for Pupil Premium to take part in this project.
It is up to you as to who you think would benefit the most from the sessions and experience. You might want to include:
All of the students will need to be studying the same language (French, Spanish or German) so that they can attend our relevant Taster Day in February.
After lots of interest in this years programme, we have decided to close applications to the Explore Languages Programme 2022/2023.
If you are interested in the programme and would like to us to get in touch if we have room for more schools in the future, please email Lauren Barraclough at firstname.lastname@example.org.