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For the second consecutive year running, we are pleased to announce that the DepartmentRoutes of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies is holding a series of events in conjunction with the national programme ‘Routes into Languages’ at The University of Liverpool. Routes into Languages aims to encourage the study of modern languages among secondary school students, and promotes and facilitates the teaching and learning of languages in schools and universities: https://www.routesintolanguages.ac.uk/northwest

The first all-day event this year, entitled FACE (Film and Culture Event), was held on the 6th November and was open to language students from Years 10 and 11. We welcomed 103 students and 12 teachers, from 5 schools from the Northwest area, to a series of film sessions and language tasters classes – delivered mainly by staff members of CLAS – highlighting the benefits of learning languages at the University of Liverpool.

All the activities were received with great enthusiasm, and students’ comments in the post-event evaluation were very positive and promising.

Here is a sample of what they told us:


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‘It has made me think more about university.’

‘I am considering taking a language course at university.’

‘It has made me think more positively about choosing this university.’


We are already preparing our second Routes into Languages event, a ‘Christmas Language Fair’, which will take place on the 3rd of December. Over the next weeks we’ll be keeping you posted on all developments regarding this exciting event. For more information, please contact: Nelson Becerra nelson.becerra@liverpool.ac.uk or Ana Almeida anasial@liverpool.ac.uk.

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