Making Languages Work for You

5 March 2010

Time: 10:00am - 3:15pm
Venue: The Octagon, Queens Building, Mile End Campus

This one-day event at Queen Mary, University of London, will showcase the importance of learning languages for Year 9 pupils and university graduates. Practitioners from businesses and cultural institutions will provide hands-on information on why languages matter for future professional careers across various sectors.

The event will be carried out by the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film at Queen Mary, University of London in close co-operation and with the generous financial support of the Goethe-Institut London and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and has several aims:

  1. to raise awareness of the importance of language acquisition in an increasingly multicultural environment;
  2. to raise awareness and involvement of businesses and establish closer links to business partners in terms of employability for QM language graduates;
  3. to establish close links with secondary schools in the area;
  4. to encourage closer ties with local partners and language agencies such as CiLT, Routes into Languages and Links into Languages

The following organisations have kindly agreed to participate and will be there to engage, challenge and inform QM students and Year 9 pupils in a professional panel:

  • European Commission in London
  • Tower Hamlets Education and Business Partnership
  • Angela Mortimer International

Small language workshops with various multilingual activities on topics such as the Olympic Games will flank this panel session.

Target Group: Yr 9 pupils of MFL, numbers are limited to 10 per school and their accompanying language teacher and QM language students

The event is free.
Lunch will be provided with the generous support of the Goethe-Institut London and QM.

Registration essential please contact:
Dr Susanne Frane, SLLF / German

Closing date:
22nd February 2010

Contact information:

Dr Susanne Frane
Languages, Linguistics and Film