UCML has supported Routes into Languages from the outset. Funded between 2006 and 2016 to promote language learning across England, the Routes into Languages network of universities have produced wide-ranging resources and ideas on sustainable and effective university-school engagement. This initiative continues to engage actively with schools and other organisations across the UK with UCML providing a governance structure and organisational support for the network’s ongoing development.
UCML has established the Routes into Languages Sub-Committee, which works to share best practice across the former network. The Sub-Committee is chaired by UCML’s VC Language & Intercultural Education, Professor Vicky Wright (Southampton), and it includes representatives from across the active Routes networks and from Routes Cymru, NICILT and SCILT.
Routes Cymru is managed separately by a consortium of Welsh universities and the four Welsh education consortia, and is actively engaged in schools outreach and partnership with Welsh Government. Representatives from Routes Cymru also sit on the UCML Routes into Languages Sub-Committee.
Routes Cymru has produced a guide for school governors in Wales detailing the modern languages landscape in Wales and detailing how they can support modern languages in their own school:
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General inquiries can be directed to Vicky Wright.
Contact details of the active networks can be found here.