European day of languages events

26th of September is the European Day of languages. There will be events taking place across the region during the whole of the week; many sponsored or supported by Europe Direct North East England.

In Durham City, there will be a special carousel of activities for pupils from three primary schools on Thursday 25th Spetmber as well as a public event in the Town Hall and Market Place. Full details and how to book school places from Europe Direct North East.

There will also be a special toddlers’ storytelling session in Durham Clayport library on Friday 26th September at 1000.

Win a visit to the European Parliament – competition for the region’s Sixth Formers

Europe Direct North East is offering Sixth Formers in the region the chance to travel to Strasbourg to take part in a Euroscola day alongside 500 other young Europeans.

Teams of up to 8 can enter the competition by submitting an image or poster which reflects both the plurilingualism of the EU as well as its founding committment to peace in our continent. Full details are in the attachment. Competition for Sixth formers in North East England

English language course for primary teachers

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Primary school teachers from across Europe are invited to attend an English langauge course in historic Durham City in March 2015.

Many schools have successfully applied for ERASMUS+ Key Action 1 funding and are now looking for appropriate courses to attend.

The Durham course combines English language teaching with the latest use of ICT in the primary classroom. We have included a visit to a local primary school, time for reflectioin and discussion as well as visits to some of the region’s cultural highlights.

Come join us in the shadows of Durham Cathedral; film location for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter movies.