The Department is looking forward to taking part in the Pupil Language Ambassador Conference taking place on the Bay Campus on 2 February. Over 300 pupils from 43 schools across Wales are expected to participate in this day-long event which will equip individual pupils with skills and ideas to champion modern languages in their schools. The conference will be opened by Kirsty Williams AM, Cabinet Secretary for Education, and is supported by the British Council, the European Commission, Routes into Languages Cymru and the Goethe-Institut. Swansea staff are leading workshops and taster sessions in French, German, Mandarin and Spanish.
Swansea undergraduates can work as school language mentors engaging with pupils from year 9 and upwards on a parallel scheme funded by the Welsh Government. Through Routes into Languages Cymru and in conjunction with Swansea Employability Academy undergraduates also work as language ambassadors, gaining valuable experience and transferable skills.