Success4All participates annually in the Real Translation Project. It is a Level D extracurricular activity offered to final year Newcastle University students in the School of Modern Languages. It aims to give the opportunity to final year students to get involved in the wider community in which they are studying, and in doing so, gaining experience and translational skills for future employment.
The project works with charity organisations locally, nationally and internationally, Success4All being a local charity that they work with. Success4All worked with students to produce a vocabulary booklet for students from Walker Technology College who were going on a trip to Germany. Walker Technology College is where one of Success4All’s learning hubs are located, which runs Monday to Friday after school (for more on the Walker Technology College learning hub see http://www.s4a.org.uk/learning-hubs-clubs/walker/).
Success4All is pleased to be involved in the project as it aims to help children academically and socially. Our mission statement at Success4All is ‘Young people learning from each other’ (see http://www.s4a.org.uk/) and the Real Translation Project is exactly that. We have a lot of different nationalities and languages at Success4All and we are therefore ideal for those wanting to learn different languages. Some of the language clubs that we run are French, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, Turkish, Greek, Portuguese, Polish and Russian. For more information on our language clubs visit our website at http://www.s4a.org.uk/learning-hubs-clubs/language/.
We enjoy working with Newcastle University and as well as the Real Translation Project, we work with a lot of students volunteering at Success4All as peer tutors and befrienders. Some volunteer with us in their spare time to gain experience and others do it as part of a Career Development Module which goes towards their degree.
Please see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sml/about/news/item/Real-translation for more information on the Real Translation Project.