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HOME Schools and Colleges Programme: Spanish AS Study Day (Wakolda)

Tuesday, 1 March, 2016 - 10:30 to 15:00
Event Type: 
North West
HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN

Spanish AS Study Day:  Wakolda

Tuesday 1st March 2016, 10.30am – 3pm

Recommended for AS and equivalent level Spanish

£6 per student, free for accompanying teachers

HOME Schools and Colleges Programme is supported by Routes into Languages North West. This is a year-round education programme, which uses film, moving image and contemporary art to enrich students’ learning and bring innovation to the classroom. Throughout the year we have a variety of MFL study sessions specially programmed to support GCSE, AS and A2 students of French, German, Spanish, Arabic and Urdu, all led by native language speakers.

Each study session uses film as an exciting and accessible way to encourage students to use their language skills. Students will enjoy a specially selected film, screened in the target language with English subtitles. Sessions are supported by contextualising introductions, which provide information about the themes and characters of the film along with information about the film's director and place within film history and culture. Following the film, students complete language exercises based on the film using their new vocabulary.

Films are selected to complement GCSE, AS and A2 specifications and provide excellent material for topic-based work and oral exam preparation.

Screening: Wakolda (2013)  12A
Directed by Lucía Puenzo
Patagonia, 1960.

A German doctor meets an Argentinean family and follows them on a long desert road to a small town where the family is starting a new life. Eva, Enzo and their three children welcome the doctor into their home and entrust their young daughter, Lilith to his care, not knowing that they are harbouring one of the most dangerous criminals in the world.

This AS study day will be focused on the film Wakolda  and its main features. Carmen Herrero will introduce the film in Spanish, providing relevant historical and contextual information as well as key vocabulary to understand some of the key aspects of the film. The screening will be followed after lunch by a series of language exercises in Spanish based on the film, its characters, settings and contexts. Themes discussed during the session will include adolescence, family and social relationships, work and study life, nazism and Argentine history. This session will guide students on how meanings are generated by film through genre conventions, narrative constructions, cinematography, mise-en-scène, editing and sound; and the way the above contribute to the representation of Argentine culture and society in film. 

Led by Carmen Herrero, Head of Spanish at Manchester Metropolitan University and director of FILTA (Film in Language Teaching Associaton)

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Booking information: 

Book through the HOME Box Office 0161 200 1500