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Language Ads Up!

Date: 
Friday, 24 June, 2016 - 10:00 to 14:30
Event Type: 
Talk
Region: 
South East
Location: 
University of Sussex campus

The University of Sussex Centre for Language Studies invites Year (9)10 students studying Modern Languages to an Advertising workshop day on campus from 10am to 2.30pm on Friday 24th June 2016.

This activity aims to introduce students to the principles of advertising and marketing through the creative use of a modern language.

After an initial group welcome and introductory talk from an employer, students will work in target language workshops with University language tutors and student ambassadors, to analyse target language adverts before producing their own advert. The adverts may be created in different formats, such as poster, packaging, webpage, radio or film clip etc.

Following a bring-your-own picnic lunch - outside if the weather permits - students will work on the group presentation of their morning activity. These will then be displayed digitally during a plenary session in a lecture theatre before departure.

The finished adverts will be available for display on campus, in schools and on the Routes into Languages website.

A minimum of five languages are offered:

  • French - non-beginners
  • Italian - beginners/non-beginners
  • Spanish - non-beginners
  • Chinese - beginners/non-beginners
  • Japanese - beginners/non-beginners

NB It may be possible to add Arabic/German/BSL nearer the time. Availability of staff for those Tl is unknown at present.

Places, split across the different language groups, will initially be limited to 20 per school. If you are interested in taking part in this event, please complete the registration form stating the number of places you require and the target language or languages your students will work in.

Download registration form