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Promoting the take-up of languages and student mobility

Networking Event for Language Teachers

Friday, 10 June, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Event Type: 
North West
Manchester Metropolitan University

Routes into Languages North West is holding a workshop at Manchester Metropolitan University to bring together language teachers and university staff to share good teaching practice, meet one another, and more generally to support each other in maintaining the health of the subject. A workshop open to all language teachers to come and share new ideas and subject expertise, including our own – teaching languages through film. Additional topics up for discussion are:

  • Responding to syllabus changes at GCSE and / or A-level,
  • Languages as an employability skill / teaching transferable skills through languages
  • Developing speaking skills
  • Teaching languages through literature

To participate or to suggest a workshop you could offer, please contact

The cost is £10 per teacher (includes lunch).  The cost is subsidised by Routes into Languages North West and The Department of Languages, Information and Communications at MMU.  The event is free is to teachers providing a workshop.



Please note the programme has not yet been finalised and is subject to change.

Registration from 10am                                                                                   

10.30 - Introduction & welcome - Dr Carmen Herrero (Head of Spanish, Manchester Metropolitan University)

10.45-11.40       Keynote speaker - Teresa MacKinnon (University of Warwick): The project VIDEO for ALL

11.45-12.30       Sharing Teaching Practice Session 1

Diane Kitchen (Ilkley Grammar School)- Using short films in the language classroom

Alicia Sánchez (Manchester Metropolitan University)- How to use audio-visual translation in the language classroom

Dr Idoya Puig (Manchester Metropolitan University) – Bringing back literature to the language classroom: the blog Litinclass

12.30-13.00       About Routes into Languages and future plans

13.00-13.45       Networking lunch

13.45-14.30       Sharing Teaching Practice Session 2

Luz Torres (South Sefton College) – The ‘Love Languages’ Project

Mark Goodwin (Oldham Hulme Grammar School) - Easy-to-make resources for teaching through foreign film at KS3 and GCSE'.

Yolanda Ruiz (Webster Primary School)-  Role-play and language learning at primary level

14.30-14.45       Break

14.45-15.30       Bridging the gap: Translation in the language classroom - Dr Karl McLaughlin (Manchester Metropolitan University)

15.30-16.00       Planning for future collaboration


Booking information: 

You can book a place at the Online Shop:

Please book before 20th May 2016.