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Languages Year 10 Summer School

Date: 
Monday, 26 June, 2017 - 10:00 to Friday, 30 June, 2017 - 16:00
Event Type: 
Visit
Region: 
London
Location: 
Various London Universities, the London Assembly and the Museum of London, Docklands

Targeted at Year 10 students. 

The Languages Summer School will explore the various different languages taught at Capital L partner universities, including Kings College London in collaboration with the LSE, SOAS, UCL and the University of Westminster in collaboration with The Open University.

The programme will consist of a mixture of lectures and interactive workshops, so that students will experience what studying languages at university is really like. Participants will also visit the London Assembly, and will visit the Museum of London Docklands.

A finalised programme will be available in the next month.

Please see the application form attached. The deadline for submitting the application is Friday 12th May 2017.

SOAS Urdu Immersion Programme

Date: 
Wednesday, 5 July, 2017 - 00:00 to Friday, 7 July, 2017 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
London
Location: 
SOAS

Urdu Immersion Programme
SOAS, University of London

Wednesday 5th July 2017 9:30am - 3.30pm
Thursday 6th July 2017 9:30am - 3.30pm
Friday 7th July 2017 9:30am - 3:30pm

 

The Urdu Immersion Programme is for Year 9 and 10 speakers of Urdu, and aims to encourage and support them in taking the Urdu GCSE next year.

Each day, the programme will consist of language classes in the morning and group work in the afternoon. There will also be sessions exploring music and literature relating to Urdu. For the group work, participants will be given a choice of project titles and work together with SOAS student ambassadors to prepare a presentation in whatever format they chose. The presentation will be delivered on the last day. Students will also receive information about studying languages at university, how languages can enhance their career prospects, as well as about other language qualifications.

The aims of the week are to give speakers of these languages the opportunity to develop their written skills, to raise the profile of world languages in general, and to provide young speakers of world languages the chance to explore cultural-political-historical topics related to Urdu.

The students:
Students should be Year 9 or 10 speakers of Urdu. Priority should be given to those who would be the first generation in their family to attend University. This is a widening participation event forming part of the Capital L-Routes into Languages project.

Students must fill out an application form and return it no later than Friday 16th May 2017.

For further information please email routes@soas.ac.uk.

Connecta Multilingual Film Competition

Date: 
Monday, 3 December, 2018 - 10:00
Event Type: 
Competition
Region: 
London
Location: 
At schools

Connecta

 

Using Language to dis(connect)
A Short Multilingual Film Competition


The University of Roehampton invites GCSE and A Level pupils across England to enter a multilingual film festival!*

Synopsis 

We have a passion for languages at Roehampton and seek to showcase the value of languages and explore their creative potential through film. Films need to include more than one language, through both audio and subtitle channels.
Pupils can create films (of up to 10 mins) and enter one of two categories: GCSE or A Level.

Shortlisted films (selected by Roehampton students and staff) will be invited to participate at the Roehampton Multilingual Film Festival in June 2019, where the winners will be announced .

Online learning packs, online tuition and workshops will be provided in phases to participating schools, supporting teachers and students to create short films with free and easily accessible equipment. 

Topics

o Script writing
o Acting for the camera
o Shooting and editing
o Adding sound and music
o Translation techniques
o Subtitling

Participation criteria


o The competition is open to all secondary schools in England
o Pupils must be at either GCSE level or A level
o There must be at least two languages in the film
o The film must be written, filmed, acted and edited by students
o The film should not exceed 10 minutes

Project timeline


First teaching pack is made available to schools: Friday 4th January 2019

Google Class launches: Monday 7th January 2019

Submission of films: Friday 24th May 2019

Roehampton Multilingual Film Festival: June 2019

Learning packs will be available via the online platform Google Class

Application deadline/ Queries


Teachers and students, we want to hear from you. To express your interest or for queries please email Hayley Dawson at dawsonh@roehampton.ac.uk by Monday 3rd December 2018.

*Funded by Creative Multilingualism, a research programme led by the University of Oxford and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council as part of the Open World Research Initiative

Language Ambassador scheme 2018/19

Region: 
London

Are you a language student at SOAS, Westminster, UCL, King's, Roehampton or the OU? 

Do you have a strong passion for languages that you would like to share with others?

Do you want to earn £10.20/h?

If you answered yes to the questions above, apply to the language ambassador scheme. It is a paid opportunity for you to share your enthusiasm of languages with school/college students.

For more information on the ambassador scheme please click here.

Applications for the scheme open on Monday 17th September 2018 and the deadline is midnight Sunday 21st October 2018.

Applications will not be accepted past the deadline. 

Languages and Law Summer School- Yr 12

Date: 
Monday, 9 July, 2018 - 10:00 to Friday, 13 July, 2018 - 15:30
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
London
Location: 
Various London-based Universities

The Languages and Law Summer School will take place from Monday 9th July to Friday 13th July 2018

This is an exciting opportunity for budding Year 12 linguists and lawyers to experience university study of these two disciplines at four of Capital L's partners: SOAS, King's College London, the University of Roehampton and the University of Westminster. Students will experience different aspects of law, sample different languages and learn how the two disciplines compliment each other. 

This event is free of charge. Places will allocated on the basis of Widening Participation criteria and teacher recommendation. 

The deadline for applications is Monday 4th June 2018

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact routes@soas.ac.uk or by phone on 020 7898 4877. 

Programme: 

Monday- SOAS

Tuesday- King's College London

Wednesday- University of Roehampton

Thursday- University of Westminster

Friday- Trip tbc 

Capital L Year 10 Summer School

Date: 
Monday, 18 June, 2018 - 10:00 to Friday, 22 June, 2018 - 15:30
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
London
Location: 
Various London-based Universities

The flagship Capital L Languages Summer Schools will take place from Monday 18th June to Friday 22nd June 2018

This is a unique opportunity for 30 Year 10 students to experience language study at four different universities: King's College London, the University of Westminster, UCL and SOAS. There will also be a day trip in London. Students will experience a multitude of different languages and cultures and get involved in different interactive activities that will encourage students to be creative.

This summer is free of charge. Places will be allocated on the basis of Widening Participation criteria and teacher recommendation. 

The deadline for applications is Friday 4th May 2018

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact routes@soas.ac.uk or by phone on 020 7898 4877. 

Programme: 

Monday 18th June 2018- King's College London

Tuesday 19th June 2018- SOAS

Wednesday 20th June 2018- Trip tbc

Thursday 21st June 2018- UCL

Friday 22nd June 2018- University of Westminster

Attachments: 

Capital L Year 10 Summer Schools

Date: 
Monday, 18 June, 2018 - 10:00 to Friday, 22 June, 2018 - 15:30
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
London
Location: 
Various London-based Universities

The Summer School is a chance for students to experience what language learning is like at university. Students will have the chance to visit different London universities: SOAS, the University of Westminster, UCL and King's College London.

Each day students have the opportunity to try a different language, learn something about different cultures and also take part in activities where they can use their language skills. 

Programme: 

Please come back here for updates. 

Attachments: 

World Book Day

Date: 
Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 11:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
London
Location: 
SOAS, University of London

Come and explore literature from all across the globe!

World Book Day at SOAS encourages Year 8 and 9 students to explore the pleasures of books and literature from different corners of the world.

The day will focus on literary traditions from Africa, South Asia and the Middle East. Students will have the chance to learn more about books from these different regions and get an introduction to a new language.

To register for this event please fill in the form here.

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