Using the ATLAS website, which provides links to a range of language taster classes and information on languages and employment, students complete two quizzes, encouraging interest in a culture or
Enfield Thinks is a pop-pup learning shop in Enfield town running from 7th April – 27th June 2015. The idea behind the pop-up, is to promote education to all and “Educate and entertain, whilst raising aspirations and broadening horizons”
Please see the website for more information: http://www.enfieldthinks.co.uk/
Birkbeck FREE MFL Easter revision school
Birkbeck is launching the whole pop-up learning shop, delivering GCSE and AS Level MFL revision. Please click on the link to see the schedule and sign up, it is run on a first come, first served basis: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/enfieldthinks-7941426561
Our academics are providing a concentrated programme of activities and learning to take place in a distraction-free and supportive environment. The sessions will involve re-emphasising the exam skills, grammar knowledge and tips that you as their teachers and school have been sharing with them over the course of the year.
The overarching aims of the session, is to support the good work put in place by the students’ teachers and build upon their existing skills to boost their knowledge and confidence in the run-up to their exams.
Each day from 10.00 – 15.00, over the two weeks will focus on a different Language:
Week 1 of Easter holidays: GCSE
Week 2 of Easter holidays: AS Level
- Tuesday : French
- Wednesday: German
- Thursday: Spanish
You can sign up your students here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/enfieldthinks-7941426561
FREE GCSE Japanese and Portuguese revision
In addition to the NC MFL subjects, we are also providing GCSE revision for Portuguese and Japanese. These sessions are designed for ALL students preparing for their GCSE exam in these languages.
The sessions are designed as standalone classes evening classes 15.00 – 18.00, therefore, you can attend one or all and not have missed out. Over the course of the two weeks the languages will be in the following days:
- Tuesday and Wednesday: Japanese
- Thursday and Friday: Portuguese
Venue and timings
- Unit 3, Burleigh Way (click here for a map)
- All the classes and tasters are over the Easter holidays:
- The MFL Easter revision: 10.00 – 15.00
- Evening taster classes: 15.00 – 18.00
Easter Holidays: 06/04/15 – 17/04/15
07/04/15 – 10/04/15 – GCSE French, German and Spanish
13/04/15 – 17/04/15 – AS Level French German and Spanish
Evenings within these two weeks – Japanese and Portuguese
FREE! No cost for the student, school or college
But students must sign up in order to secure a place, and it is run on a first come first served basis: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/enfieldthinks-7941426561
The University of Westminster is offering workshops in French, German and Spanish (see specific programmes), focusing on a variety of activities. Delivered by native speakers, the workshops are aimed at improving your language skills. Each language will have its own three-day workshop, comprising 15 hours of teaching. Separate A2 and AS groups are available for all languages.
The fee per three-day workshop is £50 (this covers all three days; please note that you
cannot book individual days).
Application deadline 2nd March 2015. For more details, please see the booklet attached.
Capital L Languages Challenge
The Challenges aim to:
- Provide students with opportunities to actively engage with languages
- Encourage independent study skills
- Raise the profile of all languages
The Challenges can be completed in any language other than English.
It is targeted at Years, 8, 9 and 10.
After tasks are completed, students should complete the entry form which involves thinking about the skills and knowledge they have used and developed to complete each task.
The deadline for submitting entries is 1 May 2016.
To download a copy of the Teacher's Information Sheet, click here.
To register to take part and to receive copies of the poster and Students's sheets, please go to: http://goo.gl/forms/jN6C2iiDyO
The European Film Day will bring contemporary, original version European films to a wider, younger audience.
The event, to be held at UCL on 3rd February 2011, is aimed at secondary school students and teachers, with film screenings and activities for Yr 10-12. Please note that there will no longer be activities for younger age groups.
- 10am: Pan’s Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno, Guillermo del Toro, 2006), Spanish (Year 10-12)
- 1pm: The Wave (Die Welle, Dennis Gansel, 2008), German (Year 10-12)
- 6pm The Class (Entre le Murs, Laurent Cantet, 2008), French (Year 12-13 and wider audience)
Please see this poster for details of the programme.
To register, please go to: http://european-film-day.eventbrite.co.uk/
Westminster’s Language Immersion Saturdays have been designed to help GCSE students develop their language skills and gain more practical expertise. The languages covered are French, German, and Spanish. In each language, we are offering two back-to-back (ie repeat) workshops, giving students learning two languages the option of booking a workshop for both.
Each workshop is offered over two half days (Saturdays: 10.00am – 2.30pm), focusing on a mixture of listening, speaking, reading and writing activities.
The workshops look at common grammar points, vocabulary expansion and practical language use, such as role plays, comprehension tasks or writing in context.
These events are hands-on sessions, giving students an opportunity to work with languages in real-life situations
and practise key skills.
Each two-day workshop costs £30 and comprises 2x4 hours of teaching time.
Dates: 23 Feb, 2 March, 9 March, 16 March.
Registration for this activity will open in January.
Capital L has a team of trained language ambassadors available to deliver presentations at your school/college. The presentations focus on the progression routes for pupils in years 7 to 13 who are considering what options to take on at the next stage of their studies. Presentations focus on the benefits of studying a language and different learning skills for language students. Ambassadors may also be able to deliver presentations on the professional benefits of language acquisition on career days, option evenings and similar events.
For more information contact us via email or register using the link below.
Please note that in the case of no-shows or late cancellations, we reserve the right to invoice your school for the costs we have incurred.
Due to funding restrictions, we are now obliged to charge schools that have less than 15% free school meals a small fee to cover the costs of some of our activities. Please get in touch with us for more information.
A Level Language Workshops at the University of Westminster have successfully run for a number of years. They are taught by experienced native speakers and focus on improving essential skills (speaking, grammar and writing). Our workshops are not syllabus revision classes, but hope to increase your fluency, accuracy, confidence and learning skills.
We are offering workshops in French, German, and Spanish (see specific programmes) from 10-13 April 2012.
The courses are free of charge - but in order to reserve a place, you will be asked to send a refundable deposit. The cheque will be returned to you on completion of the course.
Registration for this activity will open in January 2012.
King' College will be carrying out their Languages and Careers taster afternoon on Thursday 3rd July. This event was run very successfully last year so we are making available 100 places for year 9 & 10 pupils from London state schools. The day is a chance for pupils to get a taste of language study at a top university as well as an opportunity to meet current students and alumni to find out where taking languages further could lead. There will be workshops in German, Portuguese, Spanish and French with sessions for complete beginners and those with language experience.
The proposed timetable is below:
1.30-2pm Arrival and Welcome
2-3pm Networking session with students and alumni
3-4pm Sample teaching sessions in French, Spanish, German or Portuguese
4-4.30pm Panel session and close