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Love Languages, Make Music EDL workshop - This event is now full.

Date: 
Wednesday, 25 September, 2013 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
London
Location: 
University of Roehampton

LOVE LANGUAGES, MAKE MUSIC

 

25 September 2013 - 10 am to 3.30 pm

Target audience: years 7 to 10

A day of language and music activities aimed at encouraging students and teachers to use music in the language classroom to develop better listening and speaking skills.

The workshops will be delivered by University of Roehampton's leading academics from the Languages and the Education department.

Preference will be given to local schools.
 

Programme: 

 

                     Draft programme

10.00

Arrival and welcome

10.15

Introducing music in the language classroom

11.00

Musical instrument workshop

12.00

Lunch

12.45

Tour of Roehampton

13.15

Creating music  

14.30

Performance

15.00

Studying at Roehampton -

15.20

Evaluation

15.30

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Learning Spanish with clips: lend your eyes to a friend with ClipFlair

Date: 
Wednesday, 5 June, 2013 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
London
Location: 
Imperial College: Humanities Department, Sherfield Building Level 3, South Kensington Campus

You’ll learn how to describe a video-clip using the ClipFlair Studio platform. You’ll carry out an activity where you’ll be describing the images of a scene using your own voice. Audio description is within the field of audiovisual translation, and is a revoicing technique that aims to help people with visual impairments to understand video scenes. You’ll learn how to use the ClipFlair software platform to audio describe scenes, it’s been specifically designed for students who love learning languages while having fun!

ClipFlair is a European funded project that has a free access platform for foreign language learning.  The team’s currently developing activities whereby the learner is asked to flair a clip, i.e. to add speech or text to the clip. 

What languages will we work with?

The day will be in English and Spanish. The task will involve working from Spanish into English and vice versa. 

Who should attend?

Y8 students and their accompanying teachers will participate in the activity.

 
Programme: 

The programme will run from 10 am to 1 pm.

Languages and Careers Study Day

Date: 
Friday, 26 April, 2013 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
London
Location: 
King’s College London, Strand Campus

Suitable for students in years 10-13

 

This afternoon workshop offers students studying languages to GCSE, AS or A-level (or equivalent) the opportunity to explore the wide range of careers open to those with a degree in languages. Participants will work with academic staff and current undergraduates from the Languages Departments at King’s, as well as with experts from Careers and Employability. There will also be the opportunity to talk to former students, now successful in very different worlds of work, and to gain experience of further study in a subject-specific sample teaching session.

The workshop will be of interest to all those intending to take their study of languages to the next level, and who would like to find out more about why languages graduates have some of the highest employability rates.

 

Organized by the Departments of French, German and Spanish, Latin American and Portuguese Studies.

 

Visit our websites at:

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/french/index.aspx

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/german/index.aspx

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/splas/index.aspx

Chinese and Business Day

Date: 
Friday, 25 January, 2013 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
London
Location: 
Confucius Institute LSE

The Chinese and Business Day aims to highlight the professional benefits of studying languages and encourage young people to continue to study languages at university.

Participants will take part in a Chinese language taster and also on a tour of LSE.

Programme: 

For details about the programme and how to apply please click here.

World Literature Series

Date: 
Thursday, 4 October, 2012 - 00:00 to Friday, 12 July, 2013 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Seminar/Lecture
Region: 
London
Location: 
By request

World Literature Series are one-hour university style lectures aimed at secondary school students. The focus of the seminars is on rendering another voice and worldview found in works written in foreign languages, such as African, Asian, Middle Eastern, European, Oceanian, and American - North and South.

The series provide an excellent opportunity to talk about literature beyond the classroom and expand the students' horizon in terms of ideas and languages that create wonderful and colorful worlds. Within that hour, the speaker typically uses the last ten minutes to discuss studying languages and literature at university.

For more information, you can contact us at routes@soas.ac.uk, or call us on 020 7898 4745.

Sixth Form and FE Colleges Language Ambassadors

Date: 
Thursday, 13 September, 2012 - 00:00 to Wednesday, 1 May, 2013 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Conference
Region: 
London
Location: 
Sixth Form and FE colleges

Are your Y12/13 Language Students keen to spread the word about language learning?

 

Capital L is looking to train FE and 6th form college students to act as language ambassadors following the model used with university students. In this scheme, college students will promote languages at secondary feeder schools, through presentations, mentoring, etc.

Each school or college will appoint an in-house coordinator for the scheme, with training and support provided by Capital L.

If you're a teacher who is interested in inspiring your students to inspire school pupils, please get in touch with us for copies of our recruitment post-card.

If you are a Y12/13 student, please read the Language Ambassador Role Description and fill in the student application form. Both can can be downloaded from the links below. Please let your school/college know you are doing this.

The deadline for student applicationst is 15 October 2012. Please contact routes.admin@soas.ac.uk if you have any questions.

 

Multimodal Language Employabilility Workshop - French in Action: La fête de la musique

Date: 
Friday, 21 June, 2013 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
London
Location: 
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London

Interactive Media and Marketing Workshop

The University of Westminster and the University of London in Paris (ULIP), as part of the Routes into Languages Capital L London Consortium, have put together a special thematic workshop for London school students in Year 12. It will provide speaker/learners of French with an opportunity to engage with university staff, students and the HE environment, as well as giving them a unique chance to put their language skills into action by applying them to an interactive group task in a simulated professional media/marketing context.

Expressions of interest should be made via the link below by 13 May. A full registration form will then be emailed to you. On form should be completed for each student, and completed forms sent to: Saskia Huc-Hepher , by Friday 17 May.

Please note, registrations will only be accepted from schools. If you are a student, please ask your teacher to register your school. A full registration form will then be sent to your school for you to complete. 

 

 

Urdu Immersion Programme

Date: 
Tuesday, 11 June, 2013 - 00:00 to Thursday, 13 June, 2013 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
London
Location: 
School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh St, Russell Square, London
  • The programme will consist of language classes, sessions exploring Urdu in Literature and History/Music and group projects /presentations with student ambassadors.
  • Participants will also receive information about studying languages at university as well as about other language qualifications.  They will work with SOAS student ambassadors throughout the three days, and find out more about higher education.
  • As well as raising the students’ motivation to take GCSE Urdu, the programme will also provide the opportunity for them to improve their Urdu language skills (particularly their written skills).  It will also give these students the opportunity to experience the university environment, and to raise the profile of world languages in general.

 

Please see atatcehd cover letter and student application form.

Turkish Immersion Course

Date: 
Saturday, 5 May, 2012 - 00:00 to Saturday, 19 May, 2012 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
London
Location: 
School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh St, Russell Square, London

The SOAS Turkish GCSE Immersion Programme gives Yr 9 & 10 students who are speakers of Turkish the opportunity to develop their spoken and written skills, in the context of Turkish culture. These all-morning sessions will motivate students to continue and deepen their awareness of Turkish, as well as giving them an insight into university life.

The sessions will take place on the following Saturdays: 5th, 12th, 19th May.

To apply, or for more information, please contact Alicia Gigante at ag58@soas.ac.uk.

LSE German and the Eurozone Crisis Masterclass

Date: 
Monday, 9 July, 2012 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Masterclass
Region: 
London
Location: 
London School of Economics, Houghton St, London

This interactive day-long masterclass for Yr 11-13 students focuses on the timeline of the Eurozone crisis, the role of Germany and the austerity measures it endorses, the Greek bail-out, and the potential consequences to Greece, Spain and the whole Eurozone. It will discuss European policy by examining solutions put forward by Eurozone countries and academic experts in European politics. The masterclass will be followed by a debate.

No previous experience of German is required, both beginners and more advanced speakers of German will take part in German language sessions focusing on the language of international relations.

The masterclass will take place on 2nd July 2012, 10:00-15:30. For more information, please see click here.

To apply for the masterclass, please complete the application form, available at this link, and send to Renata Albuquerque at ra40@soas.ac.uk

Programme: 

Participants will:

• Take-part in a German master-class or taster
• Attend a master-class by a leading academic from LSE Politics Dept
• Discuss the issues explored in groups

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