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Essay Writing for Film: Pan’s Labyrinth

Date: 
Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 - 13:00 to 16:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

These half-day events are offered in French, German and Spanish, and focus on a popular film studied by A-level students. The workshop will cover structuring an essay, arguing and illustrating a point, focusing on characters, themes and director’s style, building a phrase-bank to discuss films, learning film terminology. This event has a small charge and we are asking for a nominal fee of £10 per pupil to cover some of the costs.

Teachers go free.

Programme: 

Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

 Wednesday 4th March 2020 13:00-16:00

This session will be led by Dr Carmen Herrero

Booking details will be available soon.

Essay Writing for Film: Volver

Date: 
Wednesday, 12 February, 2020 - 13:00 to 16:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

These half-day events are offered in French, German and Spanish, and focus on a popular film studied by A-level students. The workshop will cover structuring an essay, arguing and illustrating a point, focusing on characters, themes and director’s style, building a phrase-bank to discuss films, learning film terminology. This event has a small charge and we are asking for a nominal fee of £10 per pupil to cover some of the costs.

Teachers go free.

Programme: 

Volver (2006)

 Wednesday 12th February 2020 13:00-16:00

This session will be led by a colleague from the University of Lancaster.

Booking details will be available soon.

Essay Writing for Film: Goodbye Lenin

Date: 
Wednesday, 12 February, 2020 - 13:00 to 16:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

These half-day events are offered in French, German and Spanish, and focus on a popular film studied by A-level students. The workshop will cover structuring an essay, arguing and illustrating a point, focusing on characters, themes and director’s style, building a phrase-bank to discuss films, learning film terminology. This event has a small charge and we are asking for a nominal fee of £10 per pupil to cover some of the costs.

Teachers go free.

Programme: 

Goodbye Lenin (2003)

 Wednesday 12th February 2020 13:00-16:00

This session will be led by a colleague from the University of Lancaster

Booking details will be available soon.

Essay Writing for Film: Au Revoir Les Enfants

Date: 
Wednesday, 5 February, 2020 - 13:00 to 16:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

These half-day events are offered in French, German and Spanish, and focus on a popular film studied by A-level students. The workshop will cover structuring an essay, arguing and illustrating a point, focusing on characters, themes and director’s style, building a phrase-bank to discuss films, learning film terminology. This event has a small charge and we are asking for a nominal fee of £10 per pupil to cover some of the costs.

Teachers go free.

Programme: 

Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)

Wednesday 5th February 2020 13:00-16:00

Booking details will be available soon.

Essay Writing for Film: La Haine

Date: 
Wednesday, 15 January, 2020 - 13:00 to 16:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

These half-day events are offered in French, German and Spanish, and focus on a popular film studied by A-level students. The workshop will cover structuring an essay, arguing and illustrating a point, focusing on characters, themes and director’s style, building a phrase-bank to discuss films, learning film terminology. This event has a small charge and we are asking for a nominal fee of £10 per pupil to cover some of the costs.

Teachers go free

Programme: 

La Haine (1995)

Wednesday 15th January 2020 13:00-16:00

Booking details will be available soon.

Essay Writing for Film: Pan’s Labyrinth

Date: 
Wednesday, 8 January, 2020 - 13:00 to 16:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

These half-day events are offered in French, German and Spanish, and focus on a popular film studied by A-level students. The workshop will cover structuring an essay, arguing and illustrating a point, focusing on characters, themes and director’s style, building a phrase-bank to discuss films, learning film terminology. This event has a small charge and we are asking for a nominal fee of £10 per pupil to cover some of the costs.

Teachers go free.

Programme: 

Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

 Wednesday 8th January 2020 13:00-16:00

This session will be led by Dr Carmen Herrero

Booking details will be available soon.

 

Sixth Form Languages Day

Date: 
Tuesday, 29 October, 2019 - 09:00 to 15:15
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

This event offers sessions for Year 12 and Year 13 studying French and/or Spanish. Sessions are taught by expert MMU staff and current students will be on hand to offer support and insight into studying a Languages degree. Please find programme below. It is essential that schools complete a session request form upon booking to ensure we can prepare rooms

Students can attend a mixture of French/Spanish sessions however please let us know in advance via the session request form.

German GCSE Study Morning: Ballon

Date: 
Thursday, 6 February, 2020 - 10:00 to 13:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
HOME, Manchester

Before the screening of Ballon there will be an introduction to the film which will include some political, historical and geographical contextual information. After the film we will talk about some of the key themes of the film (as much of the session as possible will be in German).

Led by Maggie Hoffgen, Freelance Film Lecturer.

Programme: 

One of the most spectacular attempts to cross over from the former Communist East Germany is recalled in Michael Herbig’s immersive drama. During the most tense times of the Cold War, two families hatched an audacious plan; to sneak over to the west in the dead of night in a home-made hot air balloon. They spent months fashioning their patchwork escape balloon in secret, before embarking on their escape attempt at enormous personal and political risk.

https://homemcr.org/event/german-gcse-study-morning-ballon/

Spanish GCSE Study Morning: Rara

Date: 
Tuesday, 4 February, 2020 - 10:00 to 13:00
Region: 
North West
Location: 
HOME, Manchester

This study morning will look at themes including pre-adolescence, friendship, family life, marital separation, sexual diversity and freedom, justice, prejudice and references to the historical background in contemporary Chile.

Carmen Herrero will introduce the film in English providing contextual information and key Spanish vocab. The screening will be followed by language exercises based around the film plus a discussion relating to; the characters of the film; the narrative; intercultural differences; film genre conventions and style.

Led by Carmen Herrero, Head of Spanish at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Programme: 

A coming-of-age story within a non-traditional family, where two sisters live happily with their mother and her female partner. Despite her loving and stable home life, as Sara approaches 13 she is suffering from typical teenage angst – her first crush, the instabilities of playground politics, and a growing desire for independence. Add to this an insidious homophobia from school staff and some other parents, and their domestic harmony starts to come under threat. With its great cinematography, acting and script, there’s a wonderfully natural feel to the film, especially in the love-hate relationship between the young sisters.

You can find out how to book here.

French A Level Study Day (Year 12): Une Saison en France

Date: 
Wednesday, 22 January, 2020 - 10:30 to 15:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
HOME, Manchester

This study day examines the themes of the film (family, migration, social exclusion and solidarity) and how film can raise these important issues within society.

Isabelle Vanderschelden will introduce the film in French. Students will be provided with information about the director, the actors, the social and political context of the film.  The genre conventions used in the film will also be highlighted. A few short exercises will provide key vocabulary. All students receive a workbook which they can keep.

In the afternoon there will be a series of language exercises in French, focusing on the films main characters, plot development and themes. Film genres (such as psychological and social realism) and visual style will also be referenced.

One objective of the day is to enhance the students’ intercultural awareness.

Led by Isabelle Vanderschelden, Head of French and Manchester Metropolitan University.

Programme: 

Cannes Jury Prize winner Mahamat-Saleh Haroun takes a dark yet compassionate look at illegal immigrants struggling in the lower depths of Paris. Far from a picture-postcard journey, the film is something closer to a season in hell – especially for a grieving father whose fate depends on the mercy of the authorities. Yet as tough as it is, Une Saison en France is also warm and subtly heart-breaking, offering a moving vision of life for those stuck in legal and emotional limbo.

You can find out how to book here

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