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Arabic GCSE, AS and A2 Study Day: Speed Sisters

Date: 
Wednesday, 25 September, 2019 - 13:15
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

Students will be introduced to contemporary Arabic cinema through a screening of Speed Sisters.

Salwa Mohamed will introduce the film, provide contextual information and key words. The film will help learners to explore a range of topics related to Arabic language and culture. The day will nurture a positive attitude towards learning Arabic.

This will be followed by a series of Arabic GCSE and A level language exercises based on the film’s main characters, events and themes. Study session activities will be in Arabic.

Led by Salwa Mohamed, Associate Lecturer of Arabic, Manchester Metropolitan University

Programme: 

This documentary follows the first all-female racing car team in the Middle East. Making waves in this male dominated scene, we find out about the five women’s lives both on and off the track.

You can find details of how to book here.

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

You can book here:

https://buyonline.mmu.ac.uk/product-catalogue/events/outreach-and-enrichment/essay-writing-for-film-workshops-2020

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.

You can book here:

https://buyonline.mmu.ac.uk/product-catalogue/events/outreach-and-enrichment/essay-writing-for-film-workshops-2020

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

You can book here:

https://buyonline.mmu.ac.uk/product-catalogue/events/outreach-and-enrichment/essay-writing-for-film-workshops-2020

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

You can book here:

https://buyonline.mmu.ac.uk/product-catalogue/events/outreach-and-enrichment/essay-writing-for-film-workshops-2020

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

You can book here:

https://buyonline.mmu.ac.uk/product-catalogue/events/outreach-and-enrichment/essay-writing-for-film-workshops-2020

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

You can book here:

https://buyonline.mmu.ac.uk/product-catalogue/events/outreach-and-enrichment/essay-writing-for-film-workshops-2020

 

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. Please don't send session request forms until you have purchased places.

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.

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