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International Conference: “New Approaches to Transmedia and Language Pedagogy

Date: 
Thursday, 27 June, 2019 - 09:30 to Friday, 28 June, 2019 - 19:30
Event Type: 
Conference
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester

We have a selection of papers on learning platforms, film, audiovisual translation, storytelling, digital literacy, social media, apps, augmented reality, participatory arts, and memory. The keynotes will engage with e-literature and war within the context of digital literacies and storytelling. There will be a networking session and two workshops on the use of video games and short films in the language classroom. Our dinner will be held at El Rincón de Rafa, a typical Spanish tapas restaurant in the heart of the city of Manchester, and we will also hold a closing event and drinks reception at the Instituto Cervantes Manchester. Come and join us!

Programme: 

You can view more information and details on how to register here.

Dealing with new GCSE and A-Level Urdu Specification

Date: 
Thursday, 18 July, 2019 - 09:00 to 15:00
Event Type: 
Conference
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Abraham Moss Community School Hall

A unique opportunity for Urdu Language teachers to know about the New GCSE and A Level Urdu specification with the help of specimen papers and information available on exam board websites and the documents available in public domain

Aims and Objectives

•Understanding of key skills needed for GCSE and A level

•Deliver speaking test for GCSE

•Understanding the skills required for writing

•Taking help from headings, statements and key words for reading test

•Understanding questions and emotions to tackle listening

•Entering students for Higher or Foundation and why?

•Understanding text, films and research based questions for A level

•Understanding A level themes

•Developing skills for A level translation

You can book your free place here:

http://www.abrahammoss.manchester.sch.uk/index.phtml?d=631679

or email m.safraz@abrahammoss.manchester.sch.uk

 

Programme: 

Time

Session

Speakers

09:00-

09:30:

 

Welcome registration, Introduction, tea and coffee

Head teacher/Assistant head teacher/Abraham Moss Community School

09:30-

10:00:

 

Speed dating

H.Issa

Abraham Moss Community School

10:00-

10:30:

 

Use of data in planning lessons and differentiation.

Raza Hussain

Beckfoot Upper Heaton School Bradford.

10:30-

11:00:

Reading strategies and writing aspects of Urdu language.

 

Abdul Musaib

Oasis Academy Lister Park Bradford

11:00-

11:15:

 

Break

11:15-

12:00:

 

Urdu drama in language teaching.

Basir Sultan Kazmi, MBE

Urdu writer & Poet

12:45-

13:15:

Maximizing your pupils listening

M.Sarfraz

Abraham Moss Community School

 

13:15-

14:00:

 

Lunch and prayer time

14:00-

14:30:

 

Understanding of A level themes and (SAM)sample assessment material.

Masood Hashmi

Parrs Wood High School

14:30-

14:45:

Importance of Urdu language in 21st century.

Consul General of Pakistan: Mr Muhammad Aamar Aftab Qureshi

Community Welfare Attaché:

Mrs. Fizzah Niazi

14:45-

15:00:

Presentation of certificates, goody bags

An exploration of the representation of immigrant women in a sample from the Spanish press

Date: 
Monday, 13 May, 2019 - 16:00 to 17:00
Event Type: 
Talk
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University, Geoffrey Manton Building

María Martínez Lirola

University of Alicante and Research Fellow, Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, University of South Africa (UNISA)

The number of women who have immigrated to Spain in order to find a better life has increased in the last years. However, very few pieces of news pay attention to the reasons why they emigrate. A corpus of 30 pieces of news related to immigrant women was collected from February 2012 to December 2014 from the digital version of the main Spanish newspapers: El País, El Mundo and ABC. The main hypotheses in this research are the following:  immigrant women are not very visible in the Spanish press; they are represented mainly as vulnerable and victims and they are normally connected to social problems. In order to confirm or to deny the said hypothesis, this paper used critical discourse analysis, including visual grammar, to analyse the main topics of the pieces of news dealing with immigrant women and the main linguistic and visual characteristics used to describe them.

María Martínez Lirola is a Senior Lecturer of the Department of English at the University of Alicante, Spain and Research Fellow at the University of South Africa (UNISA). Her main areas of research are Critical Discourse Analysis, Systemic Functional Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. She has published more than 80 papers and seven books, such as Main Processes of Thematization and Postponement in English (Peter Lang, 2009). She has been a visiting scholar in different universities,  and has presented papers in international congresses all over the world.

Programme: 

Date: May 13th 2019

Time: 16:00-17:00

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University, Geoffrey Manton Building, Lecture Theatre 4

For further information, please contact Carmen Herrero (c.herrero@mmu.ac.uk)

Beyond Babel Multilingual Film Festival

Date: 
Tuesday, 7 May, 2019 - 18:00 to Tuesday, 14 May, 2019 - 20:30
Event Type: 
Other
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester

Alluding to the Bible story of The Tower of Babel and the curse of diversity of tongues, Beyond Babel is a film festival that aims to celebrate multilingual life, showcase a wide range of films, share discussions on film aesthetics, and broaden the visibility of multilingual communities on screen. Planned by the FLAME research group at Manchester Metropolitan University, the 5th edition of Beyond Babel remains true to its core values: embrace the beauty of multilingualism; showcase transnational film productions from different regions of the world; curate multilingual films which connect with the personal, the local, and the global and can open conversation across cultures. This year’s programme will bring together four afternoons of screenings, with film introductions and Q&A sessions. It explores a wide range of themes: cultural differences, multilingualism, homeland, education, gender and sexuality, global citizenship, mobility, immigration, integration and identity. The festival aims to engage, inspire, connect and celebrate the culturally diverse communities of Manchester.

Programme: 

 

Call Me By Your Name (dir. Lica Guadagnino / Year: 2017 / Runtime: 132 minutes / Certificate: 15)

Introduced by Nicoletta DiCiolla – (English and Italian) 

Date: Tuesday 7th May 2019

Tickets: Free - Available on Eventbrite

 

Júlia Ist (dir. Elena Martín / Year: 2017 / Runtime: 90 minutes)

Introduced by Marta Suarez (Spanish, Catalan, German and English) 

Date: Wednesday 8th May 2019

Tickets: Free - Available on Eventbrite

 

Double Screening: Unity and Community and No Cow on the Ice 

Introduced by Simona Manni (University of York) and Carmen Herrero (with a short video presentation by the director) (Swedish, Galician, English, Spanish)

Date: Monday 13th May 2019

Tickets: Free - Available on Eventbrite

 

La fille de Keltoum (dir. Mehdi Charef / Year: 2001 / Runtime: 106 minutes)

Introduced by Isabelle Vanderschleden (French, Arabic) 

Date: Tuesday 14th May 2019

Tickets: Free - Available on Eventbrite

Language Enrichment Event

Date: 
Thursday, 18 April, 2019 - 09:30
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University
The event is aimed at year 8 and 9 pupils, the events are designed to motivate language learners and encourage them to carry on with their languages to GCSE level. Our research shows that the events improve uptake at GCSE by 24%. The events use language tasters and cultural activities in less widely taught languages to encourage the learning of languages generally.
 
 
Programme: 
The event will take place on May 10th, 10:00-14:15
 
Please use this link to book places (a maximum of 30 pupil places per school)
 
 
For any queries, please contact Robert at routes@mmu.ac.uk
 
 

Symposium on Transmedia Theory and Practice in Language Learning and Teaching

Date: 
Friday, 26 April, 2019 - 09:30 to 15:45
Event Type: 
Conference
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University, Geoffrey Manton building

This one-day symposium addresses research in the areas of Transmedia, Digital Media, Languages and Pedagogy. We have invited five leading academics to present their research in 40-minute presentations followed by 15-20 minutes of Q&A. With the support of the AHRC OWRI Cross-Language Dynamics.

 

TIMES

SPEAKER / EVENT

PAPER TITLE

09:30

10:00

Registration

10:00

10:15

Welcome

10:15

11:15

Dr Paul Wake and Dr Sam Illingworth (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Talking a good game: Using games to teach English as a foreign language

[10 minute break]

11:25

12:25

Liz Cable (Leeds Trinity University)

The Locked Box and other stories: using escape games for learning and assessment

 

12:30

1:30

Lunch

1:30

2:30

Professor Nicola Whitton (Durham University)

The Great Escape: Learning through Collaborative Game Design

 

[10 minute break]

2:40

3:40

Paul Spence (King’s College London)

Bridges and chasms: on the relationship between (modern foreign) languages and the digital humanities

3:45

 

Close

Programme: 

Friday 26th April 2019, Manchester Metropolitan University, Geoffrey Manton building, LT3

£15 registration (£10 Postgraduates), includes refreshments and lunch

You can purchase tickets here:

https://buyonline.mmu.ac.uk/short-courses/flame/symposium/symposium-transmedia-theory-and-practice-in-language-learning-and-teaching

Upcoming poetry CPD Days

Region: 
North West

Manchester Metropolitan has some very exciting CPD events coming up for teachers to support teaching poetry in the modern classroom! This will be a great opportunity for schools to gain ideas and resources in order to allow your pupils to celebrate poetry. Please see details below.

Poetry in the Classroom CPD Event

When: Thursday 9th May, 5.30pm-7.30pm

Where: Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University

This event is part of a year-long project, leading to the opening of the Manchester Poetry Library in Spring 2020. We are looking to celebrate the best of what is going on in Manchester schools and also to support schools, whatever the levels of confidence or engagement, in accessing support and information about projects and events. This is an opportunity for teachers and librarians to get some practical ideas and resources that will help celebrate poetry in your school. There will be information, an opportunity to sign up to showcase work already going on in your school, opportunities to request a poet visit and information about other events. We want to respond to your needs, so the programme of activity on the night will be shaped according to your responses when you register.

You can book for free here.

Partnership working and poetry showcase (featuring Imtiaz Dharker)

When: Thursday June 27th, 5pm-7.30pm

Where: Brooks Building, Manchester Metropolitan University

Teachers of all Key Stages, are invited to this networking event to find out how the city’s cultural organisations can support creative learning across all curriculum areas. A one-stop shop for anyone planning next year’s teaching and wanting to find out how to tie into established education programmes and projects.

Organisations including Museums, Galleries, Libraries and Theatres from across the city will showcase their education offers along with representatives from other poetry, arts and educational organisations who want to support your creative teaching.

Drop in, share a glass of something cold and find out what other teachers have been up to all year. Part of a year of talking about and writing poetry in the classroom, run by the Manchester Writing School, this event will also feature an exhibition and presentations that showcase successful poetry projects and best practice in local schools. You will leave with a bag-full of ideas, resources and opportunities to get involved over the coming academic year.

A great way to end the school year and set you up raring to go for the next. Don’t miss it.

You can book for free here.

For more information about either event or any further queries, you can email Kaye Tew at k.tew@mmu.ac.uk

 

 

Partnership working and poetry showcase (featuring Imtiaz Dharker)

Date: 
Thursday, 27 June, 2019 - 17:00 to 19:30
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Brooks Building, Manchester Metropolitan University

Teachers of all Key Stages, are invited to this networking event to find out how the city’s cultural organisations can support creative learning across all curriculum areas. A one-stop shop for anyone planning next year’s teaching and wanting to find out how to tie into established education programmes and projects.

Organisations including Museums, Galleries, Libraries and Theatres from across the city will showcase their education offers along with representatives from other poetry, arts and educational organisations who want to support your creative teaching.

Drop in, share a glass of something cold and find out what other teachers have been up to all year. Part of a year of talking about and writing poetry in the classroom, run by the Manchester Writing School, this event will also feature an exhibition and presentations that showcase successful poetry projects and best practice in local schools. You will leave with a bag-full of ideas, resources and opportunities to get involved over the coming academic year.

A great way to end the school year and set you up raring to go for the next. Don’t miss it.

Programme: 

Partnership Networking and Poetry Showcase: a one-stop shop for teachers wanting to creatively enhance teaching in the next academic year with keynote by GCSE poet Imtiaz Dharker.

Suitable for: teachers, librarians and other educations (Early Years through to KS4)

Free refreshments provided.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Please book for free here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/partnership-working-and-poetry-showcase-featuring-imtiaz-dharker-tickets-59760550415

For further information or any queries, please email Kaye Tew at k.tew@mmu.ac.uk

Poetry in the Classroom CPD Event

Date: 
Thursday, 9 May, 2019 - 17:30 to 19:30
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University

This event is part of a year-long project, leading to the opening of the Manchester Poetry Library in Spring 2020. We are looking to celebrate the best of what is going on in Manchester schools and also to support schools, whatever the levels of confidence or engagement, in accessing support and information about projects and events. This is an opportunity for teachers and librarians to get some practical ideas and resources that will help celebrate poetry in your school. There will be information, an opportunity to sign up to showcase work already going on in your school, opportunities to request a poet visit and information about other events. We want to respond to your needs, so the programme of activity on the night will be shaped according to your responses when you register.

Programme: 

9th May – Thursday 5.30pm-7.30pm

Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University

Suitable for: teachers, librarians and other educators – all Key Stages

You can book for free here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poetry-in-the-classroom-cpd-for-teachers-tickets-59759295662

For further information or any queries please email Kaye Tew at Or email k.tew@mmu.ac.uk

Urdu Language Teacher Event

Date: 
Saturday, 19 January, 2019 - 09:00 to 15:30
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Jack Hunt School

Jack Hunt School will be hosting an event for Urdu language teachers around how to deliver the new GCSE and A-Level Urdu courses on 19 January 2019. This course will cover a range of themes to help deliver the new courses, provide useful resources and have a special guest alongside some presentations. This is a unique opportunity for Urdu Language teachers to learn about the new Urdu study specifications with the help of specimen papers and information that will be made available.

Programme: 

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