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HOME Schools and Colleges Programme: Spanish AS Study Day (Wakolda)

Date: 
Tuesday, 1 March, 2016 - 10:30 to 15:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN

Spanish AS Study Day:  Wakolda

Tuesday 1st March 2016, 10.30am – 3pm

Recommended for AS and equivalent level Spanish

£6 per student, free for accompanying teachers

HOME Schools and Colleges Programme is supported by Routes into Languages North West. This is a year-round education programme, which uses film, moving image and contemporary art to enrich students’ learning and bring innovation to the classroom. Throughout the year we have a variety of MFL study sessions specially programmed to support GCSE, AS and A2 students of French, German, Spanish, Arabic and Urdu, all led by native language speakers.

Each study session uses film as an exciting and accessible way to encourage students to use their language skills. Students will enjoy a specially selected film, screened in the target language with English subtitles. Sessions are supported by contextualising introductions, which provide information about the themes and characters of the film along with information about the film's director and place within film history and culture. Following the film, students complete language exercises based on the film using their new vocabulary.

Films are selected to complement GCSE, AS and A2 specifications and provide excellent material for topic-based work and oral exam preparation.

Screening: Wakolda (2013)  12A
Directed by Lucía Puenzo
Patagonia, 1960.

A German doctor meets an Argentinean family and follows them on a long desert road to a small town where the family is starting a new life. Eva, Enzo and their three children welcome the doctor into their home and entrust their young daughter, Lilith to his care, not knowing that they are harbouring one of the most dangerous criminals in the world.

This AS study day will be focused on the film Wakolda  and its main features. Carmen Herrero will introduce the film in Spanish, providing relevant historical and contextual information as well as key vocabulary to understand some of the key aspects of the film. The screening will be followed after lunch by a series of language exercises in Spanish based on the film, its characters, settings and contexts. Themes discussed during the session will include adolescence, family and social relationships, work and study life, nazism and Argentine history. This session will guide students on how meanings are generated by film through genre conventions, narrative constructions, cinematography, mise-en-scène, editing and sound; and the way the above contribute to the representation of Argentine culture and society in film. 
 

Led by Carmen Herrero, Head of Spanish at Manchester Metropolitan University and director of FILTA (Film in Language Teaching Associaton)

- See more at: http://homemcr.org/event/spanish-study-day/#sthash.hQWjdMsB.dpuf

 

Booking information: 

Book through the HOME Box Office 0161 200 1500

CPD Workshop - Using Corpora in Language Teaching

Date: 
Thursday, 5 December, 2013 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

Thursday, 5th December 2013, 4.30-8.00pm, FREE

Using Corpora in Language Teaching - Developing Corpus based materials for the classroom.

In recent years, language corpora have provided invaluable insight to develop materials for language classrooms. Language corpus, often defined as a collection of electronic authentic language data, enables language teachers to investigate the patterns of language in use, with the assistance of computer software. Exploring corpora with learners can help them to develop their digital literacy skills and become more autonomous in their learning of language.

We will introduce participants to the basic principles of corpus analysis, and how these can be used in the language classroom. Teachers will be given the opportunity to use their students’ or any other materials to build their own corpus, and to use this data to develop classroom materials for their specific learners.

(In our workshops we will be using the freely available (Mac/PC) software AntConc)

 

Programme: 

4.30 - 5pm Registration, Tea and Coffee

5.00 - 5.45 Welcome and introduction to corpus approach in language classrooms

5.45 - 6.30 Workshop 1: Building a pedagogic corpus.

6.30 - 6.45 Coffee break

6.45 - 7.30 Workshop 2: Developing classroom activities using corpus data

7.30 - 8pm Feedback and closing

 

To book: please complete and return the booking form below.

Language Enrichment Event (University of Lancaster)

Date: 
Thursday, 9 January, 2014 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
University of Lancaster

The ever popular Language Enrichment Events are back for winter 2013-2014. Aimed at year 8 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.

Cost per pupil: £4 / Free for Widening Participation (WP) schools.

The events are only open to schools where languages are not compulsory. Priority will be given to schools who have not attended a LEE in previous years.

Programme: 

Sample Programme:

10.30-10.45 Arrival and registration
10.45-11.15 Why Study Languages? Presentation
11.20-12.20 Language Tasters / Cultural sessions
12.25-13.15 Lunch
13.15-14.15 Language Tasters / Cultural sessions
14.15-14.30 Farewell & Evaluation

 

To book: please complete and return the booking form below.

Language Enrichment Event (University of Manchester)

Date: 
Friday, 10 January, 2014 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
University of Manchester

The ever popular Language Enrichment Events are back for winter 2013/2014. Aimed at year 8 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.

Cost per pupil: £4 / Free for Widening Participation (WP) schools.

The events are only open to schools where languages are not compulsory. Priority will be given to schools who have not attended a LEE in previous years.

Programme: 

Sample Programme:

10.30-10.45 Arrival and registration
10.45-11.15 Why Study Languages? Presentation
11.20-12.20 Language Tasters / Cultural sessions
12.25-13.15 Lunch
13.15-14.15 Language Tasters / Cultural sessions
14.15-14.30 Farewell & Evaluation

 

To book: please complete and return the booking form below.

Language Enrichment Event (UCLAN)

Date: 
Wednesday, 8 January, 2014 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
University of Central Lancashire

The ever popular Language Enrichment Events are back for winter 2013/2014. Aimed at year 8 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.

Cost per pupil: £4 / Free for Widening Participation (WP) schools.

The events are only open to schools where languages are not compulsory. Priority will be given to schools who have not attended a LEE in previous years.

Programme: 

Sample Programme:

10.30-10.45 Arrival and registration
10.45-11.15 Why Study Languages? Presentation
11.20-12.20 Language Tasters / Cultural sessions
12.25-13.15 Lunch
13.15-14.15 Language Tasters / Cultural sessions
14.15-14.30 Farewell & Evaluation

 

To book: please complete and return the booking form below.

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