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Projector: Spanish AS/A2 Study Day (Familia Rodante)

Date: 
Thursday, 20 March, 2014 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Conference
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Cornerhouse, Manchester

AS/A2 Study Day: Familia Rodante

20th March 2014 10:30 - 15:00

Recommended for AS, A2 and equivalent level Spanish

£5 per student, 299 places

Projector is a collaboration project between Routes NW & Cornerhouse Manchester. 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 and Urdu, all led by native language speakers.

Each of our study sessions use 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.

 

Programme: 

Topics to be covered: Argentina; family relationships; memory; love; Argentinean society; road movies.

Led by Carmen Herrero, Head of Spanish at Manchester Metropolitan University and Ana Valbuena, Spanish Language Tutor at the Instituto Cervantes.

Screening: Familia rodante (Rolling Family) (15)
Dir Pablo Trapero / AR 2004 / 104 mins / Spanish wEngST
Graciana Chironi, Lilana Capurro, Ruth Dobel

We’re pleased to present this special screening of Familia rodante following its great popularity at Cornerhouse, where it last screened in 2006. 84-year-old Emilia’s been invited to her niece’s wedding. So she convinces the 12 members of her family to come along – travelling thousands of miles across Argentina, crammed in a decrepit camper van. Cue comic chaos in this family drama-meets-road movie.

Projector: Spanish AS/A2 Study Day: La Jaula de Oro

Date: 
Thursday, 13 March, 2014 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Cornerhouse, Manchester

AS/A2 Study Day: La Jaula de Oro

13th March 2014 10:30 - 15:00

Recommended for AS, A2 and equivalent level Spanish

£5 per student, 299 places

Projector is a collaboration project between Routes NW & Cornerhouse Manchester. 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 and Urdu, all led by native language speakers.

Each of our study sessions use 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.

To book contact the Projector Booking Team at Box Office on 0161 200 1500 between 12:00 – 18:00, Mon – Fri.

 

Programme: 

Part of ¡Viva! 20th Spanish and Latin American Film Festival, Projector 2013/2014

Topics to be covered: Teenagers; crossing borders; migration; social, national and racial barriers; identity; personal relationships; Central America/ Mexico/USA; journeys.

Led by Carmen Herrero, Head of Spanish at Manchester Metropolitan University and Ana Valbuena, Spanish Language Tutor at the Instituto Cervantes.

Screening: La Jaula de Oro (The Golden Dream) (15)
Dir Diego Quemada-Díez / MX ES 2013 / 110 mins / Spanish wEngST
Brandon López, Rodolfo Domínguez, Karen Martínez, Carlos Chajon

This engaging drama tells the tragic tale of a group of teenagers who flee Guatemala through Mexico in pursuit of the American Dream. Racial tensions come to the fore when Chauk (Domínguez), a Tzotzil Indian who is also trying to cross the border, joins the group. Along the way the teenagers are tested by traumatic encounters, and before long they form an unshakable bond.

With thanks to Peccadillo Pictures.

Career prospects for language graduates – insights from the world of translation & interpreting

Date: 
Wednesday, 5 March, 2014 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
University of Central Lancashire Harrington Building, HA Lecture Theatre Preston, PR1 2HE
Get informed by professionals from the European Parliament, the European Commission,
the International Criminal Court (ICC), GCHQ, interpreting and translation agencies.
CV clinic – find out what it is you need to approach local and international organisations for
employment in your specialist language skills.
Network and enhance your career prospects – meet some of your future employers.
Programme: 
1.30pm - 1.45pm Arrival and Registration
1.45pm - 2.10pm Life as an EU interpreter. Helen Campbell (Director of the
National Network for Interpreting)
2.10pm - 2.45pm The translation industry and insights from an
established business. Graham Paton (Owner of Linguassist)
2.35pm - 3.00pm Insights from The Government Communications
Headquarters (GCHQ)
3.00pm - 3.30pm Q & A Session
3.30pm - 3.45pm Short break
3.45pm - 4.10pm My career route and what a job at the International
Criminal Court (ICC) involves. Cherina H. Blackburne
(Associate English Translator, ICC, The Hague)
4.10pm - 4.35pm Translating for the European Union. Internship
opportunities at the European Commission and
European Parliament. Kent Johansson (Directorate-General
for Translation, European Parliament & Chair of IMLADP
Universities Contact Group)
4.35pm - 5.00pm Lifeline
5.00pm - 5.30pm Q & A Session
5.30pm - 6.00pm Networking session with alumni professionals
 

Language Enrichment Event (University of Liverpool) (Year 8)

Date: 
Wednesday, 29 January, 2014 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
University of Liverpool

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

Be inspired: Study Abroad event

Date: 
Wednesday, 27 November, 2013 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Seminar/Lecture
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

Be inspired: Study Abroad event

Wednesday 27th November 2013 1pm – 4.30pm

Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University

Open to 1st year students across all disciplines

 

The Be Inspired: Study Abroad Event is designed to provide students with the inspiration, information and support they need to go out and study or volunteer abroad.

An exchange programme is one of the greatest opportunities at university and our aim is to make our students see how it can benefit them. Students will discover what exchange programmes are available to them, how to apply, what financial support they could be entitled to, but most importantly, how the experience can change their lives.

There will be guest speakers from a range of different backgrounds who all have one thing in common: the year abroad. These speakers have partaken in the year abroad during university, and proceeded to utilize the skills and experience they gained to reach their current positions in their desired careers. There will also be representatives from volunteering organizations SKIP and KAYA to talk about volunteering opportunities that are available to students, should they wish to partake in a different type of experience abroad. At the end of the talk there will be a panel question and answer session where students have the opportunity to ask all speakers any questions and obtain further information.

Following the talk, there will be an information fair with refreshments where students have the opportunity to find out any further information about the different countries available to them, and talk to Erasmus and World Wide Exchange students who are currently studying at MMU on their exchange. We feel that this is a fantastic way for students to find out exactly what a study abroad experience can be like!

The benefits of attending the event are simple – students will discover opportunities that they might not have known were available to them. They will receive specific information about the going abroad process, as well as inspirational stories of how studying abroad has affected the lives of so many others. It is commonly mistaken that only students studying a language at university can go and study abroad, and we are here to show students that this is not always the case. Everyone who attends will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher, which will be drawn on the day!   

 

Guest Speakers:

Sharon Handley:  Dean/Pro-Vice Chancellor of Humanities, Languages & Social Science

Lizzie Fane:  “ThirdYearAbroad.com” creator
                       Academic Associate of the Higher Education Academy
                       Communications Advisor for “Speak to the Future”

Helen Jones:  Bentley Motors

Tomoko Endersby:  MMUI – International Exchange/Study Abroad Manager

Andy McShane:  MMUI – Administrator for International Exchanges/Study Abroad

Megan Smith:  MMU Study Abroad Alumni graduate of Spanish & Teaching English as a Foreign Language

John Singh-Green:  MMU Study Abroad Alumni graduate of Public Services.  

SKIP volunteering

KAYA volunteering

Programme: 

1.00pm- Registration

1.30pm- Formal welcome by Sharon Handley- Dean and Pro- Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science

1.40pm- Guest Speaker Lizzie Fane- Founder of “ThirdYearAbroad.com” a hugely successful website for students studying abroad, Academic Associate of the Higher Education Academy and Communications Advisor for “Speak to the Future”

2.10pm- Guest Speaker Helen Jones -Branded Goods & Licensing Graduate at Bentley Motors Ltd

2.25pm- MMU Graduates- Megan Smith (International Student Experience Intern at MMU) and John Singh- Green (International Strategy Intern at MMU)

2.35pm- MMU International

3.00pm- Volunteering opportunities- Stella Bullo (SKIP) and KAYA rep (KAYA)

3.10pm- Panel question and answer session followed by prize winner announcement

3.30pm- Information Fair and Refreshments in Atrium

4.30pm- Event close

 

To register for this event, please go to https://studyabroadhlss.eventbrite.co.uk.

 

French Essay Writing for Film - La Haine (Year 13)

Date: 
Wednesday, 22 January, 2014 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

Wednesday, 22nd January 2014 - 1.00-4.00 pm - French Essay Writing for Film (La Haine)

These half-day events are offered in French, Spanish, German and Italian, and will focus on a popular film studied by A2 students. The workshop will include the following elements: 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 charge of £5 per pupil to cover some of the costs.

Funded by Routes into Languages.

Please note that this is a repeat of the workshop held on 28th November 2013.

Programme: 

12.50-13.00 Registration

13.00 - 13.50 How to write an essay on film

13.50 - 14.00 Break

14.00 - 14.40 Analysing a character

14.40 - 15.10 Analysis of a key theme

15.10 - 15.50 Analysis of the director’s style and techniques

15.50 - 16.00 Conclusion and questions

 

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

 

Creative Subtitling INSET

Date: 
Tuesday, 12 November, 2013 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

‘Creative subtitling’

12th November 2013 5-7pm

A two-hour workshop for language teachers encompassing software training in Windows Movie Maker and communicative activities for using subtitles in the language classroom to teach the different language skills to learners of different levels of proficiency.

Creating subtitles provides a unique and motivating opportunity for our learners to develop their language skills. During this workshop participants will be trained in using subtitling software, and we will discuss activities for all levels of proficiency to develop different language skills.

During the session participants will have the opportunity to create their own subtitles. Sample clips will be provided in different languages, but participants can bring along their own film clips to create ready-to-use materials for their specific learners.

Windows Movie Maker will be used throughout the session, as most of our learners will have access to the software at home and in school.

 

 

Spelling Bee NW Regional Final

Date: 
Wednesday, 19 March, 2014 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Competition
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

Winners of the school-wide Spelling Bee competitions for Year 7 will join us for the Regional Spelling Bee Final on Wednesday, 19th March 2014, from 2.30-6.00pm.

The competition will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University and will see the region's top spellers in French, German and Spanish competing for a place in the National Final, which will be held in July 2014 (Further details will be available shortly).

Winners will be presented with trophies, with certificates for the runners up.

Programme: 

2.30 – 3.00pm: Arrival and Registration, Geoffrey Manton Building

3.00 – 4.00pm: Round One (Part A)

4.00 – 4.45pm: Round One (part B) / Cultural Workshops (e.g. Chinese paper-folding)

4.45 – 5.00pm: Break and refreshments

5.00 – 5.10pm: Address from Dr Sharon Handley / Yasmin Hussain, Routes into Languages North West

5.10 – 5.45pm – Round Two

5.45 – 6.00pm: Prize-giving and Close

 

For further information, please visit the Spelling Bee website http://www.flsb.co.uk/  or contact routes@mmu.ac.uk.

For a slideshow of the 2013 Regional Final, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8RAsYOEYeA.

Projector: Urdu GCSE, AS/A2 Study Day (English Vinglish)

Date: 
Thursday, 21 November, 2013 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Cornerhouse, Manchester

Urdu GCSE, AS / A2 Study Day

Film - English Vinglish

Thu 21 November 2013

10:30 - 15:00.  Doors open to school groups: 10.00

Recommended for GCSE and GCE Urdu

£3 per student, 158 places

Led by Sheraz Ali, Urdu Lecturer, the University of Manchester and Urdu Teacher at Levenshulme High School

Projector is a collaboration project between Routes into Languages NW & Cornerhouse Manchester. 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.

 

Programme: 

The Urdu film study session will use the film English Vinglish to address the theme of a woman’s awakening self-respect. The post-screening activities will address the main themes in the film which include: diversity, tolerance, traditions and language barriers.

Students will watch a full screening of the film and this will be followed by a series of Urdu GCSE and AS/A2 level language exercises based on the film's main characters and using the themes of home, family, self respect and cultural diversity. Film released in Hindi language but spoken Urdu and Hindi is the same. Both languages followed a different writing script. Study session activities will be only in Urdu with Urdu script.

 

Film details: English Vinglish (PG). Dir Gauri Shinde/ 2012 / 134 mins. In Hindi with English subtitles. Sridevi, Adul Hussain, Neelu Sodhi, Damian Thompson, Ross Nathan.

Money, fame and knowledge of English. In India, these three factors play a huge role in how society judges an individual. English Vinglish is the story of a woman who does not know English and is made to feel insecure by her family and society at large. The film is a light -hearted yet touching and transformational journey of Shashi. Circumstances make her determined to overcome this insecurity, master the language, teach the world a lesson on the way to becoming a self-assured and confident woman.

 

German Essay Writing for Film - Goodbye Lenin (Year 13)

Date: 
Wednesday, 16 October, 2013 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

Wednesday, 16th October 2013 -  1.00-4.00 pm - German Essay Writing for Film (Goodbye Lenin)

These half-day events are offered in French, Spanish, German and Italian, and will focus on a popular film studied by A2 students. The workshop will include the following elements: 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 charge of £5 per pupil to cover some of the costs. 

Funded by Routes into Languages.

Programme: 

1.15-1.30   Registration

1.30-2.20   How to write an essay on film

2.20-2.30   Short break

 2.30-4.20   First practice: analysing a character

                   Second practice: analysing the theme

                   Schein und Wirklichkeit (illusiveness and reality)

                   Third practice: analysing director’s style: the use of documentary

4.20-4.30   Conclusion and questions

 

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

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