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French Essay Writing for Film - Au Revoir Les Enfants (Year 13)

Date: 
Wednesday, 4 December, 2013 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

Wednesday, 4th December 2013 -  1.00-4.00 pm - French Essay Writing for Film (Au Revoir Les Enfants)

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: 

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 attached booking form.

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

Date: 
Thursday, 28 November, 2013 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

Thursday 28th November 2013 -  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.

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 attached booking form.

Spanish Essay Writing for Film - Pan's Labyrinth (Year 13)

Date: 
Wednesday, 5 February, 2014 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

Wednesday, 5th February 2014 -  1.00-4.00 pm - Spanish Essay Writing for Film (Pan’s Labyrinth)

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.

 

This is a repeat of the event 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 the booking form below.

Spanish Essay Writing for Film - Almódovar (Year 13)

Date: 
Wednesday, 4 December, 2013 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

Wednesday 4th December 2013 - 1.00-4.00 pm - Spanish Essay Writing for Film (Almódovar)

Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios, Todo sobre mi madre and/or Volver

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: 

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 attached booking form.

Spanish Essay Writing for Film - Pan's Labyrinth (Year 13)

Date: 
Thursday, 28 November, 2013 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

Thursday 28th November 2013 -  1.00-4.00 pm - Spanish Essay Writing for Film (Pan’s Labyrinth)

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.

 

 

This event will be repeated on Wednesday, 5th February 2014.

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.

Language Enrichment Event (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Date: 
Wednesday, 15 January, 2014 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

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.

Foreign Languages INSET: Using Film in the Language Classroom

Date: 
Saturday, 30 November, 2013 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

Saturday, 30th November 2013, 10am-1.30pm

Cost: FREE TO ATTEND (including refreshments and lunch)

Aims of the INSET:

  • Provide contexts and methodology to integrate films into existing languages programmes and especially the A level syllabus, but also HE.
  • Introduce key terminology and film concepts with a view to using them in the language class and integrating them into formative language exercises.
  • Present multimodal approaches for the use of film in language learning contexts using generic and thematic approaches.
  • Provide guidance on how to integrate cultural differences, intercultural awareness/dialogue in the modern language class.
  • Propose a series of exercises suitable at different levels

 

To book, please complete the booking form below.

 

Programme: 

10.00 - 10.30:  Registration / Coffee

10.30 – 11.00:  Thinking Film, Thinking Languages (Carmen Herrero and Isabelle Vanderschelden, MMU & FILTA)

11.00 – 11.45:  How to develop creative language exercises with film Practical session (by language: French/Spanish/German/Italian/Mandarin/Urdu)

11.45 – 12.00:  Feedback session: presentation by groups

12.00 – 12.30:  Lunch

12.30 – 1.15:  How to make a visual analysis: the teacher as student           

1.15 - 1.30:  Feedback. Conclusion, questions and close

 

Film and Culture Event for Languages (FACE) GCSE Day (Year 10)

Date: 
Thursday, 28 November, 2013 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

The Film and Culture Event for Languages (FACE) Day is open to language students in Years 10-11 and will be hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University. It is designed to highlight the benefits of learning languages through a Careers and Languages talk, and the fun way in which languages can be taught, with a Languages and Film session. Activities will also include a language taster, to show how languages can be taught at university and highlighting the diverse range of language study options available at a higher level.

The event is hoped to boost students’ enthusiasm for language learning so that they continue with their languages to A Level and beyond. This is an excellent opportunity to show language students the variety of languages on offer; and the variety of fun ways students can learn languages.

This event has a small charge and we are asking for a nominal fee of £4 per pupil to cover some of the costs. 

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

 

Programme: 

10.00 - 10.15 Arrival and Registration

10.15 - 11.00 Welcome and Routes into Languages / Careers Talk

11.05 - 11.55 Languages with Film (Spanish, French and German)

12.00 - 12.45 LUNCH (Attendees should bring their own packed lunch)

12.45 - 14.15 Two Language Tasters in a new language (e.g. Arabic, Italian, Mandarin)

14.15 - 14.30 Farewell and Evaluations

Film and Culture Event for Languages (FACE) GCSE Day (Year 10)

Date: 
Tuesday, 15 October, 2013 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

The Film and Culture Event for Languages (FACE) Day is open to language students in Years 10-11 and will be hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University. It is designed to highlight the benefits of learning languages through a Careers and Languages talk, and the fun way in which languages can be taught, with a Languages and Film session. Activities will also include a language taster, to show how languages can be taught at university and highlighting the diverse range of language study options available at a higher level.

The event is hoped to boost students’ enthusiasm for language learning so that they continue with their languages to A Level and beyond. This is an excellent opportunity to show language students the variety of languages on offer; and the variety of fun ways students can learn languages.

This event has a small charge and we are asking for a nominal fee of £4 per pupil to cover some of the costs. 

 

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

 

Programme: 

10.00 - 10.15 Arrival and Registration

10.15 - 11.00 Welcome and Routes into Languages / Careers Talk

11.05 - 11.55 Languages with Film (Spanish, French and German)

12.00 - 12.45 LUNCH (Attendees should bring their own packed lunch)

12.45 - 14.15 Two Language Tasters in a new language (e.g. Arabic, Italian, Mandarin)

14.15 - 14.30 Farewell and Evaluations

Projector: French AS Study Session (La fille du puisatier)

Date: 
Wednesday, 20 November, 2013 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Cornerhouse Manchester

AS Study Day:  La fille du puisatier

Wed 20 November 2013

10:30 – 15:00

Recommended for AS and equivalent level French

£6 per student, 158 places

Doors open to school groups: 10:00

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.

All French sessions are led by Isabelle Vanderschelden, Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University.

 

Programme: 

This study session will use the Provence-set La fille du puisatier to address the theme of regional difference and identity in France.  Isabelle Vanderschelden will give a contextualizing introduction in French to highlight elements of regional identity.  The film will be introduced in French and a range of language exercises designed to assist students with their reading, writing, speaking and listening, will follow the screening.    The post-screening activities will address the main themes in the film which include: families, traditions, class differences and relationships between adults and children. The session will also include a short awareness raising exercise on regional accents.

 

La Fille du puisatier (PG)

(The Well-Digger's Daughter)

Dir Daniel Auteuil / France 2011 / 109 mins / In French with English

Daniel Auteuil, Kad Merad, Sabine Azéma, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Nicolas Duvauchelle

As she cuts across the fields to take her father his lunch, Patricia meets Jacques. She is eighteen, he is twenty-six. She is pretty with the fine manners of a young lady, he is a fighter pilot and a handsome young man. A full moon will do the rest on their second meeting. There won’t be a third meeting: Jacques is sent to the Front. When Patricia ends up pregnant, the Mazels, the boy’s rich parents, refuse to recognise the child and talk about blackmail. Patricia and her father, the well-digger, are left alone to welcome her child to the world. But when Jacques goes missing in action, the Mazels quickly search out the child, desperate to be part of that remnant of their son’s life

For more information about any of the study sessions, please email routes@mmu.ac.uk

 

 

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