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Spanish Essay Writing for Film: El Laberinto del Fauno

Date: 
Wednesday, 9 January, 2019 - 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.

Programme: 

El Laberinto del Fauno

Wednesday 9th January 2019 13:00-16:00

For more information email routes@mmu.ac.uk

To book please visit: https://buyonline.mmu.ac.uk/product-catalogue/arts-and-humanities/language-school/short-courses/essay-writing-for-film-workshops-20182019

 

 

Spanish Essay Writing for Literature: El Coronel no Tiene Quien le Escriba

Date: 
Wednesday, 5 December, 2018 - 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 texts studied by A-level students. The workshop will cover structuring an essay, arguing and illustrating a point, focusing on characters, themes, building a phrase-bank to discuss texts, learning 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.

Programme: 

El Coronel no Tiene Quien le Escriba

December 5th 13:00-16:00

For more information email routes@mmu.ac.uk

To book please visit: https://buyonline.mmu.ac.uk/product-catalogue/arts-and-humanities/language-school/short-courses/essay-writing-for-film-workshops-20182019

CPD/INSET for MLF teachers

Date: 
Saturday, 10 November, 2018 - 10:30 to 13:30
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
Manchester Metropolitan University

This INSET event is aimed at teachers of French and Spanish working in Sixth Forms and Colleges, specifically year 10 and 11, but if can be applied to A Levels students. It is informed by the new developments in the GCSE and A Level curriculum and current research evidence.

The workshop will:

  • Increase teachers’ confidence in the way they teach media contents.
  • Provide relevant key terminology and concepts of video game and transmedia analysis and examples to illustrate them.
  • Discuss methodologies to integrate transmedia literacy into existing modern languages syllabi.
  • Develop a series of practical tasks using formative exercises to promote critical analysis and media literacy with interactive contents that can be exciting for students
  • Offer tailored guidance on how to develop students’ storytelling skills.
  • Bring together teachers to share expertise and practice.

The examples/exercises will use French and Spanish, but could be adapted for other languages. Teachers of other languages are welcome! However, we expect to deliver the practical sessions mostly in French and Spanish.

German GCSE Study Morning: Wintertochter

Date: 
Thursday, 7 February, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
HOME

Recommended for GCSE and equivalent level German

This study morning will provide an intro to the film in English plus key vocab. The screening will be followed by a few German language exercises relating to the film.

Led by Janine Turner, Languages Consultant 

Programme: 

Spanish GCSE Study Morning: Jeffrey

Date: 
Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
HOME

This study morning will look at relevant themes including music, friendship, family life, poverty, education, and references to social issues in contemporary Dominican Republic.

An English intro to the film will provide contextual information and key Spanish vocab. The screening will be followed by exercises and 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: 

Arabic GCSE, AS and A2 Study Day: The Idol

Date: 
Friday, 1 February, 2019 - 10:30 to 15:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
HOME

Recommended for GCSE, AS and A2 or equivalent level Arabic

In this study day, students will be introduced to contemporary Arabic cinema through a screening of The Idol.
Salwa Mohamed will introduce the film and its context. Learners will have the opportunity to explore a broad range of topics related to Arabic language and culture. This will help to cultivate a positive attitude towards learning Arabic and to enable them to develop the ability to summarise the plot as well as describe their feelings and reactions to the film.

This will be followed by a series of Arabic GCSE and AS/A2 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 and Arabic Language Tutor, The University of Manchester

Programme: 

French AS Study Day: Chocolat

Date: 
Wednesday, 23 January, 2019 - 10:30 to 15:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
HOME

Recommended for AS and equivalent level French

This study day will focus on character studies. It will look at stardom, the colonial historical context of the film and the theme of racism.

An intro to the film, the director and the actors will be provided in French, providing contextual information on the historical context of the film (‘belle époque’). Short exercises will provide key vocab.

After lunch, French exercises will focus on character studies and the main themes (fame, image, racism). One objective will be to enhance the students’ intercultural awareness and their appreciation of period films.

Led by Isabelle Vanderschelden, Head of French at Manchester Metropolitan University

Programme: 

Spanish AS Study Day Sergio and Sergei

Date: 
Tuesday, 22 January, 2019 - 10:30 to 15:30
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
HOME

Recommended for AS and equivalent level Spanish

This study day will address the themes of family, friendship, multilingual life, education, and include some contextual information about Cuba (history, and past and present socio-political issues).

An intro to the film in Spanish will provide relevant historical and contextual information as well as key vocab. The screening will be followed after lunch by a series of Spanish exercises based on the film, including character studies, film genre analysis and discussion of the main themes. The session will also include a short overview of contemporary Cuban film.

Led by Carmen Herrero, Head of Spanish at Manchester Metropolitan University

Programme: 

French GCSE Study Morning: Belle et Sébastien: l’aventure continue

Date: 
Wednesday, 5 December, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
HOME

Recommended for GCSE and equivalent level French

This study morning will look at relevant themes relating to France including childhood, family, rural France, regions and historical background.

An English intro to the film will provide contextual information and key French phrases and vocab.

The screening will be followed by French language exercises relating to the Alps region, the characters of the film, film genre conventions and intercultural differences.

Led by Isabelle Vanderschelden, Head of French at Manchester Metropolitan University

Urdu GCSE, AS and A2 Study Day: Hichki

Date: 
Wednesday, 28 November, 2018 - 10:30 to 15:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North West
Location: 
HOME

Recommended for GCSE, AS and A2 or equivalent level Urdu

This Urdu study day will be built around a screening of Hichki. 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 character and themes. Hichki is a Hindi language film.

The study session activities will be only in Urdu with Urdu script.

Led by Sheraz Ali, Urdu Teacher at Levenshulme High School & Urdu Lecturer at The University of Manchester

Programme: 

For more information please visit: https://homemcr.org/event/urdu-study-day-hichki/

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