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South East

Sing Up for Languages with Routes South **NOW CANCELLED**

Date: 
Wednesday, 6 July, 2016 - 11:00 to 13:00
Event Type: 
Competition
Region: 
South East
Location: 
University of Brighton, Falmer campus, Checkland building Room C122

You are warmly invited to our final Languages through Music event led by popular community musician Julie Nye. During this fun and informative event we shall explore selected pieces of European music and their cultural context, from classical to popular. The format is lecture style, but audience participation is also required so bring your best voices and come and join us in celebrating music and languages.

Booking information: 

This event is open to Years 7-10. Please click on the link to register. We look forward to seeing you there!

Die Brüder Grimm: German Fairy Tales workshop **PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE**

Date: 
Tuesday, 28 June, 2016 - 09:30
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
South East
Location: 
University of Sussex - Fulton Building

Following last year’s success, the University of Sussex Centre for Language Studies invites Year 8 pupils studying German to attend a half-day ‘German Fairy Tales’ workshop on campus.

 Join us for a day of fun and creative activities using Brothers Grimm fairy tales to practise German outside the classroom and get to know different aspects of German culture.

 The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm have had an immense cultural impact throughout the world and are an important part of German cultural history. This workshop allows pupils to learn how their collected tales, the Kinder-und Hausmärchen, have changed over time and how these changes reflect developments within the German culture.

 The day will involve a series of activities devised around German fairy tales and culminate in the students performing a well-known fairy tale using shadow puppets. Students will be given a range of characters to choose from so that they can engage in the performance at a level they are comfortable.

The play will be recorded and sent to schools as a memento of this enjoyable language day!

Booking information: 

5-20 places available.
Please contact languageevents@sussex.ac.uk to book a place.

Language Ads Up!

Date: 
Friday, 24 June, 2016 - 10:00 to 14:30
Event Type: 
Talk
Region: 
South East
Location: 
University of Sussex campus

The University of Sussex Centre for Language Studies invites Year (9)10 students studying Modern Languages to an Advertising workshop day on campus from 10am to 2.30pm on Friday 24th June 2016.

This activity aims to introduce students to the principles of advertising and marketing through the creative use of a modern language.

After an initial group welcome and introductory talk from an employer, students will work in target language workshops with University language tutors and student ambassadors, to analyse target language adverts before producing their own advert. The adverts may be created in different formats, such as poster, packaging, webpage, radio or film clip etc.

Following a bring-your-own picnic lunch - outside if the weather permits - students will work on the group presentation of their morning activity. These will then be displayed digitally during a plenary session in a lecture theatre before departure.

The finished adverts will be available for display on campus, in schools and on the Routes into Languages website.

A minimum of five languages are offered:

  • French - non-beginners
  • Italian - beginners/non-beginners
  • Spanish - non-beginners
  • Chinese - beginners/non-beginners
  • Japanese - beginners/non-beginners

NB It may be possible to add Arabic/German/BSL nearer the time. Availability of staff for those Tl is unknown at present.

Places, split across the different language groups, will initially be limited to 20 per school. If you are interested in taking part in this event, please complete the registration form stating the number of places you require and the target language or languages your students will work in.

Download registration form

A day in the life of an ML student

Date: 
Monday, 1 February, 2016 - 08:30 to Saturday, 30 April, 2016 - 17:00
Event Type: 
Visit
Region: 
South East
Location: 
University of Sussex campus

Are you curious to find out what campus life is like? Do you wonder what it would be like to study a language at university? Why not shadow a current student for a day on campus?

Universities offer degrees in a Modern Language (e.g. French, Italian and Spanish) but also language modules for those who study a language as a minor pathway – or an option module studying a language alongside another subject (e.g. International Relations, or Psychology, or English). Language students therefore have a variety of profiles and there is sure to be someone following a programme which is of interest.

Meet up with a language student ambassador who will lead you round for that day.

You will be buddied with a current student who will take you along to scheduled lectures or seminars and who will show you some key of university resources, such as the Library, the Language Learning Centre and the Students Union. Students don’t usually have timetabled lectures for the full day so you may also get to see halls of residence, places to eat, and the sports centre.

Spring term (February-March-April 2016)

Booking information: 

If interested, please contact languageevents@sussex.ac.uk

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