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South East

Year 8 Able Linguist Day (2) - THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

This event is fully booked
Date: 
Wednesday, 8 June, 2016 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
South East
Location: 
University of Southampton - Avenue Campus

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

This event provides year 8 pupils with a chance to develop their language skills. In the morning, there is an intensive mini-project in French, German or Spanish, led by the university’s trainee language teachers. In the afternoon, there is a taster in a new language such as Portuguese or Chinese, plus a talk about languages and how they can be useful in the world of work. Throughout the day, there will be plenty of opportunities to meet and talk to our current students.

The event will run from 9am-2.30pm.

Notes
There is a strict limit of 10 students from each school for this event, due to its huge popularity.

Lunch is NOT provided for students on the day.

Registration is confirmed once a booking form has been completed. Please contact Marie Weaver at languagessoutheast@soton.ac.uk to request one.

 

*** Please note that you may only attend one of the two days offered ***

Year 8 Able Linguist Day (1) - THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

This event is fully booked
Date: 
Tuesday, 7 June, 2016 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
South East
Location: 
University of Southampton - Avenue Campus

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

This event provides year 8 pupils with a chance to develop their language skills. In the morning, there is an intensive mini-project in French, German or Spanish, led by the university’s trainee language teachers. In the afternoon, there is a taster in a new language such as Portuguese or Chinese, plus a talk about languages and how they can be useful in the world of work. Throughout the day, there will be plenty of opportunities to meet and talk to our current students.

The event will run from 9am-2.30pm.

Notes
There is a strict limit of 10 students from each school for this event, due to its huge popularity.

Lunch is NOT provided for students on the day.

Registration is confirmed once a booking form has been completed. Please contact Marie Weaver at languagessoutheast@soton.ac.uk to request one.

 

*** Please note that you may only attend one of the two days offered ***

China Day - Anglia Ruskin University ** INVITE ONLY **

Date: 
Thursday, 29 January, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
South East
Location: 
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

WE WOULD LIKE TO OFFER A SMALL GROUP OF YOUR STUDENTS A LIVELY AND INTERACTIVE INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE. THE PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE:

  • Chinese New Year assembly
  • Mandarin Chinese taster and song
  • Chinese Character comics and calligraphy
  • Tai Chi Fan

EACH SCHOOL IS INVITED TO BRING FIFTEEN YEAR 8/9 PUPILS. THE DAY WILL RUN FROM 9.15am TO 3.15pm.

THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THIS DAY. HOWEVER THERE WILL BE A CANCELLATION FEE OF £50 FOR ANY SCHOOL WHO CANCELS AFTER THEIR REGISTRATION HAS BEEN ACCEPTED AND £5 PER PUPIL WITHIN 1 WEEK OF THE EVENT (EXCLUDING ILLNESS).

PLACES ARE LIMITED AND WILL BE ALLOCATED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS. TO RESERVE PLACES FOR YOUR STUDENTS, PLEASE RETURN THE ATTACHED FORM

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT  CLARE FORDER: c.l.forder@brighton.ac.uk

French film essay competition

Date: 
Monday, 15 December, 2014 - 00:00 to Friday, 27 March, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Competition
Region: 
South East
Location: 
Your school/college

The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at Oxford University is looking for budding film enthusiasts in Years 7-11 and 12-13 to embrace the world of French cinema. To enter the competition, students in each age group are asked to re-write the ending of a film in no more than 1500 words.
 

You can work in English or French. No additional credit will be given for writing in French, but incorrect French grammatical expression will not be penalised: this is an exercise in creativity, rather than language!

The judges are looking for plausible yet imaginative new endings. There are no restrictions as to the form the entry might take: screen-play, play-script, prose, prose with illustrations. This year we are launching a separate competition for filmed entries: we’re keen to see what your Youtube endings might look like.  Experiment!

For 2015 there is a choice of films in each category:

Years 7-11: Le Petit Nicolas (2009, dir. Laurent Tirard) OR Bienvenue Chez les Ch’tis (2008, dir. Dany Boon)
Years 12-13: Dans la maison (2012, dir. François Ozon) OR De Rouille et d’os (2012, dir. Jacques Audiard)

A first prize of £100 will be awarded to the winning student in each age group, with runner-up prizes of £25. A first prize of £100 will be awarded to the winning student(s) in the filmed entry category (which spans both age groups), with a runner-up prize of £25.

The teacher of the winning student in each category will be offered free attendance at the Sir Robert Taylor Society Conference, a forum for continuing professional development and exchange between practitioners of modern foreign languages teaching in secondary and higher education (see http://sirroberttaylor.wordpress.com)

For further details about entering the competition (including the points in each film where we'd like you to take up the story), see details at http://www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/news. Each essay or submission should be accompanied by a cover sheet.

Essays and cover sheets should be submitted by email to french.essay@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk by noon on 27th March 2015.

 

Experience Languages at Royal Holloway

Date: 
Wednesday, 22 April, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
South East
Location: 
Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, Surrey

This one-day event (10am-3pm) on campus will give Year 8 pupils a miniature experience of studying a language at university. It will develop their skills in the language they currently study, give them a taster session of another language, and inform them about the opportunities that speaking another language can offer. Close work with our language tutors and current language students will allow pupils a real insight into studying languages.

Please note that 10 places are available per school and that schools may attend one of the two days on offer.

Royal Holloway’s cancellation policy for Outreach events will apply. Notice of any drop outs must be given one month prior to the event so that the places can be filled, otherwise a cancellation fee will be levied, and the school will be placed on a reserve list for future events.

For further information, please contact Nancy.Bentley@rhul.ac.uk .

Experience Languages at Royal Holloway

Date: 
Tuesday, 21 April, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
South East
Location: 
Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, Surrey

This one-day event  (10am-3pm) on campus will give Year 8 pupils a miniature experience of studying a language at university. It will develop their skills in the language they currently study, give them a taster session of another language, and inform them about the opportunities that speaking another language can offer. Close work with our language tutors and current language students will allow pupils a real insight into studying languages.

Please note that 10 places are available per school and that schools may attend one of the two days on offer.

Royal Holloway’s cancellation policy for Outreach events will apply. Notice of any drop outs must be given one month prior to the event so that the places can be filled, otherwise a cancellation fee will be levied, and the school will be placed on a reserve list for future events.

For further information, please contact Nancy.Bentley@rhul.ac.uk .

National Year 7 Foreign Language Spelling Bee

Date: 
Thursday, 26 September, 2013 - 00:00 to Thursday, 31 July, 2014 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Competition
Region: 
South East
Location: 
Your school/college + University of Brighton

The National Year 7 Spelling Bee is buzzing again this year! Students in year 7 are encouraged to take part in this exciting and challenging spelling competition in either French, German or Spanish. There are four stages: class competition, school competition, regional final and national final. The first two stages take place in your school, whilst the regional final will be held at the University of Brighton on April 25th 2014. Dates and location for the national final will be confirmed in due course but this stage usually takes place in July.

The Spelling Bee has its own dedicated website: www.flsb.co.uk where you can register your students, download practice apps or mobile phone apps and access the teachers' pack. Over 4,000 students from the South East participated last year and we are hoping to exceed that number this year!

World of Work - Year 8/9

Date: 
Monday, 16 June, 2014 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
South East
Location: 
University of Surrey

This World of Work event for students in years 8 and 9 demonstrates the value and importance of languages in the workplace. Students will take part in an interactive quiz, hear from business speakers and enjoy a language taster session.

The event runs from 10am-2.30pm.

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