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South West

National Pop Video Competition 2016 - WINNERS

Region: 
South West

Online Viewers’ Award - National

Winner

‘Warum ist sie so komisch?’ by Haybridge High School and Sixth Form (West Midlands)

Runner-up (2nd place)

‘Tango du Cola’ by Howden School (Yorkshire and the Humber)

Runner-up (3rd place)

‘Canción Para Los Jóvenes’ by Highcliffe School (South West)

 

Online Viewers’ Award - South West

Winner

‘Canción Para Los Jóvenes’ by Highcliffe School

 

Pop Video Winners & Runners-up - South West

11-14 Age Group

Winner

‘Ensemble’ by Kingdown School

Runners-up

‘Eine Freunde für all Jahrezeit’ by Bideford College

‘Me gusta’ by King's School, Bruton

‘Warum ist Englisch so umgekehrt?’ by Bideford College

 

15-18 Age Group –

Winner

‘Vivir el mundo’ by Warminster School

Runners-up

‘Acuérdate de mí’ by The Ilfracombe Academy

‘Canción Para Los Jóvenes’ by Highcliffe School

‘Maman’ by Thomas Keble School

 

Commendations - National

‘Auf Deutsch’ by Watford Boys Grammar School (East)

‘Ecoutez, Répétez!’ by Heathfield Community School (South West)

‘La Tomatina’ by Sheffield High School (Yorkshire and the Humber)

‘Sans toi’ by Lingfield Notre Dame (South East)

Congratulations!!!

 

All videos can be viewed on our RiL South West YouTube channel

Cultural Studies and Modern Languages - Free Online Course

Date: 
Monday, 12 September, 2016 - 00:00 to Monday, 10 October, 2016 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Seminar
Region: 
South West
Location: 
Online

Cost: FREE

Explore the culture, language and national identity of eight countries through their books, images, slogans and monuments.

Are you interested in other countries? Do you want to study and understand other cultures? This free online course will take you on a journey through a number of periods from the medieval to the modern day, from Russia to Europe and all the way to Latin America. 

This course extends over the period of 4 weeks and comprises 12 5-minute talks by members of academic staff on books, slogans, monuments and images from various cultures.

The course was designed by the University of Bristol, the lead institution on thematic area 'Languages for Culture, History and Society' in the South West Consortium.

It is aimed largely at Sixth Form students but some Year 11 students might also find it interesting.

The Cultural Studies and Modern Languages MOOC was awarded the University of Bristol Award for Education in the Faculty of Arts. Read about it in our News section.

 
Programme: 
This MOOC has been very successful and will run for the forth time. It already attracted about 37,000 learners world wide during its three previous runs in 2015-16. It is a free online introduction to the study of Modern Languages and Cultures, aimed at a sixth-form audience and beyond, and requiring no language other than English to follow it.

Students are introduced to a range of foreign cultures via key slogans, texts, monuments, and images over a four week period. The course is ideal for anyone thinking of taking courses in Modern Languages, European  / World history or cultural studies at university.

Booking information: 

For more information and to register please follow this link: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/cultural-studies

 

UK-German Connection: Challenge Fund - World of Work *THIRD PARTY EVENT*

Date: 
Tuesday, 31 May, 2016 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Other
Region: 
South West
Location: 
UK

The funding programme Challenge Fund - World of Work aims to support UK-German school partnerships undertaking work experience or enterprise-related project activities.

Feedback from one of the participating schools:

"At the recent 'Languages and Careers' conference organised by NICILT two students from St Columb's College reported back to over 120 delegates from education and business about their exchange project with IGS Langenhagen in Germany. The project was supported by UK-German Connection. The students compared attitudes to work/the culture of work in Northern Ireland and in Germany and the project included a 10-day exchange with a 3-day work placement in a German company.   A brilliant experience for all students - we can thoroughly recommend it. It widens horizons, enhances employability and turns students into global citizens! 
Funding is available for projects between German school and school in UK and does not necessarily have to have a language element.
Programme: 

For more information please visit UK-German Conncetions website: http://www.ukgermanconnection.org/worldofwork

Closing date for applications: 31st May 2016

 

WINNERS - MFL Speaking Competition 2016 (sub-regional finals)

Region: 
South West

List of Winners & Runners-up

 

BATH FINAL (1st March 2016)

KS3 Non-Native

Winner: Salma Hashim, Colston's Girls' School (French)

Winner: Lucia Lin, The Royal High School, Bath (Spanish)

Runner-up: Joely Hudson, Kingdown School (French)

Runner-up: Henry McBraida, Kingswood School (German)

 

KS3 Near-Native                              

Winner: Lisa Cancellieri, Kingswood School (Italian)

Runner-up: Vitoria Macedo, St. Bede's Catholic College (Portuguese)

Runner-up: Mathias Folkesson, Warminster School (Spanish)

 

KS4 Non-Native                               

Winner: Leonard Montague, Chew Valley School (Spanish)

Runner-up: Michela Riccardi, The Royal High School, Bath (French)

 

KS4 Near-Native                  

Winner: Andrei Dinu, Kingswood School (French)

Runner-up: Vagif Gadimov, Warminster School (German)

 

KS5 Non-Native                                

Winner: Claudia Beles, Warminster School (German)

Winner: Ben Whitfield, St. Bede's Catholic College (French)

Runner-up: Esmée Charley, Kingswood School (Spanish)

 

KS5 Near-Native                              

Winner: Leon Ruschemeir, Torquay Boys' Grammar School (Spanish)

Runner-up: Matteo Scaburri, Warminster School (Italian)

 

SWINDON FINAL (7th March 2016)

KS3 Non-Native

Winner: Lily-Mae Nennstiel, Highcliffe School (German)

Runner-up: Amalie Duperon, Nova Hreod Academy (French)

 

KS3 Near-Native                              

Winner: Yasmine McLennan, Downe House School (Mandarin)

Runner-up: Poppy Scales, Downe House School (French)

 

KS4 Non-Native                               

Winner: James Moses, Highcliffe School (German)

Runner-up: Nitya Reghava, Pate's Grammar School (French)

 

KS4 Near-Native                  

Winner: Davina Drummond, Downe House School (Italian)

Runner-up: Zanya Fechner, St. Mary's School, Calne (German)

 

KS5 Non-Native                                

Winner: Kathryn Moses, Highcliffe School (Spanish)

Runner-up: Olivia Harrison, Downe House School (Spanish)

           

KS5 Near-Native                              

Winner: Ana Richard, The Gryphon School (French)

Runner-up: Sandrine Heller, Downe House School (German)

 

BARNSTAPLE FINAL (9th March 2016)

KS3 Non-Native

Winner: Emma Rawicz-Szczerbo, West Buckland School (Spanish)

Runner-up: Annabel Pearce, Devonport High School for Girls (Spanish)

 

KS3 Near-Native                              

Winner: Timmy Moore, Braunton Academy (German)

Winner: Tilly Potts, West Buckland School (Swedish)

Runner-up: Lola Oke, Plymouth College (French)

 

KS4 Non-Native                               

Winner: Amy Eaton, Tavistock College (Japanese)

Runner-up: Alex Jones, Truro School (French)

 

KS4 Near-Native                               

Winner: Macrina Mombelli-Armondi, Truro School (Italian)

Runner-up: Katia Ramirez, Pilton Community College (Spanish)

 

KS5 Non-Native                               

Winner: Harris Tzokas, Plymouth College (Spanish)

Winner: Jestine Bautista, The Ilfracombe Academy (Spanish)

Runner-up: Matthew Rumson, The Ilfracombe Academy (Spanish)

 

KS5 Near-Native                              

Winner: Emily Wingfield Digby, Okehampton College (French)

 

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

 

All winners & runners-up are invited to compete in the South West Regional Final on Wednesday 29th June at the University of Bristol: https://www.routesintolanguages.ac.uk/events/celebrating-success-mfl-pop-video-speaking-competitions-regional-finals-1

Adopt A Class scheme

This event is fully booked
Date: 
Friday, 29 May, 2015 - 10:00 to Friday, 22 July, 2016 - 10:00
Event Type: 
Recruitment/scheme
Region: 
South West
Location: 
Various locations in the SW

We are delighted to continue our Adopt A Class scheme with secondary schools in the academic year 2015/16.

In this project, Student Language Ambassadors who are about to embark on their year abroad will be linked with a class (age group may vary) in a secondary school during the final term of the academic year. While the student is on his/her year abroad, s/he will maintain contact with the class via email, sharing academic and (suitable) personal experiences so that the class can see what exciting things they've been getting up to, find out how the culture differs from their own and what learning a language abroad is like.

Programme: 

This scheme aims to:

  • Raise pupil awareness of language opportunities including studying abroad
  • Familiarise pupils with life in another country
  • Enhance pupils' cultural awareness
  • Offer pupils authentic language material
  • Disseminate information on student mobility schemes
  • Increase language up-take in GCSE, A-level and University

In some cases it might be possible to link Student Language Ambassadors with their former schools. Please note that it will not be possible to choose the destination country of Student Ambassador.

Language Ambassadors mentoring scheme in schools

This event is fully booked
Date: 
Monday, 2 November, 2015 - 09:00 to Thursday, 30 June, 2016 - 15:30
Event Type: 
Recruitment/scheme
Region: 
South West
Location: 
Various locations in the South West

We are delighted to continue our Language Ambassadors mentoring scheme in secondary schools in 2015/16. Our undergraduate students from 5 partner universities (Bristol, Bath, Exeter, Plymouth and UWE), some of whom are native French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Mandarin Chinese speakers, come into schools for a maximum of 6 hours per week and work alongside the class teacher providing support during MFL lessons. In the case of the native speakers, they could be used almost as FLAs, whilst the undergraduate students could support individual pupils on a one-to-one basis or work with small groups. All the students will have received appropriate training and will have been DBS checked.

Booking information: 

*This activity is offered to selected schools in the South West due to financial constraints*

Year 10 Languages Day

Date: 
Friday, 8 July, 2016 - 09:30 to 15:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
South West
Location: 
University of Bath

A day event at the University of Bath. Students will have the opportunity to spend the day on Campus, practise their language skills and exchange experiences with Bath university students.

Classes will be offered in French, Spanish and German. Students will also have the opportunity to have a taster session in a new language and to attend a talk about the benefits of studying modern foreign languages.

Programme: 
Please find a brief outline of the days (it might change slightly):
 

Time

Activity

9.30 – 10.00

Registration

10.00 – 12.00

Lessons

Spanish, German or French (Post Beginners up to Pre-GCSE)

12.00 – 12.45

Lunch with Student Ambassadors

13.00 – 13.45

Language taster sessions, e.g.

Arabic, Mandarin, Italian, Russian,

Japanese (all Complete Beginners)

14.00 – 15.00

Lecture: Why languages? Feedback session

For more information please download the letter below.

Booking information: 

If you and your class are interested, please contact Astrid Forsyth: A.Forsyth@bath.ac.uk for more information or to register by 1st June 2016.

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