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Promoting the take-up of languages and student mobility

South West

Year 9 Languages Day

Date: 
Thursday, 7 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: 
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.

Year 8 Languages Day

Date: 
Wednesday, 6 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.

Cultural Studies and Modern Languages - Free Online Course

Date: 
Monday, 22 February, 2016 - 09:00 to Sunday, 20 March, 2016 - 09:00
Region: 
South West
Location: 
Online

Start Date: Monday 22nd February

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 ran for the first time in February 2015 and attracted almost 15,000 learners world wide. The second re-run in October 2015 had over 11,000 subscribers. 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.

Please download the flyer below.

Booking information: 

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

 

Attachments: 

Year 12 Explore Languages (French, Spanish & German)

Date: 
Friday, 8 July, 2016 - 09:30
Event Type: 
Masterclass
Region: 
South West
Location: 
University of Exeter

Upon arrival students are taken on a campus tour by a current student, followed by a welcome talk from the Director of Languages. In the morning students opt for either French, German or Spanish sessions, and have two hours of classes, one of language and one on a cultural topic delivered by teachers, lecturers or Ph.D students. After lunch there is a talk on the year abroad by a current student, and finally students are offered a choice of Russian, Arabic, Chinese or Portuguese as a taster class.

Programme: 

The day begins from 9.30 onwards and finishes at 3pm.

We would be happy to welcome your students who could come unaccompanied if you wish. The train station is very close to the campus.

Booking information: 

Please email Damien Gaucher at D.Gaucher@exeter.ac.uk if you have any questions about this event or to book a place please complete the registration form below.

Year 10 Discover Languages (French, Spanish, German)

Date: 
Thursday, 21 April, 2016 - 10:00
Event Type: 
Masterclass
Region: 
South West
Location: 
University of Exeter

Students will spend the day focusing on their chosen language that they sign up to prior to coming – either French, German or Spanish.

Programme: 

The day will start at 10 am and finish at 3 pm.

Booking information: 

Please email Damien Gaucher at D.Gaucher@exeter.ac.uk if you have any questions about this event or to book a place please complete the registration form below.

Year 10 Discover Languages (French, Spanish, German)

Date: 
Friday, 15 April, 2016 - 10:00
Event Type: 
Masterclass
Region: 
South West
Location: 
University of Exeter

Students will spend the day focusing on their chosen language that they sign up to prior to coming – either French, German or Spanish.

Programme: 

The day will start at 10 am and finish at 3 pm.

Booking information: 

Please email Damien Gaucher at D.Gaucher@exeter.ac.uk if you have any questions about this event or to book a place please complete the registration form below.

Year 10 Discover Languages (French, Spanish, German)

Date: 
Thursday, 14 April, 2016 - 10:00
Event Type: 
Masterclass
Region: 
South West
Location: 
University of Exeter

Students will spend the day focusing on their chosen language that they sign up to prior to coming – either French, German or Spanish.

 

Programme: 

The day will start at 10 am and finish at 3 pm.

Booking information: 

Please email Damien Gaucher at D.Gaucher@exeter.ac.uk if you have any questions about this event or to book a place please complete the registration form below.

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