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South West

Year 8 MFL Subject Enrichment Day (French, Spanish & German)

This event is fully booked
Date: 
Thursday, 14 January, 2016 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Masterclass
Region: 
South West
Location: 
University of the West of England

The objectives of this day are to:
- provide a taster of language study in a University environment to develop/raise aspiration to HE and in particular to the study of MFL Post 16 and beyond;
- support the curriculum in areas associated with MFL;
- stimulate and challenge students in the practical application of language skills.

The day, running from 9 am – 3 pm will focus on three languages, French, Spanish and German, and a lesser taught subject designed to provide the opportunity for participants to “learn a language from scratch”.

The visit will include a campus tour and the opportunity to spend time with current UWE students to gain a real insight into life as a student in higher education.

 

Booking information: 

Please follow this link to register your pupils 

http://uwe.formstack.com/forms/routes_into_languages_day_application

The closing date for registrations is Friday 18th December.

 

For more information please contact Irena Holdsworth: I.Holdsworth@bath.ac.uk

Modern Languages Day (Year 8)

This event is fully booked
Date: 
Thursday, 28 January, 2016 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Masterclass
Region: 
South West
Location: 
University of Bristol

The University of Bristol is hosting a Modern Languages Day for Year 8 pupils from the local schools on Thursday 28th January 2016

Programme: 
The pupils will participate in two workshops (one ICT and one drama-based) on one of three languages they currently study (French, German or Spanish) and a further workshop on one language they have not encountered at school (Spanish, Italian or Russian).
 
The workshops have been devised by PGCE students at the University's Graduate School for Education to make use of the very latest in teaching and learning methods, and will take place in the University's teaching rooms, including the state-of-the-art Multi-Media Centre. Routes into Languages Student Ambassadors will also participate in the workshops in order to support student learning and give the pupils an opportunity to interact with university students / gain insights into university life.
 
This will culminate in a final plenary session led by Dr Debbie Pinfold and the
Language Ambassadors entitled 'What do you do when you've learned all the words?' - a presentation on what it is like to study languages at university, including a discussion about the year abroad and Q&A with the Language Ambassadors.
Booking information: 

For more information please contact Debbie Pinfold: Debbie.Pinfold@bristol.ac.uk

Year 10 Language and Culture Day (French, Spanish & German)

Date: 
Tuesday, 27 January, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Masterclass
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 lecture on the importance of multi-cultural awareness and a talk about Year Abroad.

Programme: 

Please download the attached programme below.

Year 9 Language and Culture Day (French, Spanish & German)

Date: 
Monday, 26 January, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Masterclass
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 lecture on the importance of multi-cultural awareness and a talk about Year Abroad.

Programme: 

Please download the attached programme below.

'Who Needs Languages Anyway?' leaflet - free resource for schools - CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK

Date: 
Thursday, 15 January, 2015 - 00:00 to Friday, 20 March, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Conference
Region: 
South West
Location: 
South West

'Who Needs Languages Anyway?' leaflet

'Who Needs Languages Anyway?' is a colourful folded leaflet, which outlines the benefits of studying modern foreign languages and tells about the importance of foreign language skills for future career development. The leaflet is aimed at Year 9 students before they choose their options as well as their parents.

Teachers can request the leaflets for option evenings and careers events.

Please e-mail your request (and specify the required number) to Irena Holdsworth: I.Holdsworth@bath.ac.uk

THE LEAFLET IS OUT OF STOCK NOW - WATCH THIS SPACE!

Career's Event 'Using Your Languages: Interpreting and Translation'

Date: 
Wednesday, 21 January, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Conference
Region: 
South West
Location: 
University of Bath

Looking for a job that will use your valuable language skills?

 

The National Networks for Interpreting and Translation and Routes into Languages South West are delighted to invite all sixth-form and undergraduate students to attend the annual Career's Event on Wednesday 21st January 2015 at 2 - 5.30 pm at the University of Bath.

 

Guest speakers include representatives from the National Network for Interpreting and International Court of Justice and Bath alumni.

 

This event is open to all sixth-form and undergraduate students. Year 11 students are also welcome to attend.

 

Participation is free.

Programme: 

Please download the programme below.

Awards Evening 2015 at Launceston College

Region: 
South West
Eight young people from Launceston College were nominated for an award in languages at a very exciting evening of prize-giving and music on 12th November.
 
Those nominated for the Dr. Steve Wharton Award for Modern Foreign Languages were Carol Benfield and Marysia Matysik (both studying Spanish), Emma Platt (studying French and Spanish at AS level) and Agnieszka Wojtas who took French, Spanish and Polish at GCSE last year and won the award. 
 
The nominees for the Dr. Rosalind Leveridge Award for Modern Foreign Languages were Luke Clement, Alisha Johns and Abbie Davey for their hard work and achievements in Spanish. The winner was Josh Savage, a student "whose steely determination and unwavering dedication brought success against the odds". Josh worked through his lunch times and put in many hours of extra work after school to achieve success in his recent Spanish GCSE.
 
Congratulations are due to all the nominees and winners! It was a truly memorable evening for us all!
 
Dr. Rosalind Leveridge
 
 
 

Careers Event 'Using Your Languages: Interpreting and Translation'

Date: 
Wednesday, 27 January, 2016 - 14:00
Event Type: 
Conference
Region: 
South West
Location: 
University of Bath

Looking for a job that will use your valuable language skills?

The National Networks for Interpreting and Translation and Routes into Languages South West are delighted to invite all sixth-form and undergraduate students to attend the annual Career's Event on Wednesday 27th January 2016 at 2 - 5.30 pm at the University of Bath.

Guest speakers include representatives from the National Network for Interpreting and International Court of Justice and Bath alumni.

This event is open to all sixth-form and undergraduate students. Year 11 students are also welcome to attend.

Attendance is FREE but prior registration is required.

Programme: 

Please download the programme below.

 

Booking information: 

To register for your FREE place, please email your name, organisation and contacts details to Steven Wonnacott: S.Wonnacott2@bath.ac.uk 

Alternatively, please use the registration link below.
 
 
Closing date for registration is Monday 18th January 2016.

French A-Level Students' Revision Conference

Date: 
Friday, 15 January, 2016 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Conference
Region: 
South West
Location: 
Bath Spa University

At A-level, students can become so focused on exams that they forget one of the reasons for learning French: to help develop confident, effective communication skills; to develop an interest in, and enthusiasm for, language learning. This conference will encourage students to consider their study of the language in a broader context; to gain pleasure from learning and speaking French.

 

Times: 9.30 am - 3 pm

Cost: £25 per student

Programme: 

The day will be an opportunity for pupils who are studying for a French A-Level to focus on the key skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, and prepare for topics in the examination, in a fun, stimulating and interactive way, as well as a chance to meet students from other schools to swap ideas.

In our workshops we place students in a university environment where they are made to feel comfortable; but we demand much from them in a short time.

During the morning students receive help and language hints from the workshop leader. We choose a topic from any of the AS or A2 range and create a presentation, often a video, which demands teamwork and a pooling of skills and knowledge. For example, we might choose 'Environment'. Students discuss in the target language, plan, prepare, rehearse and produce a weather forecast for the whole world for the next hundred years. This is an intellectual and linguistic challenge. Extrovert students naturally gravitate to camera; introverts tend towards pen and paper. This optimises the teamwork.

Later in the day another project is developed on a different topic, for example, 'Youth in Society'. The introverts are encouraged to the camera (now that they have seen how easy it is) and extroverts to the paper. Perhaps students will produce a video about the rights and responsibilities of young people in the form of an interview.

At the end of the day the students have learned much new vocabulary; they have gained confidence, and they have learnt to work in skill areas in which they were previously uncomfortable.

What you will achieve:

  • Extended knowledge of French and increased confidence in your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills for the examination
  • Lively discussion of the topics presented at A- Level
  • Sharing ideas for longer pieces of writing such as essays
  • Take part in innovative activities designed to improve reading, writing, listening and speaking skills at A Level
  • Understand what skills you need to develop to create a sound structure for learning inside and outside the classroom to revise effectively for the examination

This is a joint event with the Network for Languages South West: http://www.networkforlanguagessw.org.uk/

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