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German GCSE speaking preparation for Year 10 pupils

Date: 
Thursday, 3 December, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Masterclass
Region: 
South West
Location: 
Bath Spa University

This is an opportunity for pupils who are taking a German GCSE in the next academic year(s) to practice their speaking skills using a range of fun and innovative activities. There will be experienced teachers available to help with pronunciation and fluency and the low adult to student ratio ensures students speak as much German as possible during the day.

 Times: 9.30 am - 3 pm

 Cost: £32 per pupil

Programme: 

This day is focused on early preparation for the controlled-speaking assessment exam and will cover all the main exam boards' criteria.

During the morning students receive help and language hints from the workshop leader. We choose a controlled assessment topic and create a presentation, often a video, which demands teamwork and a pooling of skills and knowledge. For example, we might choose 'Healthy Eating'. Students discuss in the target language, plan, prepare, rehearse and produce a film clip of their work. This is an intellectual and linguistic challenge.

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. 

Criteria for identifying participants:
Pupils should enjoy their German lessons in school and wish to learn new words as well as wishing to improve their pronunciation

What you will achieve:
Extended knowledge of German and new confidence in speaking the language.

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

 

German Speaking Day for Years 8 & 9 pupils

Date: 
Thursday, 3 December, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Masterclass
Region: 
South West
Location: 
Bath Spa University

This is an opportunity for pupils who enjoy their German lessons to practice their speaking skills using a range of fun and innovative activities. There will be experienced language teachers to help with pronunciation and fluency and the low adult to student ratio ensures students speak as much German as possible during the day.

 Times: 9.30 am - 3 pm

 Cost: £32 per pupil

Programme: 

Speaking successfully in another language requires improving confidence and lots of practice; these are the main focus for the day.

During the morning students receive help and language hints from the workshop leader. We choose a topic and create a presentation, often a video, which demands teamwork and a pooling of skills and knowledge. For example, we might choose 'Food'. Students discuss in the target language, plan, prepare, rehearse and produce a film clip of their work. This is an intellectual and linguistic challenge.

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. .

Criteria for identifying participants:
Pupils should enjoy their German lessons in school and wish to learn new words as well as wishing to improve their pronunciation

What you will achieve:
Extended knowledge of German and new confidence in speaking the language

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

Spanish GCSE speaking preparation for Year 10 pupils

Date: 
Thursday, 3 December, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Masterclass
Region: 
South West
Location: 
Bath Spa University

This is an opportunity for pupils who are taking a Spanish GCSE in the next academic year(s) to practice their speaking skills using a range of fun and innovative activities. There will be experienced teachers available to help with pronunciation and fluency and the low adult to student ratio ensures students speak as much Spanish as possible during the day.

 Times: 9.30 am - 3 pm

 Cost: £32 per pupil

Programme: 

This day is focused on early preparation for the controlled-speaking assessment exam and will cover all the main exam boards' criteria.

During the morning students receive help and language hints from the workshop leader. We choose a controlled assessment topic and create a presentation, often a video, which demands teamwork and a pooling of skills and knowledge. For example, we might choose 'Healthy Eating'. Students discuss in the target language, plan, prepare, rehearse and produce a film clip of their work. This is an intellectual and linguistic challenge.

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. 

Criteria for identifying participants:
Pupils should enjoy their Spanish lessons in school and wish to learn new words as well as wishing to improve their pronunciation

What you will achieve:
Extended knowledge of Spanish and new confidence in speaking the language

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

Spanish Speaking Day for Years 8 & 9 pupils

Date: 
Thursday, 3 December, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Masterclass
Region: 
South West
Location: 
Bath Spa University

This is an opportunity for pupils who enjoy their Spanish lessons to practice their speaking skills using a range of fun and innovative activities. There will be experienced language teachers to help with pronunciation and fluency and the low adult to student ratio ensures students speak as much Spanish as possible during the day.

 Times: 9.30 am - 3 pm

 Cost: £32 per pupil

Programme: 
Speaking successfully in another language requires improving confidenceand lots of practice; these are the main focus for the day. During the morning we will equip pupils with new vocabulary which will be used in earnest during the games sessions in the afternoon.
 
Criteria for identifying participants: pupils should enjoy their Spanish lessons in school and wish to learn new words as well as wishing to improve their pronunciation.
 
What you will achieve:
Extended knowledge of Spanish and new confidence in speaking the language.
 

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

 

French GCSE speaking preparation for Year 10 pupils

Date: 
Tuesday, 1 December, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Masterclass
Region: 
South West
Location: 
Bath Spa University

This is an opportunity for pupils who are taking a French GCSE in the next academic year(s) to practice their speaking skills using a range of fun and innovative activities. There will be experienced teachers available to help with pronunciation and fluency and the low adult to student ratio ensures students speak as much French as possible during the day.

 Times: 9.30 am - 3 pm

 Cost: £32 per pupil

Programme: 

During the morning students receive help and language hints from the workshop leader. We choose a controlled assessment topic and create a presentation, often a video, which demands teamwork and a pooling of skills and knowledge. For example, we might choose 'Healthy Eating'. Students discuss in the target language, plan, prepare, rehearse and produce a film clip of their work. This is an intellectual and linguistic challenge.

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 new confidence in speaking the language.

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

French Speaking Day for Years 8 & 9 pupils

Date: 
Tuesday, 1 December, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Masterclass
Region: 
South West
Location: 
Bath Spa University

This is an opportunity for pupils who enjoy their French lessons to practice their speaking skills using a range of fun and innovative activities. There will be experienced language teachers to help with pronunciation and fluency and the low adult to student ratio ensures students speak as much French as possible during the day.

 Times: 9.30 am - 3 pm

 Cost: £32 per pupil

Programme: 
Speaking successfully in another language requires improving confidenceand lots of practice; these are the main focus for the day. During the morning we will equip pupils with new vocabulary which will be used in earnest during the games sessions in the afternoon.
 
Criteria for identifying participants: pupils should enjoy their French lessons in school and wish to learn new words as well as wishing to improve their pronunciation.
 
What you will achieve:
Extended knowledge of French and new confidence in speaking the language.
 
 
This is a joint event with the Network for Languages South West: http://www.networkforlanguagessw.org.uk/

 

Introduction to Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture

Date: 
Saturday, 18 June, 2016 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
South West
Location: 
Plymouth Business School

An Introduction to Mandarin Chinese language and culture by a qualified native speaker.
 

This is suitable for complete beginners of any age, staff members are also welcome provided they are beginners too!
 

These classes are free of charge but participants have to make their own way to the Plymouth Business School.

 

The day will run from 9.45 am to 1 pm.

Booking information: 

For more information please contact Danielle Bishop at danielle.bishop@plymouth.ac.uk

Spanish Masterclass (Year 9/10)

Date: 
Saturday, 21 November, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Masterclass
Region: 
South West
Location: 
Plymouth Business School

An opportunity to spend the morning reinforcing your knowledge of Spanish and to practise the spoken language in an informal and relaxing environment as well as to interact with pupils from other schools in the area.

 

Classes are taught by qualified native speakers who are associate Lecturers at Plymouth University.

 

The day will run from 9.45 am to 1 pm.

 

This is a joint event with WP department at Plymouth University.

Programme: 

Main objectives:

- To enthuse Year 9/10  MFL students about studying languages leading to increased interest in selecting a language at GCSE level.

- To inform pupils of the many benefits of having a second language for their future education and career options. 

- To strengthen relationships between the university and languages departments in local schools.

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