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Interactive Training Course 'Teaching French through Drama' - CANCELLED

Date: 
Wednesday, 13 January, 2016 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
South West
Location: 
University of Bristol

We are delighted to invite teachers of French to attend a one-day training course 'Teaching French through Drama', which will take place on Wednesday 13th January 2016 at 11 am - 4 pm at the University of Bristol.

 

Cost: £105 per person (including lunch)

 

This event is organised in partnership with Theatre VO (Audrey Johnson and Emilie Poletto). 

Programme: 

Join our interactive workshop to help you use drama techniques to teach French in your classroom or to organise an event. Learn how to revise grammar in context (tenses/ moods/ etc), develop communication, boost your pupils' confidence in French, correct their pronunciation (ever wanted to correct that "u" sound?), discover some vocabulary and have practical examples to take back to your classroom.

 

Content: Icebreakers, warming up, vocabulary building, pronunciation, grammar and communication...

Training Workshop for French Assistants - Bristol French Drama Festival 2016

Date: 
Wednesday, 11 November, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
South West
Location: 
University of Bristol

We are delighted to offer secondary schools in the South West an exciting opportunity to take part in our creative project -- Bristol French Drama Festivalwhich will take place on Saturday 12th March 2016 at the University of Bristol.

 

You can learn to run a French theatre club for your pupils, culminating with a fun performance for all! Pupils will perform a piece prepared in their drama club and share it with other participants, friends and families!

 

To watch the highlights of the 2015 festival, please visit our YouTube RiLSouthWest Channel

 

This is a joint event with a Bristol-based company Theatre VO

 

Bristol French Drama Festival is supported by Institut Français

Programme: 

The training workshop is designed to help you organise a theatre club at your school with a view to participate in the festival in March.

 

It will be held on Wednesday 11th November at the University of Bristol at 2 - 4.30 pm. This will give participants the confidence and numerous ideas to develop a drama club in school. Training sessions are delivered by two enthusiastic French drama teachers who have years of experience in running French theatre workshops for children and adults.

 

You and your pupils will then have 4 months to prepare a short piece on the pre-determined theme, which they will perform on stage at the festival on 12th March 2016. There may be opportunities for subsequent informal meetings in between.

 

Cost: £35 per assistant

 

For further information please e-mail Irena Holdsworth at:I.Holdsworth@bath.ac.uk

Training Workshop for French Teachers - Bristol French Drama Festival 2016

Date: 
Wednesday, 11 November, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
South West
Location: 
University of Bristol

We are delighted to offer secondary schools in the South West an exciting opportunity to take part in our creative project -- Bristol French Drama Festivalwhich will take place on Saturday 12th March 2016 at the University of Bristol.

 

You can learn to run a French theatre club for your pupils, culminating with a fun performance for all! Pupils will perform a piece prepared in their drama club and share it with other participants, friends and families!

 

To watch the highlights of the 2015 festival, please visit our YouTube RiLSouthWest Channel

 

This is a joint event with a Bristol-based company Theatre VO

 

Bristol French Drama Festival is supported by Institut Français

Programme: 

The training workshop is designed to help you organise a theatre club at your school with a view to participate in the festival in March.

 

It will be held on Wednesday 11th November at the University of Bristol at 11 am - 1 pm. This will give participants the confidence and numerous ideas to develop a drama club in school. Training sessions are delivered by two enthusiastic French drama teachers who have years of experience in running French theatre workshops for children and adults.

 

You and your pupils will then have 4 months to prepare a short piece on the pre-determined theme, which they will perform on stage at the festival on 12th March 2016. There may be opportunities for subsequent informal meetings in between.

 

Cost: £35 per teacher

 

For further information please e-mail Irena Holdsworth at: I.Holdsworth@bath.ac.uk

 

Bristol French Drama Festival 2016

Date: 
Saturday, 12 March, 2016 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Competition
Region: 
South West
Location: 
The University of Bristol

Bristol French Drama Festival – an exciting and creative project for secondary schools in the South West, organised by Routes into Languages South West in partnership with two enthusiastic and experienced French drama teachers – will showcase short productions prepared by French drama clubs in secondary schools on Saturday 12th March 2016 at the University of Bristol.

Foreign language assistants and teachers are invited to organise a French drama club in school for students who are interested in both subjects (French and drama) to run weekly during the lunch break or after school between November - March. They will have 4 months to prepare a 5-10 minute performance on the pre-determined theme - this year the prop to be used is a 'flip flop'!

This will culminate with a fun performance for all – pupils will perform their production on stage and share it with other participants, friends and families at the festival in March! Three prizes will be awarded to winners – for Best Acting, Best Language Skills and Creativity.

To watch the highlights of the 2015 festival, please visit our YouTube RiLSouthWest Channel.

This is a joint event with a Bristol-based company Theatre VO.

Bristol French Drama Festival is supported by Institut Français and this year it will open the Semaine de la Francophonie 2016: http://www.francophonieuk.com/francophonie/francophonie-2016/

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Programme: 

To help you organise a French drama club in school, we are holding several training workshops for teachers and assistants, which will give you the confidence and numerous ideas on how to run such a club. Training workshops will take place on Wednesday 11th November at the University of Bristol. If you would like to attend a training workshop please register by Monday 2nd November using the relevant link below:

Teachers

Assistants

In addition, for teachers who would like to receive a more in-depth training we will also organise a one day training course 'Teaching French through Drama' on Wednesday 13th January at the University of Bristol. If you would like to reserve a place, please register by Monday 4th January using this link.

Booking information: 

If you want your French drama club to take part in Bristol French Drama Festival on 12th March, please register using the link below by Monday 15th February.

Cultural Studies and Modern Languages online course receives Award for Education

Region: 
South West

Congratulations to Gloria Visintini and the rest of the Bristol MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) team!

On June 26th, the Cultural Studies and Modern Languages MOOC was awarded the University of Bristol Award for Education in the Faculty of Arts.

The course is a great introduction to the discipline and highly recommended for prospective students or interested friends and family.

It ran the first time for four weeks between February and March 2015. It attracted 14,622 registrations and received a lot of positive feedback from learners. Indeed, over 90% of people who took the post-course survey rated their overall experience of the course good or excellent. 96.43% of respondents said the course met or exceeded their expectations.

Thanks to Routes into Languages' funding, the MOOC will run again on 12th September 2016 for the fourth time. For more information or to register please visit https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/cultural-studies

UPFEST 2015 - 'A Miniature Berlin Wall' Art Installation

Region: 
South West

The Wall that divided the city of Berlin between 1961 and 1989 was the most potent symbol of the Cold War, representing the division of a continent into two hostile blocks. Closer to home, for the people of Berlin, it represented enforced separation from family and friends. On the night of 9th November 1989, when border guards finally gave way to the peaceful revolutionaries of East Germany and opened the checkpoints, the world witnessed euphoric scenes as East Berliners streamed through the suddenly redundant border and family members and complete strangers fell into each other’s arms amidst popping champagne corks, tears of happiness, and shouts of joyful disbelief.

November 2014 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of that extraordinary night, and October 2015 will see the twenty-fifth anniversary of the reunification of West and East Germany that followed. To commemorate these events, the German Department of the University of Bristol (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/german/) has joined forces with ten local secondary schools and Europe’s biggest street art festival, Upfest, to produce a public art project entitled ‘What I would have painted on the Berlin Wall’. The project is generously supported by the University of Bristol and Routes into Languages South West (https://www.routesintolanguages.ac.uk/southwest).

The project coordinator, Dr Debbie Pinfold http://www.bristol.ac.uk/sml/people/debbie-m-pinfold/overview.html, is a lecturer in German at Bristol and the Schools Liaison Officer / for the university’s School of Modern Languages. She followed the events leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall on TV as a second year university student, and experienced the night of German reunification first hand on her year abroad in Hamburg; she now teaches a module to final year university students on the way the former East Germany is remembered in contemporary German culture, but says she is all too aware that neither her students nor local school children had been even been born when the Wall fell. The Berlin Wall art project is an attempt to make this seismic event in European history real and exciting to local school children by engaging them with German history in a creative way that goes beyond the classroom; the graffiti that covered the west side of the Wall in a form of colourful protest provided an obvious link with Bristol’s own vibrant street art culture, and the German department was delighted when the Upfest organisers agreed to host the project. Dr Pinfold has been visiting schools to talk to pupils between years 8 and 13 about the history of the Berlin Wall and its fall, starting her talks by showing the young people a map of Bristol and asking them to imagine waking up the next morning to find a fortified wall running through their own city and separating them from family and friends. She has been thrilled to see how fascinated they have been by the topic and amazed by the sheer variety and creativity of their artistic responses.

Each of the participating schools has run an internal competition to find its designs for the West and East sides of its own 8’ by 6’ panel. Once the winning designs have been selected the young people will paint their panel and the finished products will be displayed outside St Francis’s Church on North Street for the duration of Upfest. Watch this space!!

 

 

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