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Yorkshire and the Humber

French GCSE Revision Event - University of York

Date: 
Wednesday, 16 March, 2016 - 09:30
Event Type: 
Masterclass
Region: 
Yorkshire and the Humber
Location: 
University of York

Contons et slamons la nature

A French GSCE revision workshop on "l'environnement" ...with a twist

 

An engaging 3h workshop run by an experienced tutor. Traditional Japanese storytelling ("Kamishibai") will be used to enable your pupils to practise their listening skills (30 min).

Your pupils will also use Kamishibais (1h15), and slams (1h15), to improve their speaking and writing competencies. Your pupils will be challenged to "free write", but the "cut-up method" will also be used (Your students will be given out cut out words and images, which they will arrange into slams and Kamishibais).

For more information and to register for the event contact: angela.oflaherty@york.ac.uk 

Languages and Linguistics Festival

Date: 
Monday, 22 February, 2016 - 14:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
Yorkshire and the Humber
Location: 
University of Huddersfield

We celebrate UNESCO's International Mother Tongue Day with a full day of language-related activities to help encourage languages and linguistics study in schools, colleges and universities. We'll be holding Language Taster sessions, based on our Lingo magazine for younger students, and workshops on Subtitling and Field Linguistics for an older audience.

To celebrate Languages Day the University of Huddersfield invites you to our Languages Festival

Morning
Academic Talks
Subtitling - Field Linguistics, Translation
Exploring Language through The Brontës’ novels - International versions of books and films

Lunchtime
Language through music: students’ performances
Film selection

Afternoon
Language through objects - Exploring culture and languages
Language through film - Teaching foreign languages
Challenges in language teaching

Evening
More music - Apparat, Berlin-based brass ensemble

For more information and to book: http://www.hud.ac.uk/sound-vision-place/events/languagesfestival.php or call 01484 471873

KS4 students experience languages at University of Leeds

Region: 
Yorkshire and the Humber

The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds recently welcomed fifty GCSE linguists from three Yorkshire schools to campus for a day of experiencing languages.

Students from Doncaster, Wakefield and Leeds enjoyed a packed programme of languages workshops and talks aimed at helping them understand the value of language learning.

After warming up with a languages quiz, the groups enjoyed sessions in their GCSE language, during which they revised the future tense and used it to talk about their plans for the future. In the afternoon, everyone had the opportunity to have a taster of a lesser-studied language and culture, and went to sessions in Portuguese, Russian, Latin and Ancient Greek. Later, we were delighted to welcome Luke from local careers advice and guidance organisation, Aspire-international, who spoke to the students about the multitude of opportunities to spend time abroad, before we heard from some of our language students, Joe and Hannah, who told students all about their experiences living in France and Spain during the Year Abroad. The visiting students had lots of questions about what they heard and we had some good discussion about the ins and outs of living and studying in another country.

The day was a great success and it is hoped that everything the students did and heard has helped them think about the reasons to continue studying a language after GCSE. The event was jointly-funded by the University of Leeds and Routes into Languages.

Spanish Drama Day - FULLY BOOKED

Date: 
Monday, 25 January, 2016 - 09:45
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
Yorkshire and the Humber
Location: 
Leeds Beckett University

Year 8 pupils are invited to the Perform One studio, Leeds Beckett University, to try out their acting skills.

The activities will encourage students to use Spanish to communicate with each other and perform a simple version of Don Quijote.

Event currently fully booked. To be put on waitlist, please contact Kathy Murdie on K.Murdie@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

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