Events

A selection of language-related events. Does not claim to be comprehensive or represent the views of SCILT.

Events List

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Digital Modern Languages is a seminar series bringing together research and teaching in Modern Languages which engages with digital culture, media and technologies. Following a call for doctoral research presentations, OWRI is pleased to announce the speakers for the first virtual seminar. 

  • Francielle Carpenedo (IMLR, University of London) – Brazilian Food Social Media Discourses in the UK
  • Louis Cotgrove (University of Nottingham) – #GlockeAktiv: A corpus linguistic investigation into German youth language on YouTube
  • Sarah Daniel (Swansea University) – Students vs Machines: Strategic differences between trainee translators and Machine Translation when translating metaphorical expressions
  • Daria Sinyagovskaya (University of Central Florida) – Practice Pinyin with an App: Gamification Modalities as Pedagogical Methodology in Chinese language Phonological Practice to Reduce Cognitive Load and Learners Performance

Visit the website for more information and to register for the event.

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Education Scotland's Digital Skills Team will be showcasing the range of tools within the free version of BookCreator and its potential use in all areas of the curriculum. Note - Glow login is required.

Visit the website to register.

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If you are aged between 17 and 25 and considering a gap year or overseas adventure, learn more about the benefits and challenges of Project Trust’s life-enhancing overseas volunteering opportunities by joining the next online Information Session.

A video presentation is also available on the website, which is useful for applicants, parents and guardians to view. Similarly, if you are a teacher, careers adviser, or part of a youth group, the short video is designed for you to share. Project Trust can also discuss hosting for your school or group our full, live, one-hour+ session where questions can be asked and answered.

Visit the website for more information and to register for the online session.

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University of St Andrews

Contact: Annette Zimmermann

Email: modlangs@st-andrews.ac.uk

DUE TO THE ONGOING SITUATION AND UNCERTAINTY SURROUNDING COVID-19, REGRETFULLY THE DECISION HAS BEEN TAKEN TO CANCEL THIS EVENT.

The School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews is hosting a Languages Open Day for secondary schools. Pupils have the opportunity to try out new languages and attend mini-lectures in order to get a flavour of the different subjects and to obtain an idea of what it is like to study Modern Languages at university. St Andrews currently offers Arabic, French, German, Italian, Persian, Russian and Spanish.

There is also the chance to meet and talk to undergraduates and teaching staff on the day. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Deadline for registration is Tuesday 5 May 2020 and enquiries should be sent to Annette Zimmermann at modlangs@st-andrews.ac.uk. A flyer about the event is also attached.


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Join Professor Antonella Sorace and Dr Thomas Bak from Bilingualism Matters based at the University of Edinburgh. They will be examining 'Languages in Lockdown and Beyond' and 'How to Interpret Bilingualism Studies' with an opportunity for Q&A following the talks.

Visit the website for more information and to register for the free event.

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What is Global Citizenship? Why does it matter? How can you introduce the idea of Global Citizenship to primary age learners in a sensitive and engaging way?

Global Citizenship is a framework to equip learners for critical and active engagement with the challenges and opportunities of life in a fast-changing and interdependent world.

This short online professional learning webinar is designed to help you understand the place of Global Citizenship within Scottish education's Learning for Sustainability (LfS) agenda.

You will receive a resource list to take away, along with plenty of new ideas around how to weave key Global Citizenship themes like climate change, gender equality, migration and the UN SDGs into your lessons in a way that is accessible to your primary age learners.

Visit the website for more information and to register for the free event. 

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This session will allow participants to become familar with the tools within iMovie and how it can be used to capture and evidence learning and understanding across the curriculum at all stages. We will cover core tools, green screening with iMovie and creating Trailers.

Glow Login Required.

Visit the website to register for the free event.

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In this 30 minute webinar hosted by the Goethe-Institut you will be shown effective methods, tools and ideas which are easy to apply to your lessons to help your children articulate themselves and develop an awareness of the differences between languages in a playful and fun way.

The event is free. Visit the website for more information and to register by 10 June 2020.

 

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Discover what it is like to study German at King's College London! At this free online session, you will focus on different aspects of the German course (e.g. translation, cultural studies and history), and find out about the wide range of career opportunities that exist for graduates in German. 

Open to all students studying German at A Level or equivalent.

Visit the website for more information and to register.

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An international workshop on languages in critical digital theory and practice

  • To map the current state of multilingualism in digital theory and practice through, and across, languages and cultures
  • To identify areas of linguistic (especially Anglophone) bias and ‘language indifference’ in digital methodologies and infrastructure
  • To discuss the value and role of languages in digital theory and practice and their implications for language study and professions
  • To bring together experts in languages-driven digital study and practice to discuss priorities for future action and potential collaboration
  • To explore emerging models for linguistic diversity and languages-aware digital practice in academia, education and private/third sectors and to document best practice

The event is organised by researchers from King’s College London and the University of London, as part of the Open World Research Initiative.

Visit the website for more information and to register.

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Discover what it is like to study German from scratch at university! At this free online session you will experience a taster class in German language, as well as seminars focusing on different aspects of German culture (e.g. film studies, politics or history).

You will find out about the wide range of career opportunities for graduates in German and have a chance to meet our lecturers and students.

Open to Year 11 and Year 12 students. 

Visit the website for more information and to register.

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The Primary Languages Network is pleased to announce this year's conference is moving online and is free for all attendees!

There will be 4 virtual sessions and associated live Q&A discussions via Zoom across the month of June. 1 pre-recorded video and Q&A session per week.

Visit the website for the timetable of dates and topics and to book. 

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