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SMLC Teacher Day

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures invites teachers to a day of workshops aimed at supporting the teaching of texts at A-Level. The event will provide teachers space to reflect on sixth-form work, make contacts, and develop collaboratively imaginative approaches to materials presentation.

All language groups will work together in the morning session on the plenary theme: 'Tools for analysing visual and literary cultural artefacts'. In the the afternoon session we will break off into language-specific groups: French, German, Italian, Spanish. Teachers will be sent five short texts to prepare in July. Following the event in September, paper and digital packs (to include teaching materials with typed-up notes of the suggestions for use in the classroom and a contact list of all participants) will be sent to teachers.

Please note that places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. In order to facilitate small group discussions and language-specific workshops, there will be a limited number of places available for each language. Register as soon as possible to reserve your place.

About us

Explore the teaching and research interests of staff who will facilitate activities on the day:

French: Professor Katherine Astbury, Dr Emma Campbell, Dr Holly Langstaff

German: Dr Helmut Schmitz

Italian: Professor Jennifer Burns, Dr Caterina Sinibaldi

Spanish: Dr Leticia Villamediana González, Ms Raquel Navas

09.45-10.15 Arrival; tea and coffee
10.15-10.30 Welcome from Professor Kate Astbury (Head of SMLC)

Plenary by Dr Emma Campbell (French) and Prof Jennifer Burns (Italian): “Tools for analysing visual and literary cultural artefacts”

11.15-12.00 Response to plenary: work in language groups
12.00-12.30 Report back and discussion
12.30- 14.00 Lunch
14.00 -14.15

Work in language groups (introduction by staff from SMLC)


Didacticization of texts


Tea and coffee


Presentation of activities; conclusive remarks

School of Modern Languages and Cultures Teacher Day

Friday 20th September 2019

Radcliffe building, University of Warwick

Cost: £20 (includes refreshments, lunch, car parking)

Register via the booking form

Getting to campus

See here for information about travel to the University of Warwick and finding your way around campus.

Car parking is free for attendees.

Contact us

Please contact Dr Holly Langstaff with any queries about this event.

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