Modern Languages networking and workshop event

Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Teaching
Thursday 15th June 2017 (09:45-16:00)
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The Modern Languages network is an initiative to enhance our dialogue with colleagues in schools and colleges of all kinds on issues relating to the teaching of Modern Languages.

Our main objectives are:

  • to develop our relationship with teachers of Modern Languages in the local area, by creating opportunities for dialogue and networking between school teachers and university staff; 
  • to offer opportunities to share experiences of teaching Modern Languages at school and university; 
  • to reflect on how we might better support students as they transition from school to university; 
  • to allow some of our current students to meet and informally chat with school teachers about teaching as a career.
  • To create a virtual bank of resources  where teachers can find materials shared in our workshops


  • 9:45 - Introduction and Welcome
  • 9:50 - Sharing Teaching Practice, Session 1: Developing Speaking Skills
  • 10:45 - University-School Collaboration (1): “Teaching inter-disciplinarity through Modern Languages: The Outposts of Conquest project and the Empires of Emptiness Exhibition”(Berny Sèbe)
  • 11:00 - Coffee Break
  • 11:30 - “Literature Inspires!” (Caroline Conlon, Modern Foreign Languages Education, UCL, Institute of
  • Education)
  • 12:15 - University-School Collaboration (2) “The Baudelaire Song Project” (Helen Abbott)
  • 12:30 - Networking Lunch
  • 13:15 - University-School Collaboration (3): “Teaching Francophonie through a case study of the French Caribbean and Joseph Zobel”
  • 13:30 - Sharing Teaching Practice, Session 2: Developing Translation Skills
  • 14:30 - Coffee Break
  • 15:00 - “Do extra curricular activities motivate students to take/succeed in MFL”? (Marcia Atkins, King Edward VI High School for Girls)
  • 15:10 - Plenary Session
  • 16:00 - Close

Venue: Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Room G11 (Building R14 on Edgbaston Campus map)

There will be no charge for this event. Please email Mónica Jato to book your place at