This course is aimed at teachers of A level languages who give classes on topics such as migration, racism, tolerance, integration and multiculturalism. The course will explore ways of exploiting authentic materials - including newspapers, cinema and literature - to create rich and exciting resources for A level students. This session will also help refine and refresh classroom techniques and practical activities to help students of all abilities think critically and strengthen their analytical skills.
- Analytical techniques that help students decode, interpret, and understand photographs thoughtfully and meaningfully.
- Film as a communicative tool through the use of image, music, editing, camera angles, etc.
- Textual analysis techniques
- Working on how to explain and to present important concepts such as asylum seeking, immigration, refugee, tolerance, integration, assimilation, racism, etc. to students in a clear manner.
- Analysis of stereotypes and stigma and their impact on creating meaning.
- Plenary sessions will be led in English with breakout sessions in German and Spanish.
The training provider
Aston University is a leading provider of target-language programmes at degree level. It was one of the pioneers of contemporary language programmes in the UK. It is West Midlands coordinator for Routes into Languages and reaches out to schools across the country in the effort to boost modern language studies.
Dr Raquel Medina has taught undergraduates and postgraduates at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, US), the University of Massachusetts (Amherst, US) and Aston University for 28 years.
Dr Claudia Gremler holds a degree for teaching in secondary schools from the University of Göttingen. She has been teaching in UK Higher Education since 1999, first at the University of Bath and since 2004 at Aston University.
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