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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics

 

Why Not Languages? Resources for school teachers and pupils

Why study languages?

These听resources aim to听inspire pupils听to include languages amongst听their subject choices for GCSE听and A level, and to consider studying them at university.听 Find out why languages are important, rewarding and useful, and enjoy some taster activities to discover new skills and languages. 听

'WhyNotLanguages' is an annual programme听of widening participation events and activities for schools (mainly in the East of England) with low participation in Higher Education. These events promote and enhance language learning in schools, and听encourage pupils to continue with their language studies at听GCSE, A-Level and at university level.听We work in partnership with colleagues at the University鈥檚 Language Centre and the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies to听create targeted resources and听activities for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

Attendance is by invitation and demand for places is high. We regret that it is not usually possible to give places to听all schools that apply. If you teach languages in a state school in the East of England and would like to be included in our invitation list, please email outreach@mmll.cam.ac.uk

In response to Covid-19 and the move to online events, we created this听range of听online 'WhyNotLanguages' resources, which are now available on an ongoing basis听for independent听use by school teachers and students.

Talk - 'Why Not Languages at GCSE?'

By Dr Stuart Davis, Director of Outreach & Schools Liaison听and Senior Lecturer in Spanish at the 澳门六合彩开奖记录

Student perspective: why learn languages at GCSE?

Six of our current languages students at the 澳门六合彩开奖记录 reveal why they find that languages gives them enjoyment and advantages.

Talk - 'Why Not Languages at A level?'

By Dr Stuart Davis, Director of Outreach & Schools Liaison听and Senior Lecturer in Spanish at the 澳门六合彩开奖记录

Language Taster - Italian

By Dott. Claudia Domenici, Senior Language Teaching Officer at the 澳门六合彩开奖记录

Language Taster - Portuguese

By Felipe Schuery, University Associate Professor at the 澳门六合彩开奖记录

Language Taster - German

By Maren de Vincent-Humphreys, Language Teaching Officer at the 澳门六合彩开奖记录

German handout听1 -听Teacher Information听sheet

German handout 2 - Student handout

German taster video

Language Taster - Arabic

By , Language Teaching Officer at the 澳门六合彩开奖记录 (FAMES)

Arabic Handout 1听- Oral exercise

Arabic Handout 2听- Arabic script

Arabic taster video

Language Taster - Russian

By Dr Anna Schneider, Language Teaching Officer at the听澳门六合彩开奖记录

Russian Handout 1听- Cyrillic Alphabet

Russian Handout 2听- Dialogue

Russian taster video

Language Taster - Hebrew

By , Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the 澳门六合彩开奖记录 (FAMES)

Hebrew Handout 1听- The Modern Hebrew Alphabet

Hebrew Handout 2听- Vowel Chart

Hebrew Handout 3听- Dialogue

Hebrew taster video

Further language tasters

Take a look at these for Indonesian, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Catalan, French, Cornish, Persian, Nepali, and more Arabic and Portuguese.

KS5 Resources - Sample Lectures & Worksheets

French sample lecture:'Language Shift' -听听/听Worksheet

French sample lecture:听'Lexical Borrowing' -听听/ Worksheet

German sample lecture:听'Introduction to reading Kafka' -听听/ Worksheet

Spanish sample lecture:听'A 21st Century Narrative of the Spanish Civil War' -听听/ Worksheet

Italian sample lecture: 'Medieval Visions of Vice & Virtue in Giotto's Arena Chapel in Padova and Dante's Comedy' -听听/ Worksheet

Portuguese sample lecture:听'A Translation Challenge' -听听/ Worksheet

Student Q&A

Find out what some of our current students have to say about their language choices and their experiences at 澳门六合彩开奖记录 University

Games

Visit MEITS' newly-launched suite of games about languages and multilingualism at , which show that learning languages is fun and easier than you might think.

Click HERE to return to the main Outreach pages to find out about access & participation, events for prospective students, and further resources for students and teachers.