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    Modern Language activities for pupils and teachers

Outreach activities

We want to use our enthusiasm and passion for modern languages to inspire the next generation of linguists.

As a Department we carry out a number of outreach activities throughout the academic year for both school pupils and teachers, from year 12 taster days to teacher events.

Join our language webinars

Make a Difference: Languages at Reading

Tuesday 12th October 4-5pm UK time

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6851472985787538704?source=Social+Media

Did you know that you can study up to three languages at university level? And that you can pick up languages such as Japanese and British Sign Language from beginners level? There has never been a better time to study languages at university: with a national shortage of people with language skills and intercultural knowledge, languages graduates are in high demand with employers.

In this session you'll discover how you can become multilingual, learn all about our Languages courses at Reading, discover the types of careers languages graduates go into, hear from one of our students, and find out how you can really make a difference in the world with languages.

 

Make a Difference: Study Languages with Economics at Reading

Wednesday 13th October 4-5pm UK time

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3296252714909085456?source=Social+Media

Did you know that you can study a language and economics from beginner's level at university? Languages and Economics is a highly flexible degree enabling you to study a modern language alongside your studies in economics, and develop a highly-valued and distinctive skillset. There has never been a better time to study languages at university: with a national shortage of people with language skills and intercultural knowledge, languages graduates are in high demand with employers.

This webinar introduces you to studying joint degrees with Languages and Economics at the University of Reading. You will meet lecturers from languages and economics, hear from one of our students, and ask any questions you may have. This is a chance to learn all about our Languages and Economics degree programmes at Reading and how the two sides of this flexible degree work together, and discover the types of careers our languages and economics graduates go into.

 

Make a Difference: Study Languages with History at Reading

Thursday 14 October at 4-5pm UK time

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1772707830942271757?source=Social+Media

Do you enjoy learning about history and discovering other cultures? Would you like to develop a highly distinctive skillset that can take you to exciting places and onto interesting careers? With a national shortage of people with language skills and intercultural knowledge, graduates with languages are in high demand with employers.

This webinar introduces you to studying joint degrees with Languages and History at the University of Reading. You will meet lecturers from languages and history, hear from one of our students, and ask any questions you may have. This is a chance to learn all about our Languages and History degree programmes at Reading and how the two sides of this flexible degree work together, and discover the types of careers our languages and history graduates go into.

 

Year 12 Taster Days

Twice a year the Department holds taster days for current year 12 students interested in studying modern languages at university. If you would like to find out more and sign up please visit our taster day webpage.

Teacher Events

The Department organises an annual Teach Meet for those teaching languages at secondary schools. These normally take place after the school day has finished. Recently discussed topics include the individual research project on the A-level curriculum, using digital resources in teaching, and how to encourage students to go beyond the curriculum.

We are also happy to discuss the application process at these events. If you would like to receive information on events such as this, please sign up to our Teachers and Advisors network.

Reading Scholars

The Reading Scholars programme aims to give Year 12 students a real taste of life as a university undergraduate, and to provide practical support as participants begin their Higher Education application process. For more information, please visit the Reading Scholars homepage.

Digital outreach

Whilst we cannot always travel to your school we are happy to give digital talks on topics such as 'Why study languages at university', 'What is a year abroad' or 'What to do with a languages degree?'. For more information, please contact us on languages@reading.ac.uk.

Past events: World War One Centenary lectures

Each year, close to Armistice day, we hold a public lecture focusing on aspects of the First World War. From the battles of 1916 in literature to Reading in the Great War and the 1919 Peace Treaty, we explore the causes, experiences and consequences of the Great War.

For more information, please contact us on languages@reading.ac.uk.

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