Outreach events in the School of Modern Languages

We offer a range of opportunities for young people of all ages and from all backgrounds to engage with students and academics in the School of Modern Languages and discover what it is like to study languages at Bristol.

Upcoming events

Academic year 22-23

This academic year, we are planning the following Widening Participation activities with the School of Modern Languages:

  • Our Foreign Language Film Webinars series, in which academics in the School of Modern Languages at Bristol analyse foreign language films and answer questions about what it is like to study languages at university. These are open to A-Level students and MFL teachers in state schools as CPD. Webinars will take place in February 2023 - dates and content TBC. Registration will open at the end of 2022, but you can express your interest here, so we can let you know when applications are open.
  • A Modern Languages stream on our Access to Bristol programme, for local students in Y12 interested in finding out more about what studying languages at University is like. You can express your interest in applying here, so you can be notified when applications open in September.
  • Our GCSE Language Support programme will provide local schools with multiple enrichment sessions for MFL students in Year 10. Please note we have limited capacity for these sessions, and details will be defined ad-hoc with participating schools.

We will update this page regularly with more exciting events and programmes running in 22-23!

If you have questions about the above or would like to get in touch about arranging other MFL provision for your students, please contact languages-outreach@bristol.ac.uk

 

Resources

Schools and Colleges Newsletter

Keep up to date with all our latest outreach events and activities for school students and teachers via our newsletter. Sign up to our schools & colleges newsletter using this link

Virtual Platform of Outreach resources

We have created an online platform of resources for students from Year 11-13. Register your interest here to gain access to academic taster sessions and to student support sessions on finance, student experience, study skills, and live engagement opportunities with current undergraduate students.

Online resources for teachers 

Online taster lectures given by academic staff on aspects of French, German, Spanish, Russian and Italian language and culture.

The online Literary Encyclopaedia has decided to make its materials available freely to all schools in the UK and Ireland. This would be appropriate for sixth forms looking for material relevant to English and Modern Foreign Languages. For more information go to: https://www.litencyc.com/php/colleges.php 

Arts and Humanities resources: https://tinyurl.com/yyz2b42u. This list focuses mainly on resources created by or with UK universities and is material which is written in a targeted way as educational resources e.g. has a lesson plan or is directed at a particular school subject or key stage. For more information, please e-mail jengrove1@GMAIL.COM

Cambridge Collaborative A-Level Resources for Languages This link includes a videoed lecture on 'Barbara' by Dr. Debbie Pinfold from the German Department at Bristol.

Outreach contact

For more information, and if you would like to discuss ad-hoc language events, please e-mail Chiara at languages-outreach@bristol.ac.uk

Year 9 students from Oasis Academy comparing archives for the classic French comedy 'Tartuffe' at the University's Theatre Collection
Year 9 students from Oasis Academy comparing archives for the classic French comedy ’Tartuffe’ at the University’s Theatre Collection
Year 10 students from Sir Thomas Rich's School at the GCSE Languages Conference
Year 10 students from Sir Thomas Rich's School at the GCSE Languages Conference
Year 9 and 10 students enjoying an Italian taster session at the GCSE Languages Conference
Year 9 students enjoying an Italian taster session at the GCSE Languages Conference
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