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INSET DAY New perspectives on representing the war in film for A Level (French and Spanish)

Organisers: Department of Languages, Information and Communications (Manchester Metropolitan University), FLAME Research Centre (Film, Languages And Media in Education) and Film in Language Teaching Association (www.filta.org.uk)


 25 June 2014     (10am-3pm)

£60 per teacher (refreshments and lunch provided)

£30 for PGCE students, School Direct trainees and language assistants.


This one-day training is designed for language teachers using film for A Level teaching and assessment. The aims are to work together around a given topic (this year it is the representation of French/Spanish history in film) and to share good practice and ideas about using film in the language classroom. This year, the INSET will focus on discussing different narratives and genres to find out more about war and the memory, legacy and unsaid discourses.


The first part of the workshop will provide the context and key concepts for the topic (remembering the past, the duty of memory, etc.). It will briefly introduce a multimodal and intercultural pedagogical framework, which will be used to create interactive classroom activities and exercises in context using film clips.


The second part of the workshop will introduce specific French / Spanish films and related topics which can be used in the classroom (case studies and set texts applicable to the A level syllabus). Attendees will examine and analyse the representation of World War II (France) and the Spanish civil war. Films might include Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987), Lucie Aubrac (1997), Un Secret (2007), Elle s’appelait Sarah (2010),  El espinazo del diablo (2001), El laberinto del fauno (2006), Las 13 rosas (2007), and  La voz dormida (2011), among others.


There will also be opportunity for participants to share ideas on using film clips in the language classroom. A range of reusable class materials will be provided as well as further reading and information on relevant resources.


The INSET is open to anyone teaching French or Spanish A Level. We welcome newly qualified teachers, teachers in training and language assistants.


Please make sure that you book a place early as places are limited.


For further information, please contact :

Dr Isabelle Vanderschelden (French) i.vanderschelden@mmu.ac.uk

Dr Carmen Herrero (Spanish) c.herrero@mmu.ac.uk


Please contact Routes into Languages North West to book your place (routes@mmu.ac.uk)