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					          School of
Modern Languages and Cultures
• School of Modern Languages Widening
  Participation Project September 2002 –
  February 2003
  Paul Gladston


• Widening Participation Symposium 30th January
  2003

• Widening Participation Consortium
Outreach and Widening
     Participation
Widening Participation Consortium

• Meets 3 times a year
• Representatives from:
  –   The School of Modern Languages and Cultures
  –   Local schools and colleges
  –   Widening Participation and School Liaison
  –   Regional organisations
       Support for local schools
• On site at the University
• Outreach in Schools
• Networking
      On site at the University
• Rolling programme of events at different times of
  year targeting different groups:
• Taster Days
• Revision Sessions:
 GCSE, AS & A2 in French, German and Spanish
• Film workshops
• European Day of Languages
       Outreach in Schools
• School visits
• Staff and Student support
• Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme
               Networking
•   Through members of the WPC
•   Shared email links
•   Shared resources through website
•   Links with other organisations
Perceptions of Modern Languages
• How to break down barriers to pupils
  studying modern languages

•   Optional therefore not important
•   Difficult
•   Limiting
•   Boring
Modern Languages at University
Why Modern Languages?

• analytical skills
• communications skills in English
• communications skills in foreign
  language(s)
• inter-cultural awareness
• adaptability
                  … and Cultures
•   literature
•   film
•   history
•   politics
•   society
•   linguistics
•   languages
       Promoting Good Practice
•   Schools
•   LAs
•   Website
•   Conferences
•   LLAS: contacts, studies
              School of
    Modern Languages and Cultures




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