12th June 2014, 10:30am – 4:00pm

New Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University

Rooms 3.23 and 3.24

Fee: £30 (£20 concessions). Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Registration: MMU Online Shop: Raising Students’ Intercultural Awareness Through Film






10:15 am – 10:30 am  Arrival and registration

 10:30 am – 10:45 am  Welcome and introduction

            Dr Sharon Handley –  Dean of the Faculty HLSS and Director of Routes NW

           Dr Fil Nereo –   Higher Education Academy


10:45 am – 11:45 am  Plenary: The intercultural challenge for languages in higher education            

             Prof. Mike Kelly – Director of Research in ML, University of Southampton


11:45 am – 12:30 am  Presentations

Crossing boundaries: developing intercultural competence through film, by Dr Carmen Herrero, Manchester Metropolitan University

Understanding ‘The Other’, by Dr Isabelle Vanderschelden, Manchester Metropolitan University


12:30 pm – 13:30 pm Lunch break







13: 30 pm – 14:30 pm Presentations

 A celebration of cultures clashing: gaining insights into Buddhist monastic life through Kyentse Norbu’s The Cup (1999), by Jessica Frye, Manchester Metropolitan University

Teaching Intercultural Communication through film by Dr Louisa Desilla, University of Surrey


14:30 pm – 14:45 pm Coffee break


14:45 pm – 15:45 pm  Presentations

Video analysis and video production in the “language for business” classroom by Dr Claudia Gremler, Aston University

Developing intercultural competence in language classroom: using films in Chinese Higher Education context, by Linda Yang, Durham University

15:45 pm – 16:00 pm Close of event.


Please contact us if you would like more information on the event, how to get here or parking facilities.


Programme and abstracts: Seminar Series June 2014 – Programme and Abstracts – Raising Students’ Intercultural Awareness through Film 



About martafsuarez

I am a current PhD Student at the Liverpool John Moores University. I finished her BA (Hons) degree in Spanish Philology in Spain (2004, Licenciatura, UNED), where I also did my PGCE training in Literature and Language (2005, University of Valencia). I obtained a MA in Latin American Cultural Studies at the University of Manchester (2010) with a research on Chicano cultural symbols and self-representation online. My current research looks at the portrayal of immigration in Spanish film. Professionally, I teach film and screenwriting at the LJMU through a GTA scholarship. In 2008 I won the Creative Writing Award "Ana Maria Matute", an annual international award organized by Torremozas, who published the piece later that same year.
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