Community Languages OWRI AHRC

FLAME is collaborating with The University of Manchester for the Multilingual Communities Project, which is part of the larger multi-institutional OWRI: Community Languages Project.

For this project, FLAME is developing teaching training workshops and resources for teachers of language, with a specific focus on teachers of community languages and supplementary schools. Working alongside The University of Manchester’s team for the programme “Cross-Language Dynamics: Re-Shaping Community“, the aim is to address the linguistic variety and support the teaching of languages beyond the national curriculum, promoting the understanding of other cultures and languages in the community.

The teaching training events combine a series of INSET days (In-Service Training Day) with Networking Days for language teachers. Some of these events include guidance and examples to prepare Study Guides for teaching language through film.  See list of resources below. These study guides are also made available through FILTA (Film in Language Teaching Association), which is a free association and community of practice that offer resources for teachers of languages.

Resources

  • Study Guide Peripheria (part of the Teacher training project) supported by the OWRI/AHRC, written by Dr Isabelle Vanderschelden  link
  • Study Guide Les crayons (part of the Teacher training project) supported by the OWRI/AHRC, written by Dr Isabelle Vanderschelden  link
  • Study Guide Maman(s)  (part of the Teacher training project) supported by the OWRI/AHRC, written by Dr Isabelle Vanderschelden  link
  • Study Guide Hoy no estoy  (part of the Teacher training project) supported by the OWRI/AHRC, written by Dr Carmen Herrero  link
  • Study Guide The Entire Journey  (part of the Teacher training project) supported by the OWRI/AHRC, written by Dr Carmen Herrero  link

Following the desire to increase awareness of other cultures and languages, as well as to support positive conviviality, FLAME curates and organises a multilingual film festival under the name of Beyond Babel.  See list of resources below. In 2018, the festival offers three multilingual films in February, which will include French, Arabic, Spanish, Mandarin, Hindi and English. Currently on its third edition, the festival has increased in relation to number of attendees, number of films and number of screening days. The prospective programme for 2018 can be found under Beyond Babel.

Resources

  • Study Guide Colours of the Alphabet (part of the Beyond Babel project) supported by the OWRI/AHRC, written by Dr Carmen Herrero and Marta F Suarez here
  • Study Guide La Cour de Babel (part of the Beyond Babel project) supported by the OWRI/AHRC, written by Dr Isabelle Vanderschelden here
  • Study Guide Requisitos para ser una persona normal (part of the Beyond Babel project) supported by the OWRI/AHRC, written by Dr Carmen Herrero and Marta F Suarez here
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