Our Language Centres in London and the North-West of England aim to promote the study of languages amongst state sector students, and enhance the pedagogy of languages teachers. We support a range of language learning through open events and workshops in partnership with a number of institutions.
OxNet is launching a new Global Film Discussion Group, organised by the North West Centre for Languages and Cultures. This is designed for students of Modern Foreign Languages and English, and anyone else with an interest in film, languages and culture. This is separate from our intensive courses, therefore all are welcome to attend.
Next term, we will be hosting a series of twilight film screenings where the language is other than English. Later that week, we will host a seminar discussion online to go deeper into the themes and analysis of the film. This would be beneficial in particular for students of Modern Languages, where film analysis is an integral part of the A Level syllabus.
The first film will be Ousmane Sembène's "La Noire De...", the first Senegalese movie to find international success. The rating for this movie is 12A and the language is French. A summary can be found here.
The screening will take place at 6pm on Monday 11th January. The discussion will take place at 6pm on Wednesday 13th January.
If you are interested in attending, please email Felix or Esin (email addresses below). Zoom links will be sent to you nearer to the time.
London centre for languages and cultures
The LCLC was set up in 2013 as a partnership between Westminster Academy, the University of Oxford, the Open University, and partner universities in London. Based at Westminster Academy in west London, the LCLC works with numerous secondary schools across the region to foster meaningful engagement with Modern Foreign Languages amongst students.
North west centre for languages and cultures
The NWCLC was set up in 2019 at Priestley College, Warrington, part of the TCAT (The Challenge Academy Trust). It works to strengthen the position of Modern Foreign Languages in secondary schools and sixth form colleges in the North-West region through working with the University of Oxford and Lancaster University, amongst other institutions.