French and Spanish: Language, Culture and Identity

Develop a passion for language and culture on this brand new course, designed to further the appreciation of French and Spanish.
Course objectives:
  • To further an appreciation of French and Spanish cultures 
  • To improve linguistic skills through written, visual and aural activities in the target language 
  • To engage with the question of how language and identity shape one another 
  • To introduce students to a range of learning environments in a university MFL department 
Course dates
20 - 24 January 2020
Course format
  • Students will be required to choose between French and Spanish, and have a strong interest in developing their skills and knowledge
  • Seminars will consist of tutor-led discussions, involving source material and electronic resources   
  •  A central component will be to work in a group to prepare a presentation on a relevant topic.
Emma Pauncefort completed her doctoral research in the French department at University College London. Her research examined the development of a sense of French identity through travel to England in the early modern period. Emma has broad secondary and tertiary teaching experience and a particular interest in introducing students to academic research and developing critical thinking and literary analysis. 

Eleanor Upchurch graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge with a degree in Spanish and Portuguese. She specialises in 18th century Spanish art and 20th century Iberian and Latin American film and is interested in introducing students to a broad range of new cultural material. Having spent two years living in Madrid, during one of which she worked as a translator, she has a passion for Spanish language, translation and culture.   
With thanks to our supporters, the costs of our courses are subsidized. The price of £325 includes accommodation, tutoring, trips and all meals. 

Students at fee paying schools will need to pay the full cost of £739.
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