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Inset – Manchester Workshop: Using Short Film Creatively In The Language Classroom (Visual Literacy and Critical Thinking)

February 8, 2020 @ 10:00 - 15:00

This interactive INSET workshop for PGCE Language students and newly qualified language teachers (NQT) only, will provide a framework for introducing film literacy and critical analysis strategies required in several components of the Language syllabuses (GCSE and A-Level). The event will propose a range of practical activities for embedding visual, film literacy and critical thinking using short films.


Saturday 8 February 2020

Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University, MANCHESTER

Registration Fee £15* *Please note the registration fee is non-refundable

For advanced registration and online payment (required) please click here


Saturday, 22 February 2020

Senate House, Malet Street, LONDON

Registration Fee £15* *Please note the registration fee is non-refundable

 For advanced registration and online payment (required) please click here

The workshop aims to:

• provide contexts and methodologies to use (short) films as part of existing Modern Language programmes

• cover different levels

• address different learning aims and outcomes

• introduce the key terminology teachers need

• apply relevant film concepts and integrate them into formative language exercises

• develop a better awareness of (multi) literacies, particularly visual literacy and critical thinking literacy

• present the main advantages of multimodal approaches to study and discuss short films

• encourage the creation of Open Educational Resources, under a Creative Common license, as part of the AHRC OWRI Cross-Language Dynamics Project on “New Approaches to Transmedia and Language Pedagogy”

• facilitate networking, advocacy and/or partnership among language teachers

A certificate of attendance will be issued.

This event is organised by Manchester Metropolitan University as part of the OWRI Cross-Language Dynamics Project.

Funding: This work has been supported by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Open World Research Initiative (OWRI), under the programme “Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community”, and the Manchester Metropolitan University.


February 8, 2020
10:00 - 15:00


Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University
All Saints Building, All Saints,
Manchester, M15 6BH United Kingdom
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+44 (0)161 247 2000

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