Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Alevel conference 2012 with Warwick University

Our annual Alevel conference took place today, organised by Claire Fazilleau from Tile Hill Wood and the Languages PGCE students from Warwick University. The day consisted of a series of AS and A2 workshops on the theme of New Technologies, a skype session with David Smith from the Directorate General for Interpretation at the European Commission in Brussels and a wide range of exciting taster sessions of exotic languages including ranging from Russian to British Sign Language (see below for both videos).

More pictures to follow soon! Here are also some video impressions of the day:

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Tile Hill Wood Languages represented at #ililc2

Here are the presentations about some of the work we do with social media which were presented at the "ICT and Languages 2012" Conference at the University of Southampton 24/25 March.

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German A-level Conference: Handling the cultural topic

43 students from from 6 schools between Watford and Birmingham came to Tile Hill Wood School on Friday 24 May for a series of workshops on handling the cultural topic for their A2 examinations. Topics covered were 'Film analysis', Der Besuch der Alten Dame, Der Vorleser and German history after WWII with particular focus on Reunification. There were also two practical sessions dealing with the cultural topic in the speaking exam and the essay.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Storybird workshop with Year 5 (Park Hill) & Year 7

36 pupils from Park Hill Primary School visited our Year 7s today to create storybirds on "La selva tropical". Year 5s designed the first few pages and then worked with Year 7s to include more detailed descriptions using adjectives. A big thank you to everyone involved! See all storybirds here:

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Languages Club: Bon appétit!

We had 22 girls enjoying a taste of foreign foods today - the definite highlight was tasting Kelly's home-made crêpes as you can see!