Are you already studying a language or even two? Do you like exploring literature, films, art, music, food and all sorts of other cultural aspects of other countries? Are you curious about what studying languages and cultures at university would be like? Then come to our Summer School! The School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS) teaches no fewer than 11 different languages, and alongside the languages we also have a vast range of courses in everything cultural: French cinema, Italian Renaissance study, Latin American poetry, German medieval comic tales, material ‘stuff’ in the Viking age, Dutch sociolinguistics, and much, much more! The Summer School will draw on as much of these languages and cultures as we can fit in one week through a combination of online and face-to-face lessons. There will be lessons in French, Spanish, and German for those of you who study these languages, as well as some sessions with new and lesser-taught languages (like the Scandinavian ones). There will also be sessions on cultural topics, drawn from several of the six departments and making use of our collections at UCL. To set it all up, we will start with considering what how and why we learn foreign languages. The weeklong project task will be based on this session, while allowing you to use examples from all the other classes to explore the connections between language and culture even further.
20 July 2022 - 28 July 2022
20 PROGRAMME PLACES
Foreign language required, to include French or Spanish if studied as the main language.
On track to meet:
GCSEs: English Language at grade B or 6 and Mathematics at grade C or 5.
IB Diploma: 34 points. A total of 16 points in three higher level subjects, with no score lower than 5, to include a foreign language.