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 socio-linguistics and much, much more!
The summer school will draw on as much of these languages and cultures as we can fit in one week. 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, well, more obscure languages (e.g Scandinavian ones). There will also be sessions on cultural topics, drawn from several of the six departments and making use of nearby facilities. To set it all up, we will start the week with considering what languages and cultures actually are, what they do and what they mean, and what they are “for”. The week-long group project task will be based on this session, while allowing you to use examples from all the other classes to explore its topic further. And somewhere along the way, there might also be some special European treats to be had…
So, welcome to the Languages and Cultures Summer School!
*French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic and Old Norse.
20 July 2020 - 24 July 2020
23 PROGRAMME PLACES
A-Levels / Advanced Highers: ABB with a modern language required.
IB Points: 34. Subjects: A total of 16 points in three higher level subjects including English A1 at grade 6, with no score below 5.