Languages - General

Links with Southampton University

Lower Sixth 'Why Languages Matter' Conference Wed 17 Jan 2018

9 members of the Lower Sixth went to the University of Southampton to attend the “Why Languages Matter” Conference; soon to be an annual event. The day was engaging for our students and Mr Ayers and Mrs Brown enjoyed themselves too! Evie thought it was ‘brilliant to experience the university atmosphere and to gain insight into what constitutes a languages course,’ with Becky adding that the speakers were ‘animated and inspiring.’ Our students received a range of lectures from feminism and the media to the impacts of globalisation. Charlotte thought that it was ‘an enjoyable and thought-provoking experience’ whilst Jane expressed the benefits of being able to discuss potential careers and how languages are advantageous.

PGCE lesson observations:

In June 2017, several PGCE students visited KES to observe Sixth Form lessons. They were particularly interested in the lessons given by Miss Enfield who herself had once been a PGCE student on the same course at Southampton University.

Headmaster's careers lunch:

Professor Andrea Reiter, Professor of German at the University of Southampton, made a welcome return to King Edward's as a guest speaker at a Headmaster's career's lunch on Tuesday 22 March 2016.

Year 12 Able Linguist Day:

The Lower Sixth German set took part in a Year 12 Able Linguist Day at Southampton University on Tuesday 19 January 2016. They attended workshops on AS grammar and language topics and took some taster sessions in Mandarin or Portuguese with students from other schools and colleges across the country.