Modern Languages Widening Participation Summer School
The French Department regularly contributes to summer courses for secondary school students from a variety of different, often under-represented, backgrounds.
World Cultures, Global Futures
In June 2017, the ‘World Cultures, Global Futures’ summer school brought together 35 students from UK state schools with academics and students from King’s. They spent three days exploring globalisation, migration and multilingualism through a series of interactive workshops, talks, film screenings and outings.
The French department organized a visit to The Women’s Library (normally by appointment only!) where students were able to access historical documents and transformative objects and discuss them with the curator. Participants also had the chance to talk to current King’s students about university study and hear from former students about languages and careers.
The theme of next year’s summer school is ‘The Language of Politics’, and it will be open to Year 11 and 12 students at UK state schools. There will also be a parallel teachers’ workshops exploring new approaches to teaching cultural and political topics at GCSE and A-level.