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Events at the MLC

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To help support your language studies, the Modern Language Centre hosts free cultural and academic events and workshops each term. Most of our events are held at the Language Resource Centre, but for full details of our forthcoming events please see our calendar below.

Click on the event title to find out more, including the recommended language level to get the most out of the event (click here to find out more about our levels) and to book a free ticket.

Our events are open to all MLC and King's students - please ensure you bring your MLC or KCL ID card.

If you have any queries about any of our events please contact us at: language.resources@kcl.ac.uk  

Coming up

Wed 21 Nov - What is Vulgar Latin and How Has it Developed Over Time?

Time: 13.30-15.00
Location: Language Resources Centre, King's Building, Strand Campus
Workshop leader: Olivia Cockburn
Recommended language level: Beginners

 This interactive workshop will look at Vulgar (Spoken) Latin and how it developed into the 5 major Romance Languages: French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Romanian. We will look at sources (graffiti, informal literature and ancient grammar texts) of Vulgar Latin and what they tell us about the real spoken language of the ancient Romans. Finally, using the comparative method we will reconstruct some Latin terms by tracing back their results in the modern Romance languages. 

Students will be offered a unique insight into how one language has changed and developed over hundreds of years, becoming the common ancestor of the languages of millions of people all over the world.

Please sign up here to attend.

Thur 22 Nov - Consolidating Spanish Grammar and Vocabulary 

Time: 18.00-19.00
Location: Language Resources Centre, King's Building, Strand Campus
Workshop leader: Diego Ludicissa
Recommended language level: tbc

In this workshop we will work on several activities aiming to do a thorough revision and consolidation of the main grammatical points and vocabulary covered at level 1, helping students in the preparation of their final oral and written exams. Attendance to the session is highly recommended for all Stage 1 students.

Please sign up here to attend.

Tue 27 Nov - Deaf Culture: Exploring the Concept of Deafhood

Time: 18.00-19.00
Location: Language Resources Centre, King's Building, Strand Campus
Workshop leader: Penelope Beschizza
Suitable For: All

This session explores and demonstrates an integral aspect of signing Deaf people who are 'I'm Deaf, I'm OK' in a dominantly hearing, spoken language society.  Penelope Beschizza, who is Deaf herself, will present images and facts about how a Deaf Academic, Dr Paddy Ladd, developed the term 'Deafhood'. 

The session will explain why Deafhood is urgently relevant for current and future generations of young deaf people, especially in an increasingly mainstreamed educational world.

Please sign up here to attend.

Wed 28 Nov - Preparation for French Oral Exams

Time: 16.00-17.30
Location: Language Resources Centre, King's Building, Strand Campus
Workshop leader: Helene Butz
Recommended language level: All Levels

This workshop will benefit students of French stage 1 and 2 and consists of a series of tips and guided practices to best prepare for the specificities of the oral exam. This workshop will also help you gain more confidence to express yourself and interact successfully in any conversation with French speakers.

Please sign up here to attend.

Thur 29 Nov - What Does it Take to Learn a Second Language?

Time: 18.00-19.00
Location: Language Resources Centre, King's Building, Strand Campus
Workshop leader: Miguel Tarifa
Recommended language level: Stages 1+2

A brief introduction to some of the aspects involved in the learning of a second language. You will learn some practical tips and habits to help in the development of it. 

Please sign up here to attend.

Tues 22 Jan - Reading Aloud in Foreign Language Learning 

Time: 18.00-19.00
Location: Language Resources Centre, King's Building, Strand Campus
Workshop leader: Pedro Garcia Guirao
Recommended language level: Intermediate/Advanced

More details to be announced shortly.

Thur 04 Apr - 2nd Arabic Language Teaching & Learning in UK Higher Education Conference

About the conferene

Thursday 4th of April 2019, King’s College, London

Building on the 1st Arabic Language Teaching & Learning in UK Higher Education Conference held in Leeds in March 2017 and noting the 2018 British Academy mapping project of Arabic language provision across the UK, King’s College London will host the 2nd Arabic Language Teaching & Learning in UK Higher Education Conference on Thursday 4th of April 2019.  

The purpose of the conference is to build on, and move forward from, recent discussions regarding the teaching of Arabic language in UK Universities.  This applies to both degree and Institution-Wide Language Programmes.  

Find out more

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Other language-related events at King's

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