Events

Languages at Sydney: Go Global | 2017

2 March, 2017
13:30 to 16:30

Languages at Sydney

High School language students have put a lot of hard work studying their new language for two to three years.

Unfortunately, a lot of the language students’ hard work are wasted because they don’t continue speaking or studying their new language after high school.

The School of Languages at the University of Sydney understands this trend and would like to encourage and inspire high school language students to continue their language education at the university level.

We want to inspire language students to continue their education here at the School of Languages.

What is ‘Languages at Sydney’?

In 2015, Senior Lecturer Dr Carolyn Stott and Administration Manager Emily Wiech created and organised ‘Languages at Sydney’. The objective was to give high school students a chance see, feel, and experience university life as a university language student. High school students participate and listen in tutorials with other language students across Sydney.

Who is ‘Languages for Sydney’ for?

Year 12 languages students (IB, HSC, Open High School)

Any Year 12 students interested in languages at university. Please note that this event is open to total beginners as well as students who have some experience and want to continue their language studies

Year 11 languages students

Year 11 and 12 languages teachers and Careers Counsellors and Advisors.

Who benefits by attending Languages at Sydney?

High school Language students, language teachers, and the School of Languages teachers benefit from Languages at Sydney.

High School students benefit from Languages at Sydney because they will see, hear, and feel how it is studying a language at the University of Sydney. They will see a clear path from high school studies, university studies, and to career opportunities during the event. They will also get the chance to meet other high school students from other schools. Languages at Sydney wants to promote a community spirit that encourages multilingualism and multiculturalism.

Both high school language teachers and teachers from the School of Languages benefit from Languages at Sydney. Both teachers can meet and establish relationships so they can work together for the benefit of the language students.

Languages at Sydney: Go Global 2017 Program

Date: Thursday 2nd March 2017 (O-Week), 13:30 – 16:30

Venues: Eastern Avenue Foyer, East Avenue Auditorium, Eastern Avenue Complex and Carslaw Learning Hub (Carslaw Building)

Have a look at the MAP to find out the location of the venues


Program:

13.30 – 14:00              Registration (Eastern Avenue Foyer).

14:00 – 14:30              Plenary session: East Avenue Auditorium

 Welcome presentation by the School Languages and Cultures (SLC)

 Topics:

 Studying languages at SLC

 Career opportunities 

14:30 – 14:40              Move to individual sessions (Carslaw and Eastern Avenue Complex)

14:40 – 15:20              Language session 1 (40 mins)

15:20 – 15:30              Move to Individual language session 2

15:30 – 16:10              Language session 2 (40 mins)

16:10 – 16:30              Evaluation and then light refreshments to explore the University



Location: The University of Sydney

Contact:Cromwell Salvatera
Phone:02 8627 5592
Email:languages.admin@sydney.edu.au

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