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right4me Modern Languages – Insights Into University Modules & The Learning Experience With University of Bath & University of Portsmouth

20th November 2023 @ 15:45 - 16:45

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  • University of Bath: Enrico Cecconi, Senior Lecturer and Admission Tutor for the Modern Languages Programme and Director of Outreach for Languages at University of Bath, will explore ‘Intercultural communication: changing perspectives and using languages’. Enrico will deliver a micro talk on intercultural awareness (an element of one module but a concept which applies to most language and culture units) and then will give an overview of Modern Languages at Bath.


  • University of Portsmouth: Paul Joyce, Senior Lecturer and Subject Area Leader for Modern Languages at the University of Portsmouth, will explore what it is like to study a modern languages degree at a UK university. Paul and the languages team will deliver a micro-talk on assessments, different ways of spending the Year Abroad, and how to add further languages as part of an Institution-Wide Language Programme. The Portsmouth MFL team will also present its lecturers’ research, presented at the House of Lords, which will explain the new career opportunities that are available for language graduates.


right4me is a series of subject specific webinars for Year 12 & 13 students, and equivalent. The sessions support students’ current studies and interests by giving an insight into curriculum areas covered in university modules. In addition, by hearing from 2 universities for 30 minutes each, students will appreciate how the further study of Modern Languages can vary between institutions, contributing to the depth of their HE research and assisting informed decision making.

In this session we will be joined by two universities, University of Portsmouth and University of Bath, who will begin by exploring the fascinating academic content of their Modern Languages degrees.

Each university will then offer an insight into the teaching and learning experience related to their modules and to their Modern Languages degrees more generally.


There will be time and opportunity for participation and questions.



Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Modern Languages and related disciplines.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the content of the talks and questions they may have. Students can also think about questions they have about studying Modern Languages at university level.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans (similar to Zoom) and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:


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20th November 2023
15:45 - 16:45
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