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LCLC Academic Programme 2017-2018

After the great successes of the 2016-2017 LCLC Programme, Pembroke College, Westminster Academy and the Open University have joined forces once again to support the London Centre for Languages and Cultures  2017-2018 academic programme.

Link school participants will be pleased to know that the LCLC Flagship Programme will continue this year. Dates for the Study Day at Pembroke College, the Easter School at Westminster Academy, and the highly popular Summer School at Pembroke College have been confirmed. These events will continue to push the boundaries of MFL curricular learning by the allowing students to collaborate with university students and researchers of MFL. While the Study day and Summer School will be open exclusively to year 12 students, as per previous years, KS4 students will be able to benefit from specialist MFL teaching during the Easter School, in preparation for their GCSE exams.

A series of twilight seminars in Arabic and Languages & Technology will be open to a group of committed and open-minded KS4 and KS5  students who want to explore the broader societal and cultural questions that come with the study of languages.

We are pleased to share the below calendar as part of the London Centre for Languages and Cultures Academic Programme for the coming academic year. These events have been carefully organised as part of the LCLC mission to strengthen the teaching and learning of Modern Languages across the Tri-Borough. Please note that dates and venues are subject to change, and that extra, ad-hoc events may be added to the programme over the course of the year.








Thursday 30th November 2017

LCLC Launch

(Japanese and East Asian Focus as homage to WA Japanese Club: To introduce partner schools and organisations to the LCLC academic calendar through a series of taster sessions and talks related to Japan)

Teachers and school leaders, students in KS4 and KS5 from link schools, representatives from link organisations

Westminster Academy

Wednesday13th December 2017 and Wednesday 10th January 2018

Twilight Seminar Series in Arabic: The Qur'an as Literature

(2-week seminar series on the Quran by Prof. Sinai from Pembroke College)

Students in KS5 from link schools

Westminster Academy

Wednesday 31st January 2018

Twilight Taster Event: Languages and Tech

(Interactive series of workshops and talks about the intersections of technology and MFL)

Students in KS4/5 from link schools

Westminster Academy

Friday 2nd February 2018

LCLC Study Day

(Full day visit to Pembroke college structured aroundMFL seminars and admissions workshops with postgraduates)

Students in KS4

Pembroke College, Oxford

Tuesday 3rd April - Wednesday 4th April 2018

LCLC Easter School

(Intensive MFL intervention for borderline students in curricular languages, led by MFL undergraduates from partner universities. Workshops on study skills)

Students in KS4

Westminster Academy

Monday 25th- Wednesday 27th June 2018

Residential trip at Pembroke College

(Students of LCLC Summer School MFL experience a week in the life of an Oxford languages undergraduate)

Students in KS5

Pembroke College, Oxford