We run a programme of teacher conferences throughout the year in a variety of Arts + Humanities subjects. This page will be updated with dates as they are released.
Media Teacher Network
Our Media Teacher network provides a space for local media/film teachers to share ideas and help us to create activity that supports their teaching.
Our first meeting will be held on the Wednesday 28th November 2019 at 16:00-17:30 at the University of Leeds. Drinks and nibbles will be provided.
To confirm your attendance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drama Teacher Resources
Exploring the Slap – Online Course
Suitable for teachers and Key Stage 5 students, this course introduces you to world-renowned Russian director Meyerhold’s technique of biomechanics.
Learn about Meyerhold’s form of physical theatre, biomechanics, and understand and perform ‘The Slap’.
This free, two week, online course opens for enrolment on 30th September 2019 on Futurelearn. Click here to sign up.
Language Teacher Resources
“Because I study a language…”
This set of fun and inspiring resources is for use in schools, designed to encourage students to think about the experiences and opportunities linked to language learning. We asked undergraduates from the University of Leeds, the University of Sheffield and York St John University to tell us about an experience of theirs, made possible by studying a language. We have brought together some of the best responses in a slideshow which aims to provoke students to think: “What if I studied a language”. The presentation can be set up on a loop and used in languages classrooms, on school websites and during language/culture immersion days.
Download the “Because I study a language…” presentation.
‘What about..?’ Language Session Resources
The ‘What About..?’ language series is designed to support teachers in introducing students to languages and cultures which are less commonly studied in secondary schools.
With resources available for both Italian and Russian, the 50-60 minute session gives students a basic introduction to aspects of the country’s language, culture and society through a carousel of activities.
To request a resource pack for either Italian or Russian, please email email@example.com.
Teaching Film and Literature
We have developed a collection of films Teaching Foreign Languages to support those who will be delivering the new A Levels in French, German and Spanish. Dr Matthew Treherne, Head of the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies introduces the series.
We offer a set of materials for A-level teachers of French, German and Spanish. The resources offer guidance to those teaching film and literature as part of the A-level curricula.
English Teacher Resources
English Workshop – Linguistic Prescriptivism
Professor Peter Trudgill (University of Adger, Kristiansand, Norway) is a prominent language expert and author of a wide range of books on sociolinguistics. Click here for a video of his public lecture on ‘Linguistic Prescriptivism and other pointless past-times’ from 2017.