The Outreach Team at the University of York is dedicated to spreading awareness and understanding of language learning and linguistics and how they are studied here at York.
We do this by organising visits to and from surrounding schools, offering talks, small lectures and languages and linguistics based activities.
Modern Foreign Languages Activities:
Student Life Talks:
The Outreach Team offers two different types of school visits: back-to-school visits and outreach visits.
In the back-to-school visits, a current student contacts their old school and arranges to return and talk about their experience at York. As these are very personal connections between the student and their former school, the content of the visits can differ dramatically, from talking about specific linguistic topics to life experiences at uni!
For our outreach visits, our staff and/or PhD students typically visit schools in the area, offering a language/linguistics session that ties in with current A level English Language or Modern Foreign Language studies, most often in the areas of Language Acquisition or Language Change, though we are happy to talk about other topics too. Alongside teaching, we also offer general talks about university life, led by a current University of York student.
We are happy to accommodate visits from schools where we can provide on-location classes, talks and/or activities that cover general and specific topics in languages and linguistics.
If you are:
...and you would like to get involved, please email us for more information!