Sussex Centre for Language Studies

One World Week

Staff and students team up to organise a week of events and activities to celebrate the University’s international outlook and the cultural diversity on campus.

One World Week takes place on campus this year from 14 - 20 March 2016. The Sussex Centre for Language Studies has a number of free events, below, and there are plenty more on the Students' Union website.

Monday, March 14

  • 4-5pm: Learn Esperanto (Fulton 202)

    Using your own first-language skills, learn a handful of rules of Esperanto and master basic communication within about half an hour. Free Online Course details. All welcome to join in this fun session!

  • 5.30-8pm: One World Week Language Café (Mandela Hall, Falmer House)
    Run by Language Café Leaders, Volunteers, & SCLS Language Ambassadors
    International fun, food, games and prizes!

Tuesday, March 15

  • 12-2pm: Working Internationally (Jubilee G30)

    Coordinated by Belinda Hackney and Claire Ward (Careers and Employability Centre)
    Professional people and Sussex alumni talk to a student audience about the internationalised world of work, their own professional pathways and highlight the skills sought in today’s graduates relevant to a global career.

    Guest speakers (Chair: Dr Andrew Blair):
    1. Gloria Vessey – Freelance Intercultural Communication Consultant/Translator/Interpreter
    2. Paul Kaye – Language Officer, European Commission, London Office (Sussex alumnus-Biology/French)
    3. Luke Camille – Project Manager, American Express, Graduate (Sussex alumnus-LLB Law)
    4. Maya Bowri – Recently completed JET (Japan Exchange & Teaching Programme) (Sussex alumnus-Psychology)

    Followed by Q&A, informal networking and refreshments.

  • 2-5pm: Sign Language World (Freeman F40)

    A series of activities coordinated by John Walker

    • 2pm: Marco Nardi (BSL/English Interpreter for musicals, choirs and on his YouTube channel)
      Sign singing workshop to demonstrate various approaches of presenting song in sign language. Take along the lyrics of your favourite song! (1 hour)

    • 3pm: Dr. Mary Beth Kitzel (Academic in Deaf Geography at Rochester Institute of Technology, USA)
      'Language, Space, and History: a case study of sign language people’
      Academic talk via video-conference describing how sign languages develop and the locations where these developments often occur. (1 hour)

    • 4pm: Research Round Table, John Walker (host)
      Academics and students share their research interests in British Sign Language and the Deaf community; short 3 minute presentations. (1 hour)

  • 5.30-7pm: Pasolini's Modernity and Afterlives (Jubilee G30) with the Sussex Italian Society
    Guest speakers: Prof Fabio Vighi (University of Cardiff) and Dr Alan O’Leary (University of Leeds)
    Dr Ambra Moroncini and Dr Darrow Schecter (University of Sussex)

    This Italian cultural event will focus on Pier Paolo Pasolini’s controversial and anti-conformist cinema and on what has been called the ‘myth of Pasolini’. Our first guest speaker (Prof. Fabio Vighi) will focus on Pasolini as a critic of modernity, whilst Dr O’Leary will discuss what Pasolini has come to represent since his untimely death. Both talks will also interrogate the deployment of Pasolini to signify ‘political commitment’ in academic and cultural discourse.

  • 6-7.30pm: Inventing Humanity: Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Deaths of William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes (Jubilee 144)
    Coordinated by Dr Aaron Kahn in association with the Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies in the School of English.
    Speakers: Dr Aaron Kahn and Dr Maria Schmygol (Sussex)

Wednesday, March 16

  • 1-2pm: Let's Talk TESOL (Jubilee 155)
    Ben Beaumont, TESOL Qualifications Manager at Trinity College London.
    Thinking of gaining a qualification in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages? Trinity College London's CertTESOL is an internationally recognised English language teaching qualification, offered at the University of Sussex as part of the English Language Teaching elective pathway and as an intensive course. Ben will give an overview of the value-added benefits of completing a TESOL qualification. 

  • 2-4pm (UK time): Telecollaboration Sussex-Grenoble (Jubilee 144)
    Coordinated by Patricia Couturas
    Telecollaborative activity with a partner university in Grenoble, France.
    Students of French and English conduct a live press review in both languages via videoconferencing.

Thursday, March 17

  • 4-7pm: Sussex Abroad Shake Up! (Fulton Social Space)
    The Sussex Abroad team will give a presentation on International Summer Schools opportunities and scholarships, aimed at 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students. The second part of the event is open to incoming students and Sussex students who will be going abroad in 2016-17. Food, drink and quiz!


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