Student Opportunity- Campus Industries are looking for creative and hardworking students…

 

Campus Industries are looking for creative and hardworking students to work as Brand Ambassadors for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Successful candidates will be involved in one of the FCO's major PR and marketing campaigns.

What does an FCO Ambassador do?

-      Writes and publishes interesting and relevant articles/content

-     Organises and runs events that help to communicate foreign travel advice to students.

-    Raises awareness of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's ‘Know Before You Go’ campaign; a campaign aimed at making sure travellers research their destination and are prepared before they leave the UK.

What are the benefits?

-       Invaluable work experience for University Students

-       Highly  competitive rate of pay

-       Flexible work designed to fit around your workload

-       Great opportunity for anyone interested in writing/journalism or a career at the FCO

Successful candidates must:

-       Be conscientious, resourceful and organised

-       Have an interest in travel and/or foreign politics

-       Have some form of journalistic experience, for example writing for a student media outlet or producing their own blog

-       Be a full time student for the academic year 2016/17

How to apply?

Visit http://campusindustries.co.uk/portfolio/fco/

Language Education for Social Future: Language, Community and Identity. Book Your place!

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When: Thursday February 2nd, 18:30 Where: Language Resources Centre, King's College London Participation fee: Free.   Language: English BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE! Historically, the role of foreign or second language education was simply to serve the needs of a nation or community. But can language education bring about change within the community itself? Shinji Sato, Director of the Japanese Language Programme at Princeton University, views the goal of language education as not merely to introduce a country’s standard language and culture, but also to encourage active participation as a full member of the community using the target language. Active participation involves critically examining cultural and societal rules, making an effort to succeed within these rules or even change the rules if necessary while negotiating with others, and taking responsibility as a member of the community. Critical thinking is an indispensable component of this process because it enables individuals to question existing frameworks and change them as needed, allowing us to create our own futures for ourselves and our communities. In this talk, Sato will demonstrate examples of how to realise this vision by incorporating project-based activities such as the Social Issue Project and the Community Involvement Project into the existing curriculum, or creating a new curriculum such as Life and Careers. He will examine how foreign or second language education can influence the sociocultural and historical context in which it is located by analysing actual student works, students’ final reports, and survey about the projects.
About the speaker: SHINJI SATO Director of the Japanese Language Programme, Princeton University. Sato completed his Ph.D. in anthropology and education from Teachers College, Columbia University. His works critically examine self-evident notions in Japanese language education including learning, culture, communication, competence, and creativity. He also proposes alternative classroom practices. Sato is the co-author of several publications, including Rethinking Language and Culture in Japanese Education (2014), Syakaisanka o mezasu nihongo kyoiku [Japanese Language Education for the Global Citizens] (2012), and Mirai o tsukuru kotoba no kyoiku o mezashite [Language Education for Social Future: Critical Content-Based Instruction] (CCBI, 2015).
                                                        
BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE!
Don’t miss out! You may also be interested in our Japanese Language Teachers’ Seminar, Giving Choice And Connecting People: Expanding Ideas For Japanese Language Study With Minato , on Feb 20.      

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