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The School of Modern Languages - Events during Orientation Week 2017/18


Academic Fayre, 12:30 – 14:00, Lower and Upper College Hall

Arabic             Catherine Cobham, Fabio Caiani

Comp Lit        Colette Lawson, Margaret-Anne Hutton

French           Katie Jones, Odile Rimbert

German         Kirsten Merika, Paulina Zitzer

Italian             Stefania Triggiano, Claudia Rossignoli, Rossella Riccobono, Silvia Casarta

Persian          Maryam Ghorbankarimi, Saeed Talajooy

Russian          Svetlana Booth, Conny Opitz

Spanish          Ted Bergman, Catherine Barbour, Ana Barazal Barreira


Taster Session

Russian taster sessions                                  16:00-17:00         Quad 30



Welcome to the School of Modern Languages - Coffee Morning

Date: Thursday 14th September

Time: 10:00-11:00 am

Venue: Parliament Hall


This event is open to all undergraduate students and staff - new and returning - in the School, and will give everyone an opportunity to mingle around café et croissants. We look forward to meeting many of you there!




Arabic film to be introduced and shown by Michael Whitehouse

Date: 14TH September 

Time: 16:00-18:00

Venue: B216

Omar (2013) Palestine

Director & Writer: Hany Abu-Assad

Actors: Adam Bakri, Leem Lubany, Eyad Hourani

Language: Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles

Length: 1hr 36mins

Synopsis: Omar is a Palestinian baker who routinely climbs over the West Bank separation wall to meet up with his girlfriend Nadia. By night, he's a fighter ready to risk his life to strike at the occupation forces with his childhood friends Tarek and Amjad. Arrested after the killing of an Israeli soldier and tricked into an admission of guilt by association, he agrees to work as an informer. So begins a dangerous game - is he playing his Israeli handler or will he really betray his cause? And whom can he trust on either side?


MMC Taster Sessions for students of Modern Languages

Time(s): 10.00 – 10.30, 10.30 – 11.00, 11.00 – 11.30, 11.30 – 12.00, 12.00 – 12.30

Venue: Multi-Media Centre, Buchanan Building

All new Modern Languages students are invited to attend TASTER SESSIONS in the Multi-Media Centre (MMC, situated in the Buchanan building behind the School Office) on Friday, 15th September 2017. Students are kindly requested to turn up at the start of the scheduled half-hour slots.

This is an opportunity to learn which resources are available in the MMC and how to use them effectively to make the most of one's language studies (e.g. live TV for all seven languages, voice-recording to practise pronunciation and intonation).


Iranian film to be introduced and shown by Maryam Ghorbankarimi

Date: 15TH September

Time: 16:00-18:00

Venue: B216

The Salesman (2016)

Director: Asghar Farhadi

Actors: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti

Language: Persian with English subtitles

Length: 2hr 5mins

Synopsis: The winner of best foreign language film at the Oscars 2017, The Salesman is Asghar Farhadi’s latest film. After their flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, Iran, must move into another apartment. Once relocated, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes their lives, creating a simmering tension between husband and wife.

Introductory Meeting/Module Classes and Enrolment


Module Time Venue Coordinator

CO1001 13:00-14:00 School 3 Dr E Finer

FR1001 09:00-10:00 School 6 Dr K Jones

GM1001/3 15:00-17:00 School 6 Dr C Lawson

IT1001/3 14:00-15:00 School 6 Ms S Triggiano

SP1001 12:00-13:00 School 6 Dr C Barbour

SP1003 11:00-12:00 School 2 Dr T Bergman



Module Time Venue Coordinator

RU1001 11:00-12:00 School 5 Dr C Opitz

RU1005 16:00-17:00 School 5 Dr J Gardner



Module Time Venue Coordinator

AR1001 11:00-12:00 or 12:00-13:00 St Marys Lecture rm 1 Mr M Whitehouse

PR1001 14:00-15:00 Buchanan Room 216 Dr M Ghorbankarimi