9th April 1999

 

SPAIN IS THE NAME OF THE GAME

 

A look at the history of that ‘hellish brew’ coffee will launch the spring programme of Hispanic events at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, some of which are open to the public.

 

Radio broadcaster Mike Gonzalez, author of the Collins Spanish/English dictionary, will lead a public discussion entitled ‘A Hellish Brew’ from his recently broadcast programme on BBC Radio 4 at the Lincoln campus on 21st April. The event is free to attend and begins at 7.30pm.

 

A-level and GCSE language students will be on campus on the same day for a Spanish day following the great success of a similar event in November.

 

Many students from Spain and Latin America are on programmes at the university and they will be on hand to give language practice to the visiting students who face exams in the next few weeks.

 

“The day is a great chance for language students at GCSE and A-level to converse with native speakers and brush up on the skills they will need for exams,” said language lecturer Andy Daglish, who is running the event.

 

During their visit the students will get a taste of the university’s state-of-the-art technology when they use language resources in the new Learning Support and Media Production Centre.

 

A University Challenge game between teams of students will test their geography and grammar skills.

 

A new modern languages major will be launched at the university in the year 2000 and information on that programme is now available in the new 2000 prospectus. For a copy contact the marketing department on 01522 882000.

 

Ends

 

Sam Hendley

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886042