The Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies‌‌‌

Established in 2013, the centre’s mission is to promote the study of the Gothic both nationally and internationally and to work across age ranges and levels of study – from sixth form to PhD and beyond.


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Visit the Gothic Manchester Festival website for further details

Routes into Languages North West

Led by Manchester Metropolitan University, in partnership with the University of Manchester, University of Central Lancashire and the University of LiverpoolRoutes into Languages North West, also known as the Community and Lesser-Taught Languages (COLT) Project, aims to promote and facilitate the teaching and learning of community and lesser taught languages in both mainstream and supplementary schools.

We also work to promote all Languages more generally and encourage students to continue with their Language learning throughout school and into university.

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FiLTA · Film in Language Teaching Association

Created in February 2010, FiLTA (Film in Language Teaching Association) is an association of language teachers, film educators and researchers, formed for the purpose of providing a forum for the exchange of information (materials, events, resources, research) related to the use of film in language teaching.  

Membership currently includes over 800 language teachers and researchers from more than 30 countries worldwide. FILTA creates and collects teaching materials based on films for use in the language classroom, and there are currently over 70 study guides for Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English (as a Foreign Language), French, German, Italian, Spanish and Urdu, along with podcasts, for example an introduction to the film, a review, or an interview with the director. FiLTA encourages teachers to design and contribute materials in the above languages.

In our Study Guide area, you will find dossiers for films such as El laberinto del faunoGood Bye, Lenin!, Entre les murs, Pranzo di Ferragosto… We also organize professional development activities.

Membership is free! You can become a member by requesting an invitation through our website or sending an e-mail to

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