School of Languages & Cultures - French Taster session

This taster session gives you an insight into studying French at university.

Fishing village in Haiti

France and Haiti: A Turbulent History

This taster session will review the tragic history of Haiti and the ways in which this tragedy is closely intertwined with French imperialism and the development of global capitalism. We will consider the intricate history of Haiti and France from the colonial period and the Haitian revolution up until the present day and we will focus particularly on pivotal historical moments, such as the 2004 military intervention, that disclosed a shift towards a neo-imperial relationship between the two countries.   

When: Thursday 18 November  2021, 3.45pm - 5.15pm

Age group: Year 12, Year 13

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Please be advised that bookings for all taster sessions will close at 10am the day before the session, or earlier if the session becomes fully-booked. We therefore recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

If you are a teacher, please encourage your pupils to book individually.


Time Activity 

Log in and get comfortable

3:55pm Welcome & introduction to the department - from Admissions Tutor David McCallam
4:05pm Academic taster lecture: France and Haiti - A Turbulent History, Dr Sophie Watt

Q&A on the taster lecture

5:00pm Q&A about Languages at Sheffield - with Admissions Tutor and UG ambassadors to answer questions & talk about their own experiences

We look forward to meeting you!

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