MSU Grandparents University is an annual on-campus experience for 8-12 year olds and their grandparents. In this 1.5 hour session, "Harry Potter and the Secrets of British English", we will teach participants a little about language structure and dialect varieties. Children are sorted into houses, and given new Harry Potter names. Then they write potion recipes (US-British vocab differences), cast charms (phonetic symbols) and learn to defend themselves against the Dark Arts (listening to enemy accents). We're running two sessions on Wednesday June 27th, 9:30-11:00 and 1:30 - 3:00 in B-122 Wells Hall.
- Available to help with 1 or 2 sessions
- Interest in language, accents, dialects, linguistics
- Comfortable interacting with 8-12 year olds and members of the public
- Reliable and friendly
For More information: alumni.msu.edu/learn/on-campus/grandparents-university/