LONDON, May 10, 2012, 9:02 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- As part of UIC Languages’ wider commitment to providing students with a cultural education alongside academic studies, staff at the award-winning school have been encouraging students to develop a taste for the fine arts.
The school’s website describes the range of ‘excellent exhibitions’ which have opened in the city during the spring term and encourages their London-based students to ‘take a break from studying English this weekend and enjoy some famous artists’ shows’.
Recommended exhibitions include that of Yayoi Kusama at The Tate Modern. Kusama is a contemporary Japanese artist described by the Tate Modern show's curator, Frances Morris, as ‘one of the most interesting, arresting and intriguing artists alive today’.
An exhibition of Lucien Freud’s paintings at the National Portrait Gallery is also highly recommended. Freud, who died last year, was one of the most influential and important artists of his generation. The exhibition features 130 works from private collections and museums throughout the world.
For something a little more abstract, Tate Britain’s major new exhibition, Picasso and Modern British Art, will not fail to disappoint. Students can enjoy more than 60 of Picasso’s spectacular artworks, including sublime works such as The Three Dancers and Weeping Woman.
For language students who live outside of London, UIC Languages is still able to provide programmes of teaching. The school’s dedicated network of teachers means that for those hoping to find French courses Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Glasgow are all possible places in which to study.
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UIC Languages is one of the largest modern foreign language teaching operations in London, with more than 300 students per week attending its classes. The school offers German, Arabic, Japanese, Italian, Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish and French courses.
In 2011, UIC Languages won two awards: the 'Innovation in Language Teaching' award from the British Council, and the Star English Language School in Europe award from the Language Travel Magazine.
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