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Congratulations to Dr Terry Bradford – Senior Lecturer (in French/Translation) – on his recent publication (by Wakefield Press) of his translation of Boris Vian’s Vercoquin et le plancton.   Publisher’s description:  A nonconformist satire of both bureaucracy and nonconformism from the French polymath and author of Foam of the Days Written at the age of 23…
Polisca E, Stollhans S, Bardot R, Rollet C. 2022. How Covid-19 has changed language assessments in higher education: a practitioners’ view. In: Hampton C; Salin S (eds.) Innovative language teaching and learning at university: facilitating transition from and to higher education. Research-publishing.net, pp. 81-91. http://dx.doi.org/10.14705/rpnet.2022.56.1375   This chapter examines the responses of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to assessment-related challenges introduced by the…
As part of the Arts and Humanities Outreach Team MFL CPD sessions, Isabel Molina-Vidal, Visiting Teaching Fellow in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies will be delivering a webinar titled ‘Digital Competence and Digital Tools in the Language Class’ on Wednesday 19 October 2022 at 16.00-17.00 (Online). The main aim of this workshop is…
Our Language Centre colleagues Niamh Mullen and Peter Matthews have just had their new MOOC course released through Future Learn. The course aims to help students to understand the importance of active listening and present to them strategies to help improve their listening skills for academic success. This brilliant course is based on their LITE…
Many congratulations to Anne Stazicker and Nancy Woods for their recently published book titled ‘Teaching International Foundation Year: A Practical Guide for EAP Practitioners in Higher and Further Education‘. The book is published by Routledge and available for pre-order.   Table of Contents: 1. The challenges of academic culture 2. Syllabus design 3. Materials development…
As part of the Arts and Humanities Outreach Team MFL CPD sessions, Dr Simone Lomartire at the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies will be delivering a webinar titled ‘Lights, camera, action: using foreign language film and TV series in the MFL classroom’ on Wednesday 9 February 2022 at 16.00-17.00 (Online). This CPD aims at enriching MFL…
  Want to discuss your language teaching scholarship activities? Find out what projects colleagues are engaged in these days? Want to seek and give advice on a certain scholarship idea? Or just take time off to meet other language teaching colleagues?   Then come and join us! These online gatherings are for all staff in…
On the 28th of October (17:00-18:00), our University Academic Lead for Open Educational Practice – Antonio Martinez-Arboleda will be delivering a webinar organised by the British Association of Teachers of Arabic. It is entitled ‘Student-produced Podcast for Language Learning: Supporting and Assessing Students’. The webinar is of relevance to all languages. To attend, you will…
The Arts and Humanities Outreach Team is organising a series of CPD sessions aimed at MFL schoolteachers. The sessions are delivered by Bettina Hermoso-Gómez , Sofia Martinho and academic staff at the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies. During the series our academics will share their knowledge and research of teaching MFL in Higher Education and…