- “Physical Pain and Barroque Suffering in Modern Spanish History” – the 2018 Perez de Ayala Lecture 20/03/2018
- Call for papers extended – BAAL Language Learning and Teach SIG, July 2018 16/03/2018
- Get Ready for Southampton! 15/03/2018
- Italian film showing today: Profondo rosso / Deep Red (Dario Argento, 1975) 12/03/2018
- Second call for papers – 14th Annual Conference of the BAAL Language Learning and Teaching SIG 07/03/2018
- Italian film showing today: L’ora legale / It’s the Law (Salvatore Ficarra e Valentino Picone, 2017) 05/03/2018
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Tag Archives: e-learning
Students and staff with an interest in the uses of mobile technologies for learning and teaching may be interested in registering for the award winning 12-day online project, The 12 Apps of Christmas, which is now back for its third year. This initiative focuses on exploring 12 mobile apps, which can help students to personalise their learning and educators to support them to do so. Participants are introduced to a different app each day, over 12 weekdays (for approximately 12 minutes a day), starting on 1st December 2016. This year, the course is a collaborative effort and educators from Ireland, UK and America have come together to produce 12 case studies, each showcasing a different mobile app with descriptions of how they have integrated it into their own learning, teaching and assessment practices.
Modern Languages at Southampton will be relaunching the University of Southampton MOOC, ‘Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching’ on Monday 17 October. This four-week course introduces participants to the field of second language learning, considering language classrooms and the role of teaching in language learning, and exploring the uses of technology in teaching. The MOOC will also provide a taster of the Online MA in English Language Teaching, a joint course from the University of Southampton and the British Council.
For further information about the MOOC, including details of how to sign up, visit the course page on the FutureLearn website.
The 11th LLAS eLearning Symposium was held on January 21-22 at the University of Southampton. The Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS) is part of Modern Languages at Southampton, and this annual event has become an established fixture for the language-teaching community to come together and share their work. Read more…
Modern Languages staff and some of our PGR students will be presenting at the 11th e-learning symposium, taking place today and tomorrow in Building 65, Avenue Campus.
Come and find out what they have to tell us about the conference theme ‘Humans and the machine’! You can also follow the conference on #elearnllas for instant updates on all the action and watch the keynote talks live.
A new national initiative to promote German Studies was launched in the splendid surroundings of the Locarno Room in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London on 10 November. The Think German Network is a consortium of university German Departments / Sections working in collaboration with the German Embassy (for further information, see http://www.uk.diplo.de/Vertretung/unitedkingdom/en/11/TGN.html).
Modern Languages at Southampton was represented at the launch by Anna Duckwitz, our student intern from the University of Münster, and Patrick Stevenson. Anna is working with staff and students to develop SoGerman: Southampton German Network, designed to bring together students of German in schools, colleges and the University. The SoGerman website will provide a dynamic online resource on diverse aspects of German language, culture and society, written by students for students, for example: ‘Everything you wanted to know about German Music in the 80s’. And through social media it will be a kind of conversation between young learners of German about whatever interests and motivates them – from film to fashion, from cultural events to travel tips.
The website will be launched early in 2016, but you can follow us now on Twitter @Sogermanuk
A new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on ‘How to succeed in the English B1 Level Exam’ has been launched this week (starting 3rd November). The MOOC is aimed at learners with an intermediate level of English as a Foreign Language who would like to take an official exam. The MOOC has been developed as part of the European Project ECO and offers a wide range of learning strategies and tips, all free of charge.
To find out more about the MOOC, including details about how to sign up, visit the course page on the ECO Project website.
Julie Watson from Modern Languages, has been awarded an e-Learning Excellence Award for Prepare For Success, the web-based transition tool for international students coming to study in the UK. The competition for the awards was conducted by Academic Conferences and Publishing International (ACPI). The call for the competition, announced in 2014, attracted 70 submissions from the university environment, business or industry, government departments or schools. In the second round of the competition, 36 applicants were then invited to submit a completed case history. A panel of experts chose 12 case history finalists who were invited to present their work at the 14th annual European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL), held at the University of Hertfordshire in October 2015.
All 12 case history finalists were published in ‘The e-Learning Excellence Awards 2015: an Anthology of Case Histories’ edited by Dan Remenyi. Five top prizes were awarded, which included the award for ‘Highly Successful Large Scale Application’ for Prepare for Success. The open multimedia learning resources on the Prepare for Success website help international students prepare for the transition to UK academic culture before they arrive and have drawn 1.3 million visits from users in 232 countries since launch in July 2008.
Modern Languages has an active eLearning group. To find out more about small research projects being undertaken by staff in the Modern Languages department please visit the eLearning group blog.
Do you make innovative use of technology in language teaching and learning? Have you been experimenting with MOOCs and wish to share your experiences? Do you use social networking sites, virtual worlds or mobile technology with your language students? Are you engaging students in the creation or use of open educational resources?
The Centre for Languages, Linguistics, and Area Studies (LLAS) welcomes proposals for presentations, workshops and posters at the University of Southampton 11th annual e-learning symposium, taking place on 21-22 January 2016 at the University’s Avenue Campus. The conference theme is: Humans and the machine: best practice in using technology for language teaching. Abstracts for proposed presentations or workshops should be no more than 400 words. Abstracts must be submitted by Monday 12th October 2015 via this i-survey link.
For further details about the e-learning symposium 2016, visit the LLAS event page.
Following a recent series of visits from groups of researchers and academics from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) in Siberia, Modern Languages is pleased to welcome a further group who are participating in a professional development course in Blended Learning here at the University’s Avenue Campus, from Monday 14th September to Friday 25th September 2015. We welcome the group to the University and wish them an enjoyable time with us!
The group will be in the Avenue café from 10:45 to 11:15 each morning and visitors are welcome to join them for an informal chat.
LLAS (Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies) in Modern Languages at Southampton has recently published a free, open access ebook: “10 Years of the LLAS elearning symposium: case studies in good practice”. This edited collection celebrates the 10th anniversary of the elearning symposium and features contributions from practitioners across the UK and the world. The book includes case studies and reflective pieces which showcase good practice in the use of technology for language teaching and learning.
Download the ebook here.