Language Futures 2012

Plenary sessions

Shaping the Future of Languages in Higher Education - Professor Jim Coleman, The Open University

Doing residence abroad in a globalising world: Real, virtual and imagined communities - Professor Rosamond Mitchell, University of Southampton

Language Policy in Scotland - Ms Sarah Breslin, Scotland's National Centre for Languages (SCILT)

Making the Case for Languages in Higher Education - Professor Colin Riordan, University of Essex

The language boost to Small and Medium (size) Enterprises exports - Professor James Foreman-Peck, Cardiff University

Paper session 1

Language education at the centre of liberal education - Jane Vinther, University of Southern Denmark

Internationalisation of Higher Education in Japan and the UK - similarities and contrasts - Tricia Coverdale-Jones, University of Portsmouth

British Sign Language Interpreters don’t grow on trees! - Gary Quinn, Heriot-Watt University

‘Learning & Teaching, the Interconnectness of Communication and Language: An exploration of teaching methodologies used in BSL class, early learning experiences of BSL users and the influence on BSL learners today’. - Rita McDade, Heriot-Watt University

Coming in from the cold: recognition and reward for part-time language tutors through participation in the FAVOR project - Kate Borthwick & Alison Dickens, LLAS, University of Southampton

Academic mobility within a department: what happens when French and German specialists work on an Italian distance course -   Uwe Baumann & Elodie Vialleton, The Open University 

Ambassadors: From the Extracurricular to the Curricular - Liz Andersen & Nick Johnston, Routes into Languages

Routes into Languages : Towards Sustainability - Sarah Schechter, & Mary Brittain, Routes into Languages

A case study: writing a Spanish dictionary as a collaborative task among beginner students. - Nuria Lopez, Newcastle University

Paper session 2

A ‘REALIE’ useful experience: extending the employabliity benefits of work and study abroad for students of modern languages - Alison Dickens & Jaine Beswick, University of Southampton

Telling Stories: Using Virtual Learning Spaces to Enhance the Year Abroad Experience - Cathy Hampton & David Lees, University of Warwick

Working towards theory:  the accelerated ab initio language learning experience in Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Southampton - Julia Kelly, University of Southampton

Motivational Processes and Practices in Accelerated Ab initio Language Learning - Ulrike Bavendiek, University of Liverpool

Languages in action: translation in the European Commission - Fiona Graham, European Commission

Public Service Interpreting and Translation in England: provision, policy and a community of practice - Anne Marie Graham, Arqueros

teachOn!: New Words for New Worlds   - Enza Siciliano Verruccio, Alison Fenner & Alison Nader, University of Reading

Using the virtual now to develop real language and communication skills for the future. - Teresa Mackinnon, University of Warwick

Paper session 3

Year Abroad Matters: Change Management for students going to a European country and to a country with a non-Roman script - Ruth Whittle, University of Birmingham

Language Assistantships and Student Exchange: a comparison of students’ linguistic development during different residence abroad programmes - Patricia Romero de Mills & Rosamund Mitchell, University of Southampton

Using a lexical spreadsheet to enhance vocabulary learning with reference to Arabic and Chinese - John Morley, University of Manchester

Internationalising Language Teaching and Learning with the help of the Erasmus Community to Increase Employability - Results Carterf a Pilot Study. - Jean-Christophe Penet & Sandra Salin, Newcastle University

Putting languages to work – are degree programmes really delivering on employability? - Ann Carlisle, Metropolitan Police Service

Language Pedagogy for Global Citizenship - Cristina Ros i Solé, University College London

Challenging the stereotypes: making a case for non-specialist language learning in Caribbean HE - Beverly-Anne Carter, University of the West Indies

Flagging up success: Language electives named on degree titles – the Exeter model. - Jonathan Lippman, University of Exeter

Paper session 4

A Journey to the Heart of the Digilab: impact of 21st Century Technology Enhanced Language Learning in student and staff  - Chelo Martínez de Andrés, University of Plymouth

A review of staff engagement with digital technologies on an undergraduate language programme - Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University

Supporting the Development and Learning of Modern Languages students via the ePortfolio - Franck Michel, Newcastle University

Facilitating autonomous learning at levels 4 & 5: some pedagogical approaches - Carmen Usategui & Susan Beigel, University of Chester

No guru, no method, no teacher: Learner approaches to extended reading in an undergraduate French language unit - Juliet Solheim & Heidi Solheim, University of Southampton

Integrating Content and Language: An alternative approach to undergraduate language teaching and learning (presentation) - Elisabeth Wielander, Aston University

Integrating Content and Language: An alternative approach to undergraduate language teaching and learning (handout) - Elisabeth Wielander, Aston University

When research met teaching: publishing, collaborating and students as producers of open educational resources in the OpenLIVES project - Kate Borthwick and Antonio Martinez-Arboleda, Open LIVES Project

Paper session 5

Informal language learning in Higher Education in Brussels: students’ perceptions - Anne Van Marsenille, Institut des Hautes Etudes des Communications Sociales (IHECS)

Language provision for non-specialists in HE: Are we getting it right? - Catherine Chabert & Helga Eckart, Cardiff University

An Action Research of Applying Real-time Video Co-teaching with Cooperative Learning Strategy in Business English Curriculum - Kuei-Hsun Teng Flora, St Johns University

English-taught degree programmes in business education: programme design, implementation strategies and factors of success - Barbara Unterberger, WU Vienna University

The challenge of assessing reflective writing - Josef Mueller, European Business School

Metaphor and language of Education - John Christopher Wade, University of Cagliari

Employers’ Take on Language Skills: A Case Study- Jasmina Nikolic and Jelena Gledic, University of Belgrade

Evaluating assignment e-feedback in Higher Education - María Fernandez-Toro & Elena Polisca, The Open University & University of Manchester   

What are the strengths and weaknesses of the language learning social networking site (SNS) - Billy Brick, Coventry University

Paper session 6

The Benefits of Video Production Tasks as Language Learning Activities - Claudia Gremler, Aston University

Welcome the Error!! Drama techniques in Language Learning - Mariví Rodríguez Quiñones, King’s College London

Web 2.0 enhanced English language learning under Bologna - Maria de Lurdes Correia Martins, polytechnic Institute of Viseu

European Benchmarking Chinese Language: opportunities and challenges - Lik Suen & Liang Wang, SOAS

The Impact of Real Translation and Group Tasks on Language Students’ Learning Experience - Angela Uribe-de-Kellett & Sandra Salin, Newcastle University

Translating Google Translate to the Language Classroom: Pitfalls and Possibilities - Riita Liisa Valijarvi, University College London

Sharing Practice in Enhancing and Assuring Quality (Interactive Workshop) - Ali Dickens, John Canning & Laurence Georgin, LLAS Centre for languages, linguistics and area studies

The INTENT Project: Integrating Telecollaborative Networks into Foreign Language Higher Education - Tim Lewis, The Open University

Back to the Future: Autonomous Language Learning Reloaded - Thomas Jochum-Critchley, University of Leeds