June 2014 e-bulletin - LLAS Centre for languages, linguistics and area studies

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News Bulletin

Dear colleague,  

Welcome to the LLAS e-bulletin for June 2014. Click here to see this email on the LLAS website.

This month's e-bulletin in brief

  • In the news
  • LLAS events : Our events programme in full can be found at www.llas.ac.uk/events
    IN FOCUS: Reshaping Languages in Higher Education Conference, 9-10 July 2014, Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton 

In the news

OBE awarded to Professor Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly, Professor of French, Head of Modern Languages at the University of Southampton and Director of the LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014. Mike has been recognised for services to higher education and European cooperation. He comments: “I am delighted to receive this honour. It recognises my contribution to cultural exchanges between Britain and France, as well as the work I have done to promote the study of languages in this country and across Europe. Learning about other cultures and learning other languages is important for everyone's future and I am lucky to work at the University of Southampton where this is well understood and supported.” Read more...

Reshaping Languages in Higher Education Conference, Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton, 9-10 July 2014 
Languages have never been more needed in higher education, both as specialist study and as basic key skills. University programmes are undergoing rapid change to meet newly emerging needs and new student profiles. The academic community needs to reshape the ways in which languages are offered, finding bold and imaginative responses to address the new agendas.


This year's programme is as follows:

Wednesday 9th July

Jocelyn Wyburd, Chair of UCML, seeks to answer the question: how fertile is the ground for us to reshape languages in UK Higher Education? (Read more from the abstract here)

Ian Lyne and Adam Walker, from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, tell colleagues about the Open World Research Initiative.

Professor Jenny Jenkins, from the University of Southampton, explores the paradox(es) of English in Higher Education. (Read more from the abstract here)

In addition to these plenary sessions, attend a selection of the following paper sessions:

Mark Hopkins, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Through a glass, darkly: processes and effects of teaching L3 through L2

Elia Lorena López, University of York
Reflection as a key learning tool in ab initio language delivery

Uwe Baumann and Elodie Vialleton, The Open University
From modules to qualifications – reshaping the languages curriculum at the Open University

Joanne Hooker and John Holder, Southampton Solent University
Dealing with Diversity: Rethinking the Lecture – Seminar Format in language and Content Provision

Kate Borthwick and Irina Nelson, University of Southampton
The XML project: digital literacy and curriculum innovation in ab initio Spanish

Elinor Parks, University of Hull
Investigating the effects of a dualistic degree structure in Modern Languages – Implications for Criticality and Intercultural Competence

Catherine Chabert, Cardiff University
Reshaping Modern Languages at Cardiff University – a case study

John Morley, University of Manchester and Nick Byrne, LSE
The Growth of the IWLP - how institution wide language programmes can change the landscape of languages

Enza Siciliano Verruccio and Pilar Gray-Carlos, University of Reading
Learning to learn languages: the OpAL project

Ruth Hatcher, Laurence Millard and David Tual, University of Cambridge
Looking back to take things forward: reflections on a language portfolio

Helene Pulker, Bill Alder, Elodie Vialleton and Tita Beaven, The Open University
Lessons learnt from online synchronous teaching in a language MOOC

Olga Gomez-Cash, University of Lancaster
Effective transition in language learning – secondary to HE

Charles Burdett, University of Bristol and Naomi Wells, University of Warwick
Transnationalizing modern languages: Mobility, translation and reframing the discipline

Julie Watson, University of Southampton
Exploring international student satisfaction with online courses in acculturation and English language development

In the evening, join us for the conference dinner at the Grand Harbour Hotel. Beforehand, you can explore Southampton old town, including the original city walls http://www.discoversouthampton.co.uk/uploads/media_items/old-town-walk-map.original.pdf Alternatively, if you’re a guest at the hotel, take time to enjoy the gym and pool facilities http://www.grandharbourhotel.co.uk/spa-and-leisure.

Thursday 10th July

Helen Campbell, Danielle D’hayer and Christina Schaeffner, the Directors of the National Networks, along with Angeliki Petrits, from the European Commission Representation in the UK, highlight key work in the areas of Interpreting, Public Service Interpreting and Translating

Chris Millward, from HEFCE, outlines what HEFCE is doing to support languages as a strategically important and vulnerable subject
In addition to these plenary sessions, attend a selection of the following paper sessions:

Giuliana Pieri, Royal Holloway, University of London
Languages and Disciplines in the 21st Century: Interdisciplinarity and Italian Studies

Ruth Whittle, Elisenda Marcer, Dorothée Sachse, University of Birmingham
Promoting graduate skills in ML students

Alison Fenner, University of Reading
Language Learning Advisor Scheme: Enabling students to take charge

Cinzia Bacilieri, University of York
Reshaping language teaching in higher education: delivering an interdisciplinary specialist language module to History of Art students

Billy Brick, Tiziana Cervi-Wilson, Coventry University
Add+vantage Coventry University: Delivering institution wide languages provision with an employability framework

Sonia Cunico and Juan Manuel García-Precedo, University of Exeter
Learning together – learning from and with each other: Towards a community of L2 users through a Peer Assisted Learning Scheme at Exeter

Cathy Hampton, University of Warwick
Out of the frying pan and into the classroom: student producers transform their year abroad encounters into learning objects for schools

Ann Carlisle, Chartered Institute of Linguists
Routes to Language Qualification – combining the academic with the professional

Cecilia Goria and Marion Sadoux, University of Nottingham
Eclectic approach or multimodal experience: a professional development programme for language teachers

Sarah Schechter, Anglia Ruskin University
Collaboration - more than the sum of its parts..?

Alison Nader and Alison Nicholson, University of Reading
Adding linguistic competence to the graduate profile: moving the non-linguist (CEF A2) from parrot to communicator

Patricia Romero de Mills, University of Southampton
Promoting intercultural learning among Anglophone students during residence abroad

Teresa Mackinnon and Katsuko Nagata, University of Warwick
Teaching languages through a supportive learning environment to enhance global graduate skills

Susana Pinto, University of Aveiro
Plurilingualism in higher education: Portuguese students’ voices

Sandra Salin and Damien Hall, Newcastle University
Better French Living through Independent Learning

Benoît Guilbaud, University of Manchester
Bring your own vocabulary: Engaging students in vocabulary learning with mobile and collaborative technologies

John Holder and Joanne Hooker, Southampton Solent University
Developing intercultural and linguistic awareness on international modules

During the breaks, why not visit the exhibition of sponsors, including:


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Forthcoming LLAS events

July 2014

IN FOCUS Reshaping Languages in Higher Education Conference 2014 
9-10 July, 2014 - University of Southampton

September 2014

ASMCF 2014 Annual Conference
9-11 September, 2014 - University of Southampton

January 2015

10th e-learning symposium
22-23 January 2015 - University of Southampton - KEEP THIS DATE IN YOUR DIARY!

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