October 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 October 2014. Click here to see this email on the LLAS website.

This month's e-bulletin in brief

  • In the news
  • LLAS Blog :  "Creating a MOOC: an insider's view" Kate Borthwick, LLAS
  • Community Board
  • LLAS events : Our events programme in full can be found at www.llas.ac.uk/events  

In the news

e-Learning Symposium 2015, University of Southampton, 22-23 January 2015 - 
Come and celebrate our 10th anniversary

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? If so, then the LLAS community would like to hear from you!

LLAS, Centre for Languages, Linguistics, and Area Studies welcomes proposals for presentations, workshops and posters at the 10th annual e-learning symposium, on 22/3 January, 2015. Abstracts for proposed presentations or workshops should be no more than 400 words. Read more...


European Language Council / Conseil Européen pour les Langues

Newsletter No. 2 providing information about (1) the CEL/ELC Forum, (2) the CEL/ELC Special Interest Groups, (3) the CEL/ELC General Assembly, and (4) CEL/ELC membership. To view, please click here


Who needs Europe?

New narratives for a continent in an interdependent world
Presented by Free Word in association with English PEN
Tue 21 Oct 2014, 6:45pm
Free Word Lecture Theatre 

At a time when Britain's continued membership of both the European Union and the European Convention of Human Rights is the subject of active discussion, Free Word and English PEN have invited five leading writers and thinkers to address - in a series of essays and a discussion - the question of our future relationship with Europe and what might be the new narratives for Europe in an interdependent world.

Supported by the European Commission

The event is free but places are limited. For registrations, please, click on the link below:

Who needs Europe?  New narratives for a continent  in an interdependent world.

Read more news items on our Scoop.it page at www.scoop.it/u/llas-centre#curatedTopicsTabSelected


LLAS blog  

"Creating a MOOC : an insider's view", Kate Borthwick, LLAS

The University of Southampton is currently working with the British Council to produce a free, open online course on the topic of language teaching.

Understanding Language: learning and teaching will be offered through FutureLearn from November 17th – December 15th, and will consist of four weeks offering a taster of topics related to language learning and teaching: what it means to learn language; consideration of how language classrooms impact on learning; the use of technology for language learning, and a case study of the most learnt language in the world -English. These are topics which feature in the British Council/University of Southampton online MA in English Language Teaching.



Forthcoming LLAS events

November 2014

Making Video for Language Learning and Teaching
15 November 2014 - University of York
The Centre for English Language Teaching at the University of York are running a workshop in collaboration with LLAS Centre for languages linguistics and area studies, 

January 2015

10th e-learning symposium
SAVE THE DATE 22-23 January 2015 - University of Southampton

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