Communicate.07 (16 Mar 07)

Date: 16 March, 2007
Location: Stirling Management Centre, University of Stirling
Event type: Conference

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Scottish CILT

Following the success of Communicate.06, Scottish CILT and Learning and Teaching Scotland are organising a second conference on teaching languages with ICT on Saturday 17 March 2007. In conjunction with these two bodies, the Subject Centre is offering a seminar on the HE perspective the previous day, Friday, 16 March 2007.

The aims of the Communicate.07 are to continue developing the use of ICT in languages teaching, and to show how teaching strategies can be enhanced by the use of ICT.


Programme for 16 March 2007
Time Session
09.00 - 09.30 Registration and coffee
09.30 - 09.45 Welcome
09.45 - 10.45 A virtual tour of LLAS
Alison Dickens, Subject Centre LLAS
10.45 - 11.00 Coffee
11.00 - 12.00 Computer mediated professional development for language teachers
Alison Borthwick, Linda Hartley and Marion Spöring, University of Dundee
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 14.00 Who put the 'e' in e-learning?
Alison Dickens, Subject Centre LLAS
14.00 - 15.00 Virtual Learning Environments: student perspectives' on intercultural language education
Alison Phipps and students, University of Glasgow
15.00 - 15.30 Closing discussion and wrap-up with refreshments


Presentations and workshop activities on 17 March will include:

  • the use of mobile phone technology to develop listening skills in class;
  • podcasting - what podcasting is and how to make podcasts;
  • interactive whiteboards - how real interaction can take place with an interactive whiteboard;
  • GLOW - what it is and how it can be used;
  • video-conferencing - linking schools in Scotland with schools abroad by video and other electronic links;
  • how one department has taken forward ICT since Communicate.06


Application procedure

Download and print: Conference application form (pdf) | Conference application form (Word)

The closing date for applications is Friday, 2 March 2007. The cost of the seminar on 16 March is £60.00 including coffee, lunch and afternoon tea. There is no additional charge for attendance on the Saturday.

To register please return your completed application form to;

Amanda Reeman-Clark
Scottish CILT
Pathfoot Building
University of Stirling
fax: 01786 466291

NB: If you require overnight accommodation to enable attendance on Saturday, please indicate this on the application form, and Scottish CILT will be happy to help arrange this (cost: £64).