Enhancing modern foreign languages teaching for new tutors

Date: 23 September, 2009
Location: SR 1.06 Business School, University of Leeds, Leeds
Event type: Workshop

Location map | Programme

students in class

This event offers a forum for new and experienced tutors to share ideas and innovation in the teaching of modern languages. The day will take the format of a series of workshops focusing on ‘lesson planning in language teaching’, ‘student participation and motivation’ and ‘feedback and assessment’. There will also be opportunity for participants to deliver a ‘mini-lesson’ and receive feedback from the group, and a question and answer session will facilitate further discussion between colleagues. The event aims to provide new tutors and language assistants with a thorough induction to the principles of language teaching and to encourage good practice in MFL teaching in Higher Education. Registration is open to anyone from a UK university with language teaching responsibility, although as places are limited, priority will be given to new language tutors and assistants.

Workshop fee

£10 per person (to be paid beforehand when registering for the event direct to LLAS).
Lunch will be provided.

Travel bursary

A travel bursary is available for this event.

Programme for 23 September 2009
Time Session
09.00 - 09.30 Registration and coffee
09.30 - 09.45 Welcome and introduction to the LLAS Subject Centre
LLAS staff
09.45 - 10.45 Mini lessons (in groups of 6-8)
Rebecca Dearden, Katharine Goda and Rachel Haworth
10.45 - 11.00 Break
11.00 - 12.30 Lesson planning
Honor Aldred
Powerpoint Slides, 256Kb
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 15.00 Student participation and motivation
Antonio Martínez-Arboleda
15.00 - 15.15 Break
15.15 - 16.15 Assessment and feedback
Matthew Treherne
16.15 - 17.00 Closing discussions with refreshments
An informal question and answer session allowing the opportunity for new and more experienced language tutors to share ideas and concerns in an open forum