Subject Centre Wales Roadshow

Date: 21 May, 2001
Location: University of Swansea
Event type: Roadshow

Past Event Summary

The Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies held its third roadshow on 21 May 2001 at the University of Wales, Swansea. The event aimed to:

  • Promote awareness of the Subject Centre's activities throughout the UK
  • Inform future Subject Centre activities including seminars and workshops
  • Raise the profile of learning and teaching related issues
  • Contribute to the European Year of Languages initiative

Those invited to attend included anybody involved in the teaching of Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies in UK Higher Education Institutions.


10.00 Arrival and coffee
10.30 Welcome from host institution
10.40 Presentation by the Director of the Subject Centre,
Professor Michael Kelly with Q&A session
11.10 Keynote speaker: Fiona Crozier, Quality Assurance Agency for Academic Review and the National Qualifications Framework

Round table discussion with panel of experts on the theme: 'Teaching Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies: new needs, new challenges'

Panel of experts includes: Margaret Majumdar (French) Glamorgan, Paul Meara (Linguistics) Swansea, Andrew Hassam (Australian Studies) Lampeter

13.15 LUNCH
Parallel workshops
(FDTL projects and other presenters)
Parallel workshops
(FDTL projects and other presenters)

Marketing Languages (Kieth Marshall, Bangor)
Americanisation Project (Alan Rice, University of Central Lancashire)
Develop Project - Tandem Observation - (Elspeth Jones, Leeds Metropolitan)
Alladin Project - Teaching Languages Using C&IT (Juliet Hamilton, Southampton)
WELL Project - Web Enhanced Language Learning (William Haworth, Liverpool John Moores)
Using a web based course to teach modern languages (Maria van Rossum, Lagelands project, University of Hull)
Linguistics workshop (provisional)

15.45 Tea and discussion
16.00 Close