paper iconOnline self-study - the way forward
The author describes the "e-packs", as developed by London Metropolitan University, and the rationales behind them. Developed for online use by autonomous language learners, they are also used to supplement taught classes. Although the e-packs have been successful, the author reports that tighter integration with taught material would be beneficial and that both learner and teacher training would be necessary to secure this.

News item

news iconCall for bids: Materials development projects
The Subject Centre's Materials Bank has been set up to encourage and facilitate the sharing of teaching materials in Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies. The Subject Centre is currently seeking to expand and develop this resource and is making some funds available for the development of additional materials for the Bank. We are inviting bids for small-scale projects (max £5000 per project) which will develop new materials that can be made available for sharing across the sector. Projects should, therefore, relate to materials that address an area of need (e.g. lack of good/available resources), a particular teaching issue/method/tool or relate to a core aspect of a discipline.

Area Studies Collection

ascollection iconDevelopment Studies
This collection comprises research materials, dating from c.1900, in the field of development, particularly in relation to Africa. It is a useful resource for those interested in development economics, agriculture, food policy, women's studies, race and colonialism. Materials are partially catalogued and in English, Portuguese, French, German, Creole Spanish, Arabic, Dutch, Afrikaans.

LLAS Event

llasevent iconDeveloping materials (27 Feb 2004)
Event date: 27 February, 2004
Location: CILT,
llasevent iconExtending good practice in LWULT languages (20 Feb 2004)
Event date: 20 February, 2004
Location: CILT, London
llasevent iconSelling Languages: Challenges and solutions (12 Nov 2003)
Event date: 10 November, 2003
Location: The Women's Library, London Metropolitan University