LLAS Event

llasevent iconMaximising the use of your VLE for language learning and teaching
Event date: 8 February, 2012
Location: Coventry University
llasevent iconRESCHEDULED FROM 1/12/10 - The LOC tool for teachers: authoring your own online learning materials
Event date: 19 January, 2011
Location: Irvine Building, University of St Andrews
llasevent iconThe LOC tool for teachers: authoring your own online learning materials
Event date: 14 January, 2011
Location: University of Durham, Room 150 (entrance no.1, first floor), Elvet Riverside Building (no 25) on map
llasevent icone-Learning symposium 2011 - videos of sessions now available
Event date: 27 January, 2011 - 28 January, 2011
Location: Avenue Campus (Bldg 65), University of Southampton
llasevent iconSharing and showcasing humanities teaching resources: the HumBox collection
Event date: 26 February, 2010
Location: University of Sheffield, Douglas Knoop Centre, Humanities Research Institute
llasevent icone-Learning symposium 2010
Event date: 28 January, 2010 - 29 January, 2010
Location: Avenue Campus, University of Southampton
llasevent iconThe Ning thing: using a social network to support the year abroad
Event date: 8 May, 2009
Location: The Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool, 1 Brownlow Street, Liverpool, L69 3GL
llasevent iconHow to provide student feedback using screen capture software
Event date: 26 March, 2009
Location: Coventry University - GE619 (download map, pdf)
llasevent iconEnhancing oral language learning using the Wimba Voice Tools
Event date: 20 March, 2009
Location: Mansfield Cooper Building - Room 2.1, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester
llasevent icone-Learning symposium 2009
Event date: 29 January, 2009 - 30 January, 2009
Location: Avenue Campus, University of Southampton
llasevent iconThe LOC tool for teachers: authoring your own online learning materials
Event date: 14 May, 2008
Location: Open Learning Centre, King's College London, Strand Campus, Room -1.071
llasevent iconE-learning symposium
Event date: 25 January, 2008
Location: Avenue Campus, University of Southampton
llasevent iconLanguages, education, technology and teaching conference
Event date: 21 September, 2007
Location: Open Access Centre, Newcastle University
llasevent iconCommunicate.07 (16 Mar 07)
Event date: 16 March, 2007
Location: Stirling Management Centre, University of Stirling
llasevent iconE-Learning conference (1-2 Feb 07)
Event date: 1 February, 2007 - 2 February, 2007
Location: Avenue Campus, University of Southampton
llasevent iconDigital language labs (15 Mar 07)
Event date: 15 March, 2007
Location: Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London
llasevent icone-Portfolios (16 May 06, Manchester)
Event date: 16 May, 2006
Location: University of Manchester
llasevent iconTeaching Area Studies in the age of the Internet (5 May 06)
Event date: 5 May, 2006
Location: Senate House, Malet Street, University of London
llasevent iconE-Learning symposium (14 Dec 05)
Event date: 14 December, 2005
Location: New College, University of Southampton, Avenue Building, Room A1077 (lecture theatre)
llasevent iconInteractive multi media for language learning (23 June 05)
Event date: 23 June, 2005
Location: School of Languages and Area Studies, Park Building, University of Portsmouth
llasevent iconMaking the best use of VLEs (6 June 05)
Event date: 6 June, 2005
Location: University of Southampton
llasevent iconMaking the best use of VLEs (17 May 05)
Event date: 17 May, 2005
Location: Sheffield Hallam University
llasevent iconUsing WebCT to support Language Learning (18 Feb 2005)
Event date: 18 February, 2005
Location: Coventry University, George Eliot Building, 6th floor, room GE614
llasevent iconTips and tricks for teaching Linguistics with technology (17 Feb 2005)
Event date: 17 February, 2005
Location: CILT,
llasevent iconDeveloping materials (27 Feb 2004)
Event date: 27 February, 2004
Location: CILT,
llasevent iconResources and techniques for teaching Linguistics
Event date: 20 June, 2003
Location: CILT, London

Materials Bank Item

matbank iconTurkish Flexi-Packs

The SOAS-UCL CETL for ‘Languages of the Wider World’ (LWW CETL) aims to promote excellence in the teaching and learning of languages that do not have a large presence in higher education in the United Kingdom but which are of increasing strategic importance locally and globally. A key objective of the CETL is to support blended language learning, the combination of face-to-face learning and self-study, using multimedia materials.
LWW CETL has launched the Flexi-Pack project to create a whole range of mobile learning (M-learning) materials with a fully-integrated approach between traditional lessons and self-study. This paper will present the pedagogical rationale behind the Flexi-Packs and will also recommend further developments in relation to them (e.g., collaborative learning) in order to maximise students’ motivations.

matbank iconFrench: A mobile-learning resource for "The Book in Middle French"

This development project was to design an introductory set of electronic exercises for Year 2 undergraduates approaching medieval literature for the first time. The reusable learning objects provide a phenomenological approach to the material existence of the book as it appeared in the early 1400s in France. The aim of the objects is to communicate the state of book- and script technologies at that time. The resource pack contains interactive exercises for use on the mobile smart-phone or PDA.

matbank iconVLEs: Making the best use of virtual learning environments (VLEs) for language learning
This handbook was created for a Subject Centre 'Workshop to Go' by Christine Lyne and Barbara Scott. The 37 page booklet contains general guidance on the use of VLEs for language learning and practical advice on how to design and deliver effective on-line learning materials.

News item

news icon'Workshops to Go': Call for Bids 2007/8 - deadline extended

Proposals are invited for this year’s Workshop to Go programme. Workshops dealing with key themes for this year include assessment, supporting new staff and engaging with employers will be particularly welcome. The successful applicant will be required to produce a training pack and run two regional training sessions for HE staff. Participants at the workshop will then be expected to 'cascade' the training within their institutions.

news iconCascading good practice: 'Workshop to go' project, 2007

The Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies is inviting bids to develop training packs for enhancing staff and students in the relevant subject areas. The successful applicant will be required to produce a training pack and run two regional training sessions for HE staff. Participants at the workshop will then be expected to 'cascade' the training within their institutions.



paper iconPromoting less-widely-taught languages. The outreach experience of the Foreign Language Awareness Group for Schools (FLAGS)

In the current downward trend in the uptake of languages, and especially of less-widely-taught languages, FLAGS aims at enthusing sixth-formers with an interest in either Italian, Russian and / or Portuguese through a series of language sessions delivered through the Virtual Learning Environment WebCT. Pupils' progress is aided and monitored by University students, who act as language facilitators on a weekly basis. This paper assesses the outcomes at the end of the first year of FLAGS' life, as well as the challenges met during the project's setting-up period and throughout its duration.

paper iconPlans and e-plans: integrating personal development planning into the languages curriculum
This paper will illustrate how the integration of voice tools and subtitling software in conjunction with the use of a virtual learning environment (VLE) into the teaching and learning of Italian have enabled staff at Coventry University to explore innovative ways of delivering the syllabus and created more opportunities for students to engage with work-related activities and simulations in line with the government's drive towards an employability agenda for HE. The presentation will also show how the new tools have boosted students engagement and motivation. The major features of the voice tools and subtitling software will be demonstrated and examples will be given of activities carried out with learners of Italian from absolute beginner to advanced level. Examples will also be given on how the voice tools could be used to create spoken entries for an e-portfolio.
paper iconVirtual learning and virtual teaching: challenging learner and teacher identities in a distance learning professional development programme
This paper examined the dual roles - student and teacher - played by participants in a postgraduate programme for language teachers, the Master's in Teaching Modern Languages to Adults (TMLA), run in online mode at the University of Dundee, Scotland, since 2003. It was explained that in order to enrol as a student on the programme, an individual must already be a practising teacher of languages, usually at post-compulsory level. Participants are spread across the world, from Asia and the Middle East to Europe and the Americas.
paper iconThe agony and the ecstasy: Integrating new literacies and reflective portfolio writing into the languages curriculum
This article reports on the impact of a curriculum innovation in the area of academic and professional skills for undergraduate linguists at Coventry University, the aims of which were to raise students' awareness of language learning processes and reflect upon their own learning. The authors that all involved found this curriculum development very beneficial.
paper iconThe virtual learning environment Blackboard: Uses and limitations in the teaching and learning of four languages

This paper aims to: demonstrate how a VLE has been exploited to include a variety of media and to provide a range of attractive learning materials to satisfy the needs of language learners; outline the practicalities & implications involved in setting up courses using a VLE; report on staff and student feedback on the project.

paper iconAn integrated on-line/classroom-based language-learning environment

The University of Cambridge believes that languages should be available to all, and has decided that the best way to nurture the learning of languages is to integrate classroom teaching with on-line learning. This paper describes the language programme (CULP) that the University runs.

paper iconUsing the Virtual Campus for language learning: A case study in pedagogical and practical approach to using ICT

This paper considers the ways in which a learning platform can be used for language classes within the higher education context. The platform, the Virtual Campus, incorporates a number of features and facilities including the use of the multimedia platform for final year French materials, and the discussion lists for second-year students of English as a Foreign Language. In an attempt to explore possible ways in which information and communications technology (ICT) could be used in an innovative manner in the final level French classes, a research project was piloted at the University of Lincoln (formerly the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside) in 2000-2001.

Web Guide (GPG)

webguide iconCase study: Supporting student learning at level 1 Linguistics
This case study evaluates the impact of an enhanced portfolio of learning support materials deployed in the LING 101:Introduction to Language and Linguistics module at Nottingham Trent University.
webguide iconRelating linguistic theory to TESOL practice in a distance MA programme
This paper considers some of the issues involved in ensuring that a distance Masters programme is both academically rigorous and vocationally relevant. It will demonstrate that students are motivated not only by career concerns but also by their desire to deepen their understanding of theoretical aspects of Linguistics and language learning and show how one Department (at the University of Leicester) meets these demands in their distance MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL.