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The 12 Apps of Christmas

Students and staff with an interest in the uses of mobile technologies for learning and teaching may be interested in registering for the award winning 12-day online project, The 12 Apps of Christmas, which is now back for its third year. This initiative focuses on exploring 12 mobile apps, which can help students to personalise their learning and educators to support them to do so. Continue reading →

eLearning Symposium – Humans and the machine

The 11th LLAS eLearning Symposium was held on January 21-22 at the University of Southampton. The Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS) is part of Modern Languages at Southampton, and this annual event has become an established fixture for the language-teaching community to come together and share their work. The event ran over two days and featured contributions from teachers and researchers around the globe. Continue reading →

Registration now open for LLAS 11th eLearning symposium 2016

Registration is now open for the LLAS 11th eLearning Symposium 2016 which will be held at Avenue Campus, University of Southampton on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd January 2016. For information on keynote speakers, the range of topics to be covered in presentations and workshops, and for details on how to register, visit the event page on the LLAS website. Continue reading →

Third run of Modern Languages’ MOOC ‘Understanding Language: learning and teaching’ a success

Modern Languages’ MOOC ‘Understanding Language: learning and teaching’ has just completed its third run. 44,284 learners participated in the course, bringing the total number of learners who have signed up for the MOOC to 145,041. This run of the MOOC included a live session led by Professor Jennifer Jenkins, Dr Will Baker and Dr Ying Wang from Modern Languages at the University of Southampton. Continue reading →

The 12 Apps of Christmas

Students and staff may be interested in registering for the award winning 12 day online project from the Dublin Institute of Technology, The 12 Apps of Christmas. The initiative focuses on exploring 12 mobile apps, which can help students to personalise their learning and educators to support them to do so. Participants are introduced to a different app each day, over 12 weekdays (for approximately 12 minutes a day), starting on 1st December. Continue reading →

University of Southampton 11th annual e-learning symposium 2016: Call for contributions

Do you make innovative use of technology in language teaching and learning? Have you been experimenting with MOOCs and wish to share your experiences? Do you use social networking sites, virtual worlds or mobile technology with your language students? Are you engaging students in the creation or use of open educational resources? The Centre for Languages, Linguistics, and Area Studies (LLAS) welcomes proposals for presentations, workshops and posters at the University of Southampton 11th... Continue reading →

Technology to the rescue for students on their year abroad?

The Education Guardian recently reported on how technology is changing foreign study for students on their year abroad. Relating students’ personal stories, the article describes how the support of technologies such as Skype, Facebook and students’ smartphones whilst abroad has helped them to sort out a range out everyday language problems and combat occasional bouts of loneliness. Continue reading →

Next iPad Coffee Club

Modern Languages staff and students with an interest in technology enhanced teaching and learning may be interested in joining the next iPad coffee club, taking place at Avenue Campus on Wednesday 10th June at 10am, on the sofas near reception, outside Avenue café. This is an informal event supported by the Institute for Learning Innovation and Development, providing an informal forum for staff and students to discuss a range of learning and teaching resources available via tablet devices. Continue reading →

ICT and Languages Conference a success!

Last weekend’s ICT and Languages Conference 2015, hosted by the Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS) team at the University of Southampton on 28th February and 1st March was a great success! The conference, aimed at teachers of languages in schools, focused on technology and pedagogy of language teaching in primary and secondary schools, and attracted 60 delegates from around the country. This is the fifth annual conference on this topic to be held at Southampton. Continue reading →

ICT and Languages Conference a success!

Last weekend’s ICT and Languages Conference 2015, hosted by the Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS) team at the University of Southampton on 28th February and 1st March was a great success! The conference, aimed at teachers of languages in schools, focused on technology and pedagogy of language teaching in primary and secondary schools, and attracted 60 delegates from around the country. This is the fifth annual conference on this topic to be held at Southampton. Continue reading →