Category Archives: languages

Notes from #AULC2017

Last week I attended the annual AULC conference, held in Belfast. It was a very inspiring and fun event! Here are some notes from the sessions I attended, plus My Conference Storify. Copies of all presentations can be accessed on … Continue reading

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#Innoconf16: Enhancing Employability

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Public speaking

This morning I worked on finalising a speech I am giving on Thursday, about making friends when moving to a new city. This sounded like an easy task when I agreed to doing this. Here’s the twist: it’s a speech … Continue reading

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AULC conference 2016 #aulcconference2016

Last week I attended the 17th annual conference organised by the Association of University Language Centres in the UK and Ireland (AULC). It took place in Cardiff, where everyone I met was really friendly, and I met quite a few … Continue reading

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Useful things

Things that have excited me today: EDpuzzle: a new tool to use with videos – you can add tasks, comments, etc. lingro: dictionary that can be used on any website Screencastify: record your screen, including audio slowing videos down in … Continue reading

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Lunch or dinner or what?

We are having an ongoing discussion at work about what certain meal times are called and at what time they take place… of course we realise that differences occur because of background, class, region, context, etc.  – but what do … Continue reading

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Languages

If you are interested in languages and the future of language learning and teaching in the UK, you might want to join in with some upcoming Twitter chats organised by  the University Council of Modern Languages: #languagepolicyUK

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AULC conference 2015 #aulc2015

Last week I attended the annual conference organised by the Association of University Language Centres in the UK and Ireland (AULC). The conference programme was quite diverse again this time. My colleagues and I presented how we use digital resources … Continue reading

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Day of Multilingual Blogging #babel14

It’s that time of year again… Zeit fuer einen deutschen Artikel… Der Tag des mehrsprachigen Bloggens ist mal wieder hier. Ueber Bibliotheken habe ich diese Woche nicht viel zu sagen… Ich bin naemlich im Urlaub 😀 Deshalb wird dies auch … Continue reading

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‘Shaping change in language learning: looking back to move forward’ #AULC14

Last Thursday and Friday I was at the 2014 National Conference of the Association of University Language Centres, which took place in Dublin. Here are my notes: Dr. Thomas Vogel’s vision (Europa-Universitaet Viadrina): Language Centres to become like university hospitals: … Continue reading

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