A new approach to grammar teaching in SML replaced lectures with short explainer videos followed by exercises. Positive student feedback and high engagement with the model has resulted in the method continuing for academic year 21/22.
Dr Fred Wu developed Speech Cloud, a series a short video clips that allowed students to personalise their learning. He also made the most of Teams, Zoom and Canvas to successfully integrate learning materials.
In the past we had a physical tandem board in the Language Resource Centre, where students could come in and pin up a notice to say what languages they spoke and what languages they wanted to practice. With lockdown in March 2020 and no access to the physical centre, within a week we set up the online version of the tandem board to facilitate people being able to do language exchanges entirely remotely wherever they were.
The purpose of the blog is a move toward change, and to encourage deep reflection and rethinking of teaching practice.
Conceição Pereira and Loiana Leal created a Canvas community with optional activities for students who should have been abroad as part of their degree in Portuguese.
Heroes of Portuguese was chosen as a title because Heroes is a confident word, heroes overachieve, go further, and unite.
Face-to-face lectures were redeveloped to be delivered online while the seminars allow me to see the students every few weeks. This approach has helped during the pandemic and helped support students in their 2020/21 studies.
Used a third-party programme called Sonocent Audio Note-taker, initially as a marking application for students, but soon started to use the programme with students so they could submit their work.
Here’s how this Newcastle Calls project encouraged students to co-create their learning materials, make the most out of online learning tools and challenge the traditional language listening exercise along the way.
Okke Baumbach introduced a short online course to help students transition from their year abroad into their final year. Incorporating a range of non synchronous activities helped ensure students could get the most from the course across different time zones.
Andrea Wilczynski from the School of Modern Languages records individual audio feedback for Stage 2 students studying German. Read more about the results here.