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McLoughlin, Laura; Magnoni, Francesca – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This paper discusses the rationale and structure of two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) created as part of the EU-funded Move-Me project, which aims to develop two MOOCs and open educational resources for university learners participating in mobility programmes in Europe. The MOOCs are designed to help learners develop the skills necessary to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Mass Instruction
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Sánchez Ramos, María Del Mar; Vigier Moreno, Francisco J. – Research-publishing.net, 2016
As stated by Valero-Garcés (2006, p. 38), the new scenario including public service providers and users who are not fluent in the language used by the former has opened up new ways of linguistic and cultural mediation in current multicultural and multilingual societies. As a consequence, there is an ever increasing need for translators and…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Public Service, Second Language Learning, Court Litigation
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Koglbauer, René; Andersen, Elizabeth; Stewart, Sophie – Research-publishing.net, 2016
This case study introduces a final year undergraduate module in the School of Modern Languages at Newcastle University. The module offers a model for embedding careers in modern languages teaching into the curriculum, and thereby enhancing student employability. The case study gives an insight into the various strands of activity undertaken by the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Modern Languages, Teaching Methods
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Magedera-Hofhansl, Hanna – Research-publishing.net, 2016
The Four Skills News Project is an example of communicative language learning, developed for final year German students at the University of Liverpool. It focuses on how students use and practise their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills via the creative use of news reports and digital technology. Each student creates an avatar using…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, News Reporting
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Hawkes, Rachel; Schechter, Sarah – Research-publishing.net, 2016
The Language Leader Award, created by Rachel Hawkes and run by Routes into Languages East "helps pupils learn to lead, using language teaching as the medium. Throughout the year-long programme they develop their leadership and [linguistic] skills, growing in confidence and enhancing their future careers" (Hawkes, n.d. c, p. 1). Some…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Awards, Program Descriptions
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Konstantinidis, Angelos; Goria, Cecilia – Research-publishing.net, 2016
The purpose of this contribution is to share reflections and practices in cultivating a community of learners in the context of a professional development programme at Master's level for language teachers. The programme implements a highly participatory pedagogical model of online learning which combines the Community of Inquiry (CoI) model…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Masters Programs, Language Teachers