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Hampton, Cathy, Ed.; Salin, Sandra, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2022
Modern languages have always been about transition -- as practitioners, we challenge our students constantly to move between their own cultural and linguistic reference points and those of others. Our dynamic, interactive teaching methodologies have had to adapt to the pandemic context, necessitating the interrogation of past practice and…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Elena Polisca; Sascha Stollhans; Romain Bardot; Rollet, Cyrille – Research-publishing.net, 2022
This chapter examines the responses of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to assessment-related challenges introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The sudden move to online teaching and assessments required institutions to re-think their approaches to current practices and provide alternative solutions almost overnight. Our survey aimed to gather…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Integrity, Ethics
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Bavendiek, Ulrike – Research-publishing.net, 2022
Parallel texts in the form of Graded Readers have a long tradition in foreign language learning. When presenting the translation in the reader's first language alongside the target language text, parallel texts offer access to literary texts, to their stories, characters, plot developments, and cultural content, without the need for time-consuming…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Literature, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Koglbauer, René – Research-publishing.net, 2022
This chapter -- as the keynote at the InnoConf in September 2020 -- is set out as a call for action. Following a brief introduction focusing on the wider context of the skills and lifelong learning debate in the UK, the term 'transition' is defined and the commonly known (language education) transition points in the English education system…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Barriers, Teaching Methods
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Zaher, Aziza; Kassem, Niveen – Research-publishing.net, 2022
The year abroad is one of the most exciting yet challenging aspects of studying modern languages. In addition to the difficulties that all students face in transitioning to the year abroad, students of Arabic face the challenge of Arabic diglossia, given the existence of different written and spoken language varieties. To help with the transition…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Study Abroad, College Students, Job Skills
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Jochum-Critchley, Thomas – Research-publishing.net, 2022
This chapter argues for the integration of public engagement into language teaching in order to respond to the current challenging environment for language study. "Impact teaching" seeks to develop language education through engagement with audiences beyond the classroom and especially outside higher education. One illustration of this…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, German, Films, Student Projects
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Li, Miao – Research-publishing.net, 2022
The University of Calgary transitioned to online teaching in March 2020. Subsequent months saw instructors working to overcome the personal, technological, and pedagogical challenges involved in this. Central to those discussions was the need to increase student engagement and develop effective assessment formats. Based on student feedback and…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Online Courses, Educational Change, Learner Engagement
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Rodríguez Oitavén, Cristina – Research-publishing.net, 2022
In December 2019, the University of Oxford Language Centre started to offer online courses in French, Spanish, and German at an advanced level. This not only enabled the Language Centre to pilot a new way of Modern Foreign Language (MFL) teaching ahead of the unprecedented 2020 health crisis, but also to open and expand 'Oxford to the world'. The…
Descriptors: French, German, Spanish, Online Courses
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Morel-Lab, Anne – Research-publishing.net, 2022
According to the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), since 2016 many French universities have set up French language teaching programmes for refugees and people with subsidiary protection to respond to their need of linguistic support in French before starting or resuming their higher education studies. Welcoming such students however…
Descriptors: French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Beaven, Ana, Ed.; Comas-Quinn, Anna, Ed.; Hinton, Naomi, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2022
Sounds-Write is a systematic synthetic phonics approach that has been successfully used to teach students to read and spell for the last two decades. This volume brings together twelve case studies -- written by practitioners -- of implementation of the Sounds-Write programme in different settings and geographical contexts (Europe, US, Australia).…
Descriptors: Phonics, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Spelling Instruction
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Guidarelli, Barbara; Moore, Carole; Peligra, Cristina – Research-publishing.net, 2022
Aimed at fostering student engagement using remote communication tools to restructure language teaching, the "Newcastle Calls" project was piloted in early 2020, providing Newcastle University's Italian language students at intermediate level with a chance to be involved in the production of authentic material. Thanks to technology, they…
Descriptors: Translation, Masters Programs, Italian, Theater Arts
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Uribe de Kellett, Angela – Research-publishing.net, 2022
In an effort to motivate language students and to promote real engagement, a long-running project has taken root at Newcastle University. For over 12 years, the Real Translation Project (RTP), an extracurricular initiative in the School of Modern Languages, has been offering opportunities to language students to use their linguistic skills to…
Descriptors: Translation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Faculty Development
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Helsloot, Angela – Research-publishing.net, 2022
In this case study, Angela Helsloot, Principal at Allambie Heights Public School, on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, uses data from standardised tests and benchmark reading assessments across the school to show the positive impact that Sounds-Write instruction has had in Kindergarten and Year 1. [For the complete volume, "Systematic Synthetic…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Standardized Tests, Benchmarking, Reading Tests
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MacKechnie, Charlotte – Research-publishing.net, 2022
In this case study, Charlotte MacKechnie reports on improvements in reading and spelling for all children at Angel Oak Academy in South East London following the adoption of Sounds-Write. They use a three-teacher model to support small-group and one-to-one 'keep up' interventions to ensure children are not left behind in their phonics learning.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Program Implementation, Reading Improvement
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Horner, Sarah; Orr, Jane – Research-publishing.net, 2022
In this case study, Sarah Horner and Jane Orr from the Bloomfield Learning Centre, a specialist literacy clinic run as a charity and serving the poorest parts of London, report on how Sounds-Write helped a student regain his self-confidence and motivation for learning, after difficulties in reading had led to behaviour problems and a dislike of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Reading Difficulties, Reading Improvement
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