On Wednesday 8 December 2021, the University of Kent’s School of Cultures and Languages hosted its fifth Modern Languages Teaching Forum via Zoom.
At the Forum researchers explored best practice methods and strategies to enhance Modern Languages teaching provision and to improve attainment for all students and pupils.
Together we took stock of our experience with distance learning, with online tools and technologies, to understand which good practices we were keen to port into blended experiences, and discuss our return to normal classroom settings. But also and more importantly we wanted to look ahead.
A recording of the forum can be found on YouTube.
0:00 Welcoming remarks
6:43 Learning with technology, learning from technology? Digitally-enhanced projects in the making – Pauline Souleau, University of St Andrews
28:46 Community Building and Social Presence. New Beginnings, Beginners Italian. – Maria Guarnieri, University of Leicester
49:55 Using Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) in the classroom – Marisa Ghirlandi, University of Kent
1:15:13 Q&A and discussion
1:26:39 Screen break
1:29:16 Asynchronous papers (see below for recorded presentations)
1:49:35 The integration of culture and language in MFL teaching. The case of “Year in a Language” (French) at the University of Kent – Lauranne Lefrançois and Clara Díaz Bayón, University of Kent
2:15:59 Integration of cultural knowledge in assessment patterns – Maggie Awadalla and Ru Su, University of Kent
2:38:51 Q&A, discussion and final remarks
(Timings are relative to the online recording of the forum)