Events

Registration is now open for this one-day workshop: Oral Fluency in the second/ foreign language classroom. Improving spoken fluency is a key aim for university language learners and teachers, and plays an increasingly important role in assessment (e.g. in CEFR standards) as well as in effective communicative teaching practices.  Drawing on findings from research, this…
Brian Henson, School of Mechanical Engineering This seminar will explore Brian’s LITE project focused around bench marking standards of assessment of final year projects, he will discuss recommendations about the form and analysis of assessment of final year projects to ensure consistency of standards of assessment across different types of projects using different assessments. Time: 12:30pm…
30th November: 11 – 4 Venue: Leeds Humanities Research Institute, Room 1, 29-31 Clarendon Place Organisers: Sofia Martinho (s.martinho@leeds.ac.uk) & Clare Wright (C.E.M.Wright@leeds.ac.uk). Improving spoken fluency is a key aim for university language learners and teachers, and plays an increasingly important role in assessment (e.g. in CEFR standards) as well as in effective communicative teaching…
Karen Llewellyn, Strategy and Planning and Caroline Campbell, Languages for All, School of Languages This seminar aims to: focus on the value of Broadening through Discovery Themes; how this value is understood by students and its effect on their learning, their choices and their career aspirations; and how this understanding relates to that of employer perceptions of…
12th December: 9:30 am – 13:00 pm. Venue: Parkinson 1.08. This workshop aims to explore different ways of enhancing students’ learning experience and colleagues’ teaching practices through effective feedback. Drawing on a wide range of practices across the School and beyond, the workshop will showcase different examples of how feedback allows students the opportunity to…
On the 17th of January (16:00-18:30), Language@Leeds will hold a showcase event to promote language-related research across University of Leeds Faculties, take stock of its interdisciplinary breadth, and identify opportunities. The Vice Chancellor is doing us the honour of opening the showcase. Please consider showcasing your scholarship at this event by submitting a poster. More…
26th of January (afternoon – details including time and location to come) Organiser Chiara La Sala (M.C.LaSala@leeds.ac.uk) Speakers: Dora Alexopoulu (University of Cambridge) http://people.ds.cam.ac.uk/ta259/ James Lamb (University of Edinburgh) http://www.de.ed.ac.uk/people/james-lamb
Bronwin Patrickson, Lifelong Learning Centre Smartphones are becoming the networking tool of choice amongst young adults. Against the backdrop of this fast growing trend, the Mobile Curriculum project has been exploring what mobile student engagement might mean for the academy. The aim of this seminar is: to introduce people to a variety of mobile tools and…
Tamsin Treasure-Jones, Leeds Institute of Medical Education, and Vania Dimitrova, School of Computing myPAL is developing a student-facing learning analytics tool, that presents students with their personal learning data – assessments, feedback, resource usage – in one place and supports them in reflecting on their learning and then action planning. This forms part of the School…
Dave Lewis, the School of Biomedical Sciences The aim of this seminar is to: raise awareness of the different formats of Final Year undergraduate research projects currently being offered both across the University and beyond and share the outcomes of our research, undertaken across 6 disciplines, into student and staff expectations for projects, their outcomes,…
Nimesh Mistry, School of Chemistry The aim of this seminar is: to encourage colleagues to consider and discuss what mental models and schemas students may have in place prior to a course they teach, what impact this will have in the students’ ability to learn or accept new concepts, and how active/flipped pedagogies could help…
Scott Palmer and Maria Kapsali, School of Performance & Cultural Industries The aim of this seminar is: disseminate some of our initial findings from the current LITE Fellowship project which seeks to explore the use of mobile phones in the curriculum. How might basic functionalities as well as bespoke applications allow for the development of…

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The official launch is an opportunity to celebrate the many scholarship activities of colleagues in LCS (including the successful launch of the journal The Language Scholar as well as the international conference taking place on the same day). This event will be an opportunity to meet, in an informal setting, others in LCS and the…
The purpose of the conference is to bring together academics and language teachers working in Higher Education in the UK and internationally to discuss the nature and challenges presently faced in the field of language learning. This conference intends to: Push forward the under-researched field of speaking skills by showcasing original research and innovative practice. Support a…
WE ARE inviting contributions for the next Student Education Conference/DigiFest 2018 which will explore ‘The Co-Creation of Education’ as its main theme. The event will focus on the changing structure and delivery of student education and examine evolving models of educational provision, focusing on concepts and practices of co-creation and collaboration – and we would like you to be part of it.
Agency, Emotion, Conflict and Answerability: Inside the Lifeworlds of Language Teachers 3.30 – 5pm, Blenheim Terrace SR (1.16) House No. 11-14 Cynthia is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Director of Research at Massey University. She has published two books and over 60 articles on distance and online language learning, language and migration, and language, emotion…
3.15pm – 4.15pm Parkinson Building, Room 3.04 Presenter: Haynes Collins For those of you already engaging with language scholarship or considering undertaking a language scholarship project we will be running a few short workshops over the coming months to explore a variety of methods and methodologies. These sessions cover some of the theoretical as well…
3.15pm – 4.15pm Parkinson Building, Room 3.04 Presenter: Simon Webster For those of you already engaging with language scholarship or considering undertaking a language scholarship project we will be running a few short workshops over the coming months to explore a variety of methods and methodologies. These sessions cover some of the theoretical as well…
Polly Wilding, the School of Politics & International Studies (POLIS), and, Cathy Coombs, School of History The aim of this seminar is to: discuss the data collection process, and the role of the teaching team, Discovery ambassadors, and students in the co-production of knowledge. We will also discuss preliminary findings on the extent to which…
Stevie McBurney, Sue Whittle, Faculty of Biological Sciences The aim of this seminar is: to stimulate discussion with colleagues around our understanding of student expectations, their engagement with and the perceived value of, different types and approaches to assessment and feedback. We will also set out the recommendations – quick wins and mid to long…
You are warmly invited to submit scholarship contributions to The Language Scholar, the new Journal of the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at The University of Leeds. We accept working papers in the form of articles, videos and book reviews amongst others from all members of staff. The deadline for submissions for issue 2 is 31st of July 2017. Please consult the Guidelines and Calls for Submissions on the website for further information.
Programme 14.00 Introduction by the Editors, Bettina Hermoso-Gómez, Antonio Martínez-Arboleda, Sofia Martinho and Carolin Schneider 14.15 Dr Raphael Hallett: Supporting Teaching Scholarship at LITE (Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence) 14.30 Bee Bond: Being Scholarly: identity shifts through an investigation into language and discipline knowledge 15.00 Prof Melinda Whong and Dr Alex Ding: What is a…