In this contribution Fruela Fernández shares his poem Una paz europea (Pre-Textos, 2016) and reflects on how the poem came about as a part of his personal history. Sarah Hartley then discusses the translation she produced of the poem (A European Peace), which is also provided. Hartley focuses on the intercultural dialogue underpinning her encounter with Fernández’s poem and its rendition into English.
In this video, Dr Matthew Treherne, Head of School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds, talks about the importance of scholarly activity in language teaching.
Carolin Schneider, who manages the self-access centre at the University of Leeds, interviews Professor Marina Mozzon-McPherson, Professor of Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching at the University of Hull. The interview gives a brief introduction to language learning advice, its origins and potential for the current educational landscape and future.
In this video Antonio Martínez-Arboleda discusses his assessed video task for Year 1 students learning Spanish as part of their BA which he piloted in 2015/2016 at the University of Leeds with post A-Level students (B2.1 CEFR). This presentation focuses on some of the educational values informing the design of the task, on the integration of the task in the programme and on the support provided to students. At the end, the viewers are invited to comment on the task, particularly on the proposed assessment criteria.