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Arts & Humanities Research Council
British Academy

Teaching Slavonic & East European Languages in Universities

Start: Jun 30, 2015 10:00 AM
End: Jul 01, 2015 03:30 PM

Location: UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies (SSEES)

Presentation by Uilleam Blacker (UCL SSEES)

This 2-day workshop introduced participants to the challenges of teaching Slavonic & East European languages at HE level. Applicants for jobs in Slavonic & East European Studies departments, in the UK or abroad, are invariably expected to be able to teach language at undergraduate level. The workshop enabled doctoral and early-career researchers to think productively about how to meet that challenge.

The programme combined a series of theoretical talks with hands-on practice. Presentations addressing broad issues in language teaching and learning were delivered by experts on teaching Slavonic & East European languages at university level. Participants then worked together to create and present language modules and/or classes.


Keynote speaker: Professor Anne Pauwels (Dean, Faculty of Languages & Cultures, SOAS University of London):

'Teaching less widely-taught languages at university: turning challenges into strengths!'