HEA Event in Manchester – New to Teaching: Languages and Linguistics

  • Date: 9 Nov 2012
  • Start Time: 09:00 am
  • Location/venue: University of Manchester, England
  • Book here

This day-long event is for new lecturers, teaching fellows, advanced doctoral students and other staff new to teaching languages and linguistics in higher education. The aim of this event is to complement the training provided for new academics within their own institution.

After attending this event you will:
• understand the ways in which national organisations support and represent the interests of modern languages and linguistics teachers in higher education;
• appreciate the key issues facing languages in UK higher education;
• be able to manage your career effectively in today’s challenging academic climate;
• be able to assess critically module delivery and assessment strategies that will engage your students, improve their employability, and make your workload more manageable;
• have networked, shared ideas and discussed experiences with colleagues from outside your home institution.

Guest speakers:

  • Professor Naomi Segal (Vice Chair, University Council of Modern Languages), Current issues and future challenges for Languages in UK higher education.
  • Dr Peter Howarth (Chair, Association of University Language Centres), The role of language centres in higher education and how they might develop in the future.
  • Elizabeth Wilkinson (University of Manchester), Academic CVs.
  • Professor Matthew Jefferies (Assistant Associate Dean, Teaching, Learning and Students, University of Manchester), Career progression.
  • Dr Giles Harrington (University of Leeds), Enhancing enterprise education with employer engagement.
  • Nik Miller (University of York), Internationalising the curriculum: the role of alumni.
  • Professor Yaron Matras (University of Manchester), Engaging with local ethnic minorities: group work, enquiry-based learning.
  • Dr James Wilson (University of Leeds), Interactive seminars with online corpora.
  • Marion Sadoux (London Metropolitan University), Giving feedback with audio tools.

Attendance is free for those affiliated to a HEA subscribing institution.

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