The EUROCALL Conference is without a doubt the most important conference in Technology Enhanced Learning that takes place in Europe.
This year it celebrates its 23rd iteration and is hosted by Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol, Cyprus, 24 – 27 August 2016.
Today, the Modern Language Centre presented our research, conducted over three years, into the benefits of integrating online interactivity into a formative assessment, which has been well received.
The Conference has been a wonderful opportunity to explore recent developments in CALL, (Computer assisted Language Learning) such as the use of interactive whiteboards, corpora and concordances, Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC), and the applications used in virtual learning environments and e-learning, virtual worlds, gaming, and Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (MALL). Keeping an eye on the latest changes and the future of learning and technology and staying well informed are critical success factors for the CALL community.
More than 25 people have refrained from going to the beach to attend our presentation. The work we have presented has generated a good number of questions and a fair share of praise and some colleagues have already said they are wanting to replicate our methods.
The enrolment for Winter Term of our Language Classes is now open.
We are offering a range of Evening Language Classes starting on 14 January 2014. For more information please visit our website or the enrolment page.
We are also offering a number of One-term Language Modules for King’s Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students. The enrolment is taking place on 4 December 2013. For more information, please visit our website.
An evening of film, discussion and capoeira performance
Location: The Lucas Lecture Theatre (Room S-2.18) in the second basement of the Strand Building, Strand Campus, King’s College London
Date & Time: Friday 22 November 2013 (18:00-21:00)
To celebrate Brazil’s “O Dia da Consciencia Negra” (Black Awareness Day) on the 20th of November, Roberta Mallows (Brazilian Language and Culture teacher at King’s College London and soon-to-be graduate of the MA Brazil in Global Perspective) and the Brazil Institute invite you to spend an evening immersed in one of the most significant legacies of the African diaspora in Brazil: capoeira
18:00 Showing of the film “Besouro” (dir João Daniel Tikhomiroff) with English subtitles. The film “Besouro”, directed by João Daniel Tikhomiroff, is based on the life of a legendary capoeira fighter from Bahia, Besouro. The story is set in the 19th century just after Abolition and shows the oppression of the black population and their struggle for freedom using capoeira as a form of resistance. It was filmed in the beautiful historical re
gion of Reconcavo Baiano, in the state of Bahia, and the stunning scenery and the capoeira fighting scenes are second to none. Deborah Young, film critic of The Hollywood Reporter film review, has said about it: “The entertaining “Besouro” is a rare martial arts film that has an engrossing story to tell and a social point to make.” (Oct. 2010)
19:30 Comments about the film, capoeira and Q&A with Brazilian academics and capoeira specialists based in the UK Jorge Goia, Frances Lima Goodingham and Brisa Amazonas.
20:30 Capoeira players give a demonstration of their artistry to the sound of capoeira music.
14th November 2013
6:00 PM in room K-1.56
For leaflet, please visit King’s Website.
“The Voice of the Body” is a well-acclaimed documentary on Italian gestures and how Mediterranean people use gesture to communicate very effectively, sometimes without the need of words.
No booking required but the place is limited. First come first served.
The film is in Italian and Sicilian with English subtitles.
- Introduction and Q&A with the film director, Luca Vullo.
- The screenplay will be folowed by a workshop on using gestures to communicate more effectively.
Luca Vullo has broadcasted the documentary in England and abroad and he gave a lecture at the National Theatre in London on Italian gestures. “The British are modifying their approach to gesticulation”, he said, “Not in the same way we do, but they are trying to gesticulate more. It’s only an impression, but it’s how it seems”. (from “The Guardian”:http://www.theguardian.com/world/shortcuts/2013/jul/02/how-speak-italian-with-hand-gestures)
In order to celebrate the European Day of Languages, the EC Representation in the UK together with the French, German, Italian and Spanish cultural institutes are inviting you to a language and translation treasure hunt which will take place on Saturday 28th September at 12:00 pm around the South Kensington area.
The game, which will be run by award winner literary translator Rosalind Harvey, is open to all participants over 16 years old and is free to attend.
For more information and registrations, please, use our facebook page.
The Modern Language Centre (MLC) provides courses to King’s students and staff as well as members of the public. The MLC offers credit-bearing language modules, evening language classes, e-learning courses and private tuition. As a King’s student, you are entitled to a discounted rate on some of our fee-paying courses.
In addition to general language courses, the following specialised language courses are available:
- Credit-bearing Language Modules
- Language & Contemporary Culture: French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish (Stage 5)
- Languages for Medics: French, Italian and Spanish
- Languages for Business: French and Spanish
- Spanish through cinema
- German Discourse Analysis
- Evening Language Classes
- Conversation Class: Arabic, French and Italian (Level 3 + 4)
- Legal: French and Spanish (Level 5)
- Reading German (Level 1)
- Brazilian Portuguese, Culture and Language (Level 4)
- Brazilian Portuguese, Translation (Level 5)
- Brazilian Portuguese, Music and Language (Level 5)
- Business Mandarin (Level 1)
- Business Mandarin (Level 2)
The MLC also provides self-study facilities for language learners. At the Open Learning Centre (room K-1.072, King’s Building, Strand Campus), you will find computer workstations, books, satellite television, audio CDs, DVDs and Magazines.
Enrolment for the Credit-bearing language modules will be taking place between 23 and 27 September 2013. For more information, please visit www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc
The OLC will be refurbished during the summer of 2013. Please let us know what changes you would like us to make to help facilitate improvements to your language learning environment outside of class.
To complete the survey, please follow the link below:
The Open Learning Centre (OLC) is offering two additional workshops as part of a series of Term 2 workshops: “How to make the most of your language courses”.
The workshops will be focused around the subject ‘Using Languages in Your Career’ and they will explore how student can use their language skills in their future careers.
- Monday 11 February for Beginner and Intermediate Levels
- Wednesday 13 February for Advanced Levels
For more information, the Workshop section at the OLC website.
The Modern Language Centre (MLC) is opening its Language & Communication Skills courses (LCS) on KEATS providing quality language resources for self-access. The resources are dedicated to the needs of students, staff and the research community at King’s. The courses contain a wide variety of interactive exercises, relevant links, quizzes and self-tests, e-portfolios, collaborative tools (blogs, wikis, forums, chats, etc.) as well as academic resources, such as information on intercultural communication and global career development.
To enrol simply fill in the sign-up form on the following web page:
Online enrolment will remain open until 22 February 2013.
The Modern Language Centre (MLC) is organising a second ‘Language Buddies’ event at the Open Learning Centre on Wednesday 6 February 4-6pm.
This event is organised for those students/staff who are enrolled on Language and Communication Skills online courses in French/German/Italian/Spanish and on the Arabic Listening and Pronunciation Skills online course. The aim is to foster face-to-face communication for the self-study students and to encourage learning communities.
The event includes two short presentation about King’s social net work Kinship, at 4:30pm and 5:30pm.