EuroCALL 2016

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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.

Cecilia Trevino

 

Screening of “The Voice of Body”

Italian Film Screening14th 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)

European Day of Languages

p-001343-00-03hIn 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.

Specialised language modules available in academic year 2013/14

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