Flexi-Pack presentation at UCL Teaching and Learning Conference

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Flexi-Pack presentation at UCL Teaching and Learning Conference

  1. 1. Centre for Excellence Languages of the Wider World Virtual Learning Environments and the Learning Experience The Flexi-Pack Project at SOAS-UCL CETL Languages of the Wider World Romanian Flexi-Packs Nathalie TICHELER PGCE MA MRES MCIL FHEA Ramona GONCZOL-DAVIES
  2. 2. CETL Languages of the Wider World Languages of the Wider World What are the Flexi-Packs? <ul><li>Specially-tailored materials to be used in connection with existing course available on VLE </li></ul><ul><li>PDFs, MP3 audio files and video clips to download and use at the university, at home and “on the go” (Mobile Learning) </li></ul><ul><li>Cover a wide variety of skills: listening, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, culture </li></ul><ul><li>Contain a reference section with key vocabulary, grammar points and learning tips, links to web sites and other materials </li></ul><ul><li>Include a written task to hand-in to the tutor </li></ul><ul><li>Answers to all the exercises and transcripts </li></ul><ul><li>Nathalie TICHELER PGCE MA MRES MCIL FHEA Ramona GONCZOL-DAVIES </li></ul>
  3. 3. CETL Languages of the Wider World Languages of the Wider World Why launch the Flexi-Pack Project? <ul><li>facilitate access to self-study </li></ul><ul><li>maximise the use of university facilities </li></ul><ul><li>promote autonomy and learner empowerment </li></ul><ul><li>provide opportunities for collaborative learning </li></ul><ul><li>be user-friendly for both staff and students </li></ul><ul><li>be easy to update and upgrade </li></ul><ul><li>currently developed across SOAS and UCL in the following languages: Romanian, Bengali, Nepali, Japanese and Turkish </li></ul><ul><li>Nathalie TICHELER PGCE MA MRES MCIL FHEA Ramona GONCZOL-DAVIES </li></ul>
  4. 4. CETL Languages of the Wider World Languages of the Wider World Romanian Flexi-Packs <ul><li>20 Flexi-Packs </li></ul><ul><li>Provide the answer to an identified lack of published materials </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the level two curriculum (also suitable for MA and MRES) </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on listening skills, with follow-up activities (vocabulary, aural comprehension, summarising exercises …) </li></ul><ul><li>Currently produced and piloted </li></ul><ul><li>Initial feedback: “It really is what I was looking for”, “straightforward to use”, “essential to my learning”, “with Flexi-Packs, it is easier to progress” … </li></ul><ul><li>Nathalie TICHELER PGCE MA MRES MCIL FHEA Ramona GONCZOL-DAVIES </li></ul>
  5. 5. CETL Languages of the Wider World Languages of the Wider World CETL Languages of the Wider World SOAS - UCL <ul><li>A collaboration between UCL & SOAS , the HEFCE-funded Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning – Languages of the Wider World. </li></ul><ul><li>Aim: to promote, foster and support excellence in the teaching and learning of Languages of the Wider World (LWW) </li></ul><ul><li>4 themes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- reflection and research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- materials and curriculum development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- learner and teacher training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- dissemination </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nathalie TICHELER PGCE MA MRES MCIL FHEA Ramona GONCZOL-DAVIES </li></ul>

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