European Day of Languages• 26 September• Also Welcome Week• Council of Europe event• Celebrate languages around the world• Hook – Promotion of English language materials Welcome and engage all new students• 3 weeks
Activities• Promotion of EFL Collection• New packaging/display
Activities• Portable display projectors• Twitter Feed & Visible Tweets• Encourage messages in own language
Other activities• Promotion of DVDs• Promotion of Book Exchange• Posters from EDoL• Screensavers on PCs• TV display screens• Facebook
Successful?• Good time to promote EFL resources• Realised potential use of Book Exchange• Twitter display effective - Colourful and interactive - Good use of new space and portable displays - Other groups could communicate with students e.g. Choir, Marketing, VC
Successful?but:• Limitations with Visible Tweets - Visible Tweets does not support all languages e.g. Chinese (Japanese version available) - Students without Twitter accounts - Not as inclusive as would have liked• EDoL – could have made more of the event
What next?• Strategic Team – International and Distance Learners – 10 members across Library & Learning Services – Overseas learners – Online welcome as well as on campus – EFL continues to grow/Language zone (Second phase of refurbishment) – Twitter display again?