SOAS University of London

2007 dissemination activities

Standing Conference of Heads of Modern Languages at Universities: ‘Exporting Expertise - Multimedia Materials Development and Internationalisation’

Date: 12 January 2007
Organiser: Language Centre, Cambridge University 
Location: Cambridge, UK
Attendee: Fotis Begklis

2nd CULPOLANG conference

Date: 2 February 2007
Organiser: UCL School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies (UCL SSEES)
Location: UCL SSEES, London, UK
Attendee: Professor Itesh Sachdev

“Area Studies and Higher Education” Conference

Date: 27 February 2007
Organiser: The British Library, the Subject Centre and the Government of Canada
Location: London, UK
Attendee: Professor Itesh Sachdev (who spoke at the conference)

Memorandum of Understanding

Date: 29 February - 2nd March 2007
Organiser: Michigan State University
Location: Michigan State University, USA
Attendee: Professor Itesh Sachdev

The work of LWW-CETL was presented to several groups at the University of Michigan, which resulted in a Memorandum of Understanding between the institutions being drawn up.

Digital Language Labs: Exploring Good Practice 

Date: 15 March 2007
Organiser: University of Ulster Centre for Excellence in Multimedia Language Learning
Location: London, UK
Attendee: Rob Kennedy and  Fotis Begklis

Two papers were presented on the language labs at SOAS - 'transition from analogue to digital labs'; and ‘Infrastructural requirements for the successful purchase and implementation of a digital lab system

CETLs' Annual Conference

Date: 19 March 2007
Organiser: Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Location: Warwick, UK
Attendee: James Grindrod and Virginia Elgar

The conference provided the opportunity for the work of LWW-CETL to be promoted in the wider "CETL Marketplace"

ASKe ‘Second Symposium on Social Learning Space: Redesigning Universities’

Date: 20 March 2007
Organiser: ASKe and LLAS
Location: Warwick, UK
Attendee: Fotis Begklis

National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages Conference

Date: 26-29 April 2007
Organiser: National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCLCTL)
Location: Madison, USA
Attendee: Dr Anjoom Mukadam and Professor Itesh Sachdev

The LWW CETL attendees presented a paper, written jointly, entitled ‘The needs of heritage language learners: a qualitative study’.

Language and Culture Symposium

Date: 24-28 May 2007
Organiser: International Communications Congress
Location: San Francisco, USA
Attendee: Professor Itech Sachdev (who organised the symposium for the International Communications Congress)

Regional Language Network Seminar on ‘Community Languages’

Date: 11 June 2007
Organiser: Regional Language Network
Location: London, UK
Attendee: Professor Itesh Sachdev was the keynote speaker

Blended Learning Conference "Supporting the Net Generation Learner"

Date: 14 June 2007
Organiser: University of Hertfordshire Blended Learning Unit
Location: University of Hertfordshire, UK
Attendee: Jo Eastlake

‘Less Widely Taught Languages in the UK’ Conference

Date: 20 June 2007
Organiser: LLAS, CiLT Cymru and the Centre for Galician Studies in Wales (Bangor University)
Location: Bangor University, UK
Attendee: Dr Akin Oyetade (who spoke on ‘Teaching African Languages in the UK’)

International Workshop on Zulu Teaching and Learning Materials 

Date:21-22 June 2007
Organiser:  SOAS, African Department
Location: SOAS, London, UK

Dr Lutz Marten organised and chaired the event, which included speakers from South Africa, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK, and produced a . 

‘Community Languages - Developing Practice for the 21st Century’

Date: 5 July 2007
Organiser: CiLT Leicester
Location: Leicester, UK
Attendee: and Anjoom Mukadam