Curriculum Renewal in Arts: Language Teaching and Learning

Title Curriculum Renewal in Arts: Language Teaching and Learning
Faculty/College/Unit Arts
Status Active
Duration 1 Year
Initiation 04/01/2015
Project Summary

Shifting from the Language Requirement as the main driver of undergraduates’ language-study choices, Arts aims to recognise people’s diverse motives for language study, and to develop diverse formats – intensive/extensive; face-to-face/mediated; credit/non-credit; stand-alone/embedded – for language study. This application for one year of TLEF funding proposes to develop a strategic, conceptual, and practical platform on which to build future innovation in language learning and teaching. Rather than focus on a course, the project focuses on resources which are versatile for combination and migration. (1) From an inventory of such resources, both in-house and external, the project will build and introduce three pilot modules which are mobile across courses and formats, and will lay the groundwork for a rich language-learning environment accessible to self-directed learning. (2) Following the example of Italian for Opera, the project will pilot language learning embedded in professional/academic situations, namely, German and Danish for students in the new Bachelor of Media Studies. (3) Following suggestions by language instructors in Arts, the project also pilots models for ‘student involvement.’

Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2015/2016
Year 1: Project Type Large TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Janet Giltrow
Year 1: Funded Amount 129,830
Year 1: Team Members

Dr. Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, Acting Head of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies
Dr. Dietmar Neufeld, Head of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies
Dr. Ross King, Head of Asian Studies
Dr. Gaby Pailer, Acting Head of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies

Year 1: TLEF Showcase Year 1: TLEF Showcase