Curriculum Renewal in Arts: Language Teaching and Learning

TitleCurriculum Renewal in Arts: Language Teaching and Learning
Duration1 Year
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 YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2015/2016
Year 1: Project TypeLarge TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorJanet Giltrow
Year 1: Funded Amount129,830
Year 1: Team Members

Janet Giltrow, Senior Associate Dean, Students, Faculty of Arts
Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, Acting Head of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies, Faculty of Arts
Dietmar Neufeld, Head, Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts
Ross King, Head, Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts
Gaby Pailer, Acting Head, French, Hispanic and Italian Studies, Faculty of Arts

Year 1: TLEF ShowcaseYear 1: TLEF Showcase