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Course design (Collection 2 of 7)

The activities in this collection provide opportunities for English lecturers (and others) to experiment and think creatively about the modules you currently teach or ones you may teach in the future. Some activities utilise videos of colleagues who have successfully designed whole programmes and individual modules. There are also worksheets and documents that you can download and modify.

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Designing an English degree programme

There are three types of activities, appropriate for English lecturers working in groups or as individuals, in this resource. Their topics are employability, transition from A level, and getting the ‘delicate balance’ right between literature, language and Creative Writing when designing an English programme for today’s students. These activities rely in part on an interview with Professor Marion Wynne-Davies (University of Surrey). As Head of Department, Wynne-Davies shares the ideas and strategies she followed to launch the Surrey English degree programme in 2008.

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Creative assessment

This activity invites English lecturers to think outside the box of conventional assessment methods and develop new, creative methods. It consists of an overview of the activity and an activity that can be carried out by individual lecturers.

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Mix and Match

This activity provides materials for English lecturers to interrogate the relationship between assessment mode and learning outcome. It consists of three parts: 1. An overview of the activity; 2. An activity that can be carried out by individual lecturers; 3.An activity that can be done with a group (useful to leaders of accredited courses).

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Small group teaching (Collection 4 of 7)

This Collection is the fourth of seven that make up 'The Pool', a selection of Open Educational Resources designed to support the professional development of English lecturers. This collection of activities for individuals and groups aims to help lecturers come to terms with some of the challenges of designing and running seminars. Of interest to lecturers at different career stages (especially those just setting out), and to leaders of accredited courses.

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Small group teaching: introduction to the collection

This Collection is the fourth of seven that make up 'The Pool', a selection of Open Educational Resources designed to support the professional development of English lecturers. This collection of activities for individuals and groups aims to help lecturers come to terms with some of the challenges of designing and running seminars. Of interest to lecturers at different career stages (especially those just setting out), and to leaders of accredited courses.

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Large group teaching: introduction to the collection

This collection of resources for English lecturers (and others) provides platforms and exercises through which to refine your ideas about what a lecture should and can do pedagogically. Included are examples of actual lectures, guidance on how to evaluate and reflect upon your own and other people's lectures, a mock ‘bad’ lecture and suggestions for how to stretch the limits of large-group teaching structures.

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The Subject & Pedagogy (Collection 1 of 7)

This Collection is the first of seven that make up 'The Pool', a selection of Open Educational Resources designed to support the professional development of English lecturers. This resource collection (like all those which together form 'The Pool') is designed to inspire thinking about the formative relations between educational practice and the scholarly study of language, writing, and culture. Of interest to lecturers at different career stages (especially those just setting out), and to leaders of accredited courses.

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The Subject & pedagogy: introduction to the collection

This Collection is the first of seven that make up 'The Pool', a selection of Open Educational Resources designed to support the professional development of English lecturers. This resource collection (like all those which together form 'The Pool') is designed to inspire thinking about the formative relations between educational practice and the scholarly study of language, writing, and culture. Of interest to lecturers at different career stages (especially those just setting out), and to leaders of accredited courses.

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e-Arabic Tandem Network : Face-to-Face & Online Arabic <-> English Language Exchange Partnership

The e-Arabic Tandem Network is an initiative to support Arabic language learners to find partners from the Arabic-speaking world who are interested to support you with your Arabic language study. This is a mutual language partnership of two or more learners, where all involved benefit equally. This service is intended to help Arabic language learners to find an e-Tandem partner with whom they can improve their language skills as well as expand their cultural understanding of the target culture. To join the network, go to: http://etandem.ning.com/

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Academic presentations

These materials offer an introduction to preparing for and giving an academic presentation. They are designed for postgraduate international students, specifically in applied linguistics/ELT, although they could also be used with undergraduate students. The materials consist of a handout, and an accompanying PowerPoint.

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Sounds of English - Making Sounds

A lecture summary and powerpoint for the first lecture on the first-year module Sounds of English. The lecture is an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of speech. Also see http://www.shef.ac.uk/ipa/ for a website demonstrating the International Phonetic Alphabet created by Andrew Linn and Sandra Whiteside.

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Presentation on Gender Identity as Performance

A powerpoint that explores ideas of gender, language and performativity. It was originally delivered as part of a level three module on Language and Gender.

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Professorial Lecture: Professor Sue Vice - Jack Rosenthal: From Coronation Street to Bar Mitzvah Boy

Podcast of Professorial Lecture given on Wednesday 10 October 2007 entitled 'Jack Rosenthal: From Coronation Street to Bar Mitzvah Boy', by Professor Sue Vice.

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Social Groups and Social Networks

A powerpoint which explores how Sociolinguists have studied language variation in small, local groups. It explores the concepts of Social Network and Community of Practice and examines work undertaken using these methodologies.

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English: Teaching Clusters

This IBL was created for the English Department to enhance student learning and study. This resource was produced with the help of CILASS (Centre for Inquiry-based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences) at the University of Sheffield (see http://www.shef.ac.uk/cilass).

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CILASS Case Studies (Centre for Inquiry-based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences)

These case studies showcase CILASS funded educational development projects undertaken at the University of Sheffield. These resources were produced with the help of CILASS (Centre for Inquiry-based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences) at the University of Sheffield (see http://www.shef.ac.uk/cilass).

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English: Roots, Routes

This IBL and associated files were created for the English Department’s seminar series, Roots Routes. This resource was produced with the help of CILASS (Centre for Inquiry-based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences) at the University of Sheffield (see http://www.shef.ac.uk/cilass).

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Style in academic writing

These materials offer an introduction to using appropriate style in academic writing. They are designed for postgraduate international students, specifically in applied linguistics/ELT, although they could also be used with undergraduate students. The materials consist of a reference handout, an accompanying PowerPoint, a handout with exercises, and a paragraph to re-write in appropriate academic style together with an example answer.

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Making notes from written sources, paraphrasing and summaries

These materials provide an introduction to and practice in note taking, paraphrasing and summarising. They are designed for postgraduate international students, specifically in applied linguistics/ELT, although they could also be used with undergraduate students. The materials consist of two handouts with activities, answer keys and a PowerPoint.

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Referencing and citations 'Harvard style'

These materials offer an introduction for using the correct protocol for citations and references in academic essays following the ‘Harvard’ system. They are designed for postgraduate international students, specifically in applied linguistics/ELT, although they could also be used with undergraduate students. The materials consist of a handout, an accompanying PowerPoint, an example and teacher’s notes with suggested activities.

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Introduction to essay writing

These materials offer an overview of essay structure and the essay writing process. They are designed for postgraduate international students, specifically in applied linguistics/ELT, although they could also be used with undergraduate students. The materials consist of a handout, an accompanying PowerPoint, two sample essays and teacher’s notes with suggested activities.

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Using cultural images

This folder consists of religious images in a variety of cultures. These images can be used to compare different cultures, differences within cultures and to consider cultural differences and similarities in relation to globalisation. The titles of the photographs should explain the object or activity and the location. An accompanying worksheet with activity ideas is given here.

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Religious images from various cultures

This folder consists of religious images in a variety of cultures. It can be used to compare different cultures, differences within cultures and to consider cultural differences and similarities in relation to globalisation. The titles of the photographs should explain the object or activity and the location.

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Food and eating in various cultures

This folder consists of images of food and eating practices in a variety of cultures. It can be used to compare different cultures, differences within cultures and to consider cultural differences and similarities in relation to globalisation. The titles of the photographs should explain the object or activity and the location.

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Buildings in various cultures

This folder consists of images of various buildings around the world. It can be used to compare different cultures, differences within cultures and to consider cultural differences and similarities in relation to globalisation. The titles of the photographs should explain the object or activity and the location.

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Celebrations in various cultures

This folder consists of images of various celebrations around the world. It can be used to compare different cultures and to consider cultural differences and similarities in relation to globalisation. The titles of the photographs should explain the object or activity and the location.

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Defining culture

This folder consists of a Power Point and accompanying worksheet plus teacher's notes on the subject of defining culture. It introduces a variety of definitions of culture and explores the relationship between culture and language. The worksheets are designed to help learners explore the concepts introduced in the Power Point slides. These resources were designed for students of applied linguistics, language teaching, intercultural communication and English language learners (although some adaptation would be needed for lower level groups).

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