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La entonación en español para estudiantes de ELE (B2 CEFR)

This is a suite of resources that includes explanations, recordings, intonation graphs and exercises. It was produced by Mireia Bosch Font, during her Erasmus + placement at the University of Leeds, as part of her MA in Spanish and Catalan Teaching at the Universitat de Girona, in Spain, which is directed by Dr Beatriz Blecua Falgueras. Antonio Martínez-Arboleda supervised and edited this work, which is now being used with students of the University of Leeds (BAs in Spanish). The Powerpoint presentations can be set as autonomous work or serve as class presentations. Actividad 1 Powerpoint is more accessible than the Ejercicio de percepción, also in Powerpoint, which is an explanation of differences in intonations between two different versions of a conversation that, in writing, appears to be exactly the same. The Pdfs are more suitable for teachers, as they include recommendations on how to direct activities and background to the exercises. The recordings of the OpenLIVES interviews that can be found in HumBox as well as the programme PRAAT, that can be downloaded for free from a number of platforms, will be of use for teachers wanting to develop Activities 2 and 3 as well as any other new exercises.

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Langsnap Guide 1:Being an International Student

The key objective of the Langsnap Guides is to provide resources and materials for programme administrators and for study abroad participants. This first guide is focused on preparing students for a period of study abroad. It covers the following aspects: a) Adapting to unpredictable administrative and organizational differences b) Assessment and expectations of what an undergraduate student “should know” c) Studying complex topics in a foreign language d) Dealing with emotions related to this aspect of their experience. For further information, please read the booklet provided.

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Sustainability and the Humanities

This resource contains materials from a conference on 'Sustainability and the Humanities' held at Cardiff University on the 10th May 2010. The event was organised and led by Professor Geoffrey Samuel, Cardiff University and Dr Alex Ryan, University of Gloucestershire and Honorary Research Associate at Cardiff University. It was jointly arranged through the Body, Health and Religion Research Group (BAHAR) and the Cardiff Humanities Research Institute. Resources available here include the event programme and a PDF containing key slides from the welcome address by Dr Alex Ryan, outlining thematic connections between humanities disciplines and how they can engage with sustainability in academic practice, both in research and in reorienting teaching and learning. Audiovisual files from the headline presentations by Professor Geoffrey Samuel, Dr Colin Brooks, Professor Barbara Adam and Professor Justin Lewis can also be accessed at: http://www.bodyhealthreligion.org.uk/BAHAR/sustainability.html

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Language Unlimited (Why Study Linguistics?)

This PowerPoint presentation was created by the LLAS Centre and is intended to be used as a promotional tool for encouraging young learners to consider linguistics at university. It can be used for visits to schools or at University open days.

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Hegel on Language and Logic

Text of a lecture on Hegel, language and logic

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Verão em Portugal (Text)

This text and translation into English accompanies the illustrated podcast in European Portuguese created by Will Masters, a student of Applied Languages at the School of Languages and Area Studies, University of Portsmouth, as a part of a research project entitled ‘The Role of Student Audio Casting and Production in the Language Learning Curriculum’. The recording presents a refelction on the student's first experiences of Portugal, and of learning Portuguese. The podcast can be used as a learning resource in several different ways: as a focus for discussion or aural comprehension by students of the Portuguese language.

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Illustrated audio recordings in Romanian

A collection of illustrated audio recordings in the Romanian language by students at the School of Languages and Area Studies, the University of Portsmouth. The recordings narrate the situation of contemporary Romania, and describe the city of Timişoara in Western Romania, the nation's second-largest city.

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Romania's 'Little Vienna' (Text)

This text and translation into English accompanies the illustrated podcast in Romanian created by Valentina Moldovan, a Masters' student at the School of Languages and Area Studies, University of Portsmouth, as a part of a research project entitled ‘The Role of Student Audio Casting and Production in the Language Learning Curriculum’. The recording presents an account of Timişoara, Romania's second city, its landscapes, its historical and cultural importance.The podcast can be used as a learning resource in several different ways: as a focus for discussion or aural comprehension by students of the Romanian language.

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Romania's 'Little Vienna'

This illustrated podcast in Romanian was created by Valentina Moldovan, a Masters' student at the School of Languages and Area Studies, University of Portsmouth, as a part of a research project entitled ‘The Role of Student Audio Casting and Production in the Language Learning Curriculum’. The recording presents an account of Timişoara, Romania's second city, its landscapes, its historical and cultural importance.The podcast can be used as a learning resource in several different ways: as a focus for discussion or aural comprehension by students of the Romanian language.

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Enhancing Modern Languages Teaching: Student Participation and Motivation

Powerpoint presentation and 3 video interviews on Language Learning Motivation in Higher Education. Enhancing Modern Foreign Languages Teaching for New Tutors. University of Leeds. Sponsored by the Subject Centre LLAS (2008 and 2009) and LHRI (2010).

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Try Dutch! : Dutch language taster

Interested in Dutch? Curious how Dutch sounds? Wondering how difficult or easy it is? Perhaps you are thinking of studying Dutch? Then here is your opportunity to have a go at the language yourself and experience what it is like to learn Dutch from scratch. You can work through the pack all by yourself. No previous knowledge of Dutch is required.

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How many Slavonic languages are there?

An examination of linguistic, political and cultural issues relating to language identity among the Slavs

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A Touch of Polish

Word document - The nature of Polish within a wider linguistic and cultural background. A brief article on Polish as a Slavonic language describing its distinctive features, grammar and history. This text was used as a part of level 1 introductory lecture on the Polish language.

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Latvian Language, History, Society and Culture

A list of internet resources for Honours students studying Latvian Language, History, Society and Culture at beginners’ and intermediate level, as well as for students at all levels who are taking Latvian as their compulsory language as part of the language-based postgraduate degree in Russian, Central and East European Studies.

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Slavonic Languages

Series of documents used in lectures covering, history, grammar and all aspects of Slavonic languages.

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The Languages of Europe

Word Document - Plotting the Linguistic Map of Europe. an annotated list of the languages spoken in Europe, giving information on language relationships, the places where the languages are used, their status. the alphabet(s) used and (not in all instances) the number of speakers. Used as a handout

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O Papel do Sacrifício no Candomblé

This podcast in Portuguese was created by Emilia Kroprowska ,a student of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the School of Languages and Area Studies, University of Portsmouth, as a part of a research project entitled ‘The Role of Student Audio Casting and Production in the Language Learning Curriculum’. The podcast was created using Audacity recording software and enhanced with free images using Windows Movie Maker. The recording is based on the student’s own original research carried out in the year 2007 - 2008. The theme is the Afro-Brazilian religion Candomblé. Ritual sacrifice of animals is a feature of this religion, a practice which is frequently misunderstood by people not familiar with the religion. The recording, based on an interview with a Brazilian practitioner of Candomblé, explains the true significance of this ritual and its meaning within the context of the religion as a whole. The podcast can be used as a learning resource in several different ways: as a focus for discussion, aural comprehension or as a base for further research by students in the field of Lusophone, Brazilian and Latin American studies. A transcript of the podcast is also provided.

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Language and Gender - Do women and men speak differently?

A .ppt presentation which investigates the difference in language use between men and women including exercises and references to both the UK and other countries. The presentation is aimed at level 3 undergraduate students.

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Candomblé ?! Ah conheço

This podcast in Portuguese was created by Emilia Kroprowska, a student of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the School of Languages and Area Studies, University of Portsmouth, as a part of a research project entitled ‘The Role of Student Audio Casting and Production in the Language Learning Curriculum’. The podcast was created using Audacity recording software and enhanced with free images using Windows Movie Maker. The recording is based on the student’s own original research carried out in the year 2007 - 2008. This podcast is a description of the Afro-Brazilian religion Candomblé by a filh-do-santo, or initiate, Mônica Baptista Costa. She speaks about the origin of the religion, in Africa approximately 5,000 years ago. She also explains why Candomblé is fundamentally a syncretic religion, and the difference between Candomblé, Umbanda and other religions in Brazil. The podcast can be used as a learning resource in several different ways: as a focus for discussion, aural comprehension or as a base for further research by students in the field of Lusophone, Brazilian and Latin American studies. A transcript of the podcast is also included.

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O que é Umbanda?/ What is Umbanda?

This podcast in Portuguese was created by Emilia Kroprowska , a student of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the School of Languages and Area Studies, University of Portsmouth, as a part of a research project entitled ‘The Role of Student Audio Casting and Production in the Language Learning Curriculum’. The podcast was created using Audacity recording software and enhanced with free images using Windows Movie Maker. The recording is based on the student’s own original research carried out in the year 2007 - 2008. This podcast explains the role of Umbanda, a religion which was founded in brazil in 1908, and is a syncretic in nature, with influences from Christianity, Hinduism, Spiritism, and Africa-based religions. The recording explains the fundamental beliefs of Umbanda, its practices, and its role within Brazilian society. The podcast can be used as a learning resource in several different ways: as a focus for discussion, aural comprehension or as a base for further research by students in the field of Lusophone, Brazilian and Latin American studies. A transcription of the postcast, with additional photos, is also provided.

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Exú - Orixá do Candomblé

This podcast in Portuguese was created by Emilia Kropowska, a student of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the School of Languages and Area Studies, University of Portsmouth, as a part of a research project entitled 'The Role of Student Audio Casting and Production in the Language Learning Curriculum'. The podcast was created using Audacity recording software and enhanced with free images using Windows Movie Maker. The recording is based on the student's own original research carried out in the year 2007-2008. This podcast explains the role of orixás in the Afro-Brazilian religion of Candomblé, which was brought to Brazil during the era of slavery, and which has since become one of Brazil's major religions. Orixás play a pivotal role in Candomblé ritual and belief; they are intermediaries between human beings, nature and the divine. The podcast focuses particularly on the role of the orixá Exu, and what he represents within the belief system of Candomblé. The podcast can be used as a learning resource in several different ways: as a focus for discussion, aural comprehension or as a base for further research by students in the field of Lusophone, Brazilian and Latin American studies. A transcription of the podcast is provided.

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O Candomblé é uma religião Afro-Brasileira

This podcast in Portuguese was created by Emilia Kroprowska ,a student of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the School of Languages and Area Studies, University of Portsmouth, as a part of a research project entitled ‘The Role of Student Audio Casting and Production in the Language Learning Curriculum’. The podcast was created using Audacity recording software and enhanced with free images using Windows Movie Maker. The recording is based on the student’s own original research carried out in the year 2007 - 2008. The theme is the Afro-Brazilian religion Candomblé. The recording describes the religion’s origins in Africa, the means by which it was brought to Brazil, and subsequently adapted over the centuries. The recording also explains the theology, beliefs and rituals which are most characteristic of Candomblé. The podcast can be used as a learning resource in several different ways: as a focus for discussion, aural comprehension or as a base for further research by students in the field of Lusophone, Brazilian and Latin American studies. A transcription of the podcast including original photos is also provided.

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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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Professorial Lecture: Professor Penny Eley - Emotional Archaeology: On the uses of Medieval French Literature

Podcast of Professorial Lecture given on Wednesday 23 May 2007 entitled 'Emotional Archaeology: on the uses of medieval French Literature' by Professor Penny Eley.

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Culture and discourse activity

This resource contains an interactive activity in html to support the defining culture materials. You will need to download and extract the zipped folder to run the activity.

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Defining culture activity

This resource contains an interactive activity in html to support the defining culture materials. You will need to download and extract the zipped folder to run the activity.

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Cultural Stereotypes, Generalisations, and Individuals

These activities explore the relationship between cultural characterisations and individuals. In particular they examine notions of stereotypes and generalisations in relation to culture. The activities also focus on the tensions between notions of cultural, group and individual identity. The materials consist of a PowerPoint, accompanying worksheet and teacher’s notes.

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The cultural iceberg

This resource consists of a Power Point and accompanying worksheet and teacher's notes, which explore the conscious and subconscious influence of culture on our behaviour, beliefs and attitudes through the metaphor of the cultural iceberg. These resources would be suitable for students of applied linguistics, language teaching, intercultural communication and English language learners (although some adaptation would be needed for lower level English language groups).

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Character Emotions Through Metaphor and other Figurative Language

A worksheet containing exmples and activities of character emotions through metaphor and other figurative language.

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Ali G

A .ppt focussing on Sacha Baron Cohen's characcter Ali G focussing on his use of language. This resource asks a number of questions about who Ali G is actually mocking and discusses allegations that the character is racist.

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Discussion Board: TV documentary on identities and linguistic diversity in contemporary Catalonia

This activity is used in the module "Spain: Political Decentralisation and Integration into Europe" (SPPO 2370/1). Its aim is to facilitate students’ practical and personal engagement, interaction and co-operation in the process of understanding key issues in relation to national identity in Spain and the sociolinguistic reality of its Autonomous Communities.

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This list was generated on Sun Apr 23 11:16:58 2017 BST.