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This is a collection of videos and websites that prepare students for the challenge of interviewing Spanish economic migrants and dealing with the resulting primary data. They provide background information and key vocabulary and ideas in Spanish. They are only for advanced learners (B2-C1 CEFR) interested in these topics and require some scaffolding and activities around them. They have been used successfully in the OpenLIVES module SPPO3640 at the University of Leeds
This is a task aimed at developing students skills in interview coding whilst appreciating the emotional richness of the life story of Germinal Luis, a Spanish migrant whose testimony features in the OpenLIVES collection. This activity can be classed as an inductive and hands-on initiation to Migration Oral History. As part of the task, students will be able to contribute to the Global Learning Community with their own OER. It is part of the Final Year module SPPO3640 Discovering Spanish Voices Abroad in a Digital World (OpenLIVES)University of Leeds – School of Modern Languages and Cultures. BAs in Spanish.
This is a document, uploaded as a PDF and as a ppt, outlining the main points of the presentation given at the HEA-funded OpenLIVES workshop at the University of Southampton (LLAS) on the 23rd of May 2012. During the presentation some educational principles and practices emerging from the OpenLIVES experience were discussed, including the idea of student as an author and transacademic life skills. This presentation is the basis for the second part of the OpenLIVES presentation of the July 2012 LLAS Symposium in Edinburgh given in conjunction with Kate Borthwick, from LLAS in Southampton.
This is the ppt presentation shown at the Edinburgh Conference of 2012. It outlines some of the key aspects of this collection of digitalised research data and some educational principles and practices emerging from the OpenLIVES experience. OpenLIVES is an OER project funded by JISC.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Collection of collaborative activities for the module SPPO2650/1 "The Spanish Regional Melting Pot: The Same Old History?" (formerly "Spain: Political Decentralisation and Integration in Europe", taught at the University of Leeds in all the BAs in Spanish. These activities, which are ideal for online discussion boards or simply seminar-group work, are also suitable for many other modules on Spanish Society, Spanish Politics and Spanish Economy. They all have been tried and tested with students and have received positive feedback. For more information please see Martínez-Arboleda, A. (2009) "Using new technologies on content modules in modern languages", Liaison. July 2009. 29-31.
This activity is currently being used in the module SPPO 2650/1 "The Spanish regional Melting Pot: the old same History?" at the University of Leeds. Students make their contributions via discussion boards in VLE Blackboard. The activity is aimed at facilitating students’ interaction and co-operation in the process of understanding the complex socio-economic and demographic reality of Spain and its Autonomous Communities as well as the country’s political-territorial structure. It also fosters transferable skills such as statistical literacy, the ability to work as part of a group, negotiating skills, communication skills, leadership and spirit of enquiry. The activity was first used in the module "Spain: Political Decentralisation and Integration into Europe" (SPPO 2370/1) in 2008 but has been updated since them.