Seminar: Imagined Communities by Alan Floyd

May 14th, 2013 | Tags: , , ,
Poster 17 May

Surprise! It’s just been announced that Alan Floyd, a Senior Lecturer from the Universidade da Coruña will be at the EUITT THIS Friday May 17th to give a lecture on Imagined Communities.

The seminar will take place in room 3005 at 16:30. To find out more you can contact us via Twitter.

Seminar: What is ‘Great’ About Great Britain? (Wed. 8 May)

April 28th, 2013 | Tags: , , , ,
Poster 8 May

Rupert Herington, a Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Leeds, will be at the EUITT to give a talk as part of our Around the World in English series.

The conference will be held on Wednesday, 8 May at 12:30 in Room 3005.

This talk will focus on particular aspects about the country of Britain such as its regions, people, languages & dialects, historical background, the current political situation and its economy, to help you answer the question: What is great about Great Britain?

Rupert Herington is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Leeds. He is involved in the teaching of English of Academic Purposes courses to international students at the University of Leeds as well as international marketing and student recruitment.

 

Around the World in English – 21st Century Strategies For Increasing Language Competency by Diane Ceo-DiFrancesco

April 18th, 2013 | Tags: , , ,

Abstract

Diane Ceo-DiFrancesco gave a presentation focusing on research and practical application of language learner strategies for increasing language competency. It included specific examples regarding brain based research, language learning in the United States, the utilization of technology, cultural practices and perspectives, and the implementation of metacognitive strategies.

Speaker

Diane Ceo-DiFrancesco
Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio)

When and Where

Wednesday, 27th February 2013, 12:30, Room 3005

And back to multiple choice! Large scale testing of proficiency in English: an experience.

April 18th, 2013 | Tags: , , , , ,

Argüelles Álvarez, I. and I. Pablo Lerchundi (2012)…And back to multiple choice! Large scale testing of proficiency in English: an experience. Odisea Revista de Estudios Ingleses, 13, 9-18.

You can read the paper here.

English Through Films: 1984

April 8th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
1984 Movie Poster

When

Wednesday, 10 March at 12.30 in Room 3005

Abstract

Nineteen Eighty-Four, also known as 1984, is a 1984 British dystopian film written and directed by Michael Radford, based upon George Orwell‘s novel of the same name. The film follows the life of Winston Smith in Oceania, a country run by a totalitarian government.

Activities

Pre-watching: Vocabulary
Post-watching: Memorable quotes

Trailer

English Through Films: To Be Or Not To Be

March 18th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
To Be Or Not To Be

When

Wednesday, 20 March at 12.30 in Room 3005

Abstract

To Be or Not to Be is a 1942 American comedy directed by Ernst Lubitsch, about a troupe of actors in Nazi-occupied Warsaw who use their abilities at disguise and acting to fool the occupying troops.

Activities

Pre-watching: Vocabulary
Post-watching: Memorable quotes

Trailer

Seminar: 21st Century Strategies For Increasing Language Competency (Wed. 27 Feb)

February 24th, 2013 | Tags: , , ,
Poster 27 Feb

Diane Ceo-DiFrancesco, an associate professor at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, will be at the EUITT on Wednesday to give a talk as part of our Around the World in English series.

The conference will be held on Wednesday, 27 February at 12:30 in Room 3005.

The presentation will focus on research and practical application of language learner strategies for increasing language competency. It will include specific examples regarding brain based research, language learning in the United States, the utilization of technology, cultural practices and perspectives, and the implementation of metacognitive strategies.

Diane Ceo-DiFrancesco is an associate professor at Xavier University in Cincinnati,Ohio. Aside from teaching all levels of Spanish language and linguistics, she directs the language education program and consults with schools on program design and assessment. A keen interest in the integration of technology and language learning led her to establish the language technology center at Xavier University, where she continues to explore and research new applications to enhance the acquisition process.

Around the World in English Seminar – Language, World View and Other Stuff: A Closer Look at the U.S.A. and Spain by Dr. Joana Pierce McMahon

November 15th, 2012 | Tags: , ,

Abstract

Joana Pierce McMahon gave a very interesting talk explaining some of the differences and similarities between the culture of Spain and the USA, including a bit of an introduction to the political system.

Speaker

PhD. Joana Pierce McMahon
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

When and Where

Wednesday, 31st October 2012, 12.30, Room 3004/5

English through Films: The King’s Speech

April 25th, 2012 | Tags: , , ,

When

Wednesday, April 25th, 15:30, Room 3005.

Abstract

The story of King George VI of Britain, his ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch.

Activities

Click here to complete the activities online.
Click here to download the activities in pdf.

Seminar: Are You Thinking of Going to Study or Work Abroad? by Rupert Herrington

April 11th, 2012 | Tags: ,

Rupert Herington from the University of Leeds Language Centre will be giving a talk at the EUITT on Wednesday 23rd May 2012 with the title:

‘Understanding cultural diversity and using communication strategies to prepare for working and studying abroad.’

The talk will be of interest to anyone who plans to spend a period in another country and wishes to learn more about ways to communicate more effectively and to understand important cultural aspects which affect communication.

In addition, during the same week, Rupert Herington will be giving a talk about the University of Leeds and the Summer General English programme at the Language Centre. Each year the University of Leeds Language Centre welcomes students from the EUITT who come to study in July or August for 3 weeks or more. For further details about the programme please contact Ms. Mari Carmen Pozo or see:

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/homepage/249/language_centre