Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Department hosts First Colloquium on Innovation in Modern Languages Education

Tue Jul 01 14:45:00 BST 2014

On 13 June 2014 the First Colloquium on Innovation in Modern Languages Education event was hosted by the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies.

The Colloquium is the first language event under the aegis of the GW4. Co-organised and hosted by Dr Irene Macias, the conference was attended by more than 70 staff and students from the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter.

The event was funded by the Faculty Teaching Development Fund and the College of Humanities at the University of Exeter.

The day was framed by two keynotes from leading scholars. During the event there were also presentations from students and teachers and round tables on the topics of employability, innovative assessment and student engagement.

You can download a copy of the programme of activities from the event.

Event gallery

Some comments by delegates:

"It was great to hear about colleagues´ projects and to share good practice. It was very inspiring."

"All sessions have been extremely useful. I enjoyed the entire colloquium. Thank you for an excellent and stimulating day!"

"It has been an inspiring and thought provoking event, full of interesting ideas and good practice. One very important key aspect of this colloquium has been the participation of students in these presentations to talk about their own experience and work. I have truly enjoyed it from the first keynote by Dr María Fernández-Toro to the last, and no less enjoyable, keynote by Dr Trevor Grimshaw ."