UCL's Italian Department is very pleased to announce the next training workshop for teachers of Italian.
Gloria Visentini (Bristol): The MOOC ‘Cultural Studies and Modern Languages: An Introduction’
Over the past few years a range of UK universities have started developing MOOCs (massive open online courses). Among them, the University of Bristol recently developed a MOOC entitled Cultural Studies and Modern Languages: An Introduction, which is hosted on the FutureLearn platform. This is available to the public and was designed to give people a flavour of how exciting studying modern languages can be, while improving awareness of what the study of languages is about. A degree in modern languages is often perceived to be only about acquiring fluency in another language, but it is also about exploring different cultures and societies – something we wanted to emphasise through this MOOC.
Gloria Visintini is the Language Director (Technology Enhanced Learning) at the School of Modern Languages at the University of Bristol, creator of the Cultural Studies MOOC, winner of the 2015 University Award for Education, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and member of the Society for Italian Studies executive committee.
Please note that the workshop is free of charge but places are limited and booking is essential – click here to reserve a place through Eventbrite.
For information please email Dr Lucia Rinaldi (firstname.lastname@example.org).