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X is for Languages: the XML project.

I gave this presentation to an MA class at the University of Southampton. It details the early findings of the XML project (HEA funded) which looked at digital literacy in modern languages.

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Flash card: "Making friends" in Italian.

Flash cards made using Power Point - with pronunciation. Slide show the PP presentation to use it as flash cards.

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Italian pronunciation with sound.

Italian pronunciation - Power Point presentation with sounds.

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Technology in research and teaching: the view from Southampton, UK.

This presentation was given in Tomsk, Russia, at the Tomsk Polytechnic University Forum meeting, 21-22 May 2013. I talked about how we deliver online learning and training at Modern Languages in Southampton and then briefly introduced open educational practice and social media in research and teaching.

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The FAVOR project - University of Southampton final report.

This video report was given by Julie Watson, from the University of Southampton, in September 2012. It describes the experiences and findings of Southampton tutors who took part in the project.

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Southampton University and the FAVOR project.

This presentation was given by Julie Watson at a FAVOR project meeting held on 20th September, 2012. It summed up the experience of Southampton University tutors on the FAVOR project.

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Passiv - online activity for German.

In this online exercise, students will learn to choose the appropriate form of the passive for different situations.

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Der Imperativ - German online activity.

There are 3 different forms of the imperative in German. In this online activity, students will learn how to form and use the imperativ correctly.

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Fragebildung.

Students will learn how to form different kinds of questions in German (yes-no questons etc.)

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Das direkte Objekt im Akkusativ.

In this online activity, Intermediate students of German will learn how to identify the direct object in the sentence.

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Possessivpronomen.

In this online exercise intermediate students will learn how to identify the appropriate possessive pronoun in context.

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La carta fatta a mano ad Amalfi.

This is an online activity for Italian. It is a listening comprehension.

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I mesi e le stagioni in italiano.

This is an online activity for Italian about seasons.

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The German 'werden' passive with transitive and intransive verbs.

A set of exercises, with explanations and solutions, on the use of the 'werden' passive with transitive and intransitive verbs. Suitable for CEF levels B1 and B2.

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Genitive relative pronouns in German.

A set of exercises, with solutions and explanations, on the use of genitive relative pronouns in German. Suitable for CEF level B2.

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Basic relative pronouns in German.

A set of exercises, with solutions and explanations, on the basic relative pronouns in German. Suitable for CEF levels B1 and B2.

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The German passive with 'sein' and 'werden'.

A set of exercises, with explanations and solutions, on the use of the German passive with 'sein' and 'werden'. Suitable for CEF levels B1 and B2.

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Una canzone di Andrea Bocelli.

An online activity for Italian which involves listening to a song sung by Andrea Bocelli.

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La routine quotidiana - Verbi riflessivi.

An online activity on the topic of 'daily routine' - for Italian.

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"Panico da esami".

This is an online activity for Italian, which deals with the topic 'exam stress'.

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Haben or sein in the perfect tense?

A set of exercises with explanations on the use of the different auxiliary verbs, haben and sein, for the German perfect tense. Suitable for CEF level B1/B2.

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A stroll through ancient Rome in images.

A set of 16 images of the classical and historical sights of Rome partially labelled in Italian

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Konjunktiv I.

powerpoint on the how to form subjunctive I in German

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Bildgeschichte.

A writing exercise based on photos for intermediate students.

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Urlaub.

A speaking task based on 4 pictures for intermediate students

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Queen Victoria.

Grammar exercises, past tense, conditional clauses

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Listening exercise "Berliner Mauer".

Listening exercises on the fall of the Berlin wall

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Language graduate as entrepreneur: is this your career option?

In these activities students will explore various entrepreneurial skills, reflect about their own skills and on how to enhance their career prospects in a highly competitive labour market.

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'Oeko-Hauptstadt Hamburg' lesson.

A collection of speaking, listening and vocabulary-building exercises based on the Deutsche Welle video 'Oeko-Hauptstadt Hamburg'. Suitable for advanced (post A-level) learners of German. Answers are provided.

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Unscramble the sentences!

This is a word-order exercise for students who have just started to learn German. Students have to re-arrange the words in each example to form simple questions and sentences. Answers are provided.

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A presentation: food shopping,colours.

An integrated lesson at beginners level involving images, grammar(partitives, adjectives), functional language (shopping, fruit, colours)and exercises.

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Asking questions: Exercise and Answers.

Exercise: These are the replies, say or write for each reply the respective question. To practice using interrogatives and verbs.

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A dialogue about holiday - Listening exercise.

A conversation between two friends about their holidays. Comprehension exercise + answers. Topics: holiday, food. Grammar: past tense.

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Improve your Italian with songs.

In these activities students will be listening to a song and complete various tasks to reflect on use of songs as a learning tool; they will also practise expressing opinions and will reflect on the use of different tenses to suggest emotions.

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Text comprehension and discussion: Türken pflanzen nur Bohnen (exercises and answer sheet) (Gisela Schalk).

These exercises (and answer sheet) are based on the short story 'Türken pflanzen immer nur Bohnen' by Gisela Schalk. The story is available in: Teichert et al. (2004). Allerlei zum Lesen, Houghton Hifflin. The short story as well as these exercises are suitable for (lower) intermediate students (~AS level). They would fit well into a unit on national stereotypes, character traits or a discussion on tolerance.

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Listening comprehension: Die Wahrheit über Deutschland - Spießigkeit.

A listening comprehension task and answer sheet based on a Deutsche Welle podcast, which is available on youtube (see link on worksheet). The listening task is under 5 minutes long and suitable for (lower) intermediate learners of German (~AS level).

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Presentation + exercises: Modal verbs.

A presentation with exercises and answers: modal verbs (Can,Must,Want)

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Listening exercise: Andrea Bocelli's song.

Andrea Bocelli's song "Il canto della terra": listening exercise + present tense grammar exercises. Beginners.

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La description.

A powerwpoint introduction to describing people's faces in French using adjectives. Suitable for beginners, A1/2

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Aller + pays.

A Powerpoint introduction to aller + pays structure: use of different prepositions for masc. and fem. countries in French, suitable for beginners/ A1/2

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Exercices sur la voix passive.

Four short exercises on the passive voice in French, grammar practice suitable for B1/2 level, with answers

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Faire faire.

A Powerpoint presentation explaining a French grammatical point: how to use faire faire, suitable for B1/2 levels

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Rezept (and key to grammar exercise).

Students need to rewrite this "Apfelstrudel" recipe using the SIE-imperative. The verbs of the orginal recipe will help them write their own recipe.

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Communicate like Italians do: use your hands!

A series of ativities for students to reflect on a particular aspect of Italian language learning:hand gestures. Students will reflect and learn some useful techniques to be used to improve their level of cultural awareness related to the target language you are studying.

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Notizie dal mondo in rete.

Activities for language students about finding written and audio material about foreign countries on politics, current affairs and economy using the internet and develop strategies to improve their listening skills.

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Was kann ich während der Sommerferien machen, um mein Deutsch zu verbessern?

This is a brief compilation of some of the online resources, which may help students to maintain/improve their German during the (summer) holidays.

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Textbearbeitung Zeitschriften (German - intermediate/advanced).

In this exercise students choose a German magazine/newspaper they would like to investigate. Either, the teacher can bring magazines/newspapers to choose from or students can use the internet to investigate online magazines/newspapers. The exercise begins with an individual reading/short writing exercise, then continues with pair work and ends with a general class discussion. This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0 Please attribute Livia Schanze when re-using.

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Lieber freiwillig eine Ehrenrunde als Stress mit G8 - Textdiskussion eines Artikels aus der 'Frankfurter Rundschau' (German - intermediate/advanced).

This exercise is based on an article of the 'Frankfurter Rundschau' which is freely available on the internet (link provided in document). Reading the article/looking up unknown vocabulary can be given as homework, so that the class time can focus on the discussion itself. The questions should be used as prompts for discussion (first in pairs/followed by a class discussion). Depending on the confidence/ability of students, it might be helpful to give them 5-10 minutes to think about the questions and make some bullet points before starting the discussion.

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Reiseplanung (Intermediate German).

In this exercise students plan a short trip through Germany in small groups, which they then present to the other students in class. As such, it is very much a research and speaking exercise. It was written to be used with laptops/computers and internet access available during class time. However, the research part of the exercise could also be given as homework and it could then be used in a more traditional setup. This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ Please attribute Livia Schanze when re-using.

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Von der Uni zum Buerger.

Writing and grammar task for upper-intermediate students

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Englischlernen fuer die Kleinsten.

Reading and vocabulary building exercise for upper-intermediate students of German.

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Welche Aufgaben haben Staatsoberhaeupter?

A short video clip on the main duties of presidents of different nations. Student level: upper-intermediate for German language

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'Rapunzel' gap-fill exercise.

A gap-fill exercise to practice case identification and endings based on the well-known fairytale 'Rapunzel'. Suitable for advanced (A-level and above) learners of German. Answers are provided.

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Quiz about Germany.

A simple quiz (in German) about German history, geography and culture. Suitable for beginning and intermediate learners of German. If necessary, students can use dictionaries to look up unfamiliar words. Answers are provided.

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Dative for indirect object puzzle.

A puzzle involving the formation of sentences using indirect objects in the dative case. Suitable for intermediate (GCSE and AS-level) learners of German. One possible solution is provided.

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'Die schlesischen Weber' lesson.

A series of reading, writing, listening and speaking activities based on Heinrich Heine's famous poem 'die schlesischen Weber'. Suitable for advanced (post A-level) students of German. Answers are provided.

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Le Futur.

A slide presentation on the future in French for level 2/3 students with practical examples and exercises

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Perfect Tense Puzzle.

This puzzle gives students a chance to practice forming sentences in the perfect tense. It is suitable for beginners. One possible solution is provided.

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'Die Verwandlung' gap-fill exercise.

A gap-fill exercise to practice adjective endings, using the opening passage of Franz Kafka's famous novella 'Die Verwandlung'. Suitable for advanced (A-level and above) learners of German. Answers are provided.

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Recipe: Tiramisù.

Recipe of the Italian dessert "Tiramisù" + Grammar "si impersonal" + exercise with answers.

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Worksheet on irregular past participles.

A gap-fill exercise which provides practice in forming irregular past-participles. Suitable for students at GCSE or AS level. Answers are included.

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Photos of Milan.

Photos of Milan with description. Basic vocabulary.

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Imperative - grammar presentation.

A presentation: Informal and formalimperative in Italian + exercises with answers. Presentazione dell`imperativo informale e formale + esercizi con risposte.

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L’expression de la condition et de l’hypothèse.

A slide presentation on the formation of the conditional forms in French with if (si)suitable for level 3/4 students

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Comment poser une question.

A slide presentation on how to ask questions in French for level 1/2 students with practical examples and images

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Bonjour.

An interactive slide presentation for French level 1 students(beginners) using functional language to introduce yourself,your family etc

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French grammar exercise on different forms of the conditional.

Two exercises to practice the grammar forms needed in sentences with if(la condition). It includes translation in English and it is suitable for levels 3/4 B1/B2 with answers

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Revision of French personal pronouns.

A short set of exercises to revise personal pronouns in French.It includes an answer sheet. It is suitable for level 3/4 B1/B2

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French listening comprehension about holidays.

This French listening could be used as a test for levels A1/A2 or just as a topic on the holidays. It includes an audio and a task sheet.

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French listening comprehension about the environment.

This French listening task could be used in class as a test for a stage 3(B1)for Engineers or just as a topic on the environment. It includes an audio and a task sheet.

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The song "Volare" :Transcript and simple exercise.

The transcript of a song + hyperlink to UTube to listen + simple fill the gap exercise.

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Answers to Tatort lesson.

Answers to listening exercises based on the police drama 'Tatort'.

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Tatort lesson.

Speaking and listening exercises for advanced learners of German, based on the police drama 'Tatort'.

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Past tense grammar presentation.

A presentation: Past tense in Italian + short in class exercises Presentazione: passato prossimo con "essere"/"avere" + brevi esercizi in classe

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Listening excercise and key "Studentenleben im Hotel Mama".

A listening exercise on student life in Germany, interview including a German student and her parents. Stage 3 (upper intermediate

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Ordering a drink in a bar: una bibita al bar.

An integrated Italian lesson at beginner level involving images, grammar (the articles),functional language( how to order), exercises.

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Il tuo CV al passo con i tempi.

Activity-based learning object focussing on how to create a video CV in Italian to maximise your employability.

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What you need to open a bank account in Italy.

activity based learning object exploring what is needed to open a bank account in Italy as a foreign citizen, and banking "jargon" and idiomatic expressions in Italian

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Straight to the point: usage of summarising.

Activity-based learning object on what a "summary" is and the conventions and skills for summarising in a second language.

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Italian banks and your current account.

Activity-based learning object introducing Italian specialised vocabulary for dealing with banking and general information concerning banks in Italy and their services

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Job interview in Italian.

Activity-based learning object to help prepare students for job interviews in Italian and/or in an Italian business context.

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Checklist for producing good academic writing.

This checklist can be used in class or individually for reflecting on the different stages involved in producing good academic written work

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Giving an oral presentation.

This is a simple checklist for students of aspects to consider when planning a short oral presentation - covering structure, language , technique and practice

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This list was generated on Wed Dec 17 14:48:11 2014 GMT.