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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.
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.
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.
In this online exercise, students will learn to choose the appropriate form of the passive for different situations.
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.
Students will learn how to form different kinds of questions in German (yes-no questons etc.)
In this online activity, Intermediate students of German will learn how to identify the direct object in the sentence.
In this online exercise intermediate students will learn how to identify the appropriate possessive pronoun in context.
This is an online activity for Italian. It is a listening comprehension.
This is an online activity for Italian about seasons.
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.
A set of exercises, with solutions and explanations, on the use of genitive relative pronouns in German. Suitable for CEF level B2.
A set of exercises, with solutions and explanations, on the basic relative pronouns in German. Suitable for CEF levels B1 and B2.
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.
An online activity for Italian which involves listening to a song sung by Andrea Bocelli.
An online activity on the topic of 'daily routine' - for Italian.
This is an online activity for Italian, which deals with the topic 'exam stress'.
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.
A set of 16 images of the classical and historical sights of Rome partially labelled in Italian
Listening exercises on the fall of the Berlin wall
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.
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.
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.
An integrated lesson at beginners level involving images, grammar(partitives, adjectives), functional language (shopping, fruit, colours)and exercises.
Exercise: These are the replies, say or write for each reply the respective question. To practice using interrogatives and verbs.
A conversation between two friends about their holidays. Comprehension exercise + answers. Topics: holiday, food. Grammar: past tense.
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.
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.
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).
A presentation with exercises and answers: modal verbs (Can,Must,Want)
Andrea Bocelli's song "Il canto della terra": listening exercise + present tense grammar exercises. Beginners.
A powerwpoint introduction to describing people's faces in French using adjectives. Suitable for beginners, A1/2
A Powerpoint introduction to aller + pays structure: use of different prepositions for masc. and fem. countries in French, suitable for beginners/ A1/2
Four short exercises on the passive voice in French, grammar practice suitable for B1/2 level, with answers
A Powerpoint presentation explaining a French grammatical point: how to use faire faire, suitable for B1/2 levels
Students need to rewrite this "Apfelstrudel" recipe using the SIE-imperative. The verbs of the orginal recipe will help them write their own recipe.
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.
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.
This is a brief compilation of some of the online resources, which may help students to maintain/improve their German during the (summer) holidays.
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.
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.
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.
Reading and vocabulary building exercise for upper-intermediate students of German.
A short video clip on the main duties of presidents of different nations. Student level: upper-intermediate for German language
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.
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.
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.
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.
A slide presentation on the future in French for level 2/3 students with practical examples and exercises
This puzzle gives students a chance to practice forming sentences in the perfect tense. It is suitable for beginners. One possible solution is provided.
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.
Recipe of the Italian dessert "Tiramisù" + Grammar "si impersonal" + exercise with answers.
A gap-fill exercise which provides practice in forming irregular past-participles. Suitable for students at GCSE or AS level. Answers are included.
A presentation: Informal and formalimperative in Italian + exercises with answers. Presentazione dell`imperativo informale e formale + esercizi con risposte.
A slide presentation on the formation of the conditional forms in French with if (si)suitable for level 3/4 students
A slide presentation on how to ask questions in French for level 1/2 students with practical examples and images
An interactive slide presentation for French level 1 students(beginners) using functional language to introduce yourself,your family etc
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
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
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.
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.
The transcript of a song + hyperlink to UTube to listen + simple fill the gap exercise.
Answers to listening exercises based on the police drama 'Tatort'.
Speaking and listening exercises for advanced learners of German, based on the police drama 'Tatort'.
A presentation: Past tense in Italian + short in class exercises Presentazione: passato prossimo con "essere"/"avere" + brevi esercizi in classe
A listening exercise on student life in Germany, interview including a German student and her parents. Stage 3 (upper intermediate
An integrated Italian lesson at beginner level involving images, grammar (the articles),functional language( how to order), exercises.
Activity-based learning object focussing on how to create a video CV in Italian to maximise your employability.
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
Activity-based learning object on what a "summary" is and the conventions and skills for summarising in a second language.
Activity-based learning object introducing Italian specialised vocabulary for dealing with banking and general information concerning banks in Italy and their services
Activity-based learning object to help prepare students for job interviews in Italian and/or in an Italian business context.
This checklist can be used in class or individually for reflecting on the different stages involved in producing good academic written work