Materials Bank Item

matbank iconLos gestos y ademanes de los espa├▒oles

This learning object uses a video clip on YouTube relating to the use of gestures by Spanish speakers. It is intended to help improve audio comprehension, vocabulary and intercultural competence. This learning object has been subject to peer review and editing, and is entirely in Spanish.

LLAS Event

llasevent iconInterpersonal skills across cultures (21 June 06)
Event date: 21 June, 2006
Location: CILT, London

Web Guide (GPG)

webguide iconInside-out: Student criticism of "foreign experts" in universities in the P.R.C.
The article through its use of critical incidents provides stimulating case study material for TEFL/TESOL teacher education programmes. The paper brings together three key issues: the underlying concept of 'communicative competence and Communicative Language Teaching, the status of English as a lingua franca and the debates related to linguistic imperialism, and lastly the nature of teacher education and what are relevant and appropriate skills within this field for practitioners.

News item

news iconGovernment recognition of BSL as language in own right coincides with publication of Understanding Deaf Culture by Paddy Ladd
Secretary of State Andrew Smith and Minister for Disabled People Maria Eagle announced that the Government will recognise British Sign Language (BSL) as a language in its own right and will give 1 million in funding to support the move. This coincides with publication of Understanding Deaf Culture by Paddy Ladd.