UWE encourages languages online

Issue date: 27 August 2009

A globe The University of the West of England (UWE) is exploring a new initiative to encourage language learning online as part of its future course development.

UWE Languages Online (LOL) is a flexible way of studying which creates a balance between study and home life by allowing students to study a variety of languages from beginners to MA level at home, at a pace which suits them.

“Many people need a language for leisure or for work - but find that they don't have time to attend a taught class on a regular basis, explains Dr Kate Beeching, Field Leader for Languages. The LOL option means they can learn a language online in their own time.

“We are expecting a healthy response to our "Expression of Interest" questionnaire, in which we ask whether experienced or would-be linguists would like to study Arabic , Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish at a number of levels from beginners' to MA courses.

“We have been encouraged by the popularity of our distance MA Translation programme which shows that people in full-time work or with family commitments can achieve academic success. One of our students gave birth to twins half way through the programme and has just graduated with a Distinction for her dissertation. We look forward to seeing her at the Graduation Ceremony - with the twins!”

You can find more information and fill in the “Expression of Interest” questionnaire using this link:Languages Online

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