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James Law is Professor of Speech & Language Sciences, and Tom King is Statistician, both based in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences. This blog article highlights how Save the Children commissioned James and Tom to do some analyses of the Millennium Cohort Study. The paper they produced now features extensively in a new report published earlier this month, entitled: Read On. Get On: How Reading Can Help Children Escape Poverty (PDF: 1.46MB), which has been extensively reported in UK media stories.


published on: 23rd September 2014

Teaching method is a recipe for success

Researchers at Newcastle University have cooked up a new way to teach modern languages. They placed the latest digital devices into cooking utensils to create the LanCook project - an unique mix of cookery, technology and language teaching. "LanCook tackles a universal problem of classroom language learning and teaching – that students are rehearsing a language instead of using it," says project leader Professor Paul Seedhouse. "This really helps to bring that language to life in an engaging and memorable way and increases the learners’ proficiency skills, motivation and confidence. LanCook was designed and developed in collaboration with Dr Madeline Balaam, Dan Jackson and Prof Patrick Olivier from the School of Computing Science's Digital Interaction Group at Culture Lab and is based on the University's Ambient Kitchen


published on: 22nd September 2014

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Newcastle University is to help language teachers access support and advice to meet the needs of the new national curriculum, thanks to the ALL Connect project.


published on: 22nd September 2014

Your invitation to LanCook: The European Digital Kitchen

Members of the LanCook team at Newcastle University would like to invite you to an international celebration of language learning, culture, cooking and technology through European collaboration!


published on: 22nd September 2014

School's European Digital Kitchen is in the news


published on: 19th September 2014

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