On 15th September 2014, the second Newcastle University/Durham University’s Workshop in Language Learning and Teaching “Sharing Good Practice” took place with a focus on the role of translation in Modern Language Teaching. Co-organised by Dr JC Penet (Newcastle) and Mrs Christine Bohlander (Durham), the Workshop brought together experts in Language Learning and Teaching from both institutions.
published on: 20th September 2014
The School of Modern Languages and the Confucius Institute at Newcastle University organised the Annual Conference of the British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS) at Newcastle University from 3 to 5 September, 2014. Read on for the report by Dr Joanne Smith Finley...
published on: 12th September 2014
Dr Jorge Catala-Carrasco and Dr Patricia Oliart have been awarded Marie Curie funding for the project, 'Cultural Narratives of Crisis and Renewal', which they will co-coordinate. Funded under the RISE scheme, this project involves 8 institutions in the EU and Latin America, and will run over 48 months with an overall budget of around 1 Million Euros. In addition to Jorge and Patricia, Dr Philippa Page will also lead an individual work package as part of the project. Warmest congratulations to everyone involved for this achievement!
published on: 8th September 2014
Dr Nigel Harkness starts as new Head of School of Modern Languages on 1 September, taking over the position from Dr Elizabeth Andersen who has been in that position for 10 years. He joins us from Queen’s University of Belfast where he was Senior Lecturer and Director of Education for the School of Modern Languages.
published on: 1st September 2014
This week, Mrs Fei (Phoebe) Yu has formally started as the new Lecturer in Chinese-English T&I. However, she has already been very busy over the summer with supervising dissertations and interpreting projects - and in fact was nominated for a Teaching Excellence Award in the category of "support staff" for her great work with the interpreting students even before her current job started! She is indeed no stranger to the School, having completed herself the MA in Newcastle. Welcome and welcome back, Phoebe, great to have you back with us in the School!
published on: 19th August 2014