Fri, 20 July 2012
Learning a language can be a difficult thing, whether it’s children learning their native language for the first time, or somebody learning their second (or even more) language. Learning technologies can greatly aid this process and there are many new methods available to do this. In addition, university exchange programs allow students who are learning English as a second language, or who want to teach it, wonderful opportunities to broaden both linguistic and cultural awareness.
In this week’s episode, Dave talks to Dr. Ken Reeder from the Language & Literacy Education (LLED) department in the Faculty of Education. Ken talks about language learning technologies as well as the academic exchange agreement between UBC and Ritsumeikan University in Japan, that allows students from that country to come to UBC to study. It’s a wide-ranging interview that we’re sure you’ll love.
In addition, your hosts (Jenny & Dave this week) talk about exploration, quiet space, and solar phenomena, as well as the massive amounts of construction going on right now.
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Down the Hall - Episode 39 (36:06)
00:11 | Introduction
11:01 | Interview – English as a Second Language Education and International Outreach
Interview with Dr. Ken Reeder
32:14 | What’s Happening in EPLT?
Selection 1 | “Fooled by Love” by Tymphony
Selection 2 | “Unicorn” by Johannes Hopfner
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