July 2, 2012, by Alex Patterson

Distance Learning Summer School 2012

25-29th June 2012

More than 20 students, including those from both our on-site and distance learning programmes, participated in this year’s Summer School. It was a great experience for everyone involved. It was the perfect opportunity for the distance learning students to meet their tutors and other students, share experiences and expand their knowledge about the many different issues that we teach and research at the School of English.

In an attempt to address the various interests of the audience, we covered a wide range of topics in literature and linguistics. This year’s programme included sessions on the language and drama interface, psycholinguistics, vocabulary teaching and learning, discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, Shakespeare, performance analysis, just to name a few. Apart from the regular sessions, other optional sessions were also organized, including a session on manuscripts and special collections in King’s Meadow campus with Dr. Nicola Royan, and a guided tour to the DH Lawrence exhibition at the Lakeside Arts Centre led by Dr. Andrew Harrison. Students also had time to enjoy the city and its many different places of interest, getting a feeling of local life and culture, and they even got to see the Olympic Torch relay in town!

Thank you very much to all the students who came and all the members of staff who contributed to the Summer School. It was a great experience and we are looking forward to welcoming you all again next year.

Click on the links below to hear tasters of some of the lectures and discussions.

Kevin Harvey: ‘Beyond Language: A multimodal approach to discourse analysis’

Kathy Conklin: ‘What is the relationship between language and thought?’

Lucie Sutherland: ‘Reviewing theatre: Critical approaches to analysing performance’

Nobert Schmitt: ‘Breadth and depth of vocabulary knowledge’

Ana Pellicer-Sánchez: ‘Vocabulary learning from reading’


Ana Pellicer Sanchez

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