Inspiring Scotland's future global workforce - launch of 2018 Business Brunch series

| Engage Dundee, European Studies, Humanities, Languages

Young people from 12 schools across Dundee and the surrounding area had the opportunity to engage with local businesses in the first of a series of Business Brunch events, held at the University of Dundee on 10 January 2018. 118 S3 learners heard from a range of business leaders who view language skills as key to the growth and success of their company. The event demonstrated the relevance of languages in a work context and aimed to encourage pupils to continue with their language studies into the senior phase of their secondary education, and beyond school. A teacher attending the event said: “The B...

Languages explored across Scotland for Being Human Festival 2017

| Humanities, Languages

Staff from the University of Dundee offered members of the public the chance to get lost in another language recently when they hosted ‘Languages Lost and Found’, part of Being Human 2017, the UK’s annual festival of Humanities. Individuals and families looking for something different gathered in various locations across Scotland on Saturday 18 November to have the chance to explore new languages. In Dundee fun activities for language enthusiasts of all ages were held at the Boomerang Centre on Kemback Street, while multilingual readings of children’s classics were enjoyed at t...

Mother Tongue - Other Tongue: Poetry Competition

| Creative Writing, Humanities, Languages, Students

Calling all our aspiring poet students! Don't miss out on your opportunity to submit a poem, either in your own language or a language you are learning, for the Scotland-wide Mother Tongue Other Tongue writing competition. This Scotland-wide multilingual poetry project, organised by SCILT (Scotland's National Language Centre) and UCMLS (University Council Modern Languages Scotland), celebrates linguistic and cultural diversity through creative writing, and showcases the many languages which are spoken and learned by young people in schools, colleges, universities and at home. Register your interest by 27th...

Professional Learning Award for Graduate Diploma Language courses

| Humanities, Languages

The General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) presented our distance learning Graduate Diploma in Languages courses with an Excellence in Professional Learning award at their recent national awards ceremony held in Glasgow in September.  The ceremony brought together teachers and other professionals working in the education sector across Scotland and was a first for the GTCS, recognising and celebrating the professional learning and commitment of these individuals and organisations. Marion Spöring, Senior Lecturer in Applied Languages in the School of Humanities said "We are delighted to have ...

Dundee strikes gold in Teaching Excellence Framework

| English, European Studies, History, Humanities, Languages, Philosophy

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF was introduced by the UK Government to recognise and reward excellent learning and teaching. The ranking places Dundee among an elite group of British universities licensed to use the TEF Gold Award for the next three years. “The award of TEF Gold is an excellent result which highlights the quality of learning, teaching and the student experience that we offer at Dundee,” said Professor Karl Leydecker, Vice-Principal (Learning & Teaching),...