Dundee to delve into different languages

| Humanities, Languages

Fancy writing your name in Chinese, learning some phrases in Spanish, singing songs in French or writing in Scots? Staff from the University of Dundee are offering members of the public the chance to get lost in another language this weekend when they host ‘Languages Lost and Found’, part of Being Human 2017, the UK’s annual festivalof Humanities. Individuals and families looking for something different on Saturday 18 November will have the chance to explore new languages at the Boomerang Centre on Kemback Street from 10am-2pm. They will also be able to listen to readings of children...

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),...

Dundee continues to climb in Guardian University Guide

| Creative Writing, English, History, Humanities, Languages, Philosophy

The University of Dundee has continued its climb in prestigious national league tables after being ranked 24th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2018, topping the table in Dentistry and Design & Crafts. This result represents a rise of four places on last year’s rankings, meaning Dundee has jumped 23 places since 2015. The University is now ranked 3rd in Scotland having overtaken Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt in this year’s Guardian table. Our Humanities subject results were good, with History and Modern Languages both placing 2nd in Scotland, English and Creative Writing placing 3rd i...