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Spring semester lunchtime series 2017:


You are cordially invited to the third workshop of our Spring semester lunchtime series*


Learning through sharing: Integrating Information & Communication Technology

in Language Teaching & Learning

funded by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Development Teaching Fund.


The use of blogs in teaching and learning: the case study of a literature module


Annie Girardin-Halpin
School of Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics, UL


Friday 24th of March at 1pm

Room: LC1016 (Languages Building)


Coffee, tea and sandwiches will be served at the beginning of the workshop


All welcome (RSVP by Wednesday 22 of March 3pm to Catherine for catering numbers)


School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics & School of Culture and Communication




Bio: Annie Girardin-Halpin is an associate teacher in French in the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics at the University of Limerick. She teaches a wide range of topics relating to French culture. Whilst her research interests lie mainly in French literature, she is also very interested in exploring a variety of teaching methods, including virtual languages environment.



Workshop info: Learner empowerment, learner autonomy and learner independence are priorities among teachers and many foreign language instructors are concerned not only with learning within the classroom, but also with preparing learners for life-long learning. This workshop will show how teachers and lecturers can incorporate a blog project into a foreign language module and will discuss the usefulness of blogs. Annie will share her experience and her conclusions on integrating blogs in a literature course with undergraduate students.


* Our next workshop will take place in Week 11:

Speaker: Carinne Di Francesco – St Flannan’s college - Ennis

Theme: Using apps in the (language) classroom