Overview of Language Centre Activities What we do and who we are…

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> Overview of Language Centre Activities What we do and who we are </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> Our Remits Service provider to the LSE community Core remit Income generator for LSE Non core remit </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> Core Remit The teaching of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) to current LSE students to support their other academic studies. The provision of Degree Options in Literature, Mandarin, French, German, Russian, Spanish Language and Society as well as Linguistics for Social Scientists. The support of staff development through providing both EAP teaching to part-time teaching staff and foreign language teaching to academic staff. The support of research students who require foreign language teaching for their research work. More general support in the form of advice on language teaching needs to staff and current students. The provision of an Institution Wide Language Programme of certificated short courses in a wide range of modern languages. </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> English for Academic Purposes Through the modules LN961-LN999 we provide EAP insessional support for around 800 LSE students per academic year. Over 1100 hours of classes run during an academic year. Departments are divided into Academic Clusters and have a designated EAP Tutor. In the Summer Term EAP examination skills classes are also provided. Academic English classes for LSE100. English for Thesis Purposes for PhD students. </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> MFL Degree Programme Language and Society 1 (Beginner) Mandarin, Russian, Spanish and French. Language and Society 2 (Intermediate) Mandarin, Russian, Spanish and French. Leads to Language and Society 1 after one year. Language and Society 3 (Advanced) Mandarin, Russian, German, Spanish and French. European Framework B2 Vantage level. Language and Society 4 (Proficiency) Mandarin, Russian, German, Spanish and French. European Framework C1 Effectiveness level. Language and Society 5 (Mastery) Mandarin, Spanish and French. European Framework C2 Mastery level. </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> Linguistics and Literature Degree Programme LN250 English Literature and Society LN251 Comparative Literature and Society LN252 Contemporary Literature and Global Society LN253 European Literature and Global Society LN270 Society and Language: Linguistics for Social Scientists </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> Degree Programme All designed for social scientists. Including From 2013-2014 there will be 26 courses available to LSE undergraduates. See growth of total student numbers taking degree option courses below. </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> Certificate Course Programme Provided at cost to the LSE community. 11 different languages offered at 5 different levels. Specialist focus for advanced courses. Designed for social scientists. </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> Additional Services EAP for teachers: English for Teaching Purposes (ETP). Developed in liaison with LSE Teaching and Learning Centre. PhD week/MSc week. Study Area: Language Centre Enquiries and Study Area (Floor 7, Clare Market Building). Services provided at cost : Proofreading. Translation. 1-2-1 private and group tuition for LSE members. </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> Non Core Remit To develop EAP programmes to provide an income stream for LSE. To develop EFL programmes to provide an income stream for LSE. To develop MFL programmes to provide an income stream for LSE. To develop opportunities for the provision of MFL tailored programmes to provide an income stream for LSE. Expand existing programmes on LSE International Summer School. Work with LSE student recruitment to develop new markets. To be actively involved with widening participation at LSE . </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> EAP Foundation Programme Potential recruitment tool for LSE. Specific to the social sciences. First offered in 1999. </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> EAP Presessional Programme Standard and Short courses: August-September each year. Specific to the social sciences, and prioritised for LSE students. Reworked since 1999 when 128 students attended the equivalent of LN906 (a two week course). In 2000 61 students attended the equivalent of LN906 with further 40 attending a 4 week course. From 2011 LN904 closed and LN905 and LN906 expanded. LN909 offered from 2013 for Fudan students visiting LSE </li> <li> Slide 14 </li> <li> Additional Income Generation 11-2-1 and private group tuition is available. MManaging tailored courses for individuals and companies (e.g. UEFA, Trade Partners UK, FCO ). BBusiness English and Presessional programmes as part of the LSE Summer School. SSummer Language Programme commenced in 2011. </li> <li> Slide 15 </li> <li> Profit Generated Core services funded centrally. Non-core services through income generation. Certificate Courses continue to be run at cost to LSE Community. Forecasts for core services agreed annually with the Finance Division. Forecast and targets for non-core services agreed annually with the Finance Division. </li> <li> Slide 16 </li> <li> Language Centre Projects SMALLINC: Nick Byrne; Richard Mole. FLUENT: Nick Byrne; Chris New. CAMPUS: Nick Byrne; Jim Pavitt. EXPLICS: Nick Byrne; Alison Standring SPANISHinMOTION: Lourdes Hernandez-Mart n; Rafael Pe as Cruz Culture Crossing the Borders: Angus Wrenn; Olga Sobolev Tinned Cities: Lourdes Hernandez-Mart n LETPP/LUCIDE: Nick Byrne </li> <li> Slide 17 </li> <li> Overview The LSE Language Centre reflects the specialist nature of the LSE itself, namely a world class institution where the quality of research and teaching is paramount. </li> </ul>

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