Sharing platform for language teachers launched
The new Language Learning Resource Centre was launched today at Leiden University. The LLRC is an initiative to unite all language teaching professionals working at Leiden University, and allow them to share their ideas and resources.
Sharing ideas and resources
In November 2014, the seed for the Language Learning Resource Centre was planted when the Foreign Language Pedagogy Network was founded, a network that brought together language teaching professionals across Leiden University to share ideas on improving language teaching in various programmes. The idea grew from sharing ideas to sharing resources, and the LLRC was born in 2017.
Languages in Leiden
For a long time, Leiden University has had a strong tradition in language teaching. Currently, as many as 20 different languages are taught throughout different academic programmes and institutes. The wealth of knowledge concentrated at Leiden University asks for a platform where teaching professionals can share tools for education and research
The launching ceremony was opened by a talk by Prof. Claudia Harsch, academic director of Fremdsprachenzentrum in Bremen, which unites language teaching professionals of multiple universities. Prof. Norbert Schmitt (Nottingham University) talked about teaching and testing vocabulary from a research perspective.