LUDBROOK Geraldine

Qualifica Ricercatrice Universitaria
Telefono 041 234 7842
E-mail ludbrook@unive.it
Fax 041 234 7822
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Struttura Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati
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Research Institute Research Institute for Social Innovation

ENGLISH LANGUAGE - Cognomi A-E [LM602P] (168321): Online forum has started

Pubblicato il 22/03/2020

Dear Students A-E group,

Our online forums have started now. The first two will be online until Monday 30th.

Next Friday 27th I will publish a new debate which will be open until Friday 3rd April. Then each Wednesday I will publish a new debate, which will be open until the following Wednesday.

Remember that I would like all of you to publish a short (100-word) comment/question/opinion on EACH debate.

The debating team members and the chair will reply to questions and may respond to other comments.

Enjoy the experience.

All the best

Geraldine

ENGLISH LANGUAGE - Cognomi F-O [LM602P] (180790): Online forum has started

Pubblicato il 22/03/2020

Dear Students F-O group,

Our online forums have started now. Group 6's debate will be published shortly. In th emeantime, you can look at Group 4's debate on Globalization.

These two will be online until Monday 30th.

Next Friday 27th I will publish a new debate which will be open until Friday 3rd April. Then each Thursday I will publish a new debate, which will be open until the following Thursday.

Remember that I would like all of you to publish a short (100-word) comment/question/opinion on EACH debate.

The debating team members and the chair will reply to questions and may respond to other comments.

Enjoy the experience.

All the best

Geraldine

LINGUA INGLESE 1 - Classe 2 [LT006P] (168599): Forum on moodle

Pubblicato il 19/03/2020

Dear Students,

I hope you are all well and managing to continue your studies.

I have opened a forum on our moodle page called Queries and questions.

Do contribute if you have any doubts and want to clarify any points of the lessons we have done so far.

All the best

Geraldine Ludbrook

ENGLISH LANGUAGE - Cognomi F-O [LM602P] (180790): FAQs New debate format

Pubblicato il 17/03/2020

Here are some FAQs. I hope this helps you in your preparation.

 

NEW DEBATE FORMAT FAQs

 

1. Should the comment to the presentation (100 words) be written individually or as a group?

NO, COMMENTS/OPINIONS SHOULD ALL BE INDIVIDUAL NOT GROUP COMMENTS.

 

2. Is it correct to say that for one week after the upload of our presentation we should read all the comments and answer questions

AFTER A WEEK I WILL CLOSE THE DISCUSSION.

NOT EVERY MEMBER OF THE DEBATING TEAM HAS TO REPLY TO ALL THE COMMENTS. SHARE THEM BETWEEN YOURSELVES.

 

3. Which method would you prefer we to use for the video? 

3.1 our voice commenting the slide (full screen) 

3.2 video of us (half-length) with the slide on the video as well (or eventually the slide uploaded separately; because some of us are worry about not being able to show both in the same screen)

3.3 slide and us full-body

I WANT TO SEE YOU AS YOU PRESENT, EITHER FULL OR HALF LENGTH, SO NOT OPTION 3.1. SLIDES CAN BE PUBLISHED SEPARATELY – MAKE SURE THEY ARE CLEARLY LABELLED.

 

4. Can or should we give you the ppt to upload it as well (so people can consult it separately)?

YES, THAT’S A GOOD IDEA. MAKE SURE THEY ARE CLEARLY LABELLED.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE - Cognomi A-E [LM602P] (168321): FAQs on online debates

Pubblicato il 17/03/2020

Here are some FAQs. I hope this helps you in your preparation.

 

NEW DEBATE FORMAT FAQs

 

1. Should the comment to the presentation (100 words) be written individually or as a group?

NO, COMMENTS/OPINIONS SHOULD ALL BE INDIVIDUAL NOT GROUP COMMENTS.

 

2. Is it correct to say that for one week after the upload of our presentation we should read all the comments and answer questions

AFTER A WEEK I WILL CLOSE THE DISCUSSION.

NOT EVERY MEMBER OF THE DEBATING TEAM HAS TO REPLY TO ALL THE COMMENTS. SHARE THEM BETWEEN YOURSELVES.

 

3. Which method would you prefer we to use for the video? 

3.1 our voice commenting the slide (full screen) 

3.2 video of us (half-length) with the slide on the video as well (or eventually the slide uploaded separately; because some of us are worry about not being able to show both in the same screen)

3.3 slide and us full-body

I WANT TO SEE YOU AS YOU PRESENT, EITHER FULL OR HALF LENGTH, SO NOT OPTION 3.1. SLIDES CAN BE PUBLISHED SEPARATELY – MAKE SURE THEY ARE CLEARLY LABELLED.

 

4. Can or should we give you the ppt to upload it as well (so people can consult it separately)?

YES, THAT’S A GOOD IDEA. MAKE SURE THEY ARE CLEARLY LABELLED.

LINGUA INGLESE 1 - Classe 2 [LT006P] (168599): Continuing online lessons

Pubblicato il 15/03/2020

I am continuing to post weekly lessons until classroom teaching starts again. Please follow them carefully and do the exercises. Don't forget to consult the Roach text book for further details.

Stay safe.

Geraldine Ludbrook

ENGLISH LANGUAGE - Cognomi A-E [LM602P] (168321): NEW DEBATE FORMAT

Pubblicato il 14/03/2020

Dear RIC students,

I hope you are all safe and coping with the possibly difficult situation you now find yourself in.

This is to let you know that Prof Newbold and I have been discussing how we can continue to offer our course in ‘English for International Relations’ in spite of the university being closed. We feel that it is important that you have the possibility to complete the course within the semester, following the continuous assessment programme which we have begun. Especially as we don’t know whether it will be possible to catch up the lessons we have missed in the classroom.

As you can imagine, it isn’t easy to convert a live, interactive classroom debate into an online teaching and learning resource, and there will be differences. We do however want to keep the twin features of presentation of an argument in a debate (in video form) and contributions from an audience (written contribution in the forum).

This is what we have decided:

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

  • The debates will be uploaded in video form to the course moodle platform and the discussion will take place in written form on the same forum.
  • The debate groups and topic remain as they are, and we will follow the original debate calendar.

DEBATERS

  • The chair will present the topic. He/She will produce a 4 or (maximum) 5 slide powerpoint, and make a four or five minute presentation of the topic. This may mean two files (ppt plus video) or, preferably, one file, a video which includes the powerpoint.
  • Each of the four participants will video record his/her 8 minute talk, with or without powerpoint, as you are able.
  • If you are able to merge all contributions into a single video, that would be great, but don’t worry too much.
  • The files, should be labelled with a brief reference to the motion, the role of the participant and the participant’s surname: e.g.

Paris Agreement – Chair – Surname

Paris Agreement – For 1 – Surname

Paris Agreement – Against 1 – Surname etc.

 

  • The video files should be sent to me at ludbrook@unive.it. I shall upload all the material to the designated section on the moodle platform for your presentation.

AUDIENCE

  • The rest of the group will watch each debate. You will then write a short (approx. 100 word) text in English which provides some feedback about each debate. It could be a critical overview, it could be a comment on a particular aspect of the debate, it could be an opinion about the topic of the debate. You can reply to other people’s comments on the forum.
  • This will provide the speakers with some useful feedback.
  • This will provide evidence for me of attendance and collaboration, but it will not be part of the ‘qualitative’ assessment.
  • You will upload your comment to the forum after each debate.
  • The thread of each debate will be open for one week after the date on which it is published and then it will be closed.

 

You will all need to enrol on the Moodle Platform ENGLISH LANGUAGE Cognomi A-L [LM602P] – Prof. G. Ludbrook – even if your surnames begins with another letter.

The password is ludbrook2018.

Here is the timetable we will follow.

To catch up the lessons missed, we will have a double debate at first and then we will settle down to one debate a week.

GROUP A-E

Upload by (or before) 23rd March

  • Group 3: European states should receive sanctions if they don’t apply the Paris agreement on climate change effectively.

Upload by (or before) 23rd March

  • Group 5: Drug consumption should be controlled by the state.

Upload on 27th March

  • Group 1: Legalization of prostitution will reduce trafficking of women and children.

Upload on 1st April

  • Group 2: Wearing Islamic face veils in public should be banned in the EU.

Upload on 8th April

  • Group 4: Immigration should be stopped in the country of origin.

Upload on 15th April

  • Group 6: Public health is a global issue.

Upload on 22nd April

  • Group 8: Democracy is the only way to stop terrorism.

Upload on 29th April

  • Group 10: The Dublin Agreement should be enforced more efficiently.

Upload on 6th May

  • Group 9: Populism is a consequence of the EU crisis.

Upload on 13th May

  • Group 11: Globalism leads to loss of cultural identity.

Do your best. This is a difficult time for all of us. Prof Newbold and I both hope you will rise to the challenge of this new format course. Above all we hope that you will enjoy the course, and it will be useful for you.

Write to me for any problems you have or if any members of your groups have disappeared, and we’ll find a solution.

Thank you for your collaboration, and I look forward to everyone’s contributions. I look forward even more to seeing you all again as soon as possible.

Geraldine Ludbrook

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE - Cognomi F-O [LM602P] (180790): RIC DEBATES - NEW FORMAT

Pubblicato il 14/03/2020

Dear RIC students,

I hope you are all safe and coping with the possibly difficult situation you now find yourself in.

This is to let you know that Prof Newbold and I have been discussing how we can continue to offer our course in ‘English for International Relations’ in spite of the university being closed. We feel that it is important that you have the possibility to complete the course within the semester, following the continuous assessment programme which we have begun. Especially as we don’t know whether it will be possible to catch up the lessons we have missed in the classroom.

As you can imagine, it isn’t easy to convert a live, interactive classroom debate into an online teaching and learning resource, and there will be differences. We do however want to keep the twin features of presentation of an argument in a debate (in video form) and contributions from an audience (written contribution in the forum).

This is what we have decided:

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

  • The debates will be uploaded in video form to the course moodle platform and the discussion will take place in written form on the same forum.
  • The debate groups and topic remain as they are, and we will follow the original debate calendar.

DEBATERS

  • The chair will present the topic. He/She will produce a 4 or (maximum) 5 slide powerpoint, and make a four or five minute presentation of the topic. This may mean two files (ppt plus video) or, preferably, one file, a video which includes the powerpoint.
  • Each of the four participants will video record his/her 8 minute talk, with or without powerpoint, as you are able.
  • If you are able to merge all contributions into a single video, that would be great, but don’t worry too much.
  • The files, should be labelled with a brief reference to the motion, the role of the participant and the participant’s surname: e.g.

Paris Agreement – Chair – Surname

Paris Agreement – For 1 – Surname

Paris Agreement – Against 1 – Surname etc.

  • The video files should be sent to me at ludbrook@unive.it. I shall upload all the material to the designated section on the moodle platform for your presentation.

AUDIENCE

  • The rest of the group will watch each debate. You will then write a short (approx. 100 word) text in English which provides some feedback about each debate. It could be a critical overview, it could be a comment on a particular aspect of the debate, it could be an opinion about the topic of the debate. You can reply to other people’s comments on the forum.
  • This will provide the speakers with some useful feedback.
  • This will provide evidence for me of attendance and collaboration, but it will not be part of the ‘qualitative’ assessment.
  • You will upload your comment to the forum after each debate.
  • The thread of each debate will be open for one week after the date on which it is published and then it will be closed.

 

You will all need to enrol on the Moodle Platform ENGLISH LANGUAGE Cognomi A-L [LM602P] – Prof. G. Ludbrook – even if your surnames begins with another letter.

The password is ludbrook2018.

Here is the timetable we will follow.

To catch up the lessons missed, we will have a double debate at first and then we will settle down to one debate a week.

 

GROUP F-O

Upload by (or before) 23rd March

  • Group 6: University education should be free.

Upload by (or before) 23rd March

  • Group 4: Globalism leads to loss of cultural identity.

Upload on 27th March

  • Group 3 The sale of soft drugs should be legalized and controlled by the state in Italy.

Upload on 2nd April

  • Group 10: The language of Europe should be English.

Upload on 9th April

  • Group 5: Democracy is the only way to stop terrorism.

Upload on 16th April

  • Group 8: The next world war will be over water resources.

Upload on 23rd April

  • Group 7: Populism is a consequence of the EU crisis.

Upload on 30th April

  • Group 2: Terrorism is an inevitable product of poverty.

Upload on 7th May

  • Group 9: LGBT rights should be protected by international agreements.

Do your best. This is a difficult time for all of us. Prof Newbold and I both hope you will rise to the challenge of this new format course. Above all we hope that you will enjoy the course, and it will be useful for you.

Write to me for any problems you have or if any members of your groups have disappeared, and we’ll find a solution.

Thank you for your collaboration, and I look forward to everyone’s contributions. I look forward even more to seeing you all again as soon as possible.

Geraldine Ludbrook

 

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