University of Southampton Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching MOOC
Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching

Supplementary Resources for University of Southampton MOOCs

These resources are created and hosted by eLanguages, a research and development team in Modern Languages at the University of Southampton. eLanguages has created a range of online courses and resources. To find out more about what is available from eLanguages, see the menu on the left.

The first set of resources support the massive open online course (MOOC) in Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching, created by the University of Southampton and available through FutureLearn. The course is currently running, having started on 24th April 2017.

The second set of resources support the MOOC in Developing Your Research Project, created by the University of Southampton and available through FutureLearn. The course will be running three times during the summer in 2017, with start dates of 26th June, 11th September and 23rd October.


Supplementary Resources for Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching MOOC


Identifying the roles of an e-tutorIdentifying the roles of an e-tutor
In this activity, you will consider certain aspects of an e-tutor's role.

Features of English as a lingua francaFeatures of English as a lingua franca
In these activities you will familiarise yourself with some of the features of the lexicogrammar of ELF.

Supplementary Resources for Developing Your Research Project MOOC


Recognising book and journal terminologyRecognising book and journal terminology
This activity will help you familiarise yourself with some commonly used terminology related to different kinds of academic reading material you may encounter as a researcher.

Scanning for specific informationScanning for specific information
This activity will provide you with practice in scanning a text for specific information when researching.

Skim reading for gistSkim reading for gist
This activity will provide you with practice in skim reading a text to get the main idea of what it contains for research purposes.

Understanding academic argumentUnderstanding academic argument
This activity will help you understand how academic argument is constructed and the core elements it is likely to contain.