Matras to advise Swedes on quality teaching

Posted on January 25, 2010 by

Colleague Yaron Matras travels to the University of Linköping, Sweden, tomorrow, by invitation of the Graduate School for European Languages and Cultures. The School is setting up a graduate programme in Romani studies, and has invited Matras to advise the Swedish colleagues on aspects of curriculum design and delivery. Here in Manchester, Matras has been directing a course unit on Romani Linguistics for over twelve years now. The course unit has been praised both by students and by external examiners for its innovative and quality design. Students taking Romani Linguistics are involved in fieldwork and make use of, and contribute to, the audio visual and online database resources developed by the Romani Project. In Linköping, Matras will present a Swedish-language version of the Project’s teaching and learning DVD-ROM on the Romani language. He will also give two lectures, one on Language Contact and the other on English Romani, the topic of his most recent book that is due to appear later this year.

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