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The Language Learning Unit (LLU) is the most visible face of internationalisation at Keele University.
Language is inseparable from communication. Sadly, not many of us now learn a language in order to decipher ancient texts. In academic life it is all too easy to overlook how we can apply and practice what we learn outside the university. Academic success is clearly important, but by communicating to others what we have learned, not only in the classroom but through sharing our own experiences in “the real world”, we can also be the voice of internationalisation and even experience a sense of enjoyment in the process.

So, whether you are brushing up on your English for academic study, studying for a qualification to teach English, learning a modern foreign language or just interested in language and communication, we hope that this Blog will provide interesting posts and food for thought.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Kyoto students complete study programme at Keele

Marking the close of their three-week language and British culture study course at Keele, 19 students from the Kyoto University of Foreign Studies shared their poster presentations as part of the Keele World Festival with Professor Fiona Cownie, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education and Student Experience.
The students were accompanied by Professor Yoshimi Sugimoto for this 26th year of the KUFS-Keele programme, which includes a series of classes and talks, a research project, opportunities to sit in on Keele undergraduate lectures, homestay with local families, tours and trips to places of cultural interest and a dedicated 'Keele  student buddy' for each student.

The programme, jointly organised by the Language Learning Unit and the Global Education Team, and drawing on a wealth of contributions from Keele students and staff, drew to a close with a dinner and awards ceremony in Keele Hall for the students, their host families and 'buddies', hosted by Professor Richard Luther, Dean of Internationalisation. 

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