Brookes Learning and Teaching Exhibition and Conference 2021

Collaborative linguistics project (film): OBU and Perm University, Russia

Dana Wentworth, Oxford Brookes Business School

I will be exhibiting two videos made by my 1st-year undergraduate student (Applied Languages English Core Language Skills, Communication and Culture). The students made filmed investigative reports on aspects of language in an intercultural context. They attended virtual meetings with their counterpart linguistics students at Perm University (Perm is Oxford’s twin city in Russia) and carried out primary and secondary research. They made one film exploring the efficacy of digital translation tools in language study, including an interview with a postgraduate Russian student of linguistics in the Philology Dept. Another group made a film researching the importance of accent in the English language in the 21st Century. Both films are evidence of intercultural and international collaboration, and shared learning experience.