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Fioniavej 34, Odense M


11:15 - 12:15

DIAS Lecture: Is the younger, the better?

1 Mar

Teresa Cadierno, Professor of Second Language Acquisition at SDU and DIAS Chair of Humanities Is the younger, the better? On the role of starting age and other factors in the acquisition of English by Danish primary school children In this talk, I will present a research project that was funded by DFF in which we investigated the role of starting age of learning, i.e., the so-called age factor, and a range of other (child-specific and contextual) factors in the development of L2 English by Danish primary school children. The project was motivated by an educational law in Denmark which stipulated that as of August 2014 English as a foreign language should be introduced in 1st grade instead of 3rd grade, which had been the norm since 2002. In the project, we followed the development of L2 English in terms of learning rate and short-term proficiency by two groups of children who started learning English in schools in the same year (2014): an early starter group who began in the first grade (7-8 years old) and a late starter group who began in the third grade (9-10 years old). In the lecture, I will present the design of the study, the factors that were examined and some of the project’s main findings. Read more about Teresa Cadierno here The lecture takes place in the DIAS Seminar Room, Fioniavej 34. Everybody is welcome and no registration is needed.

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Campusvej 55, Odense M


08:30 - 10:30

The research project ”Intelligent Training – implementation in daily life” is looking for participants among employees at SDU for a 2 hour workshop on Campusvej in Odense

15 May

The purpose of the workshop is to develop motivational features to the existing content in an app that can contribute to implement more movement during a workday. Participants will get exclusive access to the app. The current content in the app is based on the concept Intelligent Training. The concept has been a part of the SDU Moves project. In the app there will be a big range of different exercises and the app is therefore able to create a training program adapted to your individual needs. Workshops will be conducted at Campusvej in Odense on the 10th, 12th and 15th of May from 8:30am to 10:30am. The two first workshops are conducted in Danish while the last workshop is conducted in English. A maximum of 30 participants can participate in each workshop, and there will be refreshments during the workshop. One month prior to the workshop, you will get access to the app along with some written material informing about the workshop.

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Last Updated 20.12.2022