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ClipFlair Summer Course at UNED, Madrid

4/29/2015 - Stavroula

del 13 al 15 de julio de 2015

La traducción audiovisual y el aprendizaje de idiomas: conociendo clipflair

Propone: Departamento de Filologías Extranjeras y sus Lingüísticas

Curso que permite explorar las posibilidades de la traducción audiovisual como recurso didáctico flexible y eficiente para desarrollar todas las destrezas comunicativas en L2.

En este curso se sentarán las bases para poder utilizar la subtitulación, el doblaje, el voice­ over, la audiodescripción o la narración como modalidades de Traducción Audiovisual en el aula de idiomas. A través de diversas ponencias y talleres prácticos, el fin último de este curso es conseguir que los asistentes al mismo sean capaces de utilizar la traducción audiovisual en el aula de forma flexible, eficiente e independiente , a ser posible a través de la plataforma europea CLIPFLAIR, un lugar de encuentro para cualquier docenteo investigador interesado en este tipo de recursos audiovisuales de base tecnológica.

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CfP: Special Issue on Audiovisual Translation in Applied Linguistics

4/22/2015 - Stavroula

Call for PAPERS
Special issue of
Translation and Translanguaging in Multilingual Contexts: 
(Vol. 4:1) 2018

Issue title: Audiovisual Translation in Applied Linguistics: Beyond Case Studies.

Guest Editors: Laura Incalcaterra McLoughlin, Jennifer Lertola, Noa Talaván

AVT in Applied Linguistics has seen a considerable amount of activity in recent years with the publication of many remarkable case studies. The editors feel that, notwithstanding the often pioneering importance of such studies, the time has come for a more comprehensive look at this specialized field and would therefore welcome original proposals on theoretical issues relating to this area of research.

Areas for consideration include, but are not limited to, the use of AVT in Second Language Acquisition in relation to:

1) pragmatics
2) syntax
3) lexicon
4) speaking/writing/reading/listening skills
5) audiovisual and/or transferrable skills
6) inter-culture
7) pedagogical translation
8) accessibility issues for language learners
Large-scale and/or international case studies may be considered, provided strong theoretical background and equally strong conclusions are presented.

Proposals of approximately 500 words (in English) and a bionote of 200 words (including author’s affiliation) should be sent to The Editors at  by 1st November 2015.

Acceptance will be notified by 15th January 2016

Completed articles to be sent by 1st March 2016

Publication date: Spring 2018

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New Trends in Language Didactics

3/23/2015 - Stavroula

We are proud to announce the publication of the volume "New Trends in Language Didactics", which gathers research papers presented in the homonymous conference organised within the framework of the ClipFlair project by the Mondern Applied Language Department of the Faculty of Letters, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, on May 9-10, 2014.
The volume can be also accessed in the form of an e-book here:

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Thousands of videos from the European Council

3/10/2015 - Stavroula

Are you interested in introducing or practising political speech in your language classroom? The European Council offers thousands of videos.

The website http://tvnewsroom.consilium.europa.eu offers free of charge and free of copyright broadcast-quality videos (MPEG4) and photos (JPEG) of all important activities of the Council. European Council meetings and Council of Ministers meetings (arrivals, doorsteps, roundtables and press conferences in their entirety) as well as other Council activities (PSC, working groups with special guests) and special events are recorded and made available for downloading within the hour of any event. A special section is dedicated to the activities of the President of the European Council Mr Donald Franciszek Tusk, and to the activities of Ms Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. External Council events are also covered as well as Common Security and Defence Policy missions. In addition, the website offers archives with stock shots, feature stories and other video material.

This material is offered free of charge and may be edited for EU-related information and education purposes.

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ClipFlair presentation at One Voice for Languages

2/8/2015 - Laura

ClipFlair was presented to an audience of language teachers working in secondary schools and third level education (universities and institutes of technology) at the Dublin Institute of Technology on Saturday 7th February, 2015. It received an enthusiastic reception and a great suggestion was made: organize a competition among secondary school pupils and present their work at an upcoming Language Fair in Dublin (early June 2015).
Any other school (even outside Ireland) wishing to join in is more than welcome. Watch this space for updates.

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Increase your students' motivation

12/27/2014 - Stavroula

Interested in expanding your range of language learning activities? Join ClipFlair. It's free and we will help you design activities depending on your needs.

www.clipflair.net is a EU-sponsored project to facilitate foreign language learning through interactive captioning and revoicing of clips. It is a platform containing activities for many languages and various levels of fluency.

Cooperate, exchange ideas, ask questions and watch tutorials through the 
Network. In its Gallery you will find language learning activities that involve revoicing (i.e. dubbing) and/or captioning (i.e. subtitling), as well as other material for creating activities, such as clips and images.

We are looking for teachers in all levels of schools willing to try out one or more of our ready-made activities and fill in a very brief pilot feedback form. You can also become an Associate Partner and have your name/your school's name mentioned in the project.

For further information please contact Stavroula Sokoli: clipflair at cti.gr 

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Video and Copyright

12/26/2014 - Stavroula

The study, Recut, Reframe, Recycle: Quoting Copyrighted Material in User-Generated Video, by Center director Pat Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi, co-director of the law school's Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, shows that many uses of copyrighted material in today's online videos are eligible for fair use consideration.

The same principles obviously apply to the use of video clips for educational purposes, such as ours: language learning.


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