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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Education Excellence Award 2021

Congratulations to Josef Mueller and  Dr Eli Vilar for their Education Excellence Award presented on Tuesday 14 December 2021!


The awards aims to improve the quality of education and embed a culture of excellence at Queen Mary through the recognition and celebration of teaching excellence, encouraging student engagement through co-creation, supporting excellent student learning outcomes and providing an excellent student environment.


The team were presented the award for the Queen Mary Language Practice Scheme, which enables students and staff at Queen Mary to book 30-minute sessions, for free, with volunteer native speakers of a language they are learning and practise their speaking skills.

Currently, 16 different languages are offered, many of them not formally taught at Queen Mary. 76 volunteers from across the University have signed up since the scheme opened in March this year, and nearly 300 sessions have been booked by learners.

To find out more about the Language Speaking Practice scheme, see the Language Centre website.



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