UCV’s International Staff Week on Foreign Languages

From June 10-14, the Catholic University of Valencia San Vicente Mártir (UCV) organised an International Staff Week on Foreign Languages at HEIs, drawing together 25 educators and administrators from partner institutions from Europe, Asia, and Latin America. . The event focused on the pivotal role of foreign languages in higher education, providing a dynamic platform for cross-cultural exchange and professional development.

Through activities designed to foster collaboration and enhance linguistic proficiency, participants discussed about the importance of multilingualism in today’s globalized academic environment, language teaching methodologies, and participated in innovative language tandem sessions everyday. , where attendees paired up to practice each other’s languages. This hands-on approach not only improved language skills but also strengthened personal connections across nationalities.

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The programme also included a workshop on languages and a Conference about incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) into second language learning. Led by Professor Arash Javadinejad, the session explored the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in this rapidly evolving field.

The success of UCV’s International Staff Week was made possible by the dedicated efforts of the International Relations Office team and the enthusiastic participation of partner universities from across the globe.

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The roster of participating institutions included:

  • Universidad del Valle de Atemajac
  • Universidad CES
  • Universidad Católica de Salta
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • University of Santo Tomas
  • University of Pécs, Hungary
  • Palacký University in Olomouc
  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza University
  • Ukrainian Catholic University
  • Agricultural University of Athens
  • University College of Teacher Education Austria
  • UC Louvain Saint-Louis Bruxelles
  • RIT Croatia
  • University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice
  • Université Catholique de Lille
  • Università degli Studi di Sassari
  • Universiteti Katolik Zoja e Këshillit të Mirë
  • Universidade do Porto
  • Maria Curie-Skłodowska University
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