I'm lucky enough to have grown up speaking two languages, Welsh and English (we actually weren't allowed to speak English to our teachers in primary school outside English lessons). In secondary school I then learned a third, French. In my undergraduate degree I took a year of Ancient Greek, and I'm now learning Scots Gaelic … Continue reading This is a Post About Languages
Marta Nitecka Barche (PhD student at the University of Aberdeen) brings us this blog on the influential workshop ‘On the Border of Art and Language Teaching in the Multilingual World’ (BAALT 2018) she organised with PhD students Dobrochna Futro (University of Glasgow), and Deirdre MacKenna (University of Dundee) . This workshop took place on the … Continue reading After the workshop ‘On the Border of Art and Language Teaching in the Multilingual World’
This guest post comes from Anastasia-Stavroula Valtadorou, a second-year, AHRC-funded doctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh. In November 2017 Anastasia-Stavroula was awarded a grant from the SGSAH Student Development Fund in order to take German language classes with a private tutor, native speaker of the German language. For the links to her personal social media pages … Continue reading Struggling with German: A Love-Hate Relationship!
We regularly share news, articles and opportunities for Arts & Humanities PhD students on the SGSAH Blog Twitter account. A wonderful place to connect with other researchers across Scotland: follow us to join the conversation! This month on the SGSAH Blog We had some wonderful guest posts this November! We began with this illuminating article … Continue reading Monthly round-up: November 2017
This week's guest article comes from Alexandra Chiriac, who is a third year PhD candidate at the University of St Andrews, funded through the SGSAH AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership. She is researching the impact of modernism on stage design and interior design in Romania in the 1920s and 30s. She holds an MA in Art … Continue reading My Month in Berlin: Abenteuerlust, or Adventures in the German Language
Caterina Bellinetti, a PhD Candidate at the University of Glasgow, speaks to her experience in the 2015-2016 SGSAH Speaking My Language Programme in Chinese. Learning a language is no easy business, as many of you likely well know. At one point or another, learning a language during a PhD proves possibly even more challenging than the PhD itself, … Continue reading GUEST BLOGGER: SGSAH SPEAKING MY LANGUAGE—CHINESE TRACK