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About mft2

Lecturer in Spanish, Department of Languages The Open University, UK

Why study a MOOC on Corpus Linguistics?

@corpusMOOC I thought it was time to give MOOCs a try, so I decided to sign up for the Corpus Linguistics course produced by Lancaster University within the FutureLearn platform. Experiencing online study The main reason for starting such a … Continue reading

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L161 starts today!

The first presentation of the brand new new module L161 Exploring Languages and Cultures begins today. Over 1000 students have already started to post some fascinating discussions on the module forum. This week the main discussion will focus on accent … Continue reading

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Now you can follow me on Twitter

I have now joined the Twitter community! Follow me @MFToro to keep updated on my latest posts.

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New module L161 ready to go

The new module Exploring Languages and Cultures (L161) is due to begin on the 4th October. Over 1000 students are now registered and 46 associate lecturers have been appointed to teach the module across the UK. A briefing session was … Continue reading

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September 2014 update

As usual, 2013-14 was another busy academic year. Here are a few highlights of my activity: Publications Fernández-Toro, Maria and Hurd, Stella (2014). A model of factors affecting independent learners’ engagement with feedback on language learning tasks. Distance Education, 35(1) … Continue reading

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VoiceQuad se reúne de nuevo para cantarle a Mick

El pasado 5 de julio volvieron a juntarse los integrantes de VoiceQuad para celebrar un homenaje a nuestro amigo Mick (el concierto Mick Danby Mix) y recaudar fondos para dos fundaciones destinadas respectivamente a combatir el cancer cerebral y promover … Continue reading

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