HundrED Innovation Summit 2020

November 4–6, 2020




The HundrED Innovation Summit 2020 is a worldwide online event “about the best education innovations around the world”, running 4-6 November   

Paul Seedhouse and Alison Whelan are running an online workshop open to all, using the Linguacuisine app: Learning Languages, Cultures and Cuisines while Cooking: Linguacuisine Workshop 10-11am GMT on Wednesday 4 November, using English and French. All academics and postgraduate students are invited, and the workshop is also suitable for language classes in schools. 

Participation is free, but zoom registration in advance is necessary at  




Learning Languages, Cultures and Cuisines while Cooking: Linguacuisine Workshop 

Professor Paul Seedhouse explains how the latest digital technology can support learning aspects of languages and their associated cultures and cuisines whilst cooking a meal, which can then be eaten. We discuss the rationale for the free Linguacuisine app , and how using cooking as a task offers opportunities to all viewers who are interested in languages and food. We consider the app’s design principles and how learning is enhanced by having all five senses engaged in a meaningful task with an edible end product. Then we demonstrate how it works in practice in Newcastle University’s digital kitchen! If you like, use the app yourself to cook along with us in your own kitchen at home during the session, or just watch. We’ll be making crêpes/pancakes with a bilingual French/English recipe. Your smartphone speaks to you in the foreign language and talks you through the stages of cooking the recipe. It gives you photos, audios and text of the ingredients and equipment you need to collect, then plays you video clips explaining the cooking procedure. Finally we evaluate the learning process, taste the crêpes/pancakes and consider how the app has been used during lockdown, together with future possibilities. 

It’s best to check out the Linguacuisine website on in advance. The recipe featured can be found by going to ‘try it online now’  - recipe language French , recipe les crêpes/Pancakes Teencook or downloading at