BATJ Formal Substantive Study Group@University of York, Joint Seminar
Friday 9 December 2016 at University of York
Languages and Cultures in 21st Century Transnationality Conference
Friday 9 September 2016 at University of Sheffield
Researching language learning motivation "through a small lens"
Wednesday 11 May 2016 at University of York
Speaker: Professor Ema Ushioda, University of Warwick
One of the issues discussed will be how to design more "interesting" motivation studies for MA dissertations that do not follow the typical questionnaire-based route.
UK LINGUA – Multilingual Language Learning and Teaching Colloquium
23 and 24 of April 2016 at Durham University
The first UK LINGUA Colloquium will take place on the 23 and 24 of April 2016 at Durham University. Aimed at MFL and ESL teachers and researchers, UK LINGUA will be a forum for the exchange of ideas, theories and practices, enhancing scholarship and teaching excellence in this field.
Postgraduate conference 2016: International Education: Classroom Interactions
Monday 20 June 2016, University of York
On behalf of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Language and Communication (CASLC) research centre, the IE:CI committee welcomes papers on any education-related topic.
INNOCONF16: Enhancing Employability
Friday 17 June 2016, University of York
The Department of Language and Linguistic Science and Languages for All will be hosting the 6th annual conference in the Innovative Language Teaching and Learning at University series. Following on from the great success in Newcastle (2011), Bristol (2012), Manchester (2013), Leeds (2014) and Nottingham (2015), in 2016 the main theme of the conference will be Enhancing Employability.
New Directions in Telecollaborative Research and Practice: The Second Conference on Telecollaboration in University Education
21-23 April 2016, Trinity College Dublin
The School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences will host the 2nd Conference on Telecollaboration in University Education in April 2016, on the theme of “New Directions in telecollaborative research and practice”.
50th IATEFL Conference 2016
13-16 April 2016, ICC Birmingham
The International Association Teaching English Foreign Language will held its 50th annual conference in Birmingham.
Plenary Speakers: David Crystal, Silvana Richardson, Diane Larsen-Freeman, Scott Thornbury, Jan Blake
Workshop: Perspectives on making language meaningful in the language learning context
23 January 2016, University of Sheffield
The question of how we make language meaningful in a language learning context can be addressed at a variety of levels. At the level of words and grammar, how do these elements work together to create meaning? At the level of learner engagement, what makes the language learning process more or less meaningful, and how does this impact on learning? At the level of curriculum design, what makes sense within the specific language learning context a curriculum is intended for?
At this workshop, we consider meaning in language learning from a range of perspectives, with a view to reflecting on how insights from different fields could impact on language learning and teaching practice and on language acquisition research. Lots of time for discussion and for sharing your own views included!
Workshop: What does the explicit/implicit learning distinction mean in current second language acquisition research?
22 January 2016, University of Sheffield
There continues to be considerable interest in the question of implicit versus explicit learning in second language acquisition, referred to in some paradigms as acquisition versus learning. Despite differences in theoretical approaches, there is shared understanding in core aspects of these types of knowledge (Whong et al 2014).
LLAS 11th annual e-learning Symposium 2016
21-22 January 2016, University of Southampton
The aim of the symposium is to seek to bridge the gap between the ‘techie’ and the teacher, giving educators ideas to help them integrate e-learning into their practice but also to inspire them to see where the online future could lead. The symposium is always well-attended by practitioners from a wide range of disciplines and institutions, and keynote speakers are live-streamed. The two-day symposium comprises a practical mix of workshops on authoring tools and e-learning techniques and presentations to inspire the mind with exciting ideas about the possibilities that online learning offers. We offer attendees a range of content from areas of more specific interest to our core LLAS community, to topics of wider interest to educators involved in e-learning. We highlight best practice in using e-learning and feature an exciting mixture of research and reflection from practice to inspire our community.
Second CFP. Special Issue on Synchronous Technologies in language learning in HE
Submission of articles: 15 January 2015
Submissions are invited for a special issue of the journal focusing on synchronous communication technologies in language and intercultural learning and teaching in higher education. Mediated communication in general continues to receive much attention from practitioners and researchers, as online technologies have become a central part of the communicative landscape. But the properties and potentials of particular types of mediated communication have rarely been brought sharply in focus. This special issue aims to address this with respect specifically to synchronous communication technologies, such as text-based chat and instant messaging, online video, and mixed-modality platforms. We welcome papers that address questions including, but not limited to, pedagogy, interactional dynamics, discourse, and language with respect to these technologies. It is essential that papers focus especially on the relationship between learning and communication on one hand, and the properties of synchronous technologies on the other.