Forthcoming conferences (below) and a series of 8 CPD all-day training sessions on the teaching and learning of primary foreign languages (immediately below).

Bilingualism Matters - East of England

Bilingualism Matters is a community outreach and research centre providing   evidence-based information on living with more than one language.

Free event: the public launch of the East of England branch will take place at the University of Essex - Thursday 22nd March 2018, 4.30 - 6.30 pm. All welcome, but please register (outside link)
More information: pdf download

Eight CPD all-day training courses on primary modern language teaching and learning at the University of Essex

Linguamarque has teamed up with researchers from the Centre for Research in Language Development throughout the Lifespan (LaDeLi) at the University of Essex to offer a series of eight CPD hands-on training days on the teaching and learning of Primary Languages in schools. Sessions are independent of one another, so practitioners may choose to attend all eight days, or alternatively may pick and choose those topics most relevant to current language practice in their school. Each training day will comprise workshop sessions delivered by an experienced CPD provider, a short presentation of cutting-edge research linked to the topic, lunch and refreshments, and take-home materials.

Dates, times, and more information (pdf)      
Timetable (pdf)    
CPD Programme - short summaries of session content (pdf)

Booking and Registration (outside link) £160 per day.

We look forward to seeing you!

Forthcoming conferences: March 2018

Language, literacy and learning in children who speak English as an additional language (EAL)  A free research-into-practice event for teachers and education practitioners working with children who speak English as an additional language. 21st March 2018, 2pm – 6.30pm. University of Reading.

Forthcoming conferences: April 2018

 52nd Annual International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition, 10th - 13th April 2018. A 4-day programme of around 500 talks, workshops and symposiums. Brighton.

Linguistics and Knowledge about Language in Education (LKALE): BAAL Special Interest Group.  A two-day conference bringing together researchers, teachers, examination boards and other interested parties: Teaching grammar: from theory to  policy and  practice. April 27th and 28th, Aston University, Birmingham.

Forthcoming conferences: June 2018

Early language learning conference; second and foreign language learning in preschool and primary education contexts across the globe: Early Language Learning: Multiple perspectives – Diverse voices. June 13th-15th, 2018. Reykjavik, Iceland. The Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages and the School of Education, University of Iceland in association with the AILA Research Network on Early Language Learning.

Forthcoming conferences: September 2018
BAAL Language Learning and Teaching Special Interest Group. Annual conference. Language teaching and learning in unstable times, and in changing political landscapes  12–13 July 2018, University of Southampton.

Past events

NALDIC 25:- 25th Annual Conference: Educating Multilingual Learners In The 21st Century: The Next 25 Years. November 18th 2017, King’s College London; Franklin-Wilkins Building Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NH.

British Academy workshop: Language, literacy and learning in children who speak English as an additional language (EAL).  26th and 27th September, 2017. St John's College, Oxford.

2017 LaDeLi Workshop
A two-day workshop for researchers, practising teachers, and policy-makers: Languages in the primary classroom.  22-23rd June 2017, University of Essex. Plenary / Keynote speakers: Prof. Victoria Murphy (University of Oxford) and Prof. Constant Leung (King’s College London).

List of presenters, abstracts and slides


Multilingual Learners in Context: EAL, complementary schools and international schools. 17th June 2017, Oxford Brookes University.

Sheffield EAL ConferenceAccelerating Progress and English Proficiency for EAL Learners. Thursday 15 June 2017, Sheffield Hallam University.

2016 LaDeLi Workshop
University of Essex 18th -19th March 2016
A two-day research-based seminar series  'The learning of foreign languages in primary schools in England: issues and challenges.'