Past events

2018

An early-evening FREE information and discussion session for primary MFL teachers at the University of Essex - 18 September 2018

2018

9th Essex Language Conference for Teachers (ELCT) - 10 July 2018 9am - 4pm.
'Building Confidence in Language Teachers and Learners.' Free event, with refreshments and buffet lunch. More information

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.

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.

2018

Multilingualism in International Organizations and in International Co-operation. Symposium of the Study Group on Language and the United Nations, New York on Thursday and Friday, May 10 and 11, 2018.  Keynote address by Michele Gazzola.

2018

The Launching Conference of the CEFR Companion Volume with new descriptors (16-17 May), Strasbourg.

2018

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

2018

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.

2018

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

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.

2017

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.

2017

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

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

Plenaries

2017

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

2017

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.'