Events

A selection of language-related events. Does not claim to be comprehensive or represent the views of SCILT.

Events List

Glasgow

The MLA International Symposium is taking place 2–4 June 2022 in Glasgow. Sessions will take place in the Scottish Exhibition Center (SEC) and on the campus of the University of Glasgow.

The theme for the event is Being Hospitable: Languages and Cultures Across Borders. Glasgow, as one of the most hospitable, welcoming, and multicultural of cities, is the ideal venue for a sustained reaffirmation of hospitality in all its forms in our times.

Visit the website for programme and registration details.

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University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

The Consejería de Educación, the University of Strathclyde, SCILT, Glasgow Council, and the Junta de Castilla y León are organizing a Spanish day in Glasgow aimed at teachers of Spanish and future teachers from primary, secondary, university, and further education.

There will be presentations and workshops with practical ideas for the Spanish class. 

Registration is free, but places are limited (on a first come, first served basis).

Visit the website for full programme details and to sign up.

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Online

Working together with educators, community members, and schools, the 'Learning about Neurodiversity at School' (LEANS) project has developed a free classroom activity pack for mainstream primary students and their teachers to learn about neurodiversity. Neurodiversity means that we are all different in how we think, feel, and learn, because our brains process information differently. We evaluated this pack in Scottish primary schools September-December 2021, to see how well it worked at teaching neurodiversity concepts in real classrooms and supporting inclusive attitudes. Now, we are finalising the resources ahead of our launch. The complete LEANS resource pack will be available as a set of downloadable files for free, forever, for everyone.

We’re hosting a free online launch event to introduce the LEANS resource pack. What’s it all about, who is it for, and why teach about neurodiversity anyway? Speakers will include educators from the LEANS participatory design team and members of the research team. While this event is focused on UK educators and what they may need to know, registration is open to the public and all are welcome—educators outside the UK, community members, and researchers. 

Visit the website for more information and to register for the free online event.

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Rouen, France

The Institut français du Royaume-Uni, in collaboration with the Alliance française de Normandie, is offering a one-week training course for primary teachers who would like to develop their confidence in French. Selected participants will be hosted by a French host-family and will follow a 20h French course accordingly to their level.

Course dates: Monday 8 to Friday 12 August 2022
Dates of the stay: Saturday 6 to Friday 12 August 2022 (6 nights)
Location: Rouen, France

Visit the website for more information and to apply by Wednesday 15 June 2022 at 12:00.

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London

Join us this June as we throw open our doors for the British Academy’s annual two-day Summer Showcase, a free festival of ideas for curious minds.

Alongside a programme of pop-up talks, workshops and performances, 12 of our researchers will bring their work to life – from livestreamed global connections and an immersive VR experience to calligraphy workshops, live woodcarving and a conspiracy kitchen.

Meet the brightest minds in history, psychology, sociology and more, and be inspired to think differently about the world around you.

Visit the website for more information about this celebration of the humanities and social sciences.

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University of Westminster

Westminster Forum for Language and Linguistics Annual Lecture 2022

Professor Alison Phipps of the University of Glasgow, who has been spearheading debates about decolonising the study of multilingualism, will talk on languages and permacultural justice. 

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Online

‘Zoomed out’ is a conference hosted by Primary Languages Network, and is completely free for everyone to attend.

It is PLN’s 3rd Annual Virtual conference and with its continued success we look forward to hosting this one, with key focuses on multilingualism, EAL and Self-efficacy.

The virtual conference is hosted on a Facebook group where content will be available each day of the week, alternatively, you can opt for emails of the daily content. Each day has a key focus, with extra resources, content and giveaways.

Visit the website for more information and to register for the online event.

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London

The Ministry of Education in the United Kingdom and Ireland in collaboration with the Junta de Castilla y León are holding a face-to-face training day for teachers of Spanish in primary, secondary, university and further education.

The event will be held at the Vicente Cañada Blanch Spanish Institute in London.

Visit the website for more information and registration.

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Glasgow

Returning to Kelvingrove Park this year on Sunday 26 June 2022 from 12 noon to 8pm.  FREE to attend! Glasgow Mela is a wonderful multi-cultural festival which brings music, dance, arts, and vibrancy to the heart of Glasgow’s west end. There will also be fantastic food and market vendors. 

Visit the website for more information.

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Online

We are happy to announce the Call for Posters for our conference 'Advances in Teaching Foreign Languages to Young Learners' (ATFLY), to be held online on 22-23 September 2022. Please submit your proposals by June 3 via e-mail to atfly@uni-wuppertal.de, following the guidelines in the attached file.

There will be a participants' vote for best poster at the conference. The prize is a one-year free subscription to the journal Language Teaching for Young Learners by John Benjamins.

In addition, all interested scholars, students, teachers and teacher educators are warmly invited to attend the conference. The event is free of charge. Visit the website to register.

We are looking forward to receiving your poster proposals and/or welcoming you as participants at ATFLY 2022 in September!


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Online

The Bilingualism Matters Research Symposium (BMRS) is an annual interdisciplinary research conference organised by Bilingualism Matters. It is open to researchers at any stage of their career working on any aspect of bilingualism, irrespective of their affiliation to Bilingualism Matters.

Call for abstracts open now until 30 June.

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The numbers of students studying a language (other than compulsory English or Welsh) to qualification level at school and to degree level at university is, despite minor fluctuations, very low compared even with the start of this century (British Academy, 2020). This has resulted in an overall contraction of provision in secondary schools and at degree level in universities. Recent surveys (British Council, 2019) have shown that young people from less affluent backgrounds are the least likely to have access to language learning, at least in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

The British Educational Research Association is hosting this event bringing together educators from all four nations of the UK to explore creative approaches to language learning. Where are the examples of good practice, and what directions should policymakers take in future? We hope to engage a wide audience in conversation: current teachers of ancient and modern languages, teachers of English as an additional language, teacher educators, student teachers, school leaders, curriculum advisors, academics, policymakers and employers.

Visit the website for more information and to register for the online event. Free to BERA members. For non-members there is a small charge.

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