Events

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

Events List

Online

We are pleased to have Martina Schwarz back for a twighlight workshop (this time online) aimed at primary teachers and teacher trainers. She will present songs and engaging activities that your pupils will love, ranging from simple rhymes and musical games to songs, addressing more significant subjects such as climate change.

Visit the website to register by Friday 30 October.

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Online

The Japan Foundation has partnered with the Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival, which is back this October to celebrate its 10th anniversary, on free, online and live screenings on their YouTube channel. Four screenings will be presented, with short film programmes featuring award winning film makers and emerging talents from various universities across Japan.

All films are in Japanese with English subtitles. The stream is declared safe for children, the equivalent of a U rating in UK cinema. 

Visit the website for more information about the programme. Please note, some events require prior registration.

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Online

In this seminar for secondary teachers you will learn which processes are involved in writing and how these can be promoted with online tools. One focus will be on practical online exercises and tasks in the field of writing skills. Together we consider which tools are best suited for developing writing skills.

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

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Online

Migration and the global movement of people and languages have become a significant factor in everyday life. Despite calls being made to recognise the UK as a multilingual society, and UK governments investing in policies promoting language learning, there continues to be a decline in language uptake in schools.

The urgent need to address this situation has been recognised by the AHRC Open World Research Initiative seeking to establish a new and exciting vision for languages research.

This conference inscribes itself into this ambitious endeavour, exploring the potential of creativity and art for language learning, teaching and research.

The questions we want to focus on are: Can creativity and art help us to understand more about the way we use and learn languages? What is creativity in the language learning context and what are its implications for language learners and teachers? What is the best practice to use creativity and art in language research and teaching that we can identify and promote? What are the most effective ways to do so?

Through inviting both researchers and practitioners we hope to create a platform for knowledge exchange and capacity building as well as an opportunity to make connections that can result in future collaborations.

Visit the website for more information about the conference and to book your place - registration opens 30 September 2020.

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Online

The CIOL Scottish Society talk presents a sociolinguistic perspective on the decline of Scottish Gaelic and outlines the proposed new model for community-led Gaelic revitalisation in the Scottish islands.

Visit the website for more information and to book your place.

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Online

Would you like to bring a bit of reality into your classroom? Use the potential of vlogs and videos and enable you to immerse yourself in new worlds.

In this seminar for secondary teachers we would like to show how regional knowledge and characteristics that broaden the “intercultural view” of your students can be conveyed using films. In addition, vlogs and videos offer numerous connections to the everyday life of the learners and thus represent a real treasure trove of authentic speaking occasions.

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

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Online

This is the first SATEAL Teachmeet! Come along to hear some ideas about supporting bilingual learners. This event is focused on English as an Additional Language.

Visit the website for more information and to sign up for the free session.

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London

Teach Languages is a conference and exhibition for language teachers organised by Linguascope. The 2021 edition will take place on Saturday 6 February. The theme will be "Motivating and Engaging Learners".

Please note the event is currently planned to take place in London with limited capacity, however should restrictions on public events be reintroduced due to Covid-19, the conference will be moved online.

Visit the website for full programme details and to book your place.

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