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UK Lingua 2020

Venue: Durham University
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Event Date: 02/05/2020 - 03/05/2020

The UK Lingua Multilingual Language Learning and Teaching Colloquium at Durham University is scheduled to take place 2-3 May 2020.  The theme for this year's conference is Learning Gain.

How do we ensure our students keep learning?

Learning gain has been defined as the ‘distance travelled’ or the learning acquired by students between two points of their education. (The Ofsted EIF for Schools refers to progression as ‘knowing more and remembering more).

This learning is not just knowledge of content - vocabulary retention, improvement in comprehension or oral/ aural / written skills in a particular language; it may include those soft or transferable skills such as problem solving, learning to learn, time management, communication skills, open-mindedness, critical thinking, and so on.

The focus of this year’s UK Lingua conference will be “Learning Gain”, understood in the widest sense of the term, and we invite the submission of papers on this and associated aspects of MFL learning and teaching. Submission deadline: 10 February 2020.

Visit the website for more information about the conference and how to submit your proposal, or simply to register to attend one or both days of the event.

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