Events

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

Events List

Online

In this NCLE webinar, we will look at how to embed multilingual practices into the languages curriculum. Firstly, we will look at what multilingualism means for language learning. Secondly, we will explore research that has looked at teachers’ beliefs on and practices of multilingualism in England, the UK and internationally. Thirdly, we will explore examples of multilingual activities and practices.

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

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Edinburgh

Join SCEN for this year's lecture by Professor Jane Duckett, Chair of Politics, University of Glasgow, Specialising in Chinese politics and social policy. 

Tea will be served prior to the inspiring talk with an opportunity for networking after the event.

The free event is open to all with school and university students particularly welcome to attend.

Visit the website for more information and to book your place. There are a limited number of seats, so book early to guarantee your ticket to this fascinating lecture. 

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Online

Join the ALL Decolonise Secondary Languages Special Interest Group for our inaugural symposium hosted online by ILCS. Share ideas and action with educators who are working together to make advancements in decolonising secondary languages education.

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Online

The International Courses of the University of Santiago de Compostela, in collaboration with the Consejería, are organising a free online conference on the Camino de Santiago and its practical applications for the Spanish language classroom. It will take place on Saturday 22 June, from 10:00 to 12:00. At the end of the conference, two scholarships covering course, accommodation and meals will be raffled to follow the course "Music, image and words in the ELE classroom" in July 2024 in Santiago de Compostela.

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

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Various in Scotland

Refugee Festival Scotland is an annual celebration of creativity, culture and community. This year’s festival theme is RISE.

A packed programme of exciting events organised by groups, organisations and individuals across the country will be taking place 14-23 June. Our unique festival showcases the art, food, music, language, customs and ideas that people bring with them when they settle in Scotland. Learn how many different languages are spoken in Glasgow at the Exploring Multilingualism event!

Visit the website to learn more about the festival and to discover what's happening near you!

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Glasgow

At a time when French, as a subject of study, is struggling to keep its position as one the major foreign languages studied at secondary school and university levels in Scotland, it is more important than ever to assess the situation and share ideas and examples of good practice that are having a real impact on the ground.

This free one-day event, co-organised by SCILT and the University of Strathclyde will give us the opportunity to:

  1. Take stock of the situation in Scotland across the secondary education and higher education sectors;
  2. Offer a platform for initiatives looking to promote language learning in general and French in particular, including potential partnership with French counterparts;
  3. Share experiences and good practice amongst secondary school and university teachers.

The aim of The Future of French en Écosse conference is to provide a forum for all stakeholders, a place and time for assessing the situation and for building a positive future for French in Scotland.

Join us on Monday 24 June 2024 for the first national forum on the Future of French en Écosse!

Full programme details attached below.

Visit the website or scan the QR code on the attached flyer to book your place. 

**PLEASE NOTE THE EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! A WAITLIST IS IN OPERATION SHOULD WE RECEIVE ANY CANCELLATIONS**

Programme

Workshops and speakers

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Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is delighted to host the 34th International Conference of ASELE (the association for the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language), and the 10th conference of ELEUK (UK association for the teaching of Spanish in higher and adult education) from 16 to 20 July 2024. 

Guests of honour: 

  • Rosa Montero (journalist and writer, Premio Nacional de las Letras)
  • Miguel Falomir (Director of the Prado Museum)
  • Luis García Montero (Director of the Cervantes Institute, the international network of Spanish cultural centres) 

Keynote speakers:

  • Asunción Gómez-Pérez (Spanish Royal Academy)
  • Aris Moreno Clemons (University of Tennessee)
  • Francisco Moreno-Fernández (Global Observatory of Spanish Language)

There will be a round table dedicated to perspectives on Spanish as a heritage language in Europe and a symposium on Spanish language teaching in Latin America, with invited speakers from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. During the conference, 136 papers, 35 workshops and 6 posters will be presented. Brazil is the country of honour of the conference, with two plenaries, a large number of delegates, and a jazz concert.

Presentations from participants will cover themes such as the analysis of Artificial Intelligence, inclusion and social justice, linguistic diversity, transmedia literacies and genres, or interdisciplinary perspectives around the integration of cultural, literary and artistic contents in the classroom.

This conference will bring together approximately 300 Spanish teachers from 35 countries and will be a milestone for the Spanish teaching community in the UK.

Spanish language education colleagues from all sectors, secondary, FE and HE are welcome to attend.

Visit the website for the programme and registration details (in Spanish only). 

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Durham

CercleS – the European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education – is pleased to invite you to the XVIII CercleS International Conference 2024, “Multilingualism & the Anglosphere” between 12-14 September 2024. The event will be hosted by AULC at Durham University.

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the CercleS 2024 conference. We are presently reviewing abstracts and hope to notify authors by mid April, with a draft final programme available from late April 2024.

The CercleS conference is an excellent opportunity for those involved in languages education to come together every two years and to share ongoing activities, and to discuss ongoing challenges and opportunities, at an international level. 

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

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Glasgow

This year's Scottish Association for Language Teaching (SALT) conference will take place entirely in person on 2 November at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

We are delighted to let you know that the proposals form for this year's conference is now open!

We invite teachers and practitioners from all backgrounds to submit workshop proposals for the conference. This year's event will have a focus of the things we are all doing to put languages back on the map in our settings. We would love to hear from anyone - primary, secondary or further/higher education - who is developing strategies to help languages thrive where they are. Workshops can last either 50 minutes or 25 minutes and can be as simple as sharing a few ideas with colleagues about what works for you.

Please submit your workshop proposal by Friday 6 September 2024.

If you have any questions about the conference, or if you would like to know more about running a session before filling in the form, please get in touch with the SALT Chair, Andrew McCulloch, at andrewmccullochsalt@gmail.com.

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