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.