‘Our languages’: exploring collaborations in Language Education

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Lancaster University

Bailrigg

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This ‘think tank’-style conference is part of a project that explores cross-sector collaborations in language education in the UK. We invite primary and secondary teachers, academics, other language professionals and policy makers to discuss ideas to tackle the ‘language crisis’ in the UK, and explore potential cross-sector collaborations. The event will result in the publication of open-access position papers with recommendations for future developments in British language education.

The project and conference is funded by the "Language Acts and Worldmaking" strand of the AHRC Open World Research Initiative, and supported by the Department of Languages and Cultures at Lancaster University and European Schoolbooks Limited.

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Dr Elena Polisca, Sascha Stollhans

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Pascale Vassie OBE, National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education
  • Dr Shirley Lawes, Lecturer and Researcher in Education, UCL
  • Helen Myers, Assistant Head, The Ashcombe School & Chair of Association for Language Learning London Branch
  • Prof. René Koglbauer, Dean of Lifelong Learning and Professional Practice, Executive Director of North Leadership Centre, Newcastle University & UCML Schools Liaison Officer
  • Janet Lloyd, Primary Languages Network
  • Dr Francesca La Morgia, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin & Founder of Mother Tongues Ireland
  • Benjamin Kulka, The Brisith Academy
  • We will also be joined by colleagues from the 'Linguistics in MFL' project.


You can find more information on the conference website.

Attendance is free, but registration is required by 16 September 2019.

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