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Research and Policy Events for Academic Impact

Language Policy Forum 2020

Second Language Education Group (SLEG) Seminar Series

Cambridge Distinguished Lectures on Second Language Learning and Teaching

(5) Languaging joy and measuring intercultural dialogue: Decreating and decolonising in language classroom

Professor Alison Phipps, University of Glasgow

Monday, 6 Feb 2023, 17:00-18:30

(4) Language teacher wellbeing: Dispelling myths, complexifying constructs, and setting an agenda

Professor Sarah Mercer, University of Graz

Monday, 1 March 2021, 17:00-18:30

(3) Specificity, academic writing and EAP 

Professor Ken Hyland, University of East Anglia

Monday, 11 Nov 2019, 17:00-18:30

(2) How can usage-based SLA invigorate language education?

Professor Lourdes Oretga, Georgetown University

Monday, 13 May 2019, 17:00-18:30

(1) Public Lecture: Promoting multilingual literacy and reader identity: Global storybooks and open technology

Professor Bonny Norton, University of British Columbia

Friday, 13 September 2019, 14:00-15:00

Cambridge Masterclasses in Multilingualism, Education and Language Policy

(5) Working with cultural data: Languages, bodies and praise poetry

Professor Alison Phipps and Tawona Sithole (University of Glasgow)

Monday, 6 Feb, 14:00-16:00

(4) Translanguaging: A critical analysis of theoretical claims

Emeritus Professor Jim Cummins, University of Toronto

Monday, 18 Jan 2021, 15:00-17:00

(3) Micro-level language policy and planning: Levels, agency and structure

Professor Tony Liddicoat, University of Warwick

Thursday, 30 Jan 2020, 14:00-16:00

(2) Paradoxes of multilingualism in public policy

Professor Lourdes Oretga, Georgetown University

Tuesday, 14 May  2019, 10:00-12:00

(1) Multilingual socialization: Negotiating multiple languages, identities, ideologies, and practices

Professor Patricia Duff, University of British Columbia

Monday, 27 Nov 2014, 17:00-18:30

Interdisciplinary Workshops for Knowledge Transfer

Workshop 10: Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) for Schools and Communities

17:15    Tuesday  5 November 2019

International Workshop based on the British Council Project on CLIL (Cambridge and Utrecht)

Workshop 9: Identity approaches to language learning

17:15    Tuesday  6 November 2018  DMB 1S3 (16:50 for social gathering)

Interactive workshop based on the AHRC OWRI Project on Multilingualism

Workshop 8: Story-telling and integrated communities: Local government perspectives

14:00 - 16:00   Thursday  24 May 2018   Newnham College (13:30 for social gathering)

Workshop in collaboration with Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics (MMLL)

Workshop 7: Assessing bilingual learners

17:15   Tuesday  7 November 2017  DMB 1S3 (16:50 for social gathering)

Cho, G., Shin, F., & Krashen, S. (2004). What do we know about heritage languages? What do we need to know about them. Multilingual Education, summer, 23-26.

Workshop 6: Language education policy and public exams

17:15   Tuesday  8 November 2016  DMB 1S3 (16:50 for social gathering)

Handeley, S. (2011). Promoting community language learning in the United Kingdom. Language Learning Journal, 39(2), 149-162.

Workshop 5: Provision of heritage language education

17:15   Tuesday  10 November 2015   DMB 1S3  (16:50 for social gathering)

The results of the National Heritage Language Survey: Implications for teaching, curriculum design, and professional development. Foreign Language Annals, 44(1), 40-64.

Workshop 4: Language maintenance in trilingual families

17:15   Tuesday  12 May 2015   DMB 1S3  (16:50 for social gathering)

Braun, A., & Cline, T. (2010). Trilingual families in mainly monolingual societies: Working towards a typology. International Journal of Multilingualism, 7(2), 110-127.

Workshop 3: Multilingualism, transnationalism and identity

17:15   Tuesday  11 November 2014   DMB 1S3  (16:50 for social gathering)

Duff, P. (2015). Multilingualism, transnationalism and identity. International Review of Applied Linguistics, 35, 57-80.

Workshop 2: Heritage language learner characteristics

17:15   Tuesday  13 May 2014   DMB 2S7  (16:50 for social gathering)  

Lee, J. S. (2005). Through the learners’ eyes: Reconceptualizing the heritage and non-heritage learner of the less commonly taught languages. Foreign Language Annals, 38(4), 554-565.

Workshop 1: Pedagogy and translanguaging

17:15   Tuesday  12 Nov 2013   DMB 2S5  (16:50 for social gathering)

Creese, A. & Blackledge, A. (2012). Translanguaging in the bilingual classroom: A pedagogy for learning and teaching? Modern Language Journal, 94(i), 103-115.


Professional Development Workshops for Community Impact

CRiCLE works in partnership with Cambridge Bilingual Groups, a local support organisation for community language schools in Cambridge and surrounding areas, to deliver professional development workshops.

Workshop 11: Arts in heritage language education, 4 March 2023

Workshop 10: Safeguarding training and child protection, 20 November 2021

Workshop 9: Working with bilingual children in the family, 6 March 2020

Workshop 8: Understanding literacy progression in primary schools, 1 March 2020

Workshop 7: Safeguarding training for community language teachers, 25 January 2020

Workshop 6: Working with bilingual children with autisum, October 2019

Workshop 5: Safeguarding for community language schools, May 2019

Workshop 4: Special education needs of bilingual children, April 2019

Workshop 3: Arts-based language teaching, 3 June 2018

Workshop 2: Lesson planning, 18 April 2018

Workshop 1: Teaching writing skills, 2 July 2017