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Research and Policy Events for Academic Impact

Second Language Education Group (SLEG) Seminar Series

Cambridge Annual Lectures on Second Language Learning and Teaching

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

Professor Lourdes Oretga, Georgetown University

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

(2) Specificity, academic writing and EAP 

Professor Ken Hyland, University of East Anglia

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

Cambridge Masterclasses on Multilingualism, Education and Language Policy

(1) Paradoxes of multilingualism in public policy

Professor Lourdes Oretga, Georgetown University

Launch event, Tuesday 14 May 2019, 10:00-12:00

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

Professor Tony Liddicoat, University of Warwick

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

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

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

In partnership with Cambridge Bilingual Groups, a local support organisation for community language schools in Cambridge and surrounding areas.

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