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Events and Open Seminars

Seminar group

The Second Language Education Research Group runs an annual series of open seminars on different themes within the field of language education. The seminars include invited talks from leading scholars in the field. The seminars are popular and attended by graduate students, members of other faculties, and other sections of the university such as Cambridge Assessment, as well as teachers and other locally based professionals who are interested in second language education matters.

Second Language Education Group (SLEG) Seminar Series (2019-2020)

The following is the programme for 2017-18:

The Influence of Multilingual Identity on Foreign Language Learning
https://sms.cam.ac.uk/media/2593092
AHRC MEITS Project team (Linda Fisher, Michael Evans, Yongcan Liu, Karen Forbes, Angela Gayton), University of Cambridge
17:00 Thursday, 12th Oct 2017


Vocabulary: principles and practice
Professor Norbert Schmitt, University of Nottingham
17:00 Monday 30th Oct 2017


Multilingualism in foreign language learning: students' and teachers' perspectives in the Norwegian context
Dr. Åsta Haukås, University of Bergen
17:00 Wednesday 8th Nov 2017


Multilingual practices and attitudes among university students in Europe and the US: implications for the teaching of languages
Professor Anne Pauwels, School of Asian and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
17:00 Monday 29th Jan 2018)


Changing languages in European Higher Education: from official policies to unofficial classroom practices
Dr. Emma Dafouz, Complutense University
17:00 Tuesday 6th Feb 2018


Language and identity in the New Latino Diaspora
Professor Stanton Wortham, Boston College
17:00 Tuesday 6th Mar 2018