Events

WE ARE inviting contributions for the next Student Education Conference/DigiFest 2018 which will explore ‘The Co-Creation of Education’ as its main theme. The event will focus on the changing structure and delivery of student education and examine evolving models of educational provision, focusing on concepts and practices of co-creation and collaboration – and we would like you to be part of it.
The purpose of the conference is to bring together academics and language teachers working in Higher Education in the UK and internationally to discuss the nature and challenges presently faced in the field of language learning. This conference intends to: Push forward the under-researched field of speaking skills by showcasing original research and innovative practice. Support a…
The official launch is an opportunity to celebrate the many scholarship activities of colleagues in LCS (including the successful launch of the journal The Language Scholar as well as the international conference taking place on the same day). This event will be an opportunity to meet, in an informal setting, others in LCS and the…

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Agency, Emotion, Conflict and Answerability: Inside the Lifeworlds of Language Teachers 3.30 – 5pm, Blenheim Terrace SR (1.16) House No. 11-14 Cynthia is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Director of Research at Massey University. She has published two books and over 60 articles on distance and online language learning, language and migration, and language, emotion…
3.15pm – 4.15pm Parkinson Building, Room 3.04 Presenter: Haynes Collins For those of you already engaging with language scholarship or considering undertaking a language scholarship project we will be running a few short workshops over the coming months to explore a variety of methods and methodologies. These sessions cover some of the theoretical as well…
3.15pm – 4.15pm Parkinson Building, Room 3.04 Presenter: Simon Webster For those of you already engaging with language scholarship or considering undertaking a language scholarship project we will be running a few short workshops over the coming months to explore a variety of methods and methodologies. These sessions cover some of the theoretical as well…
You are warmly invited to submit scholarship contributions to The Language Scholar, the new Journal of the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at The University of Leeds. We accept working papers in the form of articles, videos and book reviews amongst others from all members of staff. The deadline for submissions for issue 2 is 31st of July 2017. Please consult the Guidelines and Calls for Submissions on the website for further information.
Programme 14.00 Introduction by the Editors, Bettina Hermoso-Gómez, Antonio Martínez-Arboleda, Sofia Martinho and Carolin Schneider 14.15 Dr Raphael Hallett: Supporting Teaching Scholarship at LITE (Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence) 14.30 Bee Bond: Being Scholarly: identity shifts through an investigation into language and discipline knowledge 15.00 Prof Melinda Whong and Dr Alex Ding: What is a…
The purpose of the conference is to bring together academics and language teachers working in UK Universities to discuss the nature and challenges presently faced in the field.  This is in the context of a recent rapid growth of demand for Arabic language learning, in particular across University Wide Language Programmes.  There are now (2016)…
All are welcome at this English Language Public Lecture by Prof. Peter Trudgill (University of Agder, Norway). Venue: Conference Auditorium 1, with wine reception in the School of English after the talk. The talk is organized by Dr. Julia Snell. (J.Snell@leeds.ac.uk)
The project for which I was awarded a University Student Education Fellowship is designed to provide a concrete and replicable demonstration of how theatre and translation can be used as a pedagogical means and ends. In this talk, I focus on one aspect of this endeavour, inspired by collaborations with both the Royal Shakespeare Company…
This seminar presents findings from a project setting up a network of language learners, teachers, researchers and teacher-educators engaging in exploratory practice (EP) in Brazil, Turkey, and the UK. The EP principles offer a mutually beneficial way for practitioners to investigate their practice while prioritising Quality of Life. I argue for the need to trust…
Knowledge and the EAP practitioner: a symposium.       28th of January 2017 10am – 4pm Sponsored by LITE (Leeds Institute of Teaching Excellence) and in conjunction with BALEAP Laidlaw Library, Level 1. Organisers: Alex Ding & Bee Bond Speakers: Ian Bruce, University of Waikato, New Zealand http://www.waikato.ac.nz/fass/about/staff/ibruce Nigel Harwood, University of Sheffield https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/english/people/harwood#tab00 Jackie Tuck, Open…