Events

CELT runs seminars, CPD events, and conferences throughout the academic year. 

Events 2021

In our second CELT Scholarship meeting, colleagues in the Language Centre and the School of Languages, Societies and Cultures will be sharing reflections and insights into their scholarship projects. Dr Becky Muradás-Taylor – Associate Professor of Languages and Linguistics – will tell us about her journey working on the OurLOTE Project promoting languages other than…
What is gender-inclusive and gender-neutral language? Why is it important? How does it work in different languages, particularly in languages with grammatical gender? How might we include gender-inclusive and gender-neutral language in language teaching?   In this workshop, we will discuss the above questions and try to find realistic and workable answers together. The workshop…

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In our first CELT Scholarship meeting, colleagues in the Language Centre and the School of Languages, Societies and Cultures will be sharing insights into their journeys with publications. Dr Terry Bradford – Senior Lecturer (in French/Translation) – will tell us about his recent publication (by Wakefield Press) of his translation of Boris Vian’s Vercoquin et…
We are delighted to now be able to share with you an updated programme with the abstracts for our two plenary speakers for 2022. Language Centre Summer Conference 2022: Plenary speeches Opening plenary: Jeff Grabill First, Jeff Grabill, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Student Education, will speak on Design for Transformation in Higher Education, a topic which is undoubtedly relevant to…
The University of Leeds 10-year strategy is committed to the principles of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), stating that “we should all be part of a learning and working environment that is free from barriers, regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disabilities, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity status, race, religion or belief,…
In this short presentation, Leah Wang – Lecturer in Chinese – talks about using film and drama as a creative practice in language teaching and learning. The idea is through the performance of film plots or drama, students can actively engage in second language learning. Drawing from examples from teaching Chinese and English, the presentation…
The recordings of this event are now available: Part 1 and Part 2   Building on the ‘Embracing Linguistic Diversity’ event in April 2021, the Centre for Excellence in Language Teaching invites you to join us on Wednesday 9th February 14:00 – 16:00 for an online event on the theme of ‘Pedagogies of the Colloquial…
The Language Centre Summer Conference will be hosted by the University of Leeds Language Centre on July 30th, 2021. The conference will have a dedicated day for live sessions, accompanied by pre-recorded presentations with space to comment and exchange ideas asynchronously. Online pedagogy at Leeds has transformed over the past year, foregrounding communication and collaboration…
This talk reports and reflects on the use of collaborative autoethnography (CAE) as a flexible and accessible method for engagement in scholarship and CPD for EAP and language teaching practitioners. As practitioners teaching EAP in creative disciplines across four different HEIs we will reflect on our use of the method as part of a longer-term collaborative scholarship project.
The recordings of the event are available here.   Linguistic diversity can be the source of implicit bias: often without realising it, we judge others based on how we interpret their accent, their use of regional language traits, their choice of vocabulary. On Friday 23rd of April (11:00-13:30), CELT and Language@Leeds are hosting an event to shed…
The 22nd Association of University Language Communities’ (AULC) annual conference will take place over 3 days (Mon 29 – Wed 31 March 2021) and will be hosted by the University of Leeds, online. The conference title is [Digital] Practitioners, Pedagogy and Policy. The aim of the conference is to enable language centre practitioners, language educators and scholars to present and discuss…
The aim of this event is to showcase and celebrate colleagues’ recent scholarship exploring the complex role(s) language(s) play in HE teaching and learning.