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German Network Meeting: Cultural and linguistic diversity in German Language Teaching


Registration Please register via this link by 13 September 2023. Registration fee: £10 (free for speakers) Programme Download the draft programme. Please note that this is subject to change. We are delighted that Dr Geraldine Horan (UCL) will be our keynote speaker. The title of her talk is "From the Götz-Zitat to the Schimpfwörterbuch: how...

University of Leeds LC/S Summer Colloquium 2023: Wednesday 26th July


Untangling the threads: An LC/S colloquium on language education and scholarship "Twisted thread" by Martin Cooper Ipswich is licensed under CC BY 2.0. Programme Download the programme. Changes for 2023 If you are familiar with the event formerly known as the Language Centre summer conference, inaugurated in 2018, you may have already noticed three significant changes for this...

Symposium: Questioning Language Teaching Orthodoxy in Higher Education


This one-day symposium is an opportunity to discuss and critically reflect on existing beliefs and norms in language pedagogy in higher education and how normativity and biases that underpin language (in) education may be challenged. We are delighted Dr Martin Dewey, King's College London, will deliver the plenary talk entitled 'Promoting critical engagement with normativity...

Symposium - Language education in the (post-)digital era - lessons learnt from the pandemic


What did we learn during the enforced move to online teaching and learning during the pandemic? What skills did we develop? What worked well and what didn’t work so well? What might the future of digital/hybrid language education look like?   This one-day symposium will bring together staff working in HE language departments to reflect...

CELT Scholarship Lunch - May 2023


This CELT scholarship meeting will bring together staff and UG finalists to share their research and scholarship activities. Becky Muradás-Taylor - Professor of Languages and Linguistics - will share her research on the accessibility of language education in UK universities. "People have been raising the alarm about a language education crisis in the UK, particularly...

WORKSHOP: The place of linguistic and cultural diversity in teaching and learning: What do we mean and how might we go about it?


This workshop is the second in a series of University of Leeds events on the theme of linguistic/cultural diversity in teaching and learning. In this workshop we will: Review findings from two recent surveys among staff and students at Leeds University linked to this topic. Work to develop a definition of what constitutes linguistic/cultural diversity...

CELT Scholarship Lunch - March 2023


Are you aware of the work of the Committee for Foreign Language Assistants in Yorkshire (FLAC)? Do you know that LC/S have been supporting this excellent initiative since the 1920s? Come to our next scholarship meeting to learn more about FLAC and how our School and the Language Centre have been involved in their work....

WORKSHOP: Gender-inclusive language in language teaching: opportunities for the classroom


The recording of this talk is now available here. 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...

CELT Scholarship Lunch - January 2023


Happy New Year, everyone! This is our first CELT Scholarship meeting for 2023, and the third for this academic year. In this meeting, colleagues in the Language Centre will be sharing reflections and insights into their scholarship projects and publications. Dr Milada Walková, or Millie – Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes – will talk...

CELT Scholarship Lunch - December 2022


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...