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Centre for Excellence in Language Teaching: 2023/24 round-up

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It has been another exciting academic year for the Centre for Excellence in Language Teaching (CELT). It is our mission to promote research and scholarship as well as innovative practice in language teaching and learning at the University of Leeds and beyond. We frequently bring together academics and students to exchange ideas and discuss their...

Successful Northern Second Language Acquisition Roundtable

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Congratulations to Dr Clare Wright for hosting a very successful Northern Second Language Acquisition (SLA) Roundtable at the University of Leeds last week, co-organised by Prof. Monika Schmid from the University of York. The Northern SLA Roundtable brings together researchers from across the north of England to share their work related to second language acquisition,...

New Trends in the Learning and Teaching of Second Language Speaking Skills in Higher Education - edited by Bettina Hermoso-Gómez, Sofia Martinho & Chiara La Sala

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Congratulations to Bettina Hermoso-Gómez (Lecturer in Spanish in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies), Sofia Martinho (Associate Professor in Portuguese) and Chiara La Sala (Associate Professor of Italian), whose new edited volume New Trends in the Learning and Teaching of Second Language Speaking Skills in Higher Education has just been published with Cambridge Scholars...

Teacher perspectives on the introduction of linguistics in the languages classroom: Evidence from a co-creation project on French, German and Spanish - new article co-authored by Sascha Stollhans

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Congratulations to Sascha Stollhans, Director of CELT and Associate Professor of Language Pedagogies in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, and the Linguistics in Modern Foreign Languages Team, whose most recent paper "Teacher perspectives on the introduction of linguistics in the languages classroom: Evidence from a co-creation project on French, German and Spanish" has...

Academic Integrity Strategies: Student Insights - a new article by Caroline Campbell and Lorna Waddington

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Congratulations to Caroline Campbell (Language Centre/LCS) and Lorna Waddington (School of History) on the publication of their article "Academic Integrity Strategies: Student Insights" in the Journal of Academic Ethics! Based on their findings from three student surveys, the open-access article captures students' understanding of and attitudes towards 'academic integrity', and identifies what further support academics...

"Pedagogical approaches to language variation" - a new AULC SIG chaired by Rasha Soliman and Sascha Stollhans

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Congratulations to Dr Rasha Soliman (Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Linguistics & Deputy Head of the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies) and Sascha Stollhans (Associate Professor of Language Pedagogies & Director of CELT) on the launch of their new Special Interest Group "Pedagogical approaches to language variation", hosted by the Association of University...

Linguistic Approaches in English for Academic Purposes - new publication by Dr Milada Walková

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Congratulations to Dr Milada (Mille) Walková (Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes), whose edited volume "Linguistic Approaches in English for Academic Purposes - Expanding the Discourse" has just been published with Bloomsbury Publishing! "This edited volume brings together researchers and practitioners who work in various linguistic frameworks and EAP contexts, with contributions from Australia, Canada,...

CfP: Special issue "Cultural and linguistic diversity in German language education / Themenheft "Kulturelle und sprachliche Vielfalt im DaF-Unterricht"

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Call for Papers for a special issue of the journal German as a Foreign Language, edited by Judith Eberharter and Sascha Stollhans English version below Als Lehrende müssen wir stets Entscheidungen darüber treffen, welche Inhalte wir im Unterricht vermitteln – und somit auch, welche wir aus diversen Gründen nicht vermitteln. Welche Rolle spielen kulturelle und...

A novel way of teaching French grammar - new publication by Karima Gaci

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Congratulations to Karima Gaci, Lecturer in French, on the publication of her recent book chapter, in which she discusses an innovative approach to teaching past participle agreements of pronominal verbs in French. Karima explains: In this chapter, I am focusing on the past participle agreement of pronominal verbs in French, which is an inevitable difficulty...

Principles and Guidelines for Integrating Regional Dialectal Variation in the Arabic Classroom - new publication by Dr Rasha Soliman & Dr Melissa Towler

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Congratulations to Dr Rasha Soliman, Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Linguistics & Deputy Head of the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, and her collaborator Dr Melissa Towler, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, on their recent publication "Principles and Guidelines for Integrating Regional Dialectal Variation in the Arabic Classroom", in collaboration with Qatar Foundation International! Rasha...