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This conference brings together practitioners and researchers to explore ways of enhancing the support of EAL children.  The main themes are: The Home Language as a source of transferable language competence The use of drama and poetry to enhance language and confidence in EAL pupils Barriers and opportunities to share and enhance best practice  Ample…
Language@Leeds, the Centre for Excellence in Language Teaching and the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence are organising a Pedagogical Linguistics workshop on Language Analysis to inform Language Teaching. The aim is to bring together linguists and language teachers  (i) to demonstrate the pedagogical benefits of language analysis (in the context of language teaching), (ii) to provide guidance for…
We are delighted to announce that Professor Stuart Davis from Indiana University will be coming once again to give a presentation with his student Abdullah Alfaifi, on “Some Preliminary Observations on a Variety of Faifi Arabic with a Focus on Emphatic Fricatives”: In this talk we present some preliminary observations on a variety of Faifi…
Sign languages as ‘super languages’? Evidence from the use of space in British Sign Language Dr Adam Schembri (University of Birmingham)
All are invited to register (free) to the following Language at Leeds Pedagogical Linguistics Event.    This workshop asks what more we can do in SLA research which is of direct benefit to the language classroom, beyond intervention studies. The same question will be addressed from the two different theoretical orientations: Generative SLA and Instructed SLA. …
In this workshop, we will use the R package ‘tidyverse’ to pre-process and tidy sample datasets of different types (binary, categorical, continuous) and explore the data visually. Then we will discuss some basic principles underlying data analysis and learn how and when to apply these techniques, with a focus on linear regressions. The workshop will be taught by Dr Lauren…
The Workshop on Computational Approaches to Morphologically Rich  Languages (#CAMRL2018) is organised by the Centre for Kartvelian and Caucasian Studies at the University of Leeds. This one-day workshop aims to bring together established specialists and postgraduate research students working in the field of computational morphology and morphosyntax. The Workshop will feature plenary talks by Dunstan Brown from the…
Multilingualism and multiliteracy in primary school children in India: Linguistic and cognitive effects. A starting point of this research is that bilingualism and multilingualism have revealed cognitive advantages and good learning skills in children raised in Western societies. Multilingualism is the norm in India. However, rather than enjoying cognitive and learning advantages, multilingual Indian children show  low levels of…
In this workshop, you will learn now to use the intuitive Builder interface PsychoPy. This interface aims to be easy enough for use in undergraduate teaching, yet flexible enough for high-precision experimental psychology. Getting started with basic experiments is really easy, but this workshop will show you how to extend those simple experiments into more…
This workshop will introduce you to Python, a high-level programming language for general-purpose programming that focuses on code readability and efficiency. It will prepare you for the PsychoPy workshop (7th of June) by familiarising you with key Python objects (variables, lists and dicts, if-statements, and for-loops). The workshop will be delivered by Martin Callaghan. Attendance…