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Distinguished Speaker Lecture. Prof Judy Clegg: Children’s communication and their life chances

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  Distinguished Speaker 2024: Prof Judy Clegg (University of Sheffield) Judy Clegg is a Professor of Speech and Language Therapy in the School of Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield. She is the Professional Lead for Speech and Language Therapy and Director of Innovation. She is a Trustee of Speech and Language...

Workshop: Language@Leeds Sharing Impact Practice

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We take 'impact' to refer to any change that academic activity generates in the world beyond academia. Objectives to showcase and share good practice of the impact of language research and scholarship to provide an overview of the support that is available for impact work at the University of Leeds to provide an opportunity to ask...

Get together Lunch - Language@Leeds PGR Community

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Are you working on or interested in language or a language-related topic? Would you like to connect with other PGRs in the language research field across the university? Are there any tailored academic and/or social activities for PGRs you would like to get involved in? With the support from faculties and academic staff, the Language@Leeds...

CLER Conversation - Understanding tertiary EFL teacher learning & identity development: A cultural-historical activity theory perspective

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Please click here to register Although current scholarship has conducted much research on teacher learning and teacher identity respectively, there are limited empirical studies examining the combination of these two constructs. This study, drawing upon cultural-historical activity theory, aims at exploring two tertiary EFL teachers’ specific learning processes and how they develop their identities through learning. Data...

CLER Conversation: Demystifying the Predictive Power of IELTS Scores - The predictive power of IELTS scores for postgraduate (PGT) academic achievement is an ongoing debate among practitioners and researchers

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Please click here to register (informing Louise Williams-Lewis of any dietary or access requirements) Few studies have investigated how the predictive power of IELTS scores for academic outcomes could be affected by subject tutors’ expectations of disciplinary writing and the provision of language and learning support for PGTs. Consequently, few attempts have been made to bridge these dimensions to...

CLER Conversation: Encountering the Other in Places of Stigma - Extending the Boundaries of Collaborative Language Education Research

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"What is the possibility of encountering our neighbours in places that are historically, spatially, and morally configured to avoid them? And what, if anything, can language education research do to inhabit such a possibility?" In this CLER Conversation, we share our experience and outcomes of collaborative working to explore this question. The project was supported...

Symposium: Questioning Language Teaching Orthodoxy in Higher Education

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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, Kings College London, will deliver the keynote presentation.   This symposium, held in person at the University...