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Colleagues are warmly invited to attend a two-day seminar at the University of Leeds on 10 and 11 July on creative inquiry and applied linguistics. The seminar asks what is creative inquiry? and what are its affordances for applied linguistics?, focusing on three main areas:  1. creative methods (e.g. collage, drama, music) for understanding, researching and…
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…
Identifying and supporting EAL children who may have speech, language and communication needs Speaker Anne McCaffrey (NHS Leeds Community HealthCare) Spaces will be limited so please reserve your place as soon as possible through Eventbrite.
The Centre for Languages, Cultures and Ecosystems annual workshop will be held on 2 July at the University of Leeds from 10:30-5:00, followed by a wine reception and a film screening at the Hyde Park Picture House. To register, please email Diane Nelson at d.c.nelson@leeds.ac.uk All workshop participants will gain free entry to the film screening….
Speaker: Dea Nielsen (University of York) How do we know it works? Approaches and tools for evaluation Spaces will be limited so please reserve your place as soon as possible through Eventbrite.  
This is an interactive symposium of language researchers, educators and users, to celebrate the launch of the CLER Distinguished Scholar in Residence Programme. The keynote lecture by Professor Lourdes Ortega will be followed by a series of creative multimodal reflections and conversations of CLER members and friends, as we reflect on future directions in ethical…
Speaker: Dr Wing Yee Jenifer Ho, visiting from City University of Hong Kong.   Video blogs, or vlogs in short, provide a way for content creators from all over the world to share knowledge and ideas creatively using a wide array of multimodal resources. In contrast to the ‘traditional’ means of knowledge production and dissemination…
Multimodality research and practitioner talk Speaker: Danyal Farsani, University of Chile In this talk, I will reflect both as a researcher and as a practitioner in the field of nonverbal communication about how interlocutors draw upon, utilise, and interpret gestures, micro-expressions, space and their shoulder orientation in interaction. Data examined involve interactions between medical doctors with…
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…