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LITE Fellowship to enhance support for bilingual pupils

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Helen Sadig (Language Centre) and Cecile De Cat (Linguistics & Phonetics) have been awarded an Excellence and Innovation Fellowship by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence for 2018/19 for the project “Building a civic curriculum: Helping local schools better support EAL children through enhanced student impact and teacher CPD”. Helen will design a language training...

L@L at Be Curious 2018

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On 13 March 2018, teachers, students and researchers from across the L@L network met with many of the 400 visitors who braved the snow and storms to attend Leeds University’s Be Curious day, and find out more about what we do in the largest school of languages in the UK. At the "How and why...

Kartvelian and Caucasian Studies welcomes visiting scholar

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The Kartvelian and Caucasian Studies research satellite at the University of Leeds welcomes visiting scholar Eter Churadze from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia. Eter Churadze is a Postgraduate researcher. Her research focuses on literary translation problems, particularly on the complexities of form maintenance of Hemingway’s short stories in the course of translating into Georgian. During...

Dr Cat Davies awarded an ESRC New Investigator Grant

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Dr Davies's successful research grant award will fund the project “Children's experience, understanding, and use of adjectives across the socioeconomic spectrum”. Congratulations to Dr Cat Davies who has been awarded a grant of £300,000 from the Economic and Social Research Council to support a three-year project on language and socioeconomic disadvantage. The project aims to...

Language@Leeds on Georgian TV

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Sophiko Daraselia, PhD student at the University of Leeds and leader of the L@L research satellite on Kartvelian and Caucasian languages, was interviewed live on the most popular Georgian TV about her research and about the University of Leeds. Here’s a link to the interview – in Georgian! https://www.imedi.ge/ge/video/15196/tsarmatebuli-qartveli-studentebi-britanetshi  

Dr Lou Harvey wins award for outstanding public engagement success

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Lecturer in Language Education, Dr Lou Harvey, together with the theatre company, Cap-a-Pie, developed The Translator, a work-in-progress theatrical performance based on her research into the language and intercultural learning experience of UK Higher Education students from abroad. The major finding from her doctoral project was that participants experienced communicative difficulties in their intercultural encounters as a...

Videos of the BAAL2017 now available

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Videos of the BAAL2017 plenaries and roundtable event are now on the BAAL website https://baal.org.uk/annual-conference/   Plenaries: Bencie Woll - Applied Linguistics from the perspective of Sign Language and Deaf Studies Henry Widdowson - Disciplinarity and disparity in applied linguistics Mohamed Daoud - Language teaching in turbulent times: Curriculum-savvy teachers for curriculum success and sustainability  BAAL...

New appointments in Language Education

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The School of Education has recently made three new appointments in the Language Education area. Huahui Zhao (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Diana Mazgutova (Lancaster University) have been appointed in lecturer posts. Huahui’s research interests are in assessment for language learning and in language learning with digital technology. Diana has published on syntactic and lexical development...

New Sadler Seminar: Biolinguistic Diversity across the Continents

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We are delighted to announce that our proposal to host a Sadler Seminar Series on Biolinguistic Diversity across the Continents has been approved. The seminar series will run through the academic year 2017 – 2018, with a launch event for all the Sadler Seminar Series scheduled for late September or early October. The seminar series...