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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre

This workshop is being run in the context of the AHRC Open World Initiative and the MEITS project. The aim is to discuss what language learning in primary and lower secondary school looks (or can look) like. We hope that this workshop will promote foreign language learning and support the transition from primary to secondary school as part of a broad and balanced curriculum. To this end, it brings together academics from the UK and EU with teachers of modern foreign languages in primary and secondary schools, teacher trainers and policy makers from the UK.

The main speakers are a mix of experienced practitioners, teacher trainers and academics, who will talk about successes and difficulties with language teaching and learning in their contexts and present practical tips for the classroom. We hope that the workshop will provide a platform for participants to exchange original ideas, share best practice and deepen their understanding of language teaching and learning.

Organisers: Henriette Hendriks & Alim Tusun

Speakers: Prof Florence Myles (University of Essex) Prof Victoria Murphy (University of Oxford) Dr Darnelle Constant-Shepherd (University College London) Ms Nadine Chadier (St. Jérôme Church of England Bilingual School) Prof Simone Pfenninger (University of Salzburg) Jan-Willem Chevalking (Radboud University, Nijmegen) Dr Paula Ambrossi (University College London)

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Thursday, 24 October, 2019 - 09:00 to Friday, 25 October, 2019 - 17:00
Event location: 
Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge

What we do

Cambridge Language Sciences is an Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. Our virtual network connects researchers from five schools across the university as well as other world-leading research institutions. Our aim is to strengthen research collaborations and knowledge transfer across disciplines in order to address large-scale multi-disciplinary research challenges relating to language research.