Read CLERA’s (Centre for Language Education Research at Aston) excellent summary of the last LLAS-conference, written by our Austrian colleague Elisabeth Wielander (Aston University Birmingham) who is currently working on a case study in Content and Language Integrated Learning in Modern Language Teaching for her PhD thesis.
On July 5-6, 2012, the 6th biennial LLAS conference entitled ‘Language Futures: Languages in Higher Education’ took place in Edinburgh. The rich conference programme included plenaries from distinguished scholars and policy makers such as Prof Jim Coleman (Open University, chair of University Council of Modern Languages UCML; click here to download his presentation slides), Prof Rosamond Mitchell (University of Southampton), Prof Colin Riordan (University of Essex) and Prof James Foreman-Peck (Cardiff University), alongside two days of paper sessions from UK and European researchers and practitioners working in Higher Education. The key note speeches gave an excellent overview of the status quo – and the future – of MFL teaching and learning in the UK and the plenary discussions contributed to a wider understanding of the challenges which universities are facing in relation to national educational trends.
The themes of the conference focussed on employability, the value of the year abroad…
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