our words make worlds

Language Acts and Worldmaking is a flagship project funded by the AHRC Open World Research Initiative, which aims to regenerate and transform modern language learning by foregrounding language's power to shape how we live and make our worlds.

Worldmaking in the Time of Covid-19

Language Acts and Worldmaking has been awarded funding for its proposal, 'Worldmaking in the Time of Covid-19'.

Languages Future Conference

Language Acts is excited to announce its conference Languages Future, featuring special guest speaker David Crystal

New article published: Language learning experiences of postgraduate research students in the UK

Our new article, co-authored by Inma Álvarez, Carlos Montoro, Ana de Medeiros, Debra Kelly and Alice Hazard, from the Diasporic Identities and the Politics and Language Teaching and the Language Transitions strands of the project, has just been published. You can read it here in Open Access.

Boosting Students’ Positive Emotions about Language Learning

King's College London, Bush House, Lecture Theatre 1, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG

The Other Shore: Images of al-Andalus in the Maghrib

King’s College London or online TBC

Imagination, Language and New Worlds

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Worldmaking and Imagination

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Deptford Storytelling Project 2020

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  1. Travelling Concepts

    Words in action

  2. Translation Acts

    Worldmaking on stage

  3. Digital Mediations

    Mapping multilingualism and digital culture

  4. Loaded Meanings

    New worlds for old words

  5. Diasporic Identities

    Teaching languages, mediating cultures

  6. Language Transitions

    Moving through languages