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.

It Takes Two to Tandem: The Effect of E-Tandem Language Learning on Foreign Language Enjoyment, Foreign Language Anxiety and Learner Autonomy

Given many higher education institutions tend to show a rather low systemic autonomy (Tatzl, 2013), this project aims to mitigate barriers to learner autonomy by the implementation of an e-tandem scheme

Conference: Languages Memory—Call for Papers

Language Acts and Worldmaking is delighted to announce its first conference, Languages Memory. In this first conference, we want to enliven our awareness of the ways in which languages are experienced, practised , taught and researched. The conference will be held at Bush House, London, 13-14 June 2018.

Teacher Training for GCSE French and Spanish

Free teacher subject specialism training for secondary modern foreign languages will be held in London and Norwich. The programme is delivered by King's College London's Modern Language Centre in collaboration with Lambeth Teaching Schools' Alliance.

Exploratory Practice for Continuing Professional Development

King's College London

Exploratory Practice for Continuing Professional Development is part of the Language Acts and Worldmaking project under the Diasporic Identities research strand.

  1. Travelling Concepts

    Words in action

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  2. Translation Acts

    Worldmaking on stage

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  3. Digital Mediations

    Mapping multilingualism and digital culture

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  4. Loaded Meanings

    New worlds for old words

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  5. Diasporic Identities

    Teaching languages, mediating cultures

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  6. Language Transitions

    Moving through languages
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