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.
The Diasporic Identities research strand of the project is excited to announce a collaboration with the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA) Research Network.
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.
Peter Burke will compare and contrast two diasporas of intellectuals, Protestant refugees in the 17th century and Jewish refugees in the 20th, and their contributions to the cultures of the host countries.
The LCLC Easter school aims to give students an insight into university-style language study. The main objective of the Easter school is to push students' knowledge of their curricular languages beyond what they are taught in the classroom.
A two-day workshop for translators and interpreters which will use drama techniques and artistic practice to enable participants to explore and reflect upon aspects of their experience of working with languages in society today.
In our first conference, Languages Memory, we want to enliven our awareness of the ways in which languages are experienced, practised, taught and researched. We will reflect upon the place of language learning and engage with the material and historical force of languages in the world. The programme is in development and will be available shortly and registration will be open in due course.
Words in action
Worldmaking on stage
Mapping multilingualism and digital culture
New worlds for old words
Teaching languages, mediating cultures
Language TransitionsMoving through languages