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The Role of Emotions in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching

Brief description:

This international workshop will be held at King’s College London on Saturday 24 November 2018 and seeks to examine the role of emotions both in- and outside the language classroom. It aims to contribute to a better understanding of their importance in anyone learning or teaching a language. The workshop’s contributions will focus on the interplay of emotions of both language learners and teachers, a highly relevant field in an increasingly pressurised academic environment. The role of teachers’ wellbeing as a crucial prerequisite for fruitful language teaching and learning will be discussed, aiming to shine a light on how educators can balance their emotions. Furthermore, language anxiety and possible ways to help students cope with it will be explored, while insights into links between e-Tandem learning and language enjoyment will be given as well.

The workshop is free but there is limited availability.

If you wish to attend, please sign up here by 14th November for catering purposes: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-role-of-emotions-in-foreign-language-learning-and-teaching-tickets-51413333665

Please contact the organisers with any questions:

pia.resnik@kphvie.ac.at ; christine.schallmoser@kcl.ac.uk


9:30: Registration open + coffee

10:15-10:30: Welcome and Opening of Workshop

10:30-12:00: TALK & WORKSHOP: Sarah Mercer (University of Graz, Austria): 

Colouring the rainbow of teacher emotions for wellbeing

12:00-1:00: Lunch break

1:00-2:30: TALK & WORKSHOP: Christina Gkonou (University of Essex, UK): 
Foreign language learner anxiety: Causes, consequences and classroom cures

2:30-3:00: Coffee break & snacks

3:00-4:30: TALK & WORKSHOP: Pia Resnik (University College of Teacher Education, Vienna/Krems, Austria) & Christine Schallmoser (King’s College London, UK):

Enjoyment as a key to success? E-Tandem language learning in higher education

4:30-4:45: Closing of Workshop