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‘Our Languages’: Exploring Collaborations in Language Education

This conference, organised by Elena Polisca and Sascha Stollhansexplores cross-sector collaborations in language education in the UK. Taking place at Lancaster University, 28 September 2019, it invites primary and secondary teachers, academics, other language professionals and policy makers to discuss ideas to tackle the ‘language crisis’ in the UK, and explore potential cross-sector collaborations. The event will result in the publication of open-access position papers with recommendations for future developments in British language education.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Pascale Vassie OBE, National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education
  • Dr Shirley Lawes, Lecturer and Researcher in Education, UCL
  • Helen Myers, Assistant Head, The Ashcombe School & Chair of Association for Language Learning London Branch
  • René Koglbauer, Dean of Lifelong Learning and Professional Practice, Executive Director of North Leadership Centre, Newcastle University & UCML Schools Liaison Officer
  • Janet Lloyd, Primary Languages Network
  • Dr Francesca La Morgia, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin & Founder of Mother Tongues Ireland

For further information including the full programme, see the conference webpage, and to register for the conference click here.

If you have any questions about this event, please email e.polisca@lancaster.ac.uk and s.stollhans@lancaster.ac.uk.