The department of Modern Languages and Linguistics is pleased to host the 14th BAAL Language Learning and Teaching SIG conference at the University of Southampton on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th July 2018. This year’s theme will be:

“Language teaching and learning in unstable times, and in changing political landscapes”

The theme will enable participants to discuss the challenges offered to traditional language education policy and practice by increasing interconnected globalization and changing conceptions of identity, accompanied by a rise in global migratory flows, resurgent nationalism and social inequality. These challenges have both foreseen and unforeseen consequences for the development and implementation of language education policy, and for teaching, learning and assessment practices. We invite papers and posters which make a contribution to understanding the issues which arise in the pre-school, school, and university language curriculum, in community-based and online learning and teaching contexts, and in the evaluation and management processes which shape language education experiences.

Confirmed plenary speakers: 

Professor Fiona Copland, University of Stirling

Professor Tony Liddicoat, University of Warwick

Dr John Gray, UCL Institute of Education

Questions and enquiries can be sent to Erin Forward: E.M.Forward@soton.ac.uk

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Southampton,

The conference organisers:

Richard Kiely, Julia Huettner & Erin Forward


Call For Papers extended!

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