Frameworks for collaboration and multilingualism

Date: 6 July, 2016 - 7 July, 2016
Location: University of Warwick
Event type: 2 day conference

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The 8th biennial joint LLAS, UCML and AULC ‘Languages in Higher Education’ conference 

The eighth biennial joint LLAS, UCML and AULC conference aims to bring together language practitioners from Secondary, Higher, and Further Education to celebrate language collaborations and innovations across the sector.

The conference is centred on the development of partnerships and frameworks that have formed between individuals or institutions who are continuing to work on bringing languages to the fore.  As a response to challenging times in which our strategically important, yet vulnerable, subjects continue to feel the strain of falling student numbers, instigating innovative collaborations and teaching practices has indeed become of strategic importance in the re-framing of language learning at all levels.

Keynote speakers will include :

Professor Wendy Ayres-Bennett, University of Cambridge
Wendy Ayres-Bennett works on the history of the French language and the history of linguistic thought, particularly in seventeenth-century France. Her major research interests include questions of standardisation and codification, linguistic ideology and policy, and variation and change, from the sixteenth century to the present day. Read more....

Professor Michael Kelly, University of Southampton
 Professor of French in Modern Languages at the University of Southampton,Mike is a specialist in modern French culture and society, especially the history of ideas and intellectuals, and on public policy in the area of languages and language education, in the UK and in Europe more broadly.  He studied French at Warwick University (BA and PhD), and lectured at University College Dublin, before being appointed Professor of French at Southampton. Read more......

René Koglbauer, Newcastle University
René Koglbauer is senior lecturer in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences (ECLS) and currently he is Acting Head of the School. In addition to this leadership role, René is the Director of the North Leadership Centre. present day. Read more....

Speakers at our "TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) Panel" will include :

CHAIR: Dr John Canning, Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Learning and Teaching at the University of Brighton
Jocelyn Wyburd, Director of the Language Centre at the University of Cambridge, Chair of the University Council of Modern Languages
Charlie Hindhaugh, Warwick Students’ Union Education Officer
Dr Ben Brabon, Academic Lead – Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Higher Education Academy

The TEF panel will be an opportunity for the language community to explore what the future Teaching Excellence Framework will mean for Modern Languages. 

The conference would like to explore the current re-thinking of languages provision from a multi-faceted perspective, focusing on the added value that collaborations bring to the sector at large. In this respect, the event will be divided into the following themes:

  1. Transitions in languages education
    1. Routes into Languages: success stories
    2. Innovative collaborations in outreach
    3. Sustainability of collaborations post-funding
    4. Transitions in and out of higher education
  2. Frameworks for enhancing language education
    1. Implementation of innovative frameworks for language teaching
    2. Benchmarking
    3. CEF use and implementation
  3. Innovation and collaboration in language education
    1. Collaborations in curriculum design and reforms
    2. Collaborations in resource development
    3. Collaborations in innovative teaching practices
    4. Collaborations in research
    5. Collaborations and impact on the public
  4. Multilingualism for EU collaboration and beyond
    1. Collaborations beyond national frontiers
    2. Challenges of multilingual collaborations
    3. The multilingual benefit of collaboration
  5. Teaching Excellence Framework
    1. Implications for the sector
    2. Challenges of implementation


The draft programme can now be downloaded here. Please note that it may still change. 



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Cancellation charges will apply :

  • 50% refund of registration fee where cancellation is received in writing by Tuesday 31 May 2016
  • No refund will be given if cancellation is given from Wednesday 1 June 2016 onwards
  • Full details of our charging policy are available
  Early Bird Rate (up to and including 6/06/16 Standard Rate (commencing from 7/06/16 to 30/06/16)
Option 1 :
Conference attendance on 6 & 7 July 2016, conference dinner on 6 July 2016, overnight accommodation* on 6 July 2016 and breakfast on 7 July 2016
£350.00 £380.00
Option 2 :
Conference attendance on 6 & 7 July 2016 with no accommodation or conference dinner
£280.00 £300.00
Option 3 :
Conference attendance on 6 July 2016
£150.00 £160.00
Option 4 :
Conference attendance on 7 July 2016
£150.00 £160.00

We are pleased to be able to offer Postgraduate concessionary rates.  PLEASE NOTE that you must supply your tutor's name and contact details in the comments section of the registration form.  The conference dinner is £40.00 to attend as listed above if booking separately.

Option 5 :
Postgraduate Rate - conference attendance on 6 & 7 July 2016, conference dinner on 6 July 2016, overnight accommodation* on 6 July 2016 and breakfast on 7 July 2016
Option 6  :
Postgraduate Rate - attendance on 6 & 7 July 2016
Option 7 :
Postgraduate Rate - attendance on 6 July 2016 only
Option 8 :
Postgraduate Rate - attendance on 7 July 2016 only

Additional extras :

Option 9 :
Conference Dinner on 6 July 2016 (non-overnight delegates only)
Option 10  :
Extra night accommodation* on 5 July 2016 with breakfast on 6 July 2016
Option 11 :
Extra night accommodation* on 7 July 2016 with breakfast on 8 July 2016
Option 12 :
Extra night accommodation* on 6 July 2016 with breakfast on 7 July 2016


Rooms are based at Bluebell Halls of Residence and are ensuite.  Breakfast will be served in the Rootes Restaurant which is located about a 2-5 minute walk away.  All rooms have hair dryers, wifi, tea and coffee making facilities, towels and toiletries as well as iron and ironing boards that are available in the kitchen.  If you have booked the full conference package, this entitles you to full use of the University Sports Facilities which include : 25m indoor swimming pool, gymnasium and tennis courts as well as overnight parking.

Sponsorship and Exhibitors

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the "Frameworks for collaboration and multilingualism" Conference, please see our rates below.  Please email : and we will be happy to discuss any queries and forward the relevant paperwork to you asap.  This is a great opportunity to meet and network with members of the HE community.

Sponsorship package options Cost
Stand, leaflets in packs, logo on programme (2 days).  This includes :
  • 1 table seating 1 exhibitor not exceeding [2m²]
  • WI-FI access at the Event where possible
  • Lunch and refreshments for 1 exhibitor
  • Space to display banners, posters, brochures
  • Access to all conference sessions

Excludes: conference dinner and accommdation - to be booked separately at :

£400 (+ VAT)
Stand, logo on programme (same as above without leaflets in packs) £350
Extra exhibitor (£100 per exhibitor per day) £100
Drinks reception £350 (+ VAT)
Sponsor demonstration slot - 30 mins, logo on programme £200 (+ VAT)
Leaflets in packs, logo on programme £100 (+ VAT)
Prize draw (Please advise if you wish to participate and donate a prize) N/A

Travelling to the venue

If you need require information about travelling to the University of Warwick please refer to the conference centre website. The event will take place at the Central Campus

Parking at the venue

If you require parking on the days of the conference, you can request it for free at
Please not that if you don’t book your free permit in advance, the venue will charge you for parking. 

Useful information

The University of Warwick campus is nearer Coventry than Warwick and offers good transport links and facilities e.g.bars, cafes, bank, supermarket, pharmacy and sports centre.  On campus you will also find a major Arts Centre

Useful travel links :
National Rail
National Express
Birmingham Airport

Local Bus Service
National Express 12X - this express service goes directly from the City Centre to campus, via Coventry Rail station.
National Express 11 & 11U - these services come from Coventry City Centre and Coventry rail station to campus via Earlsdon
Stagecoach X16 or U17 - the X16 comes to campus from Coventry City Centre and Coventry rail station from Monday to Saturday. On Sunday, the U17 takes its place.
Travel de Courcey W1C - this is a circular route, passing through Coventry City Centre and Coventry rail station, then through campus.

Local Taxi Companies
Allens Taxis – 02476 555555

Trinity Taxis – 02476 999999

Local Hospital/NHS
University Hospital, Coventry - 024 7696 4000
Clifford Bridge Rd, Coventry, West Midlands, CV2 2DX

Coventry Walk-in Centre (an 8am – 6.30pm GP Service) - 0300 200 0060
Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry, CV1 4FS

Nearest shopping Centre
Cannon Park Shopping Centre
Shops include: Tesco / Wilkinson / Boots / Iceland / Hairdressers / Card Factory / New Look / Johnsons Cleaners / Thomas Cook / Places to eat/drink / And many more

Downloadable visitor guides :
Welcome to Warwick “Visitor Guide”
The Official visitor guide for Coventry & Warwickshire, click here

Local Information :
Coventry is a city of peace and reconciliation and the old and new cathedrals sit side by side :

There are lots of choices for eating out and shopping too. Buses run regularly to/from campus

For those willing to take a short drive out (approx..15 mins), Warwick is a pretty market town just along the A46. There’s a lovely market square, several interesting museums and of course Warwick castle :

A short bus ride from Coventry will take you to the small town of Kenilworth with a little shopping centre and a lovely castle:  Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden   The old town (near the castle) has some good eating places.

Keep going a little further (approx.. 30 mins drive from Warwick University campus) and you have Stratford on Avon, lots to see and do: