February 2016 e-bulletin - LLAS Centre for languages, linguistics and area studies

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News Bulletin
February 2016

Dear colleague,  

Welcome to the LLAS e-bulletin for February 2016. Click here to see this email on the LLAS website.

This month's e-bulletin in brief

  • In the news
  • Community Board

In the news

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Frameworks for collaboration and multilingualism - 6-7 July 2016 - University of Warwick

CALL FOR PAPERS : Deadline Friday 4 March 2016

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.

Further information and details can be found at : https://www.llas.ac.uk/conf2016


Routes LIVE
Don’t forget to join our fourth webinar "The Versatility of Languages : transferable skills and cultural competencies " on Friday, 26 February 2016 (12.00 - 13.00)

Routes into Languages launched a series of webinars covering the topic of employability as part of a strand of online dissemination activity. Their fourth webinar "The Versatility of Languages : transferable skills and cultural competencies" is scheduled for Friday, 26 February 2016. The event aims to address an audience of students, teachers and trainers who are invited to ask questions to a panel.  The previous three webinars "Routes into language teaching" /"Working as a translator or Interpreter : Ask the Experts!" / "Languages for Business"  are available to view by clicking here...... 


LLAS 11th eLearning symposium 2016 - Presentations now available to view online

The recordings of the parallel sessions can now be viewed online.


Due to technical difficulties some sessions are not available. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


BALEAP PIM - 12 June 2016 - University of Southampton
EMI in Higher Education: the challenges and the opportunities

CALL FOR PAPERS : Deadline Friday 8 April 2016

As teachers of English for Academic Purposes in ever-widening contexts, both geographical and disciplinary, we can find ourselves facing complex challenges and issues, none more so than when problematising the “E” in English Medium Instruction in Higher Education and its future development.   Practitioners and researchers are invited to participate in a day of constructive discussion around the nature of English in the EMI context, together with implications for the delivery of course content, standardisation and assessment, and ultimately the consequences for the EAP tutor, both in the UK and in off-shore campuses.  Dr Kristina Hultgrun, Lecturer in English Language and Applied Linguistics at the Open University will be attending as a Plenary Speaker.  Themes, call for papers submission form and further information can be found here.




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Community Board 

Community Board is a space for you to reach the LLAS community. Whether you want feedback on a project, advertise posts / vacancies, new initiatives, or share good practice, let us know and we will feature it on our Community Board. Email : llas@soton.ac.uk and put "Community Board" in the subject header

  • Innovative language teaching and learning at university : enhancing participation and collaboration - Edited by Cecilia Goria, Oranna Speicher, and Sascha Stollhans.  Published by : Research-publishing.net.   Read more ......
  • Urban Studies Foundation - Funding Opportunity "International Fellowship for Early to Mid-Career Urbzn Scholars from the Global South 2016" - The next round of funding is available.  Closing date for application is 29 April 2016.  Further details and application form available.  Read more.....
  • Twitter for Language Learning Research Project - A survey has been created on how Twitter is used by language learners.  It can be shared with networks, mailing lists, contact, social media, and includes students.  Further information and details including the survey in other languages relating to the project and survey can be found here.  Read more......

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