Daily Archives: 14/02/2017

Next CLLEAR seminar: “Language learners abroad: Making the most of a multilingual experience”


The next Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) seminar will take place on Wednesday 15th February 2017 from 4:00-5:30pm in Lecture Theatre C, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The talk is entitled “Language learners abroad: Making the most of a multilingual experience” and will be delivered by Professor Ros Mitchell, Laurence Richard and Dr Patricia Romero de Mills from the University of Southampton. All welcome for the seminar and discussion!

Here is the abstract for this seminar:
The “year abroad” has been central to modern languages undergraduate programmes in British universities, yet its future is currently uncertain. This talk will present the main findings of the LANGSNAP project, which investigated language learning among students of French and Spanish during and following their sojourn abroad. The positive language learning outcomes experienced by all students, but in varying degrees, are related to their sociocultural experience (social networking, language use, and personal development). There will be a particular focus on case studies of “high gain” students, and the personal and contextual factors which promoted their language learning in complex multilingual and intercultural settings. Research-based conclusions will be drawn for the future management of study abroad programmes, including student preparation and follow up activities.

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EuroCALL 2017 call for papers extended


The call for papers deadline for the 25th EuroCALL conference, to be held at the University of Southampton from 23rd-26th August 2017, has been extended to 20th February 2017.

The conference theme is ‘CALL in a Climate of Change: Adapting to Turbulent Global Conditions’. This theme encompasses the notion of how CALL can, and is responding to changing global circumstances which impact on education, be they in economic, political or environmental spheres. It cuts across areas including teacher training, competitive educational models, open education, models for blended learning, collaboration, creative and innovative pedagogy, student engagement, students’ needs and sustainability.

The programme will include individual papers, symposia, workshops, presentations on EU-funded projects, and posters. Submit your abstract here. You can also visit the EuroCALL 2017 website for further information about the conference.

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