Modern Languages and Linguistics at University of Southampton: inspiring and raising awareness of the value of learning languages by inspirational teaching and learning approaches

Innoconf 2019

On Friday 28th June 2019, Modern Languages and Linguistics hosted InnoConf19 at Avenue Campus. The conference theme “Treasuring languages: innovative and creative approaches in HE” enabled attendees to discuss and seek innovative approaches dealing with creative ways to raise awareness about the value of learning languages.

The event marked the 9th annual conference in the Innovative Language Teaching and Learning at University series and was officially opened by Head of MLL, James Minney. Over 100 delegates attended the conference to experience the wide range of presentations and share best practice.

The keynote speakers, Professor Mike Kelly and Professor Marina Orsini-Jones, gave thought-provoking talks. Both keynotes have been recorded and will be made available on the conference website shortly. Colleagues from ACIS, MLL, and the Digital Learning team showcased exciting projects amongst many other from various institutions across UK, Europe and Canada.

There was a good vibe on the day and the organising committee, led by Alessia Plutino, hopes that this event will serve as an inspiration to raise awareness about the value of learning languages and new inspirational teaching and learning approaches.

For language practitioners and technology users – but not exclusively – and also for those who would like to know more about technology applied to language teaching: save the date for next event organised at the University of Southampton by the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics: the eLearning Symposium on 24th January 2020, and you can see what happened at the 2019 edition at the conference archive site. The call for papers will be advertised shortly. See you there!

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