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On this page you can find listings of forthcoming key events, conferences and seminars relevant to the professional development of teacher educators as well as further events related to languages education that may be of interest to a wider audience.


Key events for the professional development of Teacher Educators

***Advance notice of conference and call for papers***

Challenges to Learning in 21st Century Schools
Thursday 28 January 2010, Leeds Trinity & All Saints

Keynote Speaker:  Dr Bill Rogers

Dr Bill Rogers is an international education consultant with a highly acclaimed reputation.  He lectures widely on discipline and behaviour policy, classroom management, stress and teaching and colleague support.  The conference has as its overarching theme: "Challenges to Learning in 21st Century Schools'.  There will be a keynote address and final plenary review from Dr Bill Rogers and a number of presentations of papers.

The aim of the Leeds Trinity & All Saints conference is to provide an opportunity for academics and professionals from various educational sectors with a wide variety of interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research and further a deeper understanding of present challenges.

The keynote address and a selection of papers presented at the conference will be published in a new series (Leeds Trinity Papers). 

Click here to download further details about the conference and how to submit a paper.
Click here to go to the Leeds Trinity & All Saints website.


NEW! Initial Teacher Education Conference
4-5 September 2009, Loughborough Conference Centre

This annual conference is for all those involved in supporting trainees on primary and secondary initial teacher education programmes for MFL. The conference is appropriate for teacher trainers on MFL PGCE, SCITT and GTP and for mentors who work in partnership with any of these. Those involved in research in this sector will also find much to stimulate their thinking.

Click here to download the programme.
Click here for more details and registration.


42ND ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR APPLIED LINGUISTICS   Theme: "Language, Learning and Context"   3 - 5 September 2009, Newcastle University, Newcastle, England, UK  

BAAL 2009 will be held at Newcastle University. The conference will be organised by the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences (SECLS), and the Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences (CRiLLS). BAAL 2009 is directly preceded by the UK Language Variation and Change Conference this year, also taking place at Newcastle University.

Abstracts are welcome in any area of Applied Linguistics that fits within the theme of the conference - "Language, Learning and Context ". This theme includes papers that focus squarely on language, learning, or context, or any combination of the three.  


lease go to the BAAL conferences webpage to submit your abstract

Please go to the conference webpage for more information of the conference.



Theme: Exploring the Interfaces: Interrelating learning theories, policy and practitioner perspectives on foreign and second language learning in the UK


Submissions are invited for papers and posters addressing the theme of the conference. Each submission should provide the name and affiliation of the author(s), a title, and a 250-word abstract, indicating whether the submission is for a paper or poster. Papers will be allocated 20-minute slots for presentation plus 10 minutes for discussion.  

Deadline for abstracts: 28 February 2009. Notification of acceptance by 4 April 2009.   Please note that registration rates and accommodation arrangements will be published by 31 January 2009.   Abstracts should be submitted to Gee Macrory at [email protected] .


Flying High 2009

Flying High is the annual national conference for all those involved in language teaching and learning. The aim is to disseminate the innovative good practice from language colleges and beyond, which can be replicated in all schools. The event includes sessions from practising teachers and senior managers in language colleges.

This event is run in partnership by the CILT, the National Centre for Languages and the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT).

For themes, keynote speakers and other details please go to the CILT webpage.


Further events

19th Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA)

2-5 September 2009, University College, Cork, Ireland

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31 January 2009
Notification of acceptance: 30 April 2009
Early Bird Registration: 15 June 2009
For more information and registration details please visit the conference website.


CILT Community Languages National Conference

Wednesday 11 June 2008, Holiday Inn Royal Victoria, Sheffield

This conference will provide you with the chance to develop skills, ask questions and share expertise, and to network with colleagues from all areas of community languages teaching. The keynote lectures, by Dr Lid King, National Director for Languages, and Dr Charmian Kenner of Goldsmiths, University of London, will speak on issues of national development and research outcomes

For more information and registration details please visit the conference website


11th Postgraduate Conference of the Centre for Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick (formerly CELTE)

Wednesday 18 June 2008, University of Warwick

The aim of the Postgraduate Conference is provide postgraduate students with the opportunity to present their research, to attend experts' keynote presentations, to meet peers who engage in similar research activities, to practise their presentation skills, and to get valuable feedback on their research. The keynote speakers are Professor Zoltn Drnyei, Professor of Psycholinguistics, University of Nottingham and Professor Michael Hoey, Professor of English Language, University of Liverpool

We invite postgraduate students to submit an abstract for either a paper or a poster presentation on one of the following four themes:
- Language Learning and Pedagogy
- Working and Communicating Across Cultures
- Professional and Academic Discourse
- Teacher Education and Development

Abstracts are for either paper or poster presentations. The deadline for receipt of abstract is the 9th May 2008. Abstracts must be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word document attachment to the conference organisers at [email protected]. Your abstract must include the following information: The title, Name and affiliation of the author(s), Contact numbers and email address(es), Whether you wish it to be a paper or a poster presentation.

The abstract should be no more than 250 words in length (excluding the above information). Abstracts will be selected and approved by the conference committee. Accepted papers and posters will be notified by 23rd May 2008. Single papers will be allocated 20 minutes for presentation, including 10 minutes for questions and discussion, and posters will be on display all day.


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