The ninth 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.
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:Transitions in languages educationRoutes into Languages: success storiesInnovative collaborations in outreachSustainability of collaborations post-fundingTransitions in and out of higher educationFrameworks for enhancing language educationImplementation of innovative frameworks for language teachingBenchmarkingCEF use and implementationInnovation and collaboration in language educationCollaborations in curriculum design and reformsCollaborations in resource developmentCollaborations in innovative teaching practicesCollaborations in researchCollaborations and impact on the publicMultilingualism for EU collaboration and beyondCollaborations beyond national frontiersChallenges of multilingual collaborationsThe multilingual benefit of collaborationTeaching Excellence FrameworkImplications for the sectorChallenges of implementation
Abstracts of up to 200 words for papers or ideas for posters should be submitted no later than Friday 4th March 2016. The online submission form can be downloaded here. Papers should be 20 minutes with 10 minutes for discussion.
Please send your abstracts to : firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday 4th March 2016.