Seminars and Events

All events are held at 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY unless otherwise stated.

All are welcome to those indicated as ‘public seminars’ in parentheses after the title. These are held on Monday evenings and there is no need to book. If you are coming from outside the Department and would like to attend any of the other seminars or events, please contact the convener(s) beforehand.
Click on the title of the event for further information.

BAAL/CUP 2018 Seminar (In)Formal second language learning: Integrating informal practices into formal contexts

23 August 2018 09:00 - 17:30
Seminar Room G/H

Convenors: Henriette Arndt, Christina Lyrigkou & Dr Jessica Briggs

Description: In this digital age, there are more opportunities for informal second language learning to take place than ever before: Language learners can engage with their target language through social media, video games, films and television, music, and many other media. This two-day seminar will bring together researchers and teacher education practitioners to engage in critical and collaborative dialogue about the implications that research on informal second language learning — despite focusing on out-of-classroom practices — has for the teaching of second and foreign languages in general (and English in particular) in schools and universities. We hope to encourage future research in this area to consider more explicitly practice oriented approaches.

The programme presentations by four keynote speakers, who are experts in the field of informal second language learning, as well as an interactive workshop, a panel discussion, and breakout discussion groups. In the interest of promoting as much active discussion as possible among the participants, there are no additional slots for paper presentations. However, all delegates are encouraged to share and discuss their work during the poster session on the second day!

This seminar is sponsored by the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) and Cambridge University Press. 

Registration fee: £40, includes delegate pack, lunch and refreshments. Spaces are limited!

For more information, please visit: https://informall2learning.wordpress.com/

Subject Pedagogy seminar - title TBA

15 November 2018 16:00 - 17:30

Speaker: Dr Roland Bernhard, University of Salzburg Convenor: Gabriel Stylianides