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The Pedagogies of the Colloquial Register in Language Teaching in HE | Online event | 9th February | School of Languages, Cultures and Societies | University of Leeds

The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds invites you to a CELT event entitled ‘Pedagogies of the Colloquial Register in Language Teaching & Learning’ which will take place on Microsoft Teams on Wednesday the 9th of February from 14:05 to 15:55.

The event will have contributions from the community of PGRs and staff in Leeds Language Centre and the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies (LCS). Student reps will also be invited to give their perspectives on how the everyday register is/can be integrated in HE language programmes.

The event will start with a welcome talk by Professor Emma Cayley (Head of LCS) and Dr Yolanda Cerdá (Director of Language Centre). Please see the event programme below.  Appreciating that it may be difficult for some colleagues to be free for the whole duration of the event, please feel free to join in when you can.

Colleagues external to UoL can register through the event page

Preliminary programme

Time Item
14:05 – 14:15
Welcome

Emma Cayley – Head of School of Language, Cultures and Societies

Yolanda Cerdá – Director of Leeds Language Centre
14:15 – 14:35
From soap operas to real life drama - Bringing everyday language to the writing class

Carmem Mackle – Lecturer – SPLAS - LCS
14:35 – 14:55
A delicate balance: navigating register in informal yet professional contexts

Lucy Ferguson – MA researcher - LCS
14:55 – 15:05
BREAK
15:05 – 15:25
Colloquial language as a component of EAP in-sessional mathematics provision

Deak Kirkham – Lecturer in EAP
15:25 – 15:45
Benefits and challenges of integrating colloquial language in Modern Languages degrees: some reflections from Russian

James Wilson - Lecturer in Russian and Language Studies
15:45 – 15:55
Closing remarks

Rasha Soliman – Director of Leeds Centre for Excellence in Language Teaching

For further details and abstracts, please click here

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