LINGUIST List 28.1258

Tue Mar 14 2017

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition/UK

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 13-Mar-2017
From: Jane McDonnell <>
Subject: Languages in the Primary Classroom
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Full Title: Languages in the Primary Classroom

Date: 22-Jun-2017 - 23-Jun-2017
Location: Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Jane McDonnell
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 17-Apr-2017

Meeting Description:

This two-day workshop will bring together researchers, practitioners and policy-makers to investigate and report on the teaching and learning of languages in the primary school. Our focus will be on the symbiotic relationship between research and practice, how research should support teaching and how teaching should feed into research. The afternoon of 23 June will be devoted to a practical exchange of ideas and experience, with participating teachers invited to give 5-minute talks on their classroom experience. Our keynote speakers are Professor Constant Leung and Professor Victoria Murphy

Call for Papers:

We invite submissions from researchers and practitioners on any aspect of language learning in the primary classroom. Papers should be 20 minutes in length, with 10 minutes for questions.

Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words, including the (first) author's postal and email addresses, and the names and affiliations of other authors, if applicable, to

In addition, we welcome 5-minute presentations from practitioners during our ideas-exchange session to be held on the afternoon of 23 June. If you would like to book a slot, please contact us at

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