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The profile of the language teacher has considerably evolved in the last years as a result of crucial advances in society. The focus is now on the inclusion of previously neglected parts of the world and students play a more relevant role. At the same time, global issues have pushed professionals to keep up with many changes that are here to stay.

How do we, as language teachers, choose and manage the breadth of topics, methods and approaches and decide what and how to teach in semesters that are typically around 10 to 11 weeks long?

How do we design our curricula and what is the rationale behind our choices?

We are organising two separate workshops to reconsider the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ we teach. They offer a forum for language teaching colleagues across Higher Education to come together and discuss ideas which may lead to the creation of working groups.

What to teach workshop

Date: Wednesday 17 January 2024

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: University Park, University of Nottingham

Fee: £20

Keynote speaker: Dr Leticia Yulita, Professor, University of East Anglia, UK

Download keynote speech abstract and Leticia's biography

About the workshop

The workshop will invite delegates to reflect on:  

  • Content and topics currently taught 
  • Curriculum design 
  • The role of grammar
  • (Co)creation of learning materials 
  • Accessibility, inclusivity and gender-fair language  
  • Decolonization of the curriculum 
  • Language variation  
  • Employability skills through language learning
  • CLIL and interdisciplinarity 

Programme

The day will start with an invited keynote speaker who will present on curriculum design, followed by a discussion in groups about specific key points developed during the previous session. Afterwards, there will be time dedicated to the delegates’ presentations on 'WHAT’ they teach, based on a proforma that we will send in due course with the aim of sharing best practice and new ideas. The afternoon session will continue with a workshop, led by the keynote speaker. Coffee breaks and lunch will be provided.

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How to teach workshop

Date: Wednesday 17 April 2024

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: University Park, University of Nottingham

Fee: £20

Keynote speaker: to be confirmed

About the workshop

The workshop will invite delegates to reflect on:

  • Methodologies and approaches  
  • Language learning strategies  
  • Innovative assessment  
  • The role of teachers and learners  
  • The use of technology, AI and social media in language teaching and learning 

Programme

  • To be confirmed

 

Book your place

 

We encourage participants to join us on both days, if possible, to keep the conversation going and create continuity across the two workshops. We will expect delegates to actively share and present their ideas and practices.

Contact us

If you have any queries plase email LTL@nottingham.ac.uk