AULC Annual conference 2022 – Envisage the Future: Reshaping Language Teaching and Learning


Date: 25-27 April 2022 (Microsoft Teams online event)

Cost: £15.00 for members of AULC and members of CercleS (please register with your employer email address).

£25.00 for non-members. 

No registration fee is required for presenters or colleagues employed by the University of Nottingham.

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Event summary

The 23rd Association of University Language Communities’ (AULC) annual conference will take place online Monday 25-Wednesday 27 April 2022, hosted by the University of Nottingham.

The aim of the conference is to enable language centre practitioners, language educators and scholars to present and discuss their practice, pedagogies and research around the following three broad strands:  

  • Assessment 
  • Student Agency (including
    staff-student collaboration) 
  • Sustainability of Institution Wide Languages

We hope that by holding the conference over three days, delegates will have more time to peruse the pre-recorded talks in advance, and post comments and questions.

There will also be opportunities to participate in some live presentations, synchronous discussions and workshops. 

Themes and format 

  • Reconceptualising
    assessment – task
    authenticity and relevance  
  • Student agency; ownership of learning; student wellbeing 
  • Equality, diversity and
    inclusion in teaching (policy/pedagogy
  • Embedding digital pedagogy
    in the language curriculum (policy/pedagogy/practice) 
  • Reimagining in-person
    teaching and the shape of the
    future classroom 
  • Fostering staff resilience and wellbeing    
  • Sustainability of Language
    Centres: challenges and opportunities  
  • Scholarship and 
    professionalisation of
    language teachers   

It is an opportunity for our community to come together to share practice, pedagogies, 
research and reflections in our context.   

The conference organising team is hoping to publish an edited volume with selected papers from the conference. 


Download the programme (PDF)

Keynote speakers

Monday 25 April: Professor Kay Sambell and Professor Sally Brown

Tuesday 26 April: Dr Tammy Gregersen

Wednesday 27 April: Dr Peppi Taalas

Our sponsors







The University of Nottingham
University Park

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