ESRC Festival of Social Science: "Linguistics research and the language classroom: a discussion"
|Dates:||10 November 2017|
|Times:||19:30 - 21:30|
|What is it:||Forum|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, General public|
As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, the University of Manchester is hosting a panel discussion and workshop for teachers of Modern Foreign Languages, PGCE students, tutors, and anyone with an interest in language education.
The topic of the evening is "Bridging the gap between linguistics research and the language classroom". How can research find its way into the classroom? What can researchers learn from MFL practitioners? How can researchers and teachers work together? What can universities and schools do to promote foreign languages in the UK? What is the future of modern languages in the UK post Brexit?
Dr Heather Marsden, Senior Lecturer, Language and Linguistic Science, The University of York
Prof Nicola McLelland, Professor of German and History of Linguistics, Head of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies,The University of Nottingham
PGCE tutor: Ms Joanne Mimnagh, Senior Lecturer, Secondary PGCE in MFL and the Primary PGCE in MFL, Teacher Education and Professional Development, Manchester Metropolitan University
PGCE student: Mr Liam Bretag, PGCE student in Modern Foreign Languages at Manchester Metropolitan University
The panel discussion/workshop, followed by an informal networking event, takes place at the University of Manchester, University Place building, room 2.220.
This event is part of a day on "The World of Language, Languages of the World", with an interactive exhibition at the The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester from 2-6pm in the afternoon.
FREE - please register via Eventbrite: http://ow.ly/pvEC30fKIjn
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