Perspectives on Language Teaching and Learning (Conference)

The cross-sector annual conference New Perspectives on Language Teaching and Learning will be taking place in Dundee on Saturday 15th June 2019, hosted by the Applied Languages Team at the University of Dundee, along with the School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews, and the University of Aberdeen.

The theme of the conference this year is “Widening Participation” and it seeks to explore widening participation in its widest sense in relation to Modern Languages and language learning, from encouraging language uptake amongst learners from all backgrounds, to reflecting on different approaches to and techniques of ab initio language teaching.

We welcome proposals for workshops as well as presentations of projects on innovative ways of teaching Modern Languages at school and at university level.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • Creative skills
  • Enterprise
  • Technology-enhanced learning (TEL)
  • Independent learning
  • Innovative assessment
  • Peer feedback
  • Translation and interpreting skills
  • Bilingualism and multilingualism in the classroom
  • Transition from school to university
  • Innovative approaches to ab initio teaching
  • The pros and cons of streaming
  • Developing confidence in language learners

Please express your interest by midnight on Monday 15 April 2019 by sending your proposal to Marion Spöring ( as a titled, Word or PDF attachment of not more than 250 words in length. Your proposal should include your name and organisation. The successful participants will be notified by 1 May 2019.