Department of Language and Linguistics

Essex Language Conference for Teachers 2022

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The Essex Language Conference for Teachers (ELCT) is an event for teachers of modern foreign languages to share ideas and be inspired about language teaching! 

The 2022 ELCT is running virtually on Saturday 2 July. The conference is open to high school teachers and includes lectures from our expert academics, practical workshops and opportunities to network with teachers around the world. 

 

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Programme

  • 10am - Welcome
  • 10.15am - Session One
    • 10.15am - Introduction to the day
      Speaker: Chiara Fiori
    • 10.15am - Bilingualism? The importance of linguistic proximity
      Speaker: Dr. Claire Delle Luche
    • 11.05am - Children's developing awareness of regional accent variation
      Speaker: Dr. Ella Jeffries
    • 11.45am - Exchange and discussion: what are the main challenges that Language teachers face nowadays?
  • 12pm - Lunch
  • 1pm - Session Two
    • 1pm - Using drama in the foreign Language classroom
      Speaker: Dr. Simona Bora
    • 1.40pm - Using interpreting and subtitling in Language teaching
      Speaker: Dr. Laetitia Vedrenne
  • 2.20pm - Break
  • 2.30pm - Session Three
    • 2.30pm - Let's use online social media as new venues for Language teaching
      Speaker: Dr. Nasser Jabbari
    • 3.10pm - Mind mapping techniques: an effective tool for Modern Language Teaching and Learning
      Speaker: Christopher Da Silva
    • 3.50pm - Exchange and discussion: "How to improve students' engagement of learning Languages"
  • 4.10pm - Conclusion, feedback
  • 4.20pm - Finish

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Previous conferences

2020

Presentation

The 11th ELCT 2020 took place on Tuesday 30th June 2020 between 6pm and 7pm BST. The 2020 conference was a short evening event in form of a Zoom workshop.

‘A taster in Sophrology: bringing calm and balance in daily life’ with Sandrine Singleton Perrin.

Sophrology is a mind-body training system based on a realistic attitude to the challenges of modern everyday life, which can help us to increase our sense of wellbeing and relieve stress and anxiety, even during crisis times such as the current one.

Sandrine is a former Essex colleague in the Department of Language and Linguistics. She taught French at university level for many years, but has decided to hang up her 'teaching shoes' to train as a sophrologist.

2017

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2016

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2015

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Contact us
Conference Organiser Claudia Alsdorf
University of Essex
Department of Language and Linguistics University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 872083