Conference reports

Herts for learning 29th November 2019

Access the Pdf of the presentation slides here: Myles & Porter: Metalinguistic Awareness and Links to L1 Literacy

NALDIC Conference Oxford 16th November 2019

Access the presentation slides here: Murphy, Myles & Holmes (2019) – The intersection of Modern Foreign Language and EAL pedagogy –the way forward?

Festival of Social Sciences Event ‘Primary Language Policy in England – A Call to Action’

The Research in Primary Languages Network (RIPL) occasioned a very successful call to action on primary languages on Saturday 9 November at the Institute of Education, University College,  bringing together leading figures from the language community and practitioners to plan and discuss the next steps for primary language policy in England.  Read more.

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Progress assessment and transition PDF.

Herts for Learning: Primary  Leaders of Languages Conference – 30th November 2018

Suzanne Graham from the University of Reading spoke at the Herts for Languages Primary Leaders of Languages Conference on 30 November on ‘Progress and Preparedness in Primary Languages- issues of teaching and assessment’. Read more.

Speaking for the future at The Language Show 2018

On Friday 9th November at The Language Show at Olympia, Richard Hardie and Bernardette Holmes MBE from Speak to the Future, in partnership with Benoît Le Dévédec of the Institut Français and Vicky Gough from the British Council, presented a seminar on “Why Languages are essential to us all post-Brexit”. Read more.

Second Language learning in the Primary Years

In June 2018, Dr Elizabeth Wonnacott (UCL) and Dr Helen Brown (Nottingham Trent University) hosted a workshop on Second Language learning in the Primary Years. The workshop brought together language teachers and researchers to learn about and give feedback on recent research studies investigating language learning in the primary years. Read more.

AILA Early Language Learning Research Network

Hosted by the School of  Education,University of Iceland, the conference on Early Language Learning: Multiple perspectives, proved an inspiration, with many excellent research presentations. A theme emerging throughout the conference was the need to find ways of addressing challenges of increasingly multilingual classroom contexts. Read more.


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