Click on the links below to find out more about previous MiLL events.
Berrick Saul Building, University of York, 4–6pm, 8 September 2016 MiLL presented this event for language teachers and those interested in language teaching, at the Education Session of the 2016 Linguistics Association of Great Britain meeting. Abstract Formal linguistic second language acquisition research and the practice of language teaching share the same focus, namely … Continue reading Communicating with Other Worlds: Formal Linguistic Second Language Acquisition and Language Teaching
University of Sheffield Saturday 23 January 2016 This workshop explored the question of how we make language meaningful in a language learning context at a variety of levels. At the level of words and grammar, how do these elements work together to create meaning? At the level of learner engagement, what makes the language … Continue reading Perspectives on making language meaningful in the language learning context
University of Sheffield 22nd January 2016 There continues to be considerable interest in the question of implicit versus explicit learning in second language acquisition, referred to in some paradigms as acquisition versus learning. Despite differences in theoretical approaches, there is shared understanding in core aspects of these types of knowledge (Whong et al 2014). This … Continue reading What does the explicit/implicit learning distinction mean in current second language acquisition research?
Saturday October 24 2015 Berrick Saul Building, University of York It goes without saying that meaning is crucial to the communication skills we hope to foster in the language classroom. Yet the question of how we use language to create meaning is often left unexplored, as we focus either on the nitty gritty of grammar … Continue reading Engaging with Meaning in Language Learning
Hidden Meanings in Language Learning for York Festival of Ideas Wednesday 10 June 2015 University of York This event brought together language teachers, language learners and armchair languages enthusiasts for an exciting and interesting exploration of what language learning means in today’s UK. The keynote lecture was delivered by Professor Ros Mitchell, who explored the … Continue reading Hidden Meanings in Language Learning
University of York June 29 2015 This event, run by our partner network NISSLL, brought together teachers of German and teachers and researchers interested in German language learning are invited to this workshop to showcase research on some of people’s favourite (or most troublesome?) German grammar points. The discussion focused how we might help learners … Continue reading Language acquisition research and the German language classroom
University of Southampton January 24 2015 This event brought together language teachers who were interested in sharing experiences and ideas, and hearing views from both research and teaching perspectives, on how we understand meaning in the language classroom. Copies of the presentation slides from the guest speakers can be accessed below. Programme Welcome and introduction … Continue reading Ways of Understanding Meaning in Language Learning