A-level teachers symposium 2019
The department of Linguistics and Modern Languages at the University of Huddersfield will host the 8th Annual Symposium for A-Level Teachers of English Language on Monday 24 June 2019. The day will run from 10am – 4.45pm, with a free lunch and the breaks provided!
The day will take place in the Oastler building on the Queensgate campus in Huddersfield. The day will include plenary talks by leading language specialists and practical workshops outlining new techniques of linguistic analysis.
This year’s talks come from the Linguistics department here at Huddersfield and elsewhere. They will discuss cutting edge linguistic research and how this can be used to help A-Level students in their studies. They will explore:
· The language of RuPaul (Dr Tom Devlin, University of Huddersfield)
· Hansard – making parliament accessible (Prof Lesley Jeffries, UoH)
· Language, computers and statistics (Babette Verhoeven, Aquinas College and UoH)
· Using software to help students learn grammar (Mark Boardman, UoH)
· Engaging critically with how language issues are represented in the media (Dan Clayton, University College London)
Download the programme for more details.
You can book your (free!) place and ask any questions you might have by getting in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Linguistics and modern languages hosted IAFPA 2018 conference
We hosted the 27th annual meeting of The International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics. The conference took place 29th July - 1st August 2018. Well done to the local organising committee!
Visit the conference website to see what happened!
Symposium for A-Level English Language Teachers - 28th june 2018
We hosted the annual Symposium for A-Level English Language Teachers on Thursday 28th June 2018. The event took place in the new Oastler building on the main Queensgate campus in Huddersfield. To see the programme, visit the event page.
Symposium for A-Level English Language Teachers - 26th june 2017
The department of Linguistics and Modern Languages at the University of Huddersfield hosted the free annual Symposium for A-Level English Language Teachers on Monday 26th June 2017 in the new Oastler building on the main Queensgate campus in Huddersfield. To see the programme and to access free resources from the day, visit the event page.
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UK Linguistics olympiad markathon
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Linguistics and Modern Languages Postgraduate Conference 2016
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A LEVEL TEACHER DAY - 28 JUNE 2016
The University of Huddersfield invites you to join us at our 6th Annual Symposium for teachers of English Language at A Level.
The day will include practical workshops and talks by specialists in English Language and Linguistics. This free one-day event aims to:
foster closer connections between A Level and University-level English Language and linguistics;
introduce teachers to new theories and methodologies for studying English Language;
open up discussion as to how current developments in language and linguistics might be implemented in the A Level English classroom.
For the full programme go to our conference web-page
To register your interest for the next A Level Teacher Day, please email Louise Nuttall at email@example.com or contact her on 01484 471365
Linguistics Olympiad National Finals
Between 18 and 20 March, we hosted the Round 2 finals of the UK Linguistics Olympiad (UKLO). UKLO organises a national competition for school students in which competitors have to solve linguistics puzzles. The four highest scoring competitors from Round 2 then represent the UK at the International Linguistics Olympiad, held this year in Mysore, India, between 25 and 29 July.