Hear us speak

Members of the UCL Centre for Applied Linguistics can be seen and heard around the UK and internationally. Here is a selection of events where you can catch us. Scroll to the bottom for links to videos of past events.


In May 2019, John Gray will be speaking at the 26th Lavender Languages and Linguistics conference in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Talia Isaacs will be a keynote speaker at the 16th European Association for Language Testing and Assessment (EALTA) conference to be held at University College Dublin 31 May – 2 June 2019. Talia will also be speaking about “Assessment and testing” at the Language Learning Roundtable, Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT) conference, Flagstaff, AZ, US, 14 September 2019.

On 5 July 2019, Amos Paran will be a plenary speaker and will also be leading a workshop at the 2nd Swiss Teacher Training Day at Pädagogischen Hochschulen (PH) Zürich [Pedagogical University of Zürich].


In April 2019, John Gray was a keynote speaker at IATFL 2019 in Liverpool.

Amos Paran presented his paper “CPD through MOOCs: what teachers implement in their classrooms” on 4 April 2019 at the IATEFL conference. The paper was chosen by the Research SIG as part of their ‘Showcase’ day.

On the 19th of February 2019, Li Wei presented ‘Language and Culture Learning as embodied Resemiotization: A Translanguaging viewcoming‘ at the University of Westminster.

Ana Pellicer-Sánchez was a featured speaker at the 54th RELC Conference held in Singapore, 11-13 March 2019.

Jim McKinley gave an invited presentation with Dr Heath Rose (Oxford) & Dr Nicola Galloway (Edinburgh) on ‘Language related challenges of English medium instruction and content and language integrated learning’ at the TESOL Convention in Atlanta 12-14 March 2019.

Miguel Perez-Milans was a Plenary Speaker at the 3rd International Conference on Multilingualism and Multilingual Education, held in FH Bielefeld – University of Applied Sciences – Germany, 21-22 March 2019. The title of his talk was ‘Multilingual Education as a Terrain of Struggle: Language, Ethnicity and Activism’


Talia Isaacs is among the “talking heads” on Glenn Fulcher’s site. Talia’s video is the last thumbnail in the multiplex (#21) on the topic of pronunciation assessment   http://languagetesting.info/video/main.html

Andrea Revesz spoke first at two invited colloquia at AAAL in Chicago on 25 and 27 March 2018 (Titles: ‘Investigating the effects of task type on L2 writing processes using eye-tracking, keystroke-logging and stimulated recall’, with Marije Michel, and ‘The relationship between pausing and communicative adequacy in oral task performance’, with Eivind Torgersen and Monika Ekiert). This was followed by her featured talk at TESOL Chicago on 28 March on ‘What makes a task difficult: Teacher and researcher perspectives’ (with Laura Gurzynski-Weiss).

Dina Mehmedbegovic gave a keynote talk at the CIS Symposium on Intercultural Learning in Hong Kong, 8-9 March 2018. Title: Developing intercultural skills through an autobiographical approach. She also spoke in Gothenburg on 20 April, at Skola för alla, on ‘What every educator needs to know about cognitive benefits of bilingualism’.

Andrea Revesz spoke at the BAAL Assessment SIG in Nottingham on 13 April 2018. Title: Investigating L2 writing processes using eye-tracking, keystroke-logging and stimulated recall (with Marije Michel) and on 1 May in Oxford.

In early May 2018 (5-6th) Alfonso Del Percio spoke in Paris at the EHESS and Paris Sorbonne. He gave two invited talks on language and governmentality.

In June 2018 Andrea Revesz went on a Japanese tour (June 15-17 Tokyo and 22-23 Osaka) as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series at Temple University. Her talks were on Task-based Language Teaching.

Li Wei was a plenary speaker at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 27-30 June 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand.

In the Summer term 2018, from April to the end of July, Amos Paran was a visiting professor at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, in Germany, where he gave courses on reading in a foreign language, researching literature in foreign language teaching, and on using film, music and art in the teaching of literature in a foreign language.

Siân Preece spoke at the seminar on linguistic diversity and intercultural competence at UCL Institute of Education, 25 June 2018.

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In October 2018, Andrea Revesz was a plenary speaker at the 40th anniversary conference of the Applied Linguistics Association of Korea (ALAK) in Seoul.

Links to videos of past events

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See John Gray’s keynote at IATEFL “Gender and sexuality in ELT – inclusive education vs. queer pedagogy” (April 2019) in Liverpool.

See Andrea Revesz at Cambridge English Teaching “An Introduction to Task-Based Language Learning” (February 2019) live streamed on Facebook.

See David Mallows speaking at the following events: