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.


On the 19th of February 2019, 5.30pm, Li Wei will discuss ‘Language and Culture Learning as embodied Resemiotization: A Translanguaging viewcoming

Jim McKinley is giving an invited talk 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 in March 2019.

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

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.

Last year

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 (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. 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. 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 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, 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, 25 June, 5.30-7pm at the UCL Institute of Education, Room 537.

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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.