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Diversity and social justice in language learning, teaching and research

July 14, 2022 @ 9:00 am - July 15, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


A two-day, online conference, organised by the School of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, based at The Open University.

About this event

The aim of this conference is to collectively reflect upon the relationship between language learning and teaching, inclusion, and social justice, from a multifaceted view. Therein, delegates will consider and discuss papers relevant for the following questions:

How are grammatically discriminatory languages taught?

How can technology support accessibility in language learning?

How can Raciolinguistics inform the development of a more inclusive curriculum?

What is the impact of ideology in materials development for language learning and teaching?

Innovative work that analyses and aims at dealing with these key issues is being conducted mainly on a theoretical level at present, thus it is the focus of the conference to explore how all these ideas can be actively implemented in the languages classroom, building bridges between theoretical perspectives and practical approaches to this emerging research and scholarship area.

Plenary speakers

Professor Walter Mignolo (Director of the Center of Global Studies and the Humanities, Duke University), world leading expert in Decolonisation and Education.

Prof Juan Eduardo Bonnin (Discourse Analysis Professor, CONICET-UNSAM), expert in the role of language in the access to human rights.

Dr Laura Villa Galán (Tomás y Valiente Researcher, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), expert in the intersection of language and politics.

Additional information

To access the whole programme, please visit the conference website: https://wels.open.ac.uk/events/diversity-social-justice-conference

Delegates will receive a Zoom link on the 13th July to access the conference

If you have any questions, please contact us at lal-conference2022@open.ac.uk


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