Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Conference for English Language A/AS-level teachers: 11 June


English Language: current research and new perspectives
a free one-day conference for A/AS-Level teachers
Wednesday 11 June 2014
University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton

Join us for a day of talks and discussions in which participants can
·      learn about recent research findings and research methods that complement A-level English Language curricula;
·      find answers to questions about language structure;
·      explore the relations between A-level and university-level study of English Language;
·      network with A-level and university teachers with similar interests.

Registration (free) is required. Please contact us at EngLangTeachers@sussex.ac.uk to request a registration form or more information!

Programme
10-10:30
Registration, coffee/tea, opening words
10:30-11:15
Charlotte Taylor:
Using Critical Discourse Analysis in investigating the representation of migrants
11:15-12
Roberta Piazza:
When film/television language is far from what we ‘expect’
12-1
Lunch
1-1:45
Lynne Murphy:
British & American Englishes: fact versus convenient fiction
1:45-2:30
Melanie Green: Troubleshooting grammar
[Are there bits of grammar that you find difficult to teach? Sentences that have stumped you? Let us know via the registration form.]
2:30-3
coffee/tea break
3-3:45
Lynne Cahill:
Is electronic language more like speech or like writing?
3:45-4:15
Participants and Sussex staff and students:
On the relation between A-level and university study: responses and reflections
4:15-4:30
Closing words and feedback


Feel free to comment here with questions, but we don't recommend putting your email address in comments in order to request a registration form. Please email registration requests instead (EngLangTeachers@sussex.ac.uk).   

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