Please note that this is an indicative programme only and is subject to change.

AULC 2018 Sheffield Hallam University

Monday 8 January 2018

9:30-10:30 Registration: Stoddart Foyer, Tea and Coffee
10:30-10:45 Welcome from Professor Kevin Kerrigan, Pro VC Dean of SBS Stoddart 7140
10:45-11.30 Opening KeynoteElissavet Amanatidou (Brown University)- From major to minor: reconfigured pedagogies and curricular transformations in ab initio university language classes.
Parallel session 1
7140 – Chair: Simon Nicholls 7139 – Chair: Dr Giulio Giusti 7138 – Chair: Rachel Bower
Paper 1

Multicultural and multilingual heterogeneity in the language classroom: the future of UK universities. Dr Géraldine Crahay (University of Durham)

Paper 3

Language learning as an institutional partnership. Isle Renaudie (University of East Anglia)

Paper 5

The way forward: adopting a CLIL approach to bridge the language content gap in MFL degrees. Maria Garcia Florenciano (University of Leeds)

Paper 2

Bridging the gap – academic and professional “Joint Honours” for post Brexit HE. Ann Carlisle (Chief Executive- Chartered Institute of Linguists)

Paper 4

The dual role of University Language Centres. Oranna Speicher (University of Nottingham)

Paper 6

Raising awareness of individual differences. Dr Ulrike Bavendiek (University of Liverpool)

12:30-13:15 Lunch / Deli Stoddart
Parallel session 2
7140 – Chair: Simon Nicholls 7139 – Chair: Alicia Sanchez Requena 7332
Paper 7

Providing opportunities for internationalisation on campus. Caroline Campbell and Carolin Schneider (University of Leeds)

Paper 9

A 4Ps model of Interactive Multiperson Online Language Learning: pre-conditions, planning processes, possibilities. Deak Kirkham (University of Leeds)


Q & A session
Dr Catherine Chabert (Cardiff University) and Dr John Morley (University of Manchester)

Paper 8

Global engagement strategy: enhancing graduate employability through short intensive academic placements overseas. Ali Nicholson (University of Reading)

Paper 10

Introducing self-study language learning software to the provision of the university-wide language programme. Integration of materials and uptake by learners. Christine Leahy (Nottingham Trent University)

uTalk Presentation
SIGs Meetings
7138 – Management and Teaching

7139 – Teaching and Learning

7140 – Professional Development

7332 – Language for Specific Purposes

15:00-15:30 Coffee break / Deli Stoddart + Language Centre Tour 4th floor Stoddart
15:30-16:15 KeynoteProf Terry Lamb (Professor of Languages and Interdisciplinary Pedagogies, University of Westminster) – Opportunity and innovation in language learning and teaching in UK higher education.
Parallel session 3
7140 – Chair: Dr Anya Louis 7139 – Chair: Simon Nicholls 7138 – Chair: Rosa Alonso-Perez
Paper 11

The Language Learning Framework.  Mark Critchley (Durham University)


Paper 13

Duolinguo versus uTalk: selecting appropriate software to support IWLP learners. Billy Brick (Coventry University)

Paper 15

Reviews in translation project: pedagogy and student engagement. Dr Catherine Xiang and Dr Peter Skrandies (LSE)

Paper 12

Enhancing employability through the integration of linguistic diversity awareness in the syllabus: the case of Arabic. Dr Rasha Soliman (University of Leeds)

Paper 14

A Language tutors’ digital experience tracker: understanding our needs and unlocking our potential. Marion Sadoux (University of Oxford)

Paper 16

Audiovisual translation in teaching foreign languages: the use of intralingual dubbing to improve speed, intonation and pronunciation in spontaneous conversations. Alicia Sanchez Requena (Sheffield Hallam University)

17:15-18:45 Sheffield guided tour – “The Music Halls and Taverns on West Bar”
Drinks reception
Hallam View
Banquet Dinner
Hallam Hall (with live music)


Tuesday 9 January

9:00-9:30 Morning Tea and Coffee / Deli Stoddart
9:30-10:15 Plenary – Brian Fox (recently retired from Director of the provision of interpreting for the European Commission) – Students as Global Graduates.
10:20-11:10 AULC AGM / UNILANG – 7140
Parallel session 4
7139 – Chair: Amy Wigglesworth 7138 – Chair: Dr Anya Louis 7412 (Language Centre)
Paper 17

The Global Graduate – languages and employability. Caroline Campbell and Dr Karen Llewellyn (University of Leeds)

Paper 19

Enhancing employability through international work placements: the case of languages students in Sheffield Business School. Cristina Lopez-Moreno (Sheffield Hallam University)

Sanako new features presentation

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Paper 18

Foreign Language Centre: not just a language provision. Dr Juan Garcia Precedo and Prof Sonia Cunico (University of Exeter)

Paper 20

Spanish in the workplace at Exeter: enhancing intercultural competence and employability. Dr José Carlos Tenreiro Prego (University of Exeter)

12:10-12:45 Light lunch / Deli Stoddart
12:45-13:15 Final Remarks / Close

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