Conference: Languages for the 21st century: training, impact and influence

01.Sep.2010 - 02.Sep.2010 
University of Sheffield - Sheffield
For full information about the conference, please visit the LLAS (Language Linguistics Area Studies) website

The conference aims to show-case new training provision, techniques, technologies, methodologies and research in language teaching, with an emphasis on the advanced or research-focussed learner. Particular emphasis will be on the Languages of the Wider World: Africa, East and South Asia, Russia, Central Europe, and the Arab World.

Major conference themes are:

  • Assessment: methodologies and comparisons
  • Benchmarking: standards for higher study
  • Cultural Competence: teaching text, discourse, rhetoric and skills
  • Generational Change: new approaches for the information age
  • Language for Research: training for the social sciences and humanities
  • Materials and Curriculum Development: from ab initio to advanced, from paper to screen
  • Outreach: training the policy or business learner
  • Research in a global context