Language Learners in Anglophone Contexts

Dictionary by US and UK flags
1 October 2018
9.30 am - 6.15 pm
Jesus College, Oxford


US UK image language learning

Anglophone contexts, such as the UK and US, provide particular challenges for language learning. The aim of this workshop is to explore these challenges.

Book your free ticket via Eventbrite (lunch will be provided for all attendees).

Workshop programme

9:30: Welcome and Introduction

Katrin Kohl and Bill Rivers


9:40: Motivation through Creativity in Language Learning

Bernardette Holmes, Speak to the Future


10:10: The Language Learners of Today and Tomorrow: Supply and Demand in the US

Bill Rivers, JNCL


10:50: Languages and Careers in the 21st Century

Abby Evans, University of Oxford Careers Service

Karen Park, Pittsburgh


11:30: COFFEE


12:00: Language, Cognition and Identity: Exploring the Determinants of Successful Bilingualism in Heritage and Community Languages

Antonella Sorace, Edinburgh


13:00: LUNCH


14:00: Cognitive Benefits of Language Learning

Bencie Woll, UCL


15:00: Engaging with Language Learning Challenges in Anglophone Contexts: The Healthy Linguistic Diet approach

Dina Mehmedbegovic, UCL


16:00 TEA


16:30: Motivating Learners in the UK – Views from the Classroom

Roundtable, chaired by Suzanne Graham, Reading


17:30: How can the Benefits of Language Learning Enrich the Learning Experience?

Discussion with the audience, chaired by Linda Fisher, Cambridge, with Bernardette Holmes and Bill Rivers


18:15: DRINKS           


Booking for this event is now open. Register for your free ticket on Eventbrite.

Download a pdf of the workshop programme.


Any questions? Email the Creative Multilingualism team.

The conference is being organised in collaboration with JNCL.