AMLUK Symposium: Modern Languages and Inclusivity: Sharing Ideas and Practices

This year’s annual AMLUK symposium is being held on 25 March 2022 and will discuss how associations, schools, and university departments are approaching questions regarding inclusivity. Further details of the symposium and registration can be found on the IMLR website.

11:45-12:45  Session One: Subject areas and associations
(Chair: Connor Doak, Bristol University)
Michael Tsang (Birkbeck, University of London): ‘The Challenge of the “Decolonising” Initiative in East Asian Studies
Zhu Hua (UCL): ‘Developing the BAAL Statement on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Applied Linguistics’
Nicola McLelland (Nottingham University): ‘German Studies and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’

13:30-14:30  Session Two: Schools
(Chair: Joe Dale (Independent modern foreign languages & technology consultant))
Lisa Panford (St Mary’s University) and Melina Irvine (University of Bristol): ‘ALL SIG: Working Together to Mobilise Advancements in Decolonising the Secondary MFL Curriculum’
Charlotte Ryland (Oxford University): ‘Creative Translation for Inclusion: Stephen Spender Trust & Translation Exchange Programmes in Secondary Schools’
Lucy Jenkins (Cardiff University): ‘International Languages in Secondary Schools in Wales: Why Don’t Learners Choose Languages and How Can Mentoring Provoke Change?’

14:45–15:45  Session Three: Universities
(Chair: Ruselle Meade, Cardiff University)
Emanuelle Santos and Alice Corr (University of Birmingham): ‘Linguistics, Area Studies and Languages: Towards an Alliance for a New Thinking’
Hansun Hsiung (Durham University): ‘Decolonising MLAC at Durham: Bottom-Up Approaches and Coalitional Politics’

15:45–16:15        Conclusion

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