ETAL Seminars and conferences

Conferences, seminars and Invited talks are listed here.

Examples of ETAL's past events

EELC Conference 2018 - Edinburgh | Linguistic Ethnography in a Changing World | 20-21 Sept

EELC Conference 2018 will bring together researchers from around the world, to share research around ethnography, language and communication. The conference title is ‘Linguistic Ethnography in a Changing World’ – asking how LE might contribute to public and scholarly debate.

Keynote Speakers: Plenary: Dr Deborah Swinglehurst and Jürgen Jaspers

Workshops: Digital Ethnography Workshop: Professor Rodney Jones, Multimodal Interaction Workshop: Dr Jeff Bezemer

Date: Thursday 20 - Friday 21 September 2018

Venue: Holyrood Campus

Edinburgh TESOL and Applied Language (ETAL) Seminar Series | Jan - Mar 2018

About the seminar series

  • A series of six 45 minute talks + 30 minutes discussion
  • Venue: Paterson’s Land - Room LG34 
  • Every 2nd Wednesday at 5.00 - 6.30pm, 17 January - 28 March 2018 (dates listed below)
  • 3 external and 3 internal guest speakers on topics related to language study, language learning and language teaching. Aimed at researchers and teaching staff with an interest in language, and MSc TESOL, MSc Language Teaching, MSc Applied Linguistics, PhD and EdD students
  • No need to book a place. Any questions, contact Joan or Bróna

Dates / Speakers / Titles

  • 17 January 2018: Professor Do Coyle, Edinburgh: Why language teachers need to care: making sense of a pluriliteracies approach to deeper learning from a transdisciplinary and translinguistic perspective
  • 31 January 2018: Professor Jonathan Culpeper, Lancaster: Impoliteness: A survey
  • 14 February 2018: Dr Robert Sharples, Edinburgh: Is it time for a ‘mobile turn’ in EAL?
  • 28 February 2018: CANCELLED: Dr Yongcan Liu, Cambridge seminar was cancelled
  • 14 March 2018: CANCELLED: Dr Samaneh Zandian, Edinburgh: 'Children’s perceptions of intercultural encounters: Exploration into an Iranian Context' seminar was cancelled, but re-sheduled to take place in Spring 2019
  • 28 March 2018: Professor Steve Walsh, NewcastleDialogic Reflection

SATEAL Conference 2018 | 17 March 2018

The annual conference of the Scottish Association for Teachers of EAL (SATEAL) 

Speakers/Workshops:  Opening remarks from Dr Andy Hancock followed by a series of workshops

Date/Time:  Sat 17 March 2018

Venue: Outreach Centre, Holyrood Road


Videos of seminars

Videos from ETAL's seminar series 2015