ETAL Seminars and conferences

Conferences, seminars and Invited talks are listed here.

Upcoming events

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
  • In Paterson’s Land - Room LG34 every 2nd Wednesday at 5.00 - 6.30pm - from 17 January - 28 March 2018 (all 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

SATEAL Conference 2018 | 17 March

The annual conference of the Scottish Association for Teachers of EAL

Speakers:  TBC

Date/Time:  Sat 17 March 2018

Venue: Outreach Centre, Holyrood Road

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

Further information: A link to the conference website will be available here soon


Examples of some of ETAL's past events

ETAL videos

Videos from ETAL's past seminar series'

BALSIG Conference 2015

BAAL Language Learning & Teaching SIG 2015 (11th) Annual Conference

Hosted by ETAL, the BAAL Conference 2015's theme was 'The Languages of Language Learning'. This conference provided an opportunity for fruitful and engaging discussion across the theory-practice interface on the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ of second language teaching in an age of increasing globalization. Plenary speakers were Professor Anna Mauranen (University of Helsinki), Professor Paul Meara (Cardiff University and University of Edinburgh), Professor Paul Seedhouse (Newcastle University), and Dr Naoko Taguchi (Carnegie Mellon University).

Date & Time: 2 -3 July 2015

Venue: Paterson's Land, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh

Further information: BAALSIG Conference 2015 website


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