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Richard Cauldwell invites us to reflect on accent and prejudice, and provides strategies for determining pronunciation goals with our students. June 2014, London.

Miguel Á. Muñoz presents scientific research on the cognitive costs and benefits of learning a foreign language. June 2014, Cardiff.

This seminar celebrates World Teachers' Day with the launch of the EAL Nexus website and discusses key questions in the area of EAL. 

On European Day of Languages we celebrated multilingualism in a live webcast. The seminar talked about outstanding practice in UK primary and secondary education and how multilingualism can greatly benefit your learners. The live webcast took place on Friday 26 September 2014.

Michael Rundell looks at who makes the rules about what makes language 'correct'? Is there one 'Standard English' which we all have to follow, or can we bend and break linguistic rules over time? This presentation gives an alternative (but equally rigorous) view of learning about language.

Karen Wilkins takes a look at anonymous feedback from teachers and students on how the relationship between the two is changing and talks about the technologies which are either forging or breaking traditional bonds. May 2014, London.

Joanna Norton talks about mobile and social learning to support language and literacy development within a CLIL context. May 2014, London.

Eleanor Cocks and Theah Dix focus on Rewrite’s pioneering Creative ESOL model of practice, a participatory arts approach to language learning for newly arrived young migrants and refugees. May 2014, Leeds.

Julie Carr talks about how visits to museums improve the life skills of ESOL learners as well as their language skills. May 2014, Leeds.

Richard Smith gives a definition of English language teaching research and shows how it can be of practical relevance to teachers. November 2012, Bristol.

Urszula Clark talks about 'English, speech and society' and draws upon recent, Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC) funded research into the relationship between English and social, regional and national identities. April 2014, London.

This seminar about English as a medium of instruction (EMI) for academic subjects in Higher Education was held at the British Council's Going Global 2014 conference. The speakers discuss the fact that the movement has given rise to social and legal arguments in Europe. The position and future of EMI in Latin America is also considered.
 

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