Empirical research in language teaching and learning - Upcoming New Sessions

IL&C Louvain-La-Neuve, Mons

The seminar focuses on the use of insights from cognitive linguistics and other cognitive sciences (psycholinguistics, psychology, etc.) to language teaching and learning research. This includes, but is not limited to, the cognitive processes involved when using technology.


The aim of the seminar is to provide MA and PhD students with a stronger theoretical and methodological background on language pedagogy research. To this end, the seminar includes both invited talks and students' presentations from their own research.  The invited talks will report on the most innova­tive research in the field and the students' presentations provide the opportunity to receive specialized feedback, showcase best practice examples and actively engage in discussion. This seminar may also be of interest to instructors who want to be well informed about the application of insights from pedagogy research to teaching practice. Thus, the seminar contributes to bridging the gap between teaching practice and research, establishing stronger links between teachers and researchers and, in turn, giving rise to more efficient knowledge transfer in both directions.

 The seminar is co-organized by an academic team from UC Davis (Prof. Carlee Arnett) and UCL (Prof. Ferran Suñer) and will be attended simultaneously by participants at both universities via videoconference. The following two sessions will be held in the fall term of the academic year 18/19: 

October 30, 2018 from 6-8 pm
"Assessing pragmatically competent behavior in learners of English - Insights from a perception study"
Pawel Sickinger - University of Bonn, Germany
November 27, 2018 from 6-8 pm
"Unlearning overgeneralized L1 constructions. The contribution of a Cognitive Linguistics-inspired pedagogy"
Paolo Della Putta - University of Torino
Three further sessions will be organized during the spring term. The dates will be announced in due time. Participation is free of charge but registration is required due to limited capacity of the videoconference room (please send an email to mathieu.lecouvet@uclouvain.be).


Publié le 06 novembre 2018