Adult ESOL in Multilingual Britain
A Seminar at the School of Education, University of Leeds
Friday 13 July 2012
Linguistic, political and pedagogic contexts of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) are changing fast.
This day-long seminar brings together researchers, practitioners and policy-makers in Adult ESOL for discussion of these issues.
- Communication in urban Britain is suffused with the multilingualism associated with globalisation and superdiversity.
- Policy responses to superdiversity – including language tests for migrants and cuts to ESOL – are contentious.
- Practitioners have to understand language use in today’s Britain, at the same time as incorporating – or resisting – policy moves.
Mike Baynham (University of Leeds)
Angela Creese (University of Birmingham)
Tiffy Allen (City of Sanctuary/RETAS)
James Simpson (University of Leeds)
Becky Winstanley (Tower Hamlets College)
Melanie Cooke (King’s College London)
Richard Gresswell (University of Leeds)
This seminar will be useful for:
- Researchers and student researchers working in areas relating to language, citizenship and migration;
- ESOL teachers and managers working in: FE colleges, organisations providing courses under the Work Programme, and voluntary/third sector providers;
- Local government officials responsible for the coordination of ESOL provision.
The seminar is supported with a BAAL/CUP Seminar grant and funding from NATECLA Y&H, and the School of Education, University of Leeds.
Registration is now open. Please register by 30 June
Registration for the event costs £20. One student bursary is available.
Information and a poster for the event are attached. For further information, programme, registration form, bursary application form and payment details please visit the seminar website:
Contact the organiser for further information:
James Simpson at the School of Education, University of Leeds
0113 343 4687