ACTA International Conference 2018


Tuesday 2 October 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm
Pre-Conference Workshops

Multilingual pedagogies across the curriculum
10:00am - 4:00pm
Professor Constant Leung

The focus of Constant''s interactive workshop is the use of multilingual pedagogies across the curriculum, for the purpose of improving learning outcomes and well-being for students with English as an additional language. Multilingual pedagogies allow the learners to use all their linguistic and cultural resources to negotiate new knowledge and develop new skills. This is an opportunity to embrace pedagogies that have proven successful in multiple contexts and are a growing trend internationally. Emerging concepts and ideas from studies in the relevant fields such as English as a Lingua Franca and Translanguaging will form part of the discussion to help identify the different educational goals and pedagogic processes involved. The session is relevant for educators at all levels and disciplines.

Constant Leung is Professor of Educational Linguistics at King’s College, London, focusing on pedagogies and practices related to English as an additional language. His particular academic and research interests include classroom pedagogy, content and language-integrated curriculum development, language assessment, and language policy, as well as English for academic purposes and multilingual pedagogies. He is Joint Editor of Language Assessment Quarterly and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (UK).

BYOD Digital Pre-Conference Workshop
10:00am - 4:00pm
Associate Professor Yu-Chuan Joni Chao

More information coming soon!