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Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to confirm our keynote speakers as follows:

  1. Cross-Government Languages Group – The importance of a multilingual approach to the business of the UK Government (a strategic cross-Departmental group linked to Civil Service Languages Network - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk))
  2. Professor Olaf Zawacki-Richter, Dean of the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences and Director of the Center for Open Education Research (COER), Universität Oldenburg – Results of an updated (2023) systematic review of research on artificial intelligence applications in higher education (Dr. Olaf Zawacki-Richter // Universität Oldenburg (uol.de))
  3. Professor John O’Regan, Vice-Dean (International), University College London - Global English, political economy, and linguistic ideologies (John O'Regan Profile | University College London (ucl.ac.uk))
  4. Professor Manuela María Guilherme, Centro de Estudos Sociais, Universidade de Coimbra - Global debates, local challenges: interculturally responsible academia (Maria Manuela Guilherme (uc.pt))

The titles of the talks are indicative at this time, and have not yet been finalised by the presenters.

Programme

The full programme for the CercleS 2024 conference will be available in March/April 2024.  In the meantime, please see below the indicative schedule for the conference.

All timings are approximate

Date

Time

Activity

Expected numbers

Booking

Thursday 12 September

08:30

Registration opens

 

 

09:30-12:00

CercleS Focus Group meetings

Languages for Specific Purposes

room TLC101 (80)

Management & Leadership

room TLC116 (53)

Language Testing & Assessment

room TLC117 (53)

Internationalisation & Language Policy

room TLC123 (80)

Up to 100 (pre-booked)

 

Other FG meetings tbc

Pre-booked: zero cost

12:00-13:00

Lunch (for Focus Group participants)

100-120 (pre-booked)

For pre-booked delegates

12:00-13:00

Teacher meet ups (others will be scheduled during the main programme)

 

Pre-booked: zero cost

13:15

Conference opening ceremony

Room TLC042 (500)

 

 

14:00-15:00

Keynote (plenary)

Room TLC042 (500)

180

 

15:00-18:00

Parallel sessions

room TLC101 (80)

room TLC106 (100)

room TLC113 (100)

room TLC116 (53)

room TLC117 (53)

room TLC123 (80)

room TLC026 (38)

room TLC031 (38)

240 in 8 rooms

Inc. one coffee break

 

18:00-20:00

Welcome reception

University College

200

 

Included in delegate fee

Friday 13 September

09:00-10:00

Keynote (plenary)

Room TLC042 (500)

180

 

10:00-13:00

Parallel sessions

room TLC101 (80)

room TLC106 (100)

room TLC113 (100)

room TLC116 (53)

room TLC117 (53)

room TLC123 (80)

room TLC026 (38)

room TLC031 (38)

240 in 8 rooms

Inc. one coffee break

 

13:00-14:00

Lunch

200

Included in delegate fee

14:00-15:00

Keynote (plenary)

Room TLC042 (500)

180

 

15:00-17:00

Parallel sessions

room TLC101 (80)

room TLC106 (100)

room TLC113 (100)

room TLC116 (53)

room TLC117 (53)

room TLC123 (80)

room TLC026 (38)

room TLC031 (38)

240 in 8 rooms

Inc. one coffee break

 

17:00-18:00

CercleS AGM (plenary)

Room TLC042 (500)

100

 

19:00-20:00

transport

 

Included in conference dinner fee

20:00-00:00

Conference Dinner followed by dancing

Ramside Hall Hotel

180-200

Separate payment

Saturday 14 September

09:30-10:30

Keynote (plenary)

Room TLC042 (500)

120-180

 

10:30-12:30

Parallel sessions

room TLC101 (80)

room TLC106 (100)

room TLC113 (100)

room TLC116 (53)

room TLC117 (53)

room TLC123 (80)

room TLC026 (38)

room TLC031 (38)

200 in 8 rooms

Inc. one coffee break

 

12:30

Conference closing address

Room TLC042 (500)

 

 

12:30-13:30

Lunch

100-120

Included in delegate fee

13:30-14:30

Transport

 

Included in social visit fee

14:30-17:30

External social visit to Beamish open-air museum

100 (pre-booked)

Separate payment

It is intended to organise teacher meet ups for Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish (tbc).  These will be pre-bookable, and scheduled alongside the main programme.

 

 

Contact Us

Please get in touch if you have any questions about the conference.

The Centre for Foreign Language Study

The Centre for Foreign Language Study
School of Modern Languages & Cultures
Durham University
Elvet Riverside
New Elvet
Durham
DH1 3JT, UK