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May 27

Exhibition: Muriyan Yaran Lake Chad

Friday, May 27, 2022 - 12:30 to 14:30

Hub Theatre, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Contact: Dr Margaret Ebubedike

‘Muriyan Yaran Lake Chad’ or ‘The voices of the children of Lake Chad’ is an exhibition of photographs taken by children and young people living in the conflict and crisis context of the Lake Chad region.

Jun 21

Distinguished Speaker Series: Dr Heriberto Cuayáhuitl on Artificial Intelligence

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:00

Online - Zoom

Contact: Dr Mirjam Hauck (series convenor)

Join us for the third talk in our Distinguished Speaker series where we will be welcoming Dr Heriberto Cuayáhuitl who will explore the themes in our short course AI Matters in his talk titled: Towards Communicative Robots Interviewing Patients.

Jun 24

Creativity in Chinese language teaching and learning - Research and practice in challenging times

Friday, June 24, 2022 - 09:00 to Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 17:00

The Open University, Milton Keynes - Online available

Contact: Dr Shejiao Xu

The British Chinese Language Teaching Society (BCLTS) and the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics at The Open University are pleased to announce the 19th International Conference of BCLTS, Creativity in Chinese Language Teaching and Learning -- Research and Practice in Challenging Times.

Jul 14

Diversity and social justice in language learning, teaching and research: bringing theory and practice together

Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 09:00 to Friday, July 15, 2022 - 17:00


Contact: Organising Team

The aim of this conference is to progress ideas of 'Decolonising the curriculum in Languages' by collectively reflecting on the relationship between language learning and teaching, inclusion, and social justice, from a multifaceted view.


African school children sitting on the floor listening to a teacher reading a book

WELS-led research wins funding to address gender inequality in education

Kristina Hultgren, WELS Professor of Sociolinguistics and Applied Linguistics, has been awarded £100,000 towards her study of the role English-medium education plays in gender inequality within low and middle-income nations.

20th May 2022
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