The 2018 meeting will be held at Aston University, Birmingham, on 27th and 28th April on the theme of:  Teaching grammar: from theory to  policy and  practice.

The two day conference will bring together researchers, teachers, examination boards and other interested parties.

Invited speakers are: 

Kerstin Mehler  (Mannheimer Zentrum fur Empirische Mehtsprachigkeitsforschung MAZEM)

Claire Acevedo  (Consultant for Reading to Learn)

Lindsey Thomas (Buckinghamshire Learning Trust)

Kamil Trzebiatowski (KTLangspec EAL Training)

Gee Macrory (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Representatives from the UK Houses of Parliament, Universities outreach team 

Teachers from Birmingham, London and Reading will also present on their work on integrating grammar and literacy across the curriculum, particularly the secondary curriculum.

Abstracts of no more than 500 words for half hour presentation slots  (20 minutes + 10 for discussion) should be sent to Urszula Clark and Vivienne Rogers by 28th February 2018.