14th Annual Conference of the BAAL LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TEACHING Special Interest Group

12 & 13 July 2018

Hosted by the Centre for Language Learning, Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR), Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics (MLL), University of Southampton, SOUTHAMPTON, UK

Please note that that you can already register and book accommodation for the 14th BAAL LLT SIG 2018 here: https://store.southampton.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/humanities/modern-languages/14th-baal-language-learning-and-teaching-sig

If you are interested in any aspect of language learning and teaching, please join us on the 12 and 13 of July 2018 and the make the most of the numerous benefits the event has to offer:

The biggest BAAL LLT SIG conference so far

 Three internationally renowned plenary speakers

 Cutting edge Applied Linguistics enquiry for LLT

A CPD opportunity

A platform for networking and ideas exchange

A fascinating topical conference theme:

Plenary Speakers:  

Professor Fiona Copland, University of Stirling

Professor Anthony Liddicoat, University of Warwick – ‘National security as a motivation in language-in-education policy’

Dr John Gray, UCL Institute of Education

To check the abstracts of our plenary speakers, please click here.


“Language teaching and learning in unstable times, and in changing political landscapes”

The theme of the LLT SIG conference at Southampton in 2018 will enable participants to discuss the challenges offered to traditional language education policy and practice by increasing interconnected globalization and changing conceptions of identity, accompanied by a rise in global migratory flows, resurgent nationalism and social inequality. These challenges have both foreseen and unforeseen consequences for the development and implementation of language education policy, and for teaching, learning and assessment practices. We invite papers and posters which make a contribution to understanding the issues which arise in the pre-school, school, and university language curriculum, in community-based and online learning and teaching contexts, and in the evaluation and management processes which shape language education experiences.


BAAL Members                       :                                  £160

Non-BAAL Members              :                                  £185

Students/Unwaged                :                                 £135

(Baal members and non-members)

The conference fee includes: registration, teas/coffees, and lunch.


You can register for the conference, and book accommodation on campus for campus for 1 or 2 nights (£42 per night), and the conference dinner at St Mary’s football stadium (£50, including transport) at the University of Southampton Online Store.

For further general information please visit the conference website, and follow our latest updates through our Facebook group and Twitter account.

Specific questions and inquiries can be submitted to E.M.Forward@soton.ac.uk