BAAL works with publishers to fund a series of seminars and workshops. Currently we facilitate:

  • Two seminars jointly funded with Cambridge University Press. For details of how to organise a seminar, go to the seminars page.
  • One workshop jointly funded with Routledge. For details of how to organise a workshop, please go to the workshop page.

If you are interested in sponsoring a seminar or workshop or other presentation series, please contact the current Seminars Coordinator on the BAAL Executive Committee.

The following proposals have been awarded BAAL-CUP Seminar funding for 2019:

University of Leeds  

Blowing away the dust: Illuminating the value of practitioner research in Applied Linguistics

Call for papers          Proposal form

Dr Loreto Aliaga
Dr Judith Hanks
Dr Harry Kuchah
Dr Laura Grassick
Monday 8th – Tuesday 9th April 2019
University of Leeds Creative Inquiry in Applied Linguistics: Purposes, Practices, Possibilities Dr Lou Harvey, University of Leeds
Dr Jessica Bradley, Leeds Trinity University
Dr Emilee Moore, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona
Wednesday 10th-Thursday 11th July 2019

In addition, a repayable float is also awarded to the runners-up:

University of Central Lancashire Applied Linguistics and Transdisciplinary Impact: Critical Perspectives and Opportunities for Researcher Development Professor Michael Thomas
Dr Nicola Halenko
June /July 2019
Manchester Metropolitan University On the interplay of language, hospitality and social justice: interdisciplinary threads Dr Khawla Badwan
Dr Samantha Wilkinson
Dr John Bellamy
2-3 May 2019

The following proposal has been awarded BAAL-Routledge Workshop funding for 2019:

Language teacher cognition research: theoretical stances and methodological choices

Date:                           18 January 2019

Place:                          University of Exeter


Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Professor Simon Borg, ELT Consultant; Western Norway University of Applied Science

Professor Maggie Kubanyiova, University of Leeds

Workshop information: Over the past decade, there has been a surge of interest in language teacher cognition, as evidenced by special issues of Language Teaching Research (2010), System (2011), Language Learning Journal (2013), The Modern Language Journal (2015) along with more than 600 publications since the 1990s to date.

The main aim of this workshop will focus on the theoretical positions and methodological choices in studying language teacher cognition in different cultural and educational contexts in language learning. This workshop is open to everyone who is interested in researching teacher cognition in language education in contexts of EAL, EFL, ESL, EAP, ESP and EMI.

Organisers: Elaine Jingya Liu (University of Exeter); Dr Enjo Xuying Fan (South China Normal University); Dr Li Li (University of Exeter)

Call for papers

British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL)

BAAL is a professional association, based in the UK, which provides a forum for people interested in language and applied linguistics. We have an international professional membership of around 1000 members. 

To read more about what applied linguistics is and does, click here.