Student Colloquium Series

Cutting-edge languages, linguistics and TESOL research and professional practice, relevant to your modules and future careers, presented in an accessible style, and organised by staff and students from the full range of Languages and Linguistics programmes.

The Student Colloquium Series is a forum in which guest lecturers present their latest language-based research and/or talk about their work in language-related professions. We are privileged to host academics and professionals who are experts their field from our own institution, from the local region, and from further afield.

Colloquium talks are held fortnightly, on Wednesday evenings, 17:15-18:30, in DG/017 (De Grey Lecture Theatre). There is a reception afterwards so you can meet the speakers, in the De Grey foyer, from 18:30 to 19:00.

If you have ideas for future lecture topics and speakers, please contact a member of the Student Colloquium Committee:

  • Leesa Clarke (Languages and Linguistics staff, Work Placement lead)
  • Hannah Cook (Student, Education Studies and English Language)
  • Laura Grove (Student, English Language and Linguistics)
  • Chris Hall (Languages and Linguistics staff, committee chair)
  • Kyle Parker (Student, Japanese and TESOL)
  • Kate Whisker-Taylor (Languages and Linguistics staff, Learning and Teaching lead)

This semester's programme (2019/20):

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle 
Week 2 (02 Oct)† Dr Bogdana Huma York St John University How to spot and deal with 'cold' callers - Insights from conversation analysis and discursive psychology R*
Week 4 (16 Oct) Dr Victoria Crawley Independent It was like she was painting a picture on a canvas: Interpreting in the zone C**
Week 6 (30 Oct) Dr Rachel Wicaksono York St John University TESOL and social justice: a personal view C
Week 8 (13 Nov) Dr Yeji Han York St John University Motivational effects on L2 Korean learning and speech performance R
Week 10 (27 Nov) Stefan Vollmer Leeds University Adult migrant language learners and their smartphones, an ethnographic perspective R
Week 12 (11 Dec) Prof Peter French University of York Language Studies is your passport C, R

† The first talk will be preceded by a reception for all staff and students, 16:00-17:00 in De Grey foyer;

R = Research-focused | C = Career-focused

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