Multilingual Learners in Context – EAL, community and international school settings

UPDATE 31 May 2016

Last chance to book your place. The programme is now complete and can be viewed here. The titles and abstracts of the presentations can be viewed here. Click here to go to the registration page.


Colleagues and I at Oxford Brookes University are convening a symposium in June to explore issues related to multilingual learners in three contexts: Mainstream UK Schools, International Schools and Community/Supplementary Schools. The symposium is open to all, and we are especially keen to  encourage participation from both academics and practitioners (teachers, EAL coordinators and other educators). Info about the symposium, including how to book, follows.

This symposium brings together academics and practitioners from three importantly different but intrinsically related learning contexts for multilingual learners: mainstream schools, international schools, and community/supplementary schools.

This opportunity to examine the commonalities and peculiarities of these contexts, exchange knowledge, and consider ways forward in meeting the needs of multilingual learners has the potential to radically shape the way we think about and deliver effective provision for our language learners.

Date: Saturday 11 June 2016      Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Location: Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Oxford, OX3 0BP

Confirmed guest speakers:

Cathie Wallace, UCL, Institute of Education

Oksana Afitska, University of Sheffield

Peeter Mehisto, UCL, Institute of Education

Raymonde Sneddon, University of East London

Therese Hopfenbeck, University of Oxford

Victoria Murphy, University of Oxford

Jane Spiro, Oxford Brookes University


To register online, click here

Early bird registration available until 15th May

For further information please contact Ana Souza,


Click here to download the flyer (pdf)


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