Scholarship and Community
Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter and more
In 2014 the Languages Departments of the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter, began to exchange good practice through their annual Colloquiums on Innovation in Modern Languages Education. This is an exciting opportunity for all language teaching and research staff to engage in scholarship and reflection, and to create a sense of community. We are very keen to collaborate on common lines of enquiry that will enhance our professional practice and our students’ experience.
Let's reunite and reflect
Welcome and registration
Our team will be here to welcome you and help you check in.
Dr Mark Allison, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) and Pr Andreas Schönle, Head of the School of Modern Languages will open our event.
Dr AbdoolKarim Vakil will talk on decolonising the curriculum, followed by a Q&A. Click here for more information.
Time for some fuel.
1st Round Table
'Challenging dominant norms in language teaching’ Click here to read the programme.
Lunch will be provided. Do make sure to indicate any dietary requirements when registering.
2nd Round Table
'Digital teaching: the good, the bad and the ugly' Click here to read the programme.
Dr Ian Foster, Director of foreign language teaching for the University of Bristol will be bringing the day to a close.
Our keynote speaker
'Languages, Classrooms, World: Why decolonise, decolonise what?'
Dr AbdoolKarim Vakil
Lecturer for the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies and the Department of History at King's College in London
. First active on mobilisations around diversity in the university and university curriculum during his student days, AbdoolKarim has been involved in the rethinking of the first year core modules, Diversity and Inclusion, and the King’s ‘Decol’, student-led decolonising the curriculum reports in SPLAS and Modern Languages.