Seminar Programme

Welcome to the Language Show 2017 seminar programme, offering different seminars, panel sessions, case studies, talks and performances with an incredible line-up of speakers across the three open days of the show. The programme for Friday 13th October has already been released and full breakdown of Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th will follow shortly.

 

Tickets for the seminars are now available online

For as little at £10 you can gain access to 53 seminars and 45 speakers. Additionally, you can upgrade your ticket for just £8 more granting you unrestricted access to attend the full listing of all the seminars scheduled over the three whole days of the show.

– If you have not yet registered, simply fill out an application form and select on which days you would like to attend the seminars.

– Alternatively, if you have already registered for the show, follow the link to add on seminar tickets.

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There are different streams to choose from depending on your area of expertise or interest. All sessions are CPD certified.

 

 

 

Show streams for:
Time
Location
Type
Stream
Speakers
The Seminar
Time
9.00 - 17.55
Location
Seminar Room 4
Type
Seminar
Stream
Seminar - Teachers
Speakers
The Seminar

Language Symposium 2017

We continue our popular Symposium, lead by the heads of language leaders from around the world. This event is organised by Speak to the Future and is an invitation only event.   Applications to attend are now open. If you would like to come please email louisa.prentice@upperstreetevents.co.uk to register your interest including your first name, surname, a contact number and email address. If you are successful, you will receive confirmation of your place closer to the event.
Time
9.30 - 13.15
Location
Seminar Room 2
Type
Seminar
Stream
Seminar - Panels & Workshops
Speakers
The Seminar

Junior Language Challenge 2017 Grand Final

Cheer on the UK's 30 top young linguists as they compete for the title of junior Language Challenge Champion 2017 and a family holiday to Africa! Over 2,000 children entered uTalk's national language competition, raising more than £10K for charity.
Time
10.30 - 11.15
Location
Seminar Room 3
Type
Seminar
Stream
Seminar - Teachers
The Seminar

Revisiting Classroom Activities and Dynamics through M-Learning Apps

This workshop is aimed at presenting ideas and suggestions on how to work both innovatively and creatively certain (well known) language classroom activities and dynamics. These suggestions will be proposed through concept/use of mobile learning.
Time
10.30 - 11.15
Location
Seminar Room 1
Type
Seminar
Stream
Seminar - Professionals
Speakers
The Seminar

Becoming a Professional Translator: Qualification, support Network and Success

Two key ingredients to professional success for translators are a world-class qualification and dedicated support network. The Diploma in Translation and the benefits of CIOL membership will be discussed in this context using illustrative case-studies.
Time
11.30 - 12.15
Location
Seminar Room 3
Type
Seminar
Stream
Seminar - Teachers
Speakers
The Seminar

Promoting creativity and higher order thinking through animation and filmmaking

In this session, we will be learning how to produce short animations on the iPad to enhance language learning with one stop animation, personalised GIFs for learning vocabulary and explaining grammar and creating live subtitles in real time!
Time
12.30 - 13.15
Location
Seminar Room 1
Type
Seminar
Stream
Seminar - Professionals
The Seminar

Fast track to becoming a successful freelance translator

Exactly how does a language professional translate their skills into a source of income? Come and learn from a successful freelance translator and author. With top tips and clear advice to get started and build your income, you will not want to miss this.
Time
12.30 - 13.15
Location
Seminar Room 3
Type
Seminar
Stream
Seminar - Teachers
The Seminar

Make Language Fun and Interesting in post-Brexit UK

This presentation brings in resources and ideas for how to make post-Brexit UK more savvy in the world languages and cultures, in order to help it successfully trade goods and services with the rest of the world.
Time
13.30 - 15.00
Location
Seminar Room 3
Type
Stream
Seminar - Teachers
Speakers
Ignaty Dyakov
Company: Russia Local Ltd
The Seminar

Self-published language textbooks - worth the time and effort?

In the recent few years, self-publishing has become increasingly popular among fiction and self-help book writers. It's easy to prepare and publish materials, bypassing the traditional publishing route and gaining more profits, - or is it not?
Time
13.30 - 15.15
Location
Seminar Room 1
Type
Seminar
Stream
Seminar - Professionals
Speakers
The Seminar

Get into teaching languages!

Are you a linguist interested in joining or returning to the teaching profession? You could be eligible for government funding schemes. Join us to find out more about what it’s like to be a languages teacher from currently practising teachers.
Time
13.30 - 15.00
Location
Seminar Room 2
Type
Seminar
Stream
Seminar - Panels & Workshops
The Seminar

The learner as a resource

As language teachers, the most important resource we have are the learners themselves. In this practical talk we'll demonstrate and explore 7 motivating activities for promoting, developing and improving learner language.
Time
15.15 - 16.45
Location
Seminar Room 2
Type
Stream
Seminar - Panels & Workshops
The Seminar

How to create your language alter ego

How to organise your daily routine in order to immerse yourself into a new language and explore new socio-cultural traits of another nation.
Time
15.15 - 16.45
Location
Seminar Room 1
Type
Seminar
Stream
Seminar - Professionals
Speakers
The Seminar

TBC

Time
15.15 - 16.45
Location
Seminar Room 3
Type
Stream
Seminar - Teachers
Speakers
The Seminar

Grammar AND Spontaneity?

This session demonstrates a range of highly effective and motivating strategies, and the rational the underpins them, for promoting a high level of grammatical accuracy through spontaneous talk and exploiting classroom situations and routines for GCSE!
Time
17.00 - 17.45
Location
Seminar Room 2
Type
Seminar
Stream
Seminar - Panels & Workshops
Speakers
The Seminar

Why and how to teach pronunciation with a chart

For teaching pronunciation, every teacher soon realises that Listen & Repeat just does not work (for all but a very few). I will show how to implement a production-first approach that does work, using a chart of sounds and a pointer.
Time
17.00 - 17.45
Location
Seminar Room 3
Type
Seminar
Stream
Seminar - Teachers
The Seminar

Embracing Brexit and Language Learning for Business

(i) What are MOOC's (Massive Open Online Courses)? (ii) What is fuelling MOOCs, Market Trends, forecasting the future of teaching trends for language learners (iii) Brexit impact on Language Learners (iv) Brexit opportunities, learning languages for Brexit
Time
17.00 - 17.45
Location
Seminar Room 1
Type
Seminar
Stream
Seminar - Professionals
The Seminar

From 'I' to 'We' is the way to go

Three colleagues reveal why they have set up a business that allows them to focus on cooperation rather than a competition.

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