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Organised by the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

In an era marked by increasing transnational interconnectedness, the integrated study of languages and cultures takes on heightened significance. As our world becomes more intertwined through technology, migration, and planetary crises, the ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries is paramount. Therefore, it is crucial that modern languages researchers engage in dialogue and advocacy regarding language education and embrace a commitment to genuine cross-cultural engagement. At this event, speakers will draw on innovative research projects on language education that elucidate the importance of the integrated study of languages and cultures to address the impact of globalisation on language teaching and learning. The event will seek to foster critical reflection on the socio-cultural dimensions of language education by addressing issues of power, identity, privilege, and social justice in multilingual and multicultural contexts.  

Organisers: Jamille Pinheiro Dias (ILCS/CLACS), Daniel Ferraz (ILCS fellow/University of São Paulo), Souzana Mizan (ILCS fellow/Federal University of São Paulo)


0:00-11:00    Opening Talk: Virtual Exchange through the social justice and inclusion lens and underpinned by critical digital literacy and critical diversity literacy
Dr. Mirjam Hauck (SFHEA, President EUROCALL)

11:00 - 11:15    Break

11:15 - 12:00    Round table:  Digital humanities, post humanism, and language education
Dr. Nara Takaki (UFMS)
Dr. Walkyria Monte Mor (USP)
Chair: Dr. Sophie Stevens (UoL)
Discussant: Dr. Naomi Wells (UoL)

12:00 - 13:00     Lunch Break (own arrangements)

13:00 - 14:45    Round table:  Decoloniality, race, & language education 
Dr. Miriam Jorge (UMSL)
Dr. Ana Paula Duboc (USP)
Dr. Joel Windle (UniSA)
Discussant: Joseph Ford (ILCS UoL) 

14:45 - 15:00    Break

15:00 - 16:00    Closing talk I: The Transnationalizing Modern Languages AHRC Project: Collaborations and Future Directions
Professor Charles Burdett (UoL)
Discussant: Dr. Jamille Pinheiro Dias (CLACS UoL)

16:00  16:15    Break

16:15 - 17:15    Closing talk II: Decolonial Interculturality and Language Education
Professor Lynn Mario Menezes de Souza
Discussants: Daniel Ferraz (USP) and Souzana Mizan (UNIFESP)

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This event will take place in-person at Senate House, London and online via zoom.  To register to attend please click on the 'Book now' button at the top of the page.  Please select either 'in-person' or 'online' when registering.  The zoom link, to join online, will be sent out automatically the day before the event.  Please check your spam/junk folder as sometimes emails can be found there.

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