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Join the ALL Decolonise Secondary Languages Special Interest Group for our inaugural symposium hosted online by ILCS. Share ideas and action with educators who are working together to make advancements in decolonising secondary languages education.


10:00   Welcome to our SIG Lisa Panford, Founder & Chair (St Mary’s University, ALL) 

10:15   Keynote: Dilemmas and Opportunities: Perspectives on Decolonising Secondary Languages Kerry Bevan (Cardiff Metropolitan University)

10:30   Representation: Pupil voice Caroline Conlon (UCL), Kerry Bevan (Cardiff Metropolitan University), Andrea Pfeil (Goethe-Institut), Marina Jaubert (Ealing Fields School), Camilla Smith (UCL), Ruth Bailey (University of Bristol) 

10:45   Why and how do we decolonise our languages classrooms?  Elaine Huggett (Nower Hill High School), Vanessa Fonseca-Cívico (Raynes Park High School), Hannah Purdy (Wellington School), Naomi Wells (ILCS)

11:00  Q&A

11:15   Dismantling the hierarchies Ashni Haria (Davenant Foundation School), Maud Waret (ALL), Cecile Jagoo (University of Bristol), Mariel Deluna (University of Edinburgh), Judith Rifeser (ALL), Ro-Henry Grant (University of London)

11:30   Decolonising secondary Classics: tensions and opportunities Rachel Wright (Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls), Nadine Lewis (Nower Hill School) & Caroline Bristow (University of Cambridge)

11:45   Q&A

12-12:15 Next steps?

All are welcome to attend this free symposium which will be held online via Zoom, starting at 10am BST (UK time). Please register to receive the zoom link, by clicking Book Now at the top of this page.