Current Events

Upcoming CeLM Seminars 


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Breaking Barriers to Literacy – Thursday May 25th 2017

A free research-into-practice event for primary teachers and education practitioners

Run jointly by Reading University’s Institute of Education and Centre for Literacy & Multilingualism

Following on from a successful research-into-practice event last year, the Institute of Education (IoE), partnered and funded by the Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM), are staging another for 2017. This event will draw on presentations from both academics and practitioners in order to make links between research and practice related to potential barriers to literacy for primary aged children.

Breaking Barriers to Literacy takes place on

Thursday May 25th 2017

1.30 – 6.00pm

The Institute of Education, London Road Campus, Redlands Road, Reading

The event will focus on four areas of research and practice:

  • Dyslexia
  • Language Impairment
  • Reading and the home literacy environment
  • English as an Additional Language

The first part of the afternoon gives attendees the opportunity to hear presentations on all four areas of literacy and language teaching from IoE and CeLM academics joined by expert practitioners. For the second part of the afternoon attendees select from workshop discussions to explore one of the areas in more depth.

This event will be of interest to primary school teachers and senior managers, specialist learning support assistants, speech and language therapists, educational psychologists and local authority personnel.

Register here.

Workshop: Bi-/Multilingualism and the Declining Brain, Wednesday 21 June 2017

IMG_9990This event will look into contemporary suggestions about the neuroprotective effects of bi-/multilingualism against brain decline in healthy and patient populations. It will bring together early career and established researchers in the fields of second language acquisition and cognitive/clinical neuroscience, and will comprise a state-of-the-art snapshot in the field, as well as discuss potential future directions for research.

This free event is part of the Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM) 2017 week, and is co-funded by the Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM), the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics (CINN), and the European Second Language Association (EuroSLA).

Please visit the website for more information.

Register to attend here.

EuroSLA 27 – Wednesday 30 August – Monday 2 September 2017

The Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism at the University of Reading is delighted to welcome you all to EuroSLA 27 from 30th August until 2nd September, 2017 in Reading, UK.

We are inviting proposals for presentations at EuroSLA 27. All areas and approaches to the study of bilingual, second/foreign/ multiple additional language learning, acquisition and processing are welcome.

The submission of presentation proposals opens on Monday 30th January 2017, and closes on Monday 27th February 2017. The proposals can be submitted via an online form.

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