Programme

The European Conference on Language Learning (ECLL) is a multidisciplinary conference held concurrently with The European Conference on Education (ECE). Keynote, Featured and Spotlight Speakers will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. Registration for either conference will allow participants to attend sessions in both.

This page provides details of presentations and other programming. For more information about presenters, please visit the Speakers page.


Conference Outline

Thursday, July 16, 2020Friday, July 17, 2020Saturday, July 18, 2020Sunday, July 19, 2020

Location: University College London (UCL)

17:00-18:00: Conference Registration

18:00-19:00: Welcome Reception

Location: University College London (UCL)

09:00–12:00: Plenary Session & Conference Photograph

12:00–13:15: Lunch Break

13:15–14:45: Plenary Session

14:45–15:00: Break

15:00–16:30: Plenary Session

16:30–17:30: Conference Poster Session

18:00-19:00: Welcome Reception

Location: University College London (UCL)

09:00–10:30: Parallel Sessions

10:30–10:45: Break

10:45–12:15: Parallel Sessions

12:15–13:15: Lunch Break

13:15–14:45: Parallel Sessions

14:45–15:00: Break

15:00–16:30: Parallel Sessions

16:30–17:00: Break

17:00–18:00: Parallel Sessions

19:00-21:30: Official Conference Dinner (optional extra)

Location: University College London (UCL)

09:00–10:30: Parallel Sessions

10:30–10:45: Break

10:45–12:15: Parallel Sessions

12:15–13:15: Lunch Break

13:15–14:45: Parallel Sessions

14:45–15:00: Break

15:00–16:30: Parallel Sessions

16:30–17:00: Break

17:00–18:00: Closing Session


Featured Presentations

  • Multi-Competence, Translanguaging and Multimodal Learning
    Multi-Competence, Translanguaging and Multimodal Learning
    Keynote Presentation: Li Wei
  • Creating a Motivating School: Considerations and Challenges
    Creating a Motivating School: Considerations and Challenges
    Keynote Presentation: Liu Woon Chia

Final Programme

The Conference Programme contains access information, session information and a detailed day-to-day presentation schedule. All registered delegates who attend The 8th European Conference on Language Learning receive a printed copy of the Conference Programme at the Registration Desk on arrival. Only one copy of the Conference Programme is available per delegate, so please take good care of your copy.

The draft version of the Conference Programme will be available on June 18, 2020. The final Conference Programme will be available on July 06, 2019.


Previous Programming

View details of programming for past ECLL conferences via the links below.

Multi-Competence, Translanguaging and Multimodal Learning
Keynote Presentation: Li Wei

This is a conceptual paper that aims to extend the concept of Linguistic Multi-Competence and advance Translanguaging as a research perspective (in addition to pedagogical approach). It focuses on the theoretical foundations of Translanguaging and explores the implications for language teaching and learning in particular and for bilingualism and multilingualism research generally. Core issues such as the role of L1, transfer, learner autonomy, will be revisited from the Translanguaging perspective. Empirical examples from self-directed mobile language learning will be used to demonstrate the added value of the Translanguaging approach.

Read presenter biographies on the Speakers page.

Creating a Motivating School: Considerations and Challenges
Keynote Presentation: Liu Woon Chia

In recent years, Singapore’s education system has received international recognition due to our students’ high performance in internationally benchmarked tests such as the Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), Progress International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) and Progress for International Student Assessment (PISA). Despite the stellar achievements, there are concerns that Singapore’s students may be too focused on academic grades, and not enjoying their learning. This led to Mr Ng Chee Meng, Immediate-Past Minister of Education (Schools), Singapore, to highlight the importance of nurturing a joy of learning in our students in his parliamentary speech. He noted that school should be a place where students can enjoy learning and acquire knowledge and skills, not just be about doing well in exams. To create a motivating school and promote joy of learning, we must have a clear understanding of students’ motivation, and a focus on teachers who are at the frontline of our education system.

Using Singapore as the context and the self-determination theory as the theoretical basis, the first part of the address will focus on students’ motivational profiles to determine whether there are good and bad motivation(s), and what can be done to encourage good motivations, if they exist. The second part of the address will take a closer look at teachers. In particular, we will look at some of the antecedents of teachers’ motivating style, and how that might impact any intervention on student motivation. Research findings will be shared, together with challenges and considerations for policy makers, school leaders and educators.

Read presenter biographies on the Speakers page.