LAMiNATE at AAAL 2023
LAMiNATERs Henriette Arndt, Jonas Granfeldt, and Marianne Gullberg attended AAAL 2023 in Portland, OR, where they got to enjoy a vibrant conference over 5 days with 1,933 attendees presenting individual talks, symposia and colloquia, and 6 plenaries, one of which was by Luke Plonsky, member of LAMiNATE's scientific advisory board.
-It's been wonderful to catch up with colleagues and friends, said Marianne. We were also very lucky to have a good turnout and great feedback on our symposium on the Experience Sampling Method - despite being scheduled at Saturday morning at 8 am. AAAL is really stimulating, and you return energised and well informed about the research front in our field. In the words of another attendee: it's a feast of knowledge!
LAMiNATErs at Teacher Training Event
Several LAMiNATErs participated in Språklärardagen (Language Teacher Day) on March 17. The full-day event, organised by the local teacher traing team, was open to both student teachers and active teachers. Katarina Lundin presented grammatical tools to develop "strong writers'" texts, Frida Splendido talked about the "what?" and "how?" of pronunciation instruction, and Alastair Henry presented on the topic of psychology of persistance and how it relates to language learning and teaching.
End-of-term Mingle, May 2022
On May 24 LAMiNATE Talks closed its spring series with a hybrid seminar presented by Ida Rosqvist that prompted lively discussions followed by mingle in Fakultetsklubben. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the LAMiNATE Talks series this spring, be it by presenting or participating in the discussion!
Brainstorming Session, March 2022
On March 15, LAMiNATE members met for a brainstorming session during the regular Talks slot. The brainstorming focused on research interests with an aim to find common ideas and questions. Lively group discussions ensued on topics such as classroom research, language assessment tools and language processing. The participants decided to continue discussing the possibilities of a day of continuous training for schools (both teachers and management). The groups were all also interested in having a seminar or a thematic session of the autumn Talks series focus on assessment tools and methodology.