The Modern Language Teacher Day
Over the past years LAMiNATE researchers have welcomed modern foreign language teachers in Lund to a one-day in-service training event. Below you find a summary of each installment.
2023: Language Acquisition and Writing
The 2023 edition of the Modern Language Teacher Day took place on 14 November. In the morning, participants attended three research presentations on language acquisition, writing and language policy. Johan Mårtensson talked about how language acquisition changes the brain and Victoria Johansson covered the writing processes of teenages. The planned presentation by Katarina Lundin was cancelled due to illness. In its place, Jonas Granfeldt gave a presentation about Swedish language policy and modern foreign languages from a historical perspective. In the afternoon, participants gather in "language groups" to discuss implications of the presentations for their own teaching.
2022: Learning and teaching modern foreign languages in schools – a smorgasbord of ongoing research
On November 16 a group of LAMiNATE researchers welcomed modern foreign language teachers in Lund to the first edition of our one-day in-service training event. Participants learned about ongoing projects and the latest advances in the field of language learning and teaching in Swedish schools. Presentations in the morning focused on vocabulary learning (Henrik Gyllstad/Elin Nylander), gestures and multimodality (Marianne Gullberg) as well as listening comprehension (Jonas Granfeldt). The afternoon was dedicated to discussions on the hot topic of errors. To fuel the discussions LAMiNATErs gave thought provoking introductory presentations on errors and the developing second language (Malin Ågren), ideologies and attitudes towards errors (Marie Källkvist), and the role of technology in tracking down errors (Jonas Granfeldt).