2017 Research Round-up: June 10th in Lancaster

At ELT well we believe that teaching and research are two sides of the same coin – one cannot exist meaningfully without the other. Teachers and researchers often seem to be living in different worlds, however, and there is not enough interaction between the two. One of the aims of ELT well is to bring research into the classroom, and teachers’ needs into research.

This is how we do it:

Research Round-up

Every year ELT well organises an informal ‘Research Round-up’  – a seminar day at which practitioners can share the findings of small scale research into the overlaps between the fields of dyslexia / SpLDs and multilingualism / language learning. This year the event will again be held in Lancaster, and will be free of charge, including a light lunch.

You can read a report from Research Round-up 2016 here and  see the slides of ELT well activity 2015 – 2016 here.

The 2017 Research Round-up on Saturday 10th June  (10.00 – 4.00) will be similar in format to previous events, and you are welcome to come along to hear what other people have done, and contribute to the lively discussions. If you would like to report on your findings you will find a sympathetic and engaged audience, eager to hear all about it. Please download  the June 2017 booking form and get in touch to let us know what you would like to contribute.  You can read the abstracts of this year’s talks here.

Handwriting database

ELT well maintains a database of handwriting speeds in languages other than English, in order to help determine whether a learner may have difficulties that are not just English-learning related. To date over 1,000 samples of 10-minute scripts have been collected and compared within language groups. Some languages still need more representation, however, particularly African languages. If you would like to participate in the collection of data for this ongoing project, please contact Anne Margaret for more information.