2020 is the 40th anniversary year for LTF!
LTF 2020 will be an online event on the afternoon of Friday 27th November. This will mark the start of a year of 40th anniversary celebrations, culminating with LTF 2021 in Lancaster.
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Below is an outline programme for the event. Note that the UKALTA AGM will be held separately to the main LTF conference this year on Thursday 3rd December from 1-2pm. Members and non-members alike are welcome, if you wish to join, please click to register for the AGM via Eventbrite.
LTF 2020 outline programme
Welcome and opening remarks
Lynda Taylor (UKALTA President)
Invited plenary talk:
with guest speakers:
Professor Claire Gorrara, Dean of Research Environment and Culture and Professor of French (Cardiff University), and Chair of the University Council of Modern Languages (UCML)
Dr James Illingworth, Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in French (University of Leicester and De Montfort University) and Project Coordinator at UCML
with representatives from our ‘sister’ associations in the field:
The panel will discuss some of the issues our associations face as a result of the global pandemic and explore where we might go from here.
to include a photo-montage of LTF over the decades and messages from our sponsoring organisations
3-minute, 3-slide presentations of research from Masters and PhD students (including recently completed PhDs)
A series of short video interviews conducted recently with senior figures from our field as they reflect on 4 decades of LTA in the UK, including the role of LTF 1980-2020.
Quiz time! Language testing “across the years”
Hosted by John Pill
Final remarks and close