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Past Conferences

6-7 June 2019

Approaches and Methods of Teaching Modern Foreign Languages

Approaches and Methods of Teaching Modern Foreign Languages

We are delighted to welcome you all to the 2019 Conference entitled ‘Approaches and Methods of Teaching Modern Foreign Languages’ to be held at Bangor University in north Wales from 6–7 June 2019.

This is the second conference organised by our Confucius Institute at Bangor University and it aims to bring together scholars and researchers from different countries, academic fields and cultures to share experiences, and discuss issues related to different approaches and methodologies used in teaching modern foreign languages. This conference is aiming to encourage discussion, debate and exchange of ideas between delegates at all levels.

The Conference will feature a diverse format of presentations, keynote lectures, talks, poster presentations and workshops revolving around the following topics:

  • Ways of improving the uptake and the quality of modern foreign languages across schools and universities
  • Developing sustainable motivation of language learning in schools, universities and in the wider community
  • New technological trends in teaching modern foreign languages
  • The impact of Brexit on modern foreign languages provision in UK
  • Developing individual language skills in foreign language classes
  • Employing art and creativity into foreign language classes

Confirmed keynote speakers

  • Prof Joël Bellassen – President of the European Association of Chinese Teaching, HDR member of the PLIDAM-INALCO research team Honorary Inspector General of National Education
  • Dr SONG Lianyi – Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures SOAS, UK
  • Prof LIU Yan – China University of Political Science and Law
  • Prof WANG Fang – China University of Political Science and Law
  • Ms FANG Jing – Institute for Chinese Studies, University of Oxford, UK
  • Dr WANG Shasha – School of Languages, Literature and Linguistics, Bangor University
  • Dr ZHOU Hongfen – Modern Language Centre, King’s College London

Programme

The conference programme can be found here

9–10 June 2018

1st International Conference on Intercultural Communication, Translation, and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages

1st International Conference on Intercultural Communication, Translation, and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages

We are delighted to welcome you all to the 2018 Conference entitled ‘Intercultural Communication, Translation, and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages’ to be held at Bangor University in picturesque North Wales from 9–10 June 2018.

This is the first of a new conference series organised by our Confucius Institute at Bangor University and it aims to bring together scholars and researchers from various countries, academic fields and cultures to share experiences, and discuss issues related to intercultural communication, translation and different methodologies used to teaching foreign languages.

This conference is aiming to encourage discussion, debate and exchange of ideas between delegates at all levels, both specialists in related fields and those with general interest in these subjects. We are looking forward to discuss the latest findings, current challenges and exciting possibilities in teaching and translating foreign languages, as well as issues in the crucial, timely subject of Intercultural Communication.

Conference Themes

The Conference will feature a diverse format of presentations, keynote lectures, talks and poster presentations revolving around several themes.

We will cover the following topics:

  • New trends in teaching foreign languages
  • Developing individual language skills in foreign language classes
  • Research methodology for teaching and translating foreign languages
  • Student – teacher interaction in foreign language classes
  • Problems and challenges in teaching translation
  • Translation practice and foreign languages
  • Theories related to the field of intercultural communication
  • Application of intercultural practices in different disciplines and activities
  • Emerging challenges for intercultural communication research

Confirmed keynote speakers

  • Dr Lianyi Song- Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
    SOAS, UK
  • Prof Zhang Qing- School of Foreign Languages, China University of Political Science and Law, China
  • Prof Cui Yuzhen- School of Humanities, China University of Political Science and Law, China
  • Dr Ying Yan- School of Arts, University of Leicester, UK
  • Ms Jing Fang – Institute for Chinese Studies, University of Oxford, UK

Programme

The conference programme can be found here