Published on 30 May 2022

Language, Education & Linguistic Citizenship
Two-day online Summer School
Wednesday 20
th to Thursday 21
st July 2022 (10.00-16.00)
❖ How can educators gain a better understanding of multilingual students’ use of language?
❖ How can they acknowledge and foster their students’ linguistic repertoires and their right to
be heard?
❖ What is the relationship between language education and linguistic citizenship?
These and other questions will be explored in this participatory short course which will involve
workshops, case studies, data sessions, readings and talks. You will join participants from a range of
educational settings and sectors (FE, HE, schools and Third Sector organisations; ESOL, EAL,
community language learning, supplementary schools and modern foreign languages).
Day 1: An introduction to the summer school, to the participants and to the overarching theme;
analysis of linguistic data: how can sociolinguistic research and analysis help us better understand
language use and language learning?
Working with students: a close look at several projects involving language learning in multilingual
settings. In what ways do these projects assist students in the development of their linguistic
Day 2: Constraints and planning for action: the restrictions facing us inside and outside our
institutions; taking action around language-based issues.
The summer school is organised by HELD, a team of academics and third sector language
professionals, activists & policy specialists: Melanie Cooke (convenor), Dermot Bryers, Sam Holmes,
Constant Leung, Ben Rampton, Anthony Tomei, and Becky Winstanley. It builds on the
Sociolinguistics for Education seminar series we have been running since the start of 2019.
The deadline for applications is 17th June 2022. Please note that we can’t guarantee your enrolment,
as spaces at the summer school are limited to 30. We will give priority to people whose work seems
to fit with our aims and who we think will most benefit from the summer school. There is a
participation fee of £30 (£10 for full time students), payable when your place has been confirmed.
To apply please complete an application form and send to Melanie Cooke on

Ground-level analysis and action, enhancing linguistic repertoires

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