The LKALE SIG meeting is an on-line event. Zoom link details will be sent to all who have registered after the 4th of May. The Eventbrite register link is HERE.

11.30-12.00 Drop-in technical support for presenters
12.00-12.30 Event opens (join us and say ‘hello’)
12.30-12.45 Welcome and opening remarks
12.45-13.15 Session 1 (Chair: Ellen Bristow)
Applying contrastive and typological insights to education settings: Examples from Ladin L1 and English L4 contexts
(Martina Irsara, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
13.15-13.45 Session 2 (Chair: Ellen Bristow)
Stance and Engagement in English and Arabic Research Article Abstracts
(Sharif Alghazo,Mohd Nour Al Salem, Essa Salem, Imran Alrashdan, University of Jordan, Jordan)
13.45-14.15 Break or Network chat room or PhD and Early Career chat room
14.15-14.45 Session 3 (Chair: Paul Cooper)
Multilingual nannies as language teachers: Knowledge and beliefs about language as assets for entrepreneurial childcare workers
(Rachelle Vessey, Carleton University, Canada)
14.45-15.15 Session 4 (Chair: Paul Cooper)
Investigating the Role of Linguistic Knowledge in the Test-taking Strategies used in a Test of Polysemous Academic Words
Sophia Skoufaki (University of Essex, UK); Bojana Petrić (Birkbeck, University of London, UK); Reka R. Jablonkai (University of Bath, UK); Niall Curry (University of Coventry, UK)
15.15 – 15.45 Session 5 (Chair: Sally Zacharias)
Developing a shared metalanguage in the Science classroom in different educational contexts
(Gail Forey, University of Bath, UK)
15-45-15.50 Short break
15.50 – 16.50 Keynote 1 (Chair: Duygu Candarli)
The challenge of the primary-secondary school transition: the vocabulary of science
(Alice Deignan, University of Leeds, UK)
16.50 – 17.05 Break or network chat room
17.05 Closing of day one
8.30-8.55 Early morning coffee and chat / drop in technical support for presenters
8.55-9.00 Welcome to day two
9.00-9.30 Session 1 (Chair: Furzeen Ahmed)
The automation of the isiZulu noun prefix for pedagogy, using Python 3
(Mthuli Buthelezi, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) 
9.30-10.00 Session 2 (Chair: Furzeen Ahmed)
Beyond language: a multimodal approach to pragmatic development in L2 listeners (Pauline Madella, Middlesex University, UK)
10.00–10.30 Session 3 (Chair: Ian Cushing)
The “grammar school pressure”: from tolerance and distance to rejection of ‘Scouse’ in middle class Merseyside schools
(Sofia Lampropoulou and Paul Cooper, University of Liverpool, UK)
10.30–10.45 Break or network chat room
10.45–11.15 Session 4 (Chair: Ian Cushing)
Using Digital Storyboarding in the EFL Classroom: A Multimodal Approach to the Teaching of Literary Fiction (short stories)
(Fatma M Abubaker (University of Edinburgh, UK); Hana M El-Badri (University of Benghazi, Libya))
11.15-11.20 Short break
11.20–12.20 Keynote 2 (Chair: Victorina González-Díaz)
No words to say it? Connecting and learning through wordless picturebooks in multilingual spaces and contexts of crisis
Evelyn Arizpe (University of Glasgow, UK)
12.20–12.35 Break or network chat room
12.35 Closing remarks and AGM
Our poster presentation (see title below) is available here.

The Psychology of a Language Learner: The Out-Turn of ‘Self-Motivation’ on a Learner’s Linguistic Self-Competence
(Nadine Nasef, Misr International University, Egypt)