AILA Research Network for History of Language Learning and Teaching (HoLLT.net) News
The Direct Method in Language Teaching. Joint conference of APHELLE, CIRSIL, Henry Sweet Society and SIHFLES, supported by HoLLTnet. University of Granada (Spain), 16–17 May 2019. Programme and abstracts available here: https://www.hollt.net/events.html
Institutions and Second Languages in Italy: A Historiographical Approach (Lingue seconde e istituzioni in Italia: approccio storiografico): CIRSIL conference, supported by HoLLTnet, Varese, Italy, 22-23 March 2019. Website: https://www.uninsubria.eu/events/cirsil-conference
Preparations for the AILA World Congress 2020
In preparation for our symposium at the AILA World Congress in Groningen, HoLLTnet members are investigating the often neglected role of women in language teaching as learners, teachers, methodologists, and so on.
Ongoing research and opportunities for collaboration
With a view to the November 2019 conference in Bremen, we are facilitating a closer look at the interplay between (institutional) contexts and language teaching; integrating perspectives from curriculum studies with analysis of repercussions of curriculum on language teaching (methodology).
Those interested in any of the above projects, opportunities or conferences should contact either one of the convenors in the first instance. Junior researchers may be interested in joining our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/hollt/), while more established scholars and junior researchers alike are invited to join our email list, via https://www.hollt.net/join.html
- HoLLTnet-supported panels on The Grammar-Translation Method and The Reform Movement in Language Teaching at the 2019 Henry Sweet Society Colloquium, University of Edinburgh, 5–8 September 2019.
- Valorizing Practice: Grounded Histories of Language Learning and Teaching. HoLLTnet Conference, University of Bremen, Germany, 14–15 November 2019.
- HoLLTnet symposium on Women in the History of Language Learning and Teaching, AILA Congress, Groningen, Netherlands, 9–14 August 2020. Call for papers (deadline 15 July 2019): https://www.hollt.net/events.html
The convenors can be contacted here:
Giovanni Iamartino, University of Milan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Smith, University of Warwick, email@example.com