Virtual roundtable discussion on (heritage) language learning during the pandemic

  • DATE

    22 February 2022

  • TIME

    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome



A Linguistic Diversity Collective (LEL) activity for International Mother Language Day led by Dr Leonie Gaiser.

Join us for a virtual roundtable discussion on the challenges and opportunities of (heritage) language learning during a global pandemic.

The roundtable will bring together language teachers and learners from mainstream school and higher education settings, supplementary school initiatives and other organised activities set up to encourage (heritage) language learning, to talk about their perspectives on and experiences of language learning and teaching during the pandemic.

The panellists, who are from a range of language backgrounds and are all based in Manchester, will address questions such as:

  • How have Covid-19 regulations shaped the ways we use (heritage) languages in the multilingual setting?
  • (How) have home schooling and working from home impacted on heritage language use and maintenance?
  • How has increased use of online spaces during the pandemic created challenges, as well as opened up new opportunities in terms of heritage language use and learning?
  • What strategies can be adopted to support language learning and maintenance post-pandemic?