The fourth Modern Languages Teaching Forum, organised by the University of Kent and funded by UCML’s small grants fund, will take place on 2 December 2020 from 4pm to 7pm (3 hours) on Zoom.

Due to the current situation, the forum will be dedicated once more to ‘Distance Learning in Modern Language’. At the request of participants at the previous forum, the focus will be in particular on online assessment.

Participation to the forum is free of charge; please register at this address:

The organisers are inviting contributions to the forum, and would welcome contributions on online assessment in particular but also on any other aspect of distance learning in modern languages. Contributions can take different forms:

  • Synchronous Interactive Workshop (40 minutes maximum)
  • Synchronous Paper (10 minutes maximum + discussion)
  • Asynchronous non interactive Workshop (1 hour maximum)
  • Asynchronous paper (30 minutes maximum)

If you wish to contribute please send a title, abstract and format of choice to and by 23 November 2020 at 5pm. Selected contributions will be notified shortly after the deadline at the latest. Asynchronous workshops and papers will have to be recorded (as video or powerpoint+audio files) and sent to the same address (via large file transfer services such as wetransfer) no later than Friday 28 November 2020 at 5pm. Synchronous and asynchronous contributions can be combined (e.g. a speaker might want to record a longer paper and deliver just a short summary for the sake of discussion during the forum), should you wish to do so please contact the organisers.

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