Conferences and Invited sessions

Invited talks/seminars

May 2021: Invited Roundtable (streaming session), Amics UAB Channel sessions: “S’ensenyen adequadament les lleng眉es a Espanya?”.

November 2020: Invited session on writing a TFG in English at UIC Barcelona, Faculty of Education: Writing a TFG in English: Challenges and Opportunities.

October 2020: Invited session at English Research Week 2018, UIC Barcelona, Faculty of Education: CLIL in low proficiency primary school settings: can content and language be integrated?

November 2019: Invited session on writing a TFG in English at UIC Barcelona, Faculty of Education: Writing a TFG in English: Challenges and Opportunities.

October 2019: Invited session at English Research Week 2018, UIC Barcelona, Faculty of Education: CLIL in low proficiency primary school settings: can content and language be integrated?

May 2019: Plenary speaker, Fifth Annual Spring Research Seminar, Institute for Multilingualism MULTIMAT Research Group, UIC Barcelona, A form-focused approach to CLIL and its effects on young learners’ EFL oral production.

May 2019: Invited 2-hour session, MA Applied Linguistics and Language Acquisition in Multilingual Contexts, Universitat de Barcelona, CLIL in low proficiency primary school Settings: Can content and language be integrated?

April 2019: Invited 3-hour seminar on CLIL for primary school teachers. M脿ster en Formaci贸 Avan莽ada del Professorat d鈥橢ducaci贸 Infantil i Prim脿ria. Especialitat CLIL: Bridging the gap between knowing CLIL and doing CLIL

December 2018: Invited session on writing a TFG in English at UIC Barcelona, Faculty of Education: Writing a TFG in English: Challenges and Opportunities.

October 2018: Invited session at English Research Week 2018, UIC Barcelona, Faculty of Education: CLIL in low proficiency primary school settings: can content and language be integrated?

February 2018: Invited 3-hour seminar on CLIL for primary school teachers. M脿ster en Formaci贸 Avan莽ada del Professorat d鈥橢ducaci贸 Infantil i Prim脿ria. Especialitat CLIL: Bridging the gap between knowing CLIL and doing CLIL.

January 2018: Invited plenary session and round table participation in II Trobada d鈥檃ctualitzaci贸 de did脿ctica de lleng眉es estrangeres. Processos d鈥檃dquisici贸: Com se n鈥檃dquireix la compet猫ncia comunicativa. ICE (Institut de Ci猫ncies de l鈥橢ducaci贸), UAB: Foreign Language Acquisition in low exposure contexts.

January 2018: Invited session on writing a TFG in English at Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Departament d鈥橢ducaci贸: Writing a TFG in English: Challenges and Opportunities.

November 2017: Invited keynote lecture at the 2017 Conference of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) for Primary Education, co-organized by the National Cheng-Kung University and Tainan City Government, Tainan, Taiwan: CLIL in Low Proficiency Primary School Settings: The Role of L1 Use and Focus on Form.

June 2017: Invited plenary at the summer course CLIL in multilingual education: from practice to reflection. Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain: How to effectively integrate content and language in CLIL.

April 2017: Invited participation in an online round table on CLIL in primary, secondary and tertiary education. MA in Applied Languages, Curriculum design, Planning and elaboration of materials. Universitat de Lleida, Spain.

January 2017: Invited talk at CLIL-INDIA training programme. Universidad de Castilla la Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain: Towards Plurilingualism in CLIL programmes in Catalonia

July 2016: Seminars at CLLEAR (Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research, Department of Modern Languages, University of Southampton, UK: L1 Use and Focus on Forms in a co-taught CLIL programme and Developmental asynchrony in the acquisition of subject properties in child L2 English and Spanish.

July 2016: Seminar at Lab Meetings of CeLM (Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism) in the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading, UK: Developmental asynchrony in the acquisition of subject properties in child L2 English and Spanish.

April 2016: Invited MA course in the MA IN LANGUAGE ACQUISITION IN MULTILINGUAL SETTINGS a la Universidad del Pa铆s Vasco (UPV/EHU). Individual differences and contextual factors in English as a Foreign Language Learning.

May 2015 Innovate ELT Conference, Oxford TEFL 鈥 Teacher training (Barcelona): 鈥淗ow CLIL and ELT can (happily) coexist and benefit from each other鈥.

April 2013: 鈥淎valuaci贸 del TFG a Estudis Anglesos鈥. Jornada: Adaptacions del Treball de Final de Grau a la UAB.

June 2004: (with Dr Melissa Moyer, UAB) CHILDES/CLAN course, Departament de Filologia Anglesa, Universitat d鈥橝lacant.

November 2006: 鈥淐hild Language鈥, Adquisici贸 de l鈥檃ngl猫s com a segona llengua, Filologia Anglesa, Universitat de Barcelona (UB).

Conference presentations

April 2021, 38 AESLA International Conference, Universidad de La Coru帽a: Pair dynamics and language-related episodes in child EFL peer interaction (paper).

April 2021 (with Mengjia Zhang), 38 AESLA International Conference, Universidad de La Coru帽a: Assessing students鈥 content-specific language learning outcomes in two EMI programs in mainland China (paper)

March 2021 (with Dakota Thomas-Wilhelm), AAAL (American Association for Applied Linguistics): The Intersection of ISLA & GenSLA: Accelerating Feature Acquisition & (Re)Assembly in the L2 Classroom.

November 2020 (with Dr Alexandra Vraciu), TEdELL 2020 (Teachers and Teacher Educators: Educational and professional development for early language learning): Language learning opportunities in the pre-school EFL class: The role of the teacher鈥檚 input.

November 2019 (with Dr Alexandra Vraciu), 43 AEDEAN Conference, Universidad de Alicante: EFL child peer interaction: Measuring the effect of time, task-type and proficiency pairing (paper)

August 2019 (with Dr Alexandra Vraciu) EuroSLA 29, University of Lund, Sweden: A longitudinal study of peer interaction in primary school EFL: how do patterns of L1 use interact with task type and proficiency?(paper)

March 2019 (with Dr Alexandra Vraciu) 37 AESLA International Conference, Universidad de Valladolid: L1 use in peer interaction: Exploring time, task and proficiency effects in primary school EFL (paper)

September 2017 EuroSLA 27, University of Reading, UK: Trying out language in EFL task-based interaction (paper).

September 2017 (with Eloi Puig) EuroSLA 27, University of Reading, UK: Asymmetries in child foreign language acquisition: production, interpretation and judgements of null subjects (paper).

June 2017 (with Dr Alexandra Vraciu) Languages in the Primary Classroom Workshop. Centre for Research in Language Development throughout the Lifespan (LaDeLi) University of Essex, UK: The effect of task-type and proficiency pairing on child peer interaction: evidence from EFL in primary school Settings.

April 2017 (with Dr Alexandra Vraciu). The Seventh International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching 2017, Barcelona (University of Barcelona), Spain: Task-based peer interaction in a low proficiency EFL primary-school context: does L1 use scaffold or stifle it?

April 2017 (with Eloi Puig, Susagna Tubau and Montserrat Capdevila) GASLA 14, University of Southampton, UK: Instances of acquisition where only learning is fostered: the case of null subjects in young learners of English.

November 2016 (with Montserrat Capdevila) XL Congreso AEDEAN, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain: Trying out language: language-related episodes in early adolescents鈥 EFL task-based interaction.

April 2016 XXXIV Congreso Internacional AESLA, Universitat d鈥橝lacant: 鈥淟1 Use and Focus on Form in a co-taught CLIL programme鈥 (paper).

May 2015 Innovate ELT Conference, Oxford TEFL 鈥 Teacher training (Barcelona): 鈥淗ow CLIL and ELT can (happily) coexist and benefit from each other鈥 (invited talk).

April 2015 XXXIII Congreso Internacional AESLA, Universidad Polit茅cnica de Madrid: 鈥淎 longitudinal analysis of primary school students鈥 Foreign Language motivation in CLIL and non-CLIL settings鈥 (paper).

April 2015 (with Alexandra Vraciu) XXXIII Congreso Internacional AESLA, Universidad Polit茅cnica de Madrid: 鈥淪caffolding Early EFL -L1 Use in Oral Narratives by CLIL and non-CLIL Young Learners鈥 (paper).

November 2014 Workshop Learning English as a Foreign Language in Primary and Secondary School Contexts, Universitat Aut貌noma de Barcelona: 鈥淵oung Learners鈥 Motivation in CLIL and non-CLIL settings鈥 (paper).

October 2014 (Pladevall, E. and Vraciu, A.) International Conference on Child Foreign Language Acquisition (ICLWorkshop14). Universidad del Pa铆s Vasco (UPV/EHU): “The boy and the girl fiquen the sandwich on the… com es deia cistell?鈥- Patterns of Catalan L1 Use in Young Learners鈥 L2 English Oral Narratives. (paper)

September 2014 EUROSLA 24. 24th Annual conference of the European Second Language Association. University of York, UK: “Introducing CLIL alongside EFL in minimal input contexts: development of receptive skills in early L2 learning” (paper).

August 2014 Think CLIL 2014. 9th International CLIL Conference. Universit脿 Ca Foscari Venezia, Venice: “CLIL in minimal input contexts: development of receptive skills in early L2 learning” (paper)

April 2014 XXXII Congreso Internacional AESLA. Ling眉铆stica Aplicada. Industrias de la lengua y cambio social. Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla: 鈥淭he effects of CLIL subject selection on young learners鈥 learning outcomes鈥 (paper)

June 2013 Applied Linguistic Perspectives on Content and Language Integrated Learning (ALP-CLIL), Universidad Aut贸noma de Madrid: 鈥淒oes limited exposure to CLIL make a difference in primary school?鈥 (paper)

April 2013 (Walsh, M.L. and Pladevall, E.) Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education (ICLHE) 2013, Maastricht University Language Centre; 鈥淐LIL and non-CLIL teaching methods in Higher Education: A comparative Study鈥 (poster).

September 2012 I Congreso Internacional Nebrija en Ling眉铆stica Aplicada a la Ense帽anza de Lenguas: En Camino hacia el Plurilinguismo, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija: 鈥淭he implementation of CLIL in primary school: a study of students鈥, teachers鈥, head teachers鈥 and parents鈥 perceptions鈥 (paper).

May 2012 (assist猫ncia) a Congr茅s Internacional TRICLIL. VI Trobada de semiimmersi贸 de Catalunya, Universitat Aut貌noma de Barcelona.

November 2011 (Pladevall Ballester, E., Vallbona, A., Bret, A., Miret, M. i Nav茅s, T.) 35th AEDEAN (Asociaci贸n Espa帽ola de estudios ingleses y norteamericanos) Conference, Universitat Aut貌noma de Barcelona: 鈥淒oes CLIL make a difference?鈥 (round table).

September 2010 (Llin脿s-Grau, M., Pladevall Ballester, E. and Capdevila, M.), VI International Conference on Language Acquisition (CIAL) 2010, Universitat de Barcelona 鈥 Universitat Pompeu Fabra: 鈥淭hat-deletion in the written production of L2 learners of English鈥 (paper).

June 2010 (Curell Gotor, H., Capdevila, M., Cebrian Puyuelo, J., Gimeno Pahissa, L., Hand Cranham, F., Mart铆n Alegre, S., Owen, D., Pladevall-Ballester, E. and Vraciu, A.) 6猫 Congr茅s Internacional de Doc猫ncia universit脿ria i Innovaci贸 (CIDUI) 2010, Universitat Polit猫cnica de Catalunya: 鈥淟鈥檃daptaci贸 al nou Espai Europeu d鈥橢nsenyament Superior: Estudis Anglesos a la UAB鈥 (paper).

September 2009 (Guti茅rrez-Col贸n, M. and Pladevall, E.) EUROCALL 2009, Universidad Polit茅cnica de Valencia: 鈥淢ethodology in CALL: students鈥 survey鈥 (paper).

July 2009: 7th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB7), The Utrecht Institute of Linguistics (UiL OTS) of Utrecht University: 鈥淭he effects of explicit teaching on the L2 English writing of Spanish-speaking primary school children鈥(paper).

August 2008: (Guti茅rrez-Col贸n, M. and Pladevall, E.), WorldCALL 2008, Japanese Association for Language Education and Technology (LET), Fukuoka, Japan: 鈥淣ot only technology but also methodology in CALL鈥, (poster)

July 2007: CLS 2007 (Child Language Seminar), University of Reading, UK: 鈥淣on-native child acquisition of Spanish subject stylistic properties鈥 (paper).

May 2007: 6th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB6), University of Hamburg (Alemanya): 鈥淐hild and Adult L2A: Same source, different paths of development鈥 (paper).

March-April 2006: XXIV Congreso Internacional AESLA (Asociaci贸n Espa帽ola de Ling眉铆stica Aplicada), Universidad Nacional de Educaci贸n a Distancia (UNED) (Madrid): 鈥淥n the L2 Spanish Subject Development of British Children鈥 (paper)

December 2005: Going Romance 2005, Universiteit Utrecht: 鈥淟1-English children鈥檚 development of L2 Spanish Subjects鈥 (poster)

March 2005: (Llin脿s i Grau, M. and Pladevall, E.) 5th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB5), Universitat Aut貌noma de Barcelona: 鈥淏ilingualism at word level?鈥. (paper)

March 2005: 5th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB5), Universitat Aut貌noma de Barcelona: 鈥淎n Experiment on the L2 English of Spanish-speaking children: the null subject parameter revisited鈥. (paper)

December 2004: XXVIII AEDEAN Conference, Universitat de Val猫ncia: 鈥淢orphological Variability and Syntactic Phrase Structure in the L2 Acquisition of English鈥 (paper).

September 2004: Jornades FIAC 2004 (Fundaci贸 FIAC 鈥 Terrassa): 鈥淎n experiment on the L2 English of a Group of Spanish 5 year-old Children鈥.

September 2004: 2nd Workshop in Syntax and Semantics, Universitat de Barcelona: 鈥淭he Syntactic Development of L2 English in Spanish Children鈥 (paper).

September 2004: LAGB (Linguistics Association of Great Britain) Annual Meeting, Roehampton University , London: 鈥淥n the Relationship between Null Subjects and Verbal Inflection in Child Catalan and English鈥 (paper).

July 2004: CLS 2004 (Child Language Seminar) University of West England, Bristol: 鈥淥n Main Declarative Non-Finite Verbal Forms in Early Child English鈥 (paper).

April 2004: Grup de Gram脿tica Te貌rica de la UAB: 鈥淣on-Finite Verbal Forms in Early English鈥, Universitat Aut貌noma de Barcelona.

March 2004: XIX Encuentro de la Asociaci贸n de J贸venes Ling眉istas,聽 Universitat de Val猫ncia: 鈥淢atrix Non-Finite Verbal Forms in Early Child English鈥 (paper).

December 2003: XXVII AEDEAN Conference, Universidad de Salamanca: 鈥淥n the Distributional Constraints of Null Subjects in Child English and Catalan鈥 (paper).

September 2003: Jornades FIAC 2003 (Fundaci贸 FIAC-Terrassa): 鈥溾楶eeling apples, Daddy break Kimmy car, Three sheeps come鈥 or the chaos in early child language鈥.

June 2003: 1st Workshop in Syntax and Semantics, EHU (Universidad del Pa铆s Vasco), Vitoria-Gasteiz: 鈥淭he Acquisition of Subjects in Child Catalan鈥 (paper).

June 2003: (Pladevall, E. and Tubau Munta帽谩, S.) 1st Workshop in Syntax and Semantics, EHU (Universidad del Pa铆s Vasco), Vitoria-Gasteiz: 鈥淐ritical Past and Promising Future for Language Acquisition鈥 (paper).

April 2003: (Tubau Munta帽谩, S. and Pladevall, E.) 1st Cambridge Postgraduate Linguistics Conference a la University of Cambridge: 鈥淐ritical Past and Promising Future for Language Acquisition鈥 (paper).

April 2003: (Pladevall, E. and Tubau Munta帽谩, S.) 12th Manchester Postgraduate Linguistics Conference a la University of Manchester: 鈥淐ritical Past and Promising Future for Language Acquisition鈥 (paper).