Call for papers: Innovative Language Teaching and Learning at University Conference (INNOCONF16): Enhancing Employability

University of York, 17th June 2016

The conference provides an opportunity for professionals involved in teaching and learning of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) to share their expertise on current challenges in the Higher Education sector. This year’s aim is to engage in productive collaboration that will enable language professionals to further equip students to succeed in our ever-growing modern multicultural societies. The central topics of discussion are connected with the role that language skills and content themes play in enriching MFL students’ learning experiences to enhance their employability and professional capabilities.


  • Jocelyn Wyburd, Director of the Language Centre at the University of Cambridge and Chair of UCML
  • Lizzie Fane, Founder and CEO of Third Year

Abstracts covering the following areas are welcome:

  • The use of technology
  • Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
  • Intercultural awareness (support and development)
  • Curriculum (re)design and assessment
  • Learning and teaching methods
  • Project based and collaborative work
  • Autonomous learning and motivation
  • Development of professional skills
  • Year Abroad

All abstracts for proposed presentations, workshops or posters should be no more than 300 words. For further information and to submit your abstract, please go to the website at

Abstract submission deadline: Friday 26th February 2016

Registration: open until Friday 3rd June 2016. Registration OPEN from 13th January 2016.

For conference enquiries email:

Conference Organisers:

  • Carmen Álvarez-Mayo [5], University of York (
  • Dr Elia Lorena López [6], University of York (