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Professor Emma Marsden

Professor Emma Marsden

Director,
National Centre for Excellence for Languages Pedagogy

Emma Marsden is professor of second language education in the Department of Education at the University of York. She began her career teaching French and Spanish and was head of Spanish in an 11-18 school in Derby. With her colleagues and students, Emma has published over 50 articles and book chapters on research into language learning and teaching. Many of these focus on the learning and teaching of grammar and work at the interface of research and classroom practice. She is director of OASISIRIS, in-coming Editor of Language Learningand co-author of Second Language Learning Theories.

  • Outlining the aims and strategies of the New National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy and how it will help raise the quality of language teaching
  • Sharing best practice through nine ‘hub’ schools to raise the standard of teaching in languages based on the Latin alphabet: Spanish, French and German
  • Exploring the research and collaboration opportunities provided by the National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy
  • Discussing the next steps for the new centre, including the development of new teaching materials, increasing up take of languages at GCSE and curriculum design