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Linguistics: How Can Studying Linguistics Help Your Language Learning? With Dr Angela Gayton From University of Glasgow

25th March 2021 @ 11:15 - 12:15




In this interactive event with University of Glasgow, Dr Angela Gayton, Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and Education (English Language & Linguistics), will offer new perspectives on all sorts of questions about language and communication, such as:

  • How and why do languages change over time?
  • How do we create meaning through the sounds that we make?
  • How is the way we speak linked to who we are?

By exploring questions like these, you will gain an understanding of what we mean by linguistics, and how knowing about linguistics can help us to overcome some of the challenges we face when we learn other languages.


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of school closures.

As a live, participative event, the session will not be recorded but resources, including the slides, will be share afterwards where available.


Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr Angela Gayton

Suitable for: Year 12 and 13 students (and equivalent). This session is designed for students studying English, Linguistics and/or Modern Languages.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: No preparation or pre-reading is required although you may wish to consider the proposed subject area and related questions you might like to ask.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:



25th March 2021
11:15 - 12:15
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