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Sunday, May 17 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Keynote 4: Encouraging multilingualism in the classroom with Alex Rawlings

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French and German lessons at school were about a lot more than just irregular verbs and vocabulary tests for Alex. Instead they were an exciting breath of fresh air in his school timetable, offering a unique window into other worlds and a way to have contact with other people around the world, who would otherwise have remained inaccessible. In this talk Alex will discuss what motivated him to take his language lessons at school beyond the syllabus to the next level, and to go on to dedicate his life to the learning and teaching of foreign languages.

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Alex Rawlings

Alex was born and raised in London to a half-Greek mother and English father. As a child he spent his time between the UK, Greece and Japan, where his father worked for four years. Having always been surrounded by languages, he began to study them independently aged 14. In 2012, while studying German and Beginners' Russian at Oxford University, he was named Britain's most multilingual student in a nationwide competition run by Harper Collins... Read More →


Sunday May 17, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Upstairs in the KM Library

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