This one-day symposium will bring together researchers who follow a practice-oriented and/or design-based approach to researching oracy in foreign language learning. The aim of this symposium is to connect the two fields of oracy and practice-led research in order to create synergies for and find innovative approaches to researching oracy in foreign language education. Educational design research and other forms of field-based and practice-led research can make an important contribution to generating theory on the teaching and learning of foreign languages while simultaneously inspiring innovations in practice. This symposium seeks to promote a broad understanding of oracy that includes traditional approaches of receptive and productive foreign language competences, but also embraces digital communication, language varieties, and the fostering and assessing of oracy in heterogeneous foreign language classrooms.
Prof. Dr. Anne Burns, University of NSW, Australia
Prof. Dr. Bärbel Diehr, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany
Prof. Dr. Susan McKenney, Universiteit Twente, Netherlands