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July 2020 webinar

This year's teachers workshop ran as a FREE webinar on Friday 10th July 2020 3.30-5pm.

3.30-4.15 welcome + 'nano'-lectures on 4 x research case studies

4.15-5.00 Q&A with the researchers + putting it into practice with Dan Clayton of EngLangBlog

Classroom materials for each case study will be available online before the webinar:

To see the webinar materials take a look at the #YorkCPD2020 workshop page

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Accents, Attitudes and Identity: An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Topics covered in this free four week online course for both students and teachers:

  • Introduction to the study of language attitudes
  • How do you measure attitudes?
  • What is the relationship between language and identity?
  • Why language attitudes matter

For more information and the registration link visit

The next run of our free online 4 week short course (MOOC) starts 13th July 2020.

2019 workshop

Dan Clayton (of EngLangBlog) summarised the 2019 workshop in his putting it into practice talk.

Speakers included:

title slide of Dan Clayton's advice from July 2015 workshop

2015 workshop

Dan Clayton (of EngLangBlog) attended our 2015 workshop on behalf of the AQA, to provide guidance for use of the workshop materials in teaching for the AQA specification.

Dan's slides are available here to view (© AQA) and they include the following case studies:

Previous workshops

All of the materials on this site have been tested with teachers at one or more CPD workshops at the University of York. If you use the materials and have feedback or questions please let us know.