Workshop on Multilingual Education: Opportunities for teaching, Learning and Assessment 

This workshop will focus on  

  • Multilingual Education and its implementation in teaching, learning and assessment in primary school classrooms. 

  • MLE in Teaching: Lesson plan models and findings from Hyderabad pilot studies 

  • MLE in Learning: Reading comprehension outcomes and the use of multimodal (oral and written) pedagogical approaches in the classroom 

  • MLE in Assessment: the implementation of multilingual dynamic assessment and promising findings for future use. 

 About the facilitators 

Prof. Ianthi M. Tsimpli, FBA  
Professor of English and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge 

She teaches and researches in bilingualism/multilingualism, language development and impairment, and theoretical syntax.  She has held the positions of Professor of Multilingualism and Cognition at the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, Reading and the position of Professor of Psycholinguistics and Director of the Language Development Lab, Thessaloniki, Greece. Ianthi holds a BA from the University of Athens and a PhD in Linguistics from University College London (1992).  She was the Principal Investigator in the ESRC-DFID (2016-2020) project “Multilingualism and Multiliteracy: Raising learning outcomes in challenging contexts in primary schools across India”. 

Dr Lina Mukhopadhyay 
Head, Department of Training and Development. The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad 

Dr Lina Mukhopadhyay researches in multilingual education, second language acquisition, language assessment and teaching young language learners. At present, she is working on multiple projects in collaboration with the University of Cambridge on multilingual education, teacher training and multilingual assessment in India. Her collaboration with British Council, India and the United Kingdom, has been on teacher research and education and multilingual education for over a decade now. Her recent publications in national and international journals and books are in the areas of multilingual education and translanguaging for pedagogical purposes and multilingual assessment.   


Dr Victoria A. Murphy 
Professor of Applied Linguistics, Department of Education, University of Oxford 

Victoria’s research focuses on understanding the inter-relationships between child L2/FL learning, vocabulary and literacy development.  Her work focuses on examining cross-linguistic relationships across linguistic systems in the emergent bilingual child and how foreign language learning in primary school can influence developing first language literacy.  Her work has been funded by ESRC, The Leverhulme Trust, The Nuffield Foundation and the Educational Endowment Foundation, among others, and she has published two books on the topic of young language learners, as well as numerous refereed journal articles and book chapters. Victoria was Chair of NALDIC (National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum) between 2018-2021 and has worked closely with teachers across the UK and internationally in support of Language in Education programmes. 

Prof Dr Jacopo Torregrossa

Professor of Multilingualism and Second Language Acquisition Director of the Institute for Romance Languages and Literatures  

Jacopo Torregrossa has expertise on bi-/multiliteracy effects on children’s linguistic and cognitive abilities. He is co-leader of the DFG project “Reference management in   

bilingual narratives” (2020-2024), which addresses the methodological challenges of connecting research on education with developmental psycholinguistics. His most recent research project aims to define the concept of multilingual assessment. 

Who can participate:  Teachers and Educators 

Date: Saturday 9 March 2024 

Time: 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. 

Teachers will be awarded with certificate of participation.