Portrait of Ugo Marsili
Ugo Marsili

Språkstudion invites language teachers, teacher trainers, administrative staff, or anyone with an interest in language and inclusion, to a talk and workshops with Ugo Marsili, teaching fellow at the University of Reading. Ugo Marsili holds an MA in Linguistic and Literary studies, and is a passionate language teacher committed to questions of diversity and inclusion, working with blind and deaf communities.



Talk: Deaf Awareness and Blind Awareness in Language Teaching

August 27, 2019, 10:00 - 12:00
Språkparken (E231)

This talk will give a general introduction to building deaf awareness and blind awareness for the language classroom. These and other topics will be included :

  • Is deafness an invisible disability?
  • Myths and misconceptions
  • Making teaching materials more accessible: Blackboard Ally
  • Showcase diversity: Faces of Reading


Workshop 1: Audio Description Applied to Language Teaching: Working out the Four Skills

August 28, 2019, 9.00 - 11.00
Språkparken (E231)

This is a hands-on workshop focussing on:

  • Descriptions or interpretations?
  • Reinforcing the use of question words at a beginner's level
  • Content reduction for script preparation


Workshop 2: Combining Signed and Spoken Language Studies: Tools for Language Teachers

August 28, 2019, 11:00 - 12.00
Språkparken (E231)

This workshop will be exploring the following topics:

  • Learning vocabulary: start with emotion!
  • Embodying visual language reinforces vocabulary retention
  • Comprehending syntax: switching between modes builds stronger concepts    
  • Slang, gender division, political correctness and inclusion in the different language modes



The talk and workshops are open to Stockholm University students and staff.
Please let us know you're coming by sending an e-mail to info@sprakstudion.su.se by August 26.