13th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF EFNIL "LANGUAGE USE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION - THEORY AND PRACTICE IN THE EUROPEAN STATES"
Helsinki (FI), 07-09 October 2015

The Conference will provide a more detailed picture of the present linguistic situation regarding communication by and with institutions of public administration in various European countries.

The conference programme will contain general reflections and overview papers by invited experts, and a series of compact 'national' reports by up to 10 of the European Federation of National Institutions for Language members. In addition, as the language use of the EU institutions is relevant for the functioning of political, social and economic communication within a multilingual Europe, representatives of the European Commission will be invited to present reports on linguistic rules, practices and problems related to their activities.

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OPEN LEARNING IN MINORITY LANGUAGES: CHANCES AND PERSPECTIVES

Leeuwarden  (NL), 07-08 October 2015

 The “Open Learning in Minority Languages: Chances and Perspectives”  seminar is going to take place on the 7th and 8th of October 2015 in Leeuwarden (the Netherlands). Researchers, educators and policymakers in the field of regional and minority languages interested in how they can engage with their language in the field of Open Educational Resources (OER), are welcome to participate.

The seminar is organized by the European Commission funded Life Long Learning project LangOER and hosted by the Mercator Research Centre (part of the Fryske Akademy).

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MERCATOR - LEARNMe CONFERENCE ON MINORITY LANGUAGE RESEARCH, EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE AND POLICY
Budapest (HU), 17-19 September 2015

From 17 to 19 September the international conference of the LEARNMe project will be held in Budapest. Central aims are to present the outcomes of the three LEARNMe workshops organised in the framework of the Mercator Network, and to bring together researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders to discuss the scholarly ánd practical challenges of multilingualism in Europe.

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VIII CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION IN SPAIN
Granada (ES), 16-18 September 2015

The University of Granada (Spain) will be hosting the VIII Conference on International Migration in Spain under the title “New trends in the Spanish migration: profiles, trajectories and links with Spanish society”. The conference organizers are welcoming papers on education of immigrants in the Spanish labour market, detention of foreign citizens in Spain, the social reality of the border and its impact on migration with particular attention to the Maghreb region, managing diversity, religious communities, solidarity and crisis.

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4th BARCELONA SUMMER SCHOOL ON BILINGUALISM AND MULTILINGUALISM
Barcelona (ES), 14-17 September 2015

The Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, will be hosting the “4th Barcelona Summer School on Bilingualism and Multilingualism”. The aim of the Summer School is to bring together prominent experts who represent different disciplinary approaches and will discuss state-of-the-art research on the cognitive, linguistic and cultural aspects of bi- and multilingualism.The school is intended for post-graduate students and researchers interested in an updated overview of the field in an international academic context.

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2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SIGN LANGUAGE ACQUISITION 
Amsterdam (NL), 01-03 July 2015

The conference will cover all linguistic aspects of first and second sign language acquisition and include bilingual/bimodal acquisition, atypical populations, sociolinguistic aspects including emergence, diagnostic instruments, methodology and archiving, processing, and literacy in a sign language. There will be both signed or spoken plenary presentations as well as poster sessions.

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DEVELOPING MIGRANTS´ LANGUAGE COMPETENCES AT WORK 
Graz (AT), 24-25 June 2015

This workshop focuses on supporting adults to develop work-related language skills in the majority language(s) of the country where they are resident. Typical learners include migrant/ethnic workers and also low-skilled workers who are native speakers of the majority language(s) of the country. The workshop is concerned with work-related language learning for adults.

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RECEPTIVE MULTILINGUALISM:  MULTILINGUAL RESOURCES IN SERVICE OF MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING 
Joensuu (FI), 28-29 May 2015

REMU 2015 is an international conference addressing the various aspects of comprehension and intelligibility across languages. It addresses the various aspects of comprehension and intelligibility across languages from multiple perspectives, such as linguistics, cognition, pedagogy and language policy. REMU 2015 takes place May 28-29, 2015 at the University of Eastern Finland.

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FIRST WORLDWIDE CONGRESS FOR LANGUAGE RIGHTS 
Teramo (IT), 19-23 May 2015

The First Worldwide Congress of Language Rights will take place in Teramo, Italy, from the 19th to the 23rd of May 2015. This Congress will de facto include the XIV International Conference of the International Academy for the Linguistic Law about law and language and the IX Days of Language Rights.

Besides the IALL and the Associazione LEM-Italia, this event is sponsored by the scientific partnership made up of the European Observatory for Plurilinguism, the International Observatory for language rights, the Group of Linguistic Politics of the Italian linguistic Society, the DORIF-University, the Eurolinguistics' network and several worldwide Universities, in particular the University of Teramo, which will host the Congress.

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OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE EPALE, THE ELECTRONIC PLATFORM FOR ADULT LEARNING IN EUROPE
Brussels (BE), 15 April 2015

On 15th of April, the European Commission will have the pleasure to launch officially EPALE, the Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe, during a one-day event in Brussels. 

EPALE, funded under the Erasmus+ programme, aims to become the main reference point for adult learning professionals in Europe. It offers a place to meet and discuss important adult learning topics, as well as to exchange ideas and materials to support professional practice. This type of community platform is the first of its kind for the sector of adult learning.

The conference will be live-streamed in English and accessible through the following link.

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MULTILINGUALISM IN BALTIC-SEA EUROPE  
Mainz (DE), 13-15 April 2015

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Chair in Northern European and Baltic Languages and Cultures will be hosting the international conference on Multilingualism in Baltic-Sea Europe from April 13 - 15, 2015.

The interdisciplinary conference Multilingualism in Baltic-Sea Europe seeks to take up the challenges from sociolinguistic, psychological, legal and economic point of view. 

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MULTILINGUALISM 
Valleta (MT), 23-25 March 2015

This conference proposes to explore issues related to language choice and language attitudes, as well as language policy and management in the various educational and public spheres. In view of the global status of English and the fact that it is often one of the languages in the bilingual’s linguistic repertoire, an important focus of this conference is the emergence of varieties of English in bilingual and multilingual settings.

This conference aims to have an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas with researchers and students from different linguistic backgrounds. 

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LIME - LANGUAGES IN MEDIA  
Cáceres (ES), 17 March 2015

Conference deriving from the European project LIME (Languages in Media) to be held in Cáceres, Spain, on 17th of March 2015. The LiMe project aims at aiding migrant populations in developing linguistic and cultural skills by means of language decoding, culture and image exploitation through different communication media (press, radio, television, social networks, youtube videos, advertising, etc.)

This conference will gather specialists in language teaching, associations, language policy makers, and social welfare specialists from the five partner countries (Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Poland and Spain. The event will present the main conclusions about the project, will display newer proposals, and will offer solutions for good teaching practices for foreign language speakers in the migrant populations.

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ECONOMICS, LINGUISTIC JUSTICE AND LANGUAGE POLICY 
Berlin (DE), 02-03 March 2015

The symposium ''Economics, Linguistic Justice and Language Policy'' aims at bringing together economists, philosophers, applied linguists and sociolinguists, legal scholars, and social scientists in general. The purpose is to discuss, from an interdisciplinary perspective, the socio-economic effects of language policies, the impact of language dynamics and language planning on justice and inequality at the national or international level, as well as the connection between democracy, decision-making and linguistic diversity. 

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5th BREMEN SYMPOSIUM ON CONTENT AND DIVERSITY 
Bremen (DE), 20-21 February 2015

The Foreign Language Centre of the University of Bremen and the German Association of Language centres (AKS) organize the 5th Bremen Symposium on "Content and Diversity" that will be held on February 20 - 21, 2015 at the University of Bremen.

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THIRD LEARNME WORKSHOP 
Barcelona (ES), 15-17 January 2015

The Mercator Network is hosting a third workshop on linguistic diversity in January 2015 in Barcelona, Catalonia. It is the final workshop of three specialist international workshops of Mercator's LEARNMe project, leading up to an international conference to be held in Budapest in 2015. The focus of this event will be to revisit, reanalyze and redefine the dynamic concept of linguistic diversity and its impact and relevance across the European Union.

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CHALLENGES OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION II – MIGRATION AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE EYES OF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Praha (CZ), 10-12 December 2014

The conference aims in the first place to ensure a unique possibility to meet for young experts from academia (master and doctoral students) and practitioners (NGOs, public institutions), who are working with migration in the field. Three-day event will make it possible to share the experiences and knowledge, to open a space for discussion and suggestions, and to establish the professional networks in the field of migration.

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COLLOQUIUM ON “CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN ORGANISATIONS: KEY ISSUES AND CHALLENGE

Liège (BE), 04-05 December 2014

EGID (Studies on Gender and Diversity in management), HEC School of Management at the University of Liège and SEIN (Identity, Diversity and Inequality research), research center at the University of Hasselt , within the joint chair "Diversity and Social Innovations" organize a colloquium on "Cultural  diversity  in  organisations:  key issues  and challenges", in Liège, December 4-5.

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FROM ONE LANGUAGE TO OTHERS: TOWARDS A PLURALISTIC APPROACH OF LANGUAGES PRESENT AT SCHOOL

Bordeaux (FR), 03 December 2014

The purpose of this day of study is to analyze the relationships that can be established between the language of education and the other languages present at school, both foreign languages taught but also original languages of some students.

The day of study is organized jointly by the E3D and the EADL teams of LACES (Laboratoire Cultures, Éducation, Sociétés) - Université Bordeaux, founder member of the INCLUDE network. 

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22nd RANACLES CONFERENCE: QUALITY ASSURANCE AND EVALUATION IN LANGUAGE CENTRES (RANACLES 2014)

Boulogne-sur-Mer (FR), 27-29 November 2014

This conference will address the different aspects of the Quality Assurance concept in language centres: quality management, quality process, evaluation of quality and guarantee of quality. The conference will also address the concept of evaluation, which can take the form of an internal evaluation (self-evaluation, where those directly involved in the Language Centres  are part of quality improvement process), as well as an external evaluation, carried out by the State or an independent Agency.

The INCLUDE Network will be present at the Conference.

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LITHUANIAN INCLUDE NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS MEETING

Kaunas (LT), 28 November 2014

The INCLUDE Network will organize the Lithuanian INCLUDE National Stakeholders Meeting on November 28th. The event is promoted by the founder member of the INCLUDE Network Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas, Lithuania).

The meeting´s objective will be to present the INCLUDE Network to the Lithuanian stakeholders, as well as to exchange experiences in the field of language policy for active social inclusion.

 

 


 

 

TEACHING LANGUAGES AND CULTURES IN THE POST-METHOD ERA: ISSUES AND DEVELOPMENTS 
Nis (RS), 15 November 2014

The English department and the Centre for teacher education and professional development of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš organize the First international conference Teaching Languages and Cultures in the Post-Method Era: Issues and Developments (TLC 2014), to be held on November 15th at the Faculty of Philosophy in Niš, under the auspices of Faculty of Philosophy’s broader conference in social sciences and humanities, Science and Modern University 4.

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ICT FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING
Florence (IT), 13-14 November 2014

The 7th edition of the “ICT for Language Learning” Conference will take place in Florence, Italy, in November 2014.

The objective of the ICT for Language Learning conference is to promote the sharing of good practice and transnational cooperation in the field of the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to Language Learning and Teaching. 

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LONDON INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
London (UK), 9-11 November 2014

The LICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education. It encompasses a broad range of themes in an effort to promote cross-disciplinary research and significant advances in pedagogy.

The conference topics include: 

  • Digital rights management
  • Security and data protection
  • Immersive learning
  • Digital divide
  • Ubiquitous learning
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Open content and intellectual property rights

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LANGUAGES AND THE MEDIA
Berlin (DE), 5-7 November 2014

The 10th Languages & The Media conference will bring together researchers, language practitioners, translators, interpreters, software developers and all those who produce, market, or distribute audiovisual materials for information, entertainment or educational purposes.

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INTERDISCIPLINARY LINGUISTICS CONFERENCE 2014
Belfast (UK), 1 November 2014

Queen's University Belfast hosts its Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference 2014 (ILinC 2014), a postgraduate student-led venture organised by the School of English. This one-day symposium gives early career researchers the opportunity to exchange information about exploring language across all academic disciplines alongside academics in the field of linguistics and other local organizations implementing change through language. The event aims to bring together researchers from different academic divisions carrying out language studies in order to foster cross-disciplinary contact and encourage the development of new ideas in research.

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13TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON E-LEARNING
Copenhagen (DK), 30-31 October 2014 2014

The 13th European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL 2015) takes participants to the cutting edge of the e-learning sector. 

Some of the topics that will be discussed at the conference include: 

  • interface design of learning resources
  • individual interactions with various forms of ICT
  • social collaboration mediated by ICT
  • emergence of hybrid space, place and telepresence due to mobile devices and video conferencing

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IRELAND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Dublin (IR), 27-29 October 2014

The IICE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The IICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education.

The aim of IICE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy.

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LANGUAGE SHOW LIVE
London (UK), 17-19 October 2014

Language Show Live is the UK's largest dedicated languages event.

It includes three days of live seminars, language classes, talks, demonstrations, cultural performances and a high-profile European Commission conference. It's a chance to join thousands of language learners, teachers, translators, linguists, jobseekers and language professionals for three days.

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LANGUES AU COEUR DE L´EDUCATION
Bordeaux (FR), 1 October 2014

LACES-université de Bordeaux and ESPE are co-organizing a seminar on October 1st: "Les Langues au Coeur de l'Éducation" (Languages ​​at the Heart of Education). Topics addressed will be language didactics, grammar and language use at school and university among others, aiming primarily at social inclusion. The seminar will deal with various challenges related to institutional issues, research, training and professional application in schools.

The INCLUDE Network is partner of the event.

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LEARNING THROUGH AND FOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Geneva (SW), 10-12 September 2014

4th International conference on Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice hosted by the University of Geneva. The conference aims to bring together scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds, especially language and communication research, and professional specialities. It encourages research and reflection developing interdisciplinarity, methodological diversity, inter-professional collaboration and explores the relations between language use and social practices taking place in institutional and organisational contexts.

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THINK CLIL 2014ON
Venice (IT), 28-30 August 2014

Conference organized by the Ca Foscari University of Venice in cooperation with international partners on Content & Language Integrated Learning. Alongside learning, teaching, researching and managing CLIL, focus will be on transversal features including thinking, well-being and change management.

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UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF MIGRANTS IN EUROPE: FROM ISOLATION TO MULTI-LEVEL INTEGRATION
Brussels (BE), 2 July 2014

This event provides an opportunity to discuss the current challenges of migration and integration in Europe, and to reignite the debate about an EU-wide strategy to improve integration policies across Member States. The symposium offers a platform for the discussion of a better European regulatory framework and for sharing best practices and lessons learned.

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EARLY LANGUAGE LEARNING: THEORY AND PRACTICE
Umeå (SE), 12-14 June 2014

The  Department of Language Studies, Umeå Uiversity, Sweden will hold on 12th -14th June, 2014 the first international conference on the theme of young children learning of second and foreign languages. 

The conference focuses on early second and foreign language learning in school contexts, reviewing contemporary challenges for young children, aged 3-12 years, learning languages in many different school contexts worldwide. The conference will start on Thursday 12th June 2014 with three parallel tracks, including: a one day event of practically-focused sessions for primary teachers of additional and foreign languages; a parallel track offering Master classes in conducting research in the field designed for current PhD students and a third track for research papers/posters and colloquia.

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ISSUES OF BI/MULTILINGUALISM TRANSLANGUAGING AND LANGUAGE POLICIES IN EDUCATION
Thessaloniki (EL), 30-31 May 2014

The 3rd Crossroad of languages and cultures attempts to investigate language borders and transcend issues of bilingualism and code-switching, moving towards issues of translanguaging and language policies in education. The two thematic axis of the conference are:

  • bi/multilingualism and translanguaging in education
  • translanguaging in education

The International Conference is jointly organized by Faculty of Education of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Inter-University Group for Bilingualism and Multiculturalism in Education and Society "Polydromo"

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SOCIAL INCLUSION WEEK 
Dublin (IE), 19-24 May 2014

The aim of the week is to highlight social inclusion and the needs of people in our communities who can be excluded. The general theme for the week will be Celebrating Equality and Diversity within the Community and the organization invites any group who wishes to take part in this week to participate.

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LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT FOR MULTILINGUALISM: PROMOTING LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY AND INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Paris (FR), 10-11 April 2014

The 5th ALTE International Conference is one of the largest multilingual events for the global language assessment community. ALTE Paris 2014 provides an opportunity to hear influential voices, discuss key issues and meet colleagues from around the world. Plenary speakers reflect both the diversity and scope of the event, and the increasingly important field of language assessment.

The ALTE International Conference takes place every three years, and is a unique opportunity for all those interested in language assessment to share ideas and experiences. Participants will include researchers, practitioners, educators and policy makers, and the conference will feature plenary sessions with some of the leading names in language testing and multilingualism.

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URBAN MULTILINGUALISM IN THE EU: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN LANGUAGE POLICIES AND LANGUAGE PRACTICES

Brussels (BE), 4 April 2014

The event is intended to connect scholars from different disciplines to discuss the relation (or the lack thereof) between language policies and actual language practices across the European Union in different sectors of the public sphere. The discussion will specifically focus on the interface between language policy, language planning and actual practices in the current panorama of linguistic ‘superdiversity’ of the European Union. In particular, the Invited Symposium will focus on the constraints that current policy instruments impose upon languages practices at national level (e.g. classroom practices), and on the possible changes that might be brought about in order to value multilingualism and promote immigrants’ social inclusion and linguistic diversity.

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QUALITY EDUCATION AND LANGUAGE COMPETENCIES FOR 21st CENTURY SOCIETY: TRADITIONS, CHALLENGES, VISIONS

Graz (AT), 20-21 March 2014

On March 20/21st 2014 the Austrian Ministry for Education, Art and Culture, in co-operation with the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe, is organizing a high-level educational conference on the theme “Quality Education and language competencies for 21st century society: traditions, challenges ,visions”. This non-technical conference will provide a platform for debate and discussion not only on the value of quality language education and the contribution it makes to wider educational goals, but also on how the challenges and burning issues confronting countries across Europe and beyond are being addressed.

An interactive conference format will be used allowing key stakeholders and the wider public to contribute questions and comments in real time using social media and live streaming.

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FULLY FUNDED TRAINING OPPORTUNITY FOR TEACHERS, TUTORS, TRAINERS, MANAGERS, COORDINATORS AND SUPPORT STAFF WORKING ACROSS A RANGE OF LANGUAGES

Malaga (ES), 23 February - 1 March 2014

As one of the outcomes of the award winning YELL project, funded by the EU Lifelong Learning Programme, the team has designed a fully funded In-Service Training course for teachers, tutors, trainers, managers, coordinators and support staff, working across a range of languages.

The focus of the course is on participants developing Creative Approaches to the Teaching & Learning of languages, employing proven and innovative methodologies that are informed extensively by the tools and approaches within the YELL Virtual Documentation Centre.

Features of the material and approaches covered within the training course are:

  • Familiarisation with the YELL project and its Learning & Teaching methodologies
  • Sharing of best practice within a collaborative environment
  • Developing assesment models of reflection to design and produce resources
  • Develop an understanding of both formal and informal language learning opportunities
  • Use of technology within contemporary language learning

Funding for the course is based on a successful grant application, covering travel, accommodation, meals, cultural visits and the training programme. To take advantage of this opportunity, please register here.

The deadline for submission is September 17th 2013.

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PREPARING AND SUPPORTING K–16 LANGUAGE TEACHERS TO TEACH FOR INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE IN AND BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Tucson, AZ (USA), 23-26 January

Organized by the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL), the fourth international conference on the development and assessment of intercultural competence aims to bring researchers and practitioners across languages, levels, and settings to discuss and share research, theory, and best practices; to foster meaningful professional dialogue; and to enhance teacher effectiveness in teaching for intercultural competence in and beyond the classroom in order to support all students’ development of intercultural competence.

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3rd ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE EUROPEAN PLATFORM AGAINST POVERTY AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION

Brussels (BE), 26-27 November 2013

The Third Annual Convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion, one of the Flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 strategy, will take place on 26-27 November 2013 in Brussels. The Platform sets out actions to reduce poverty and social exclusion in Europe.

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EPG PROJECT FINAL SEMINAR
Sèvres (FR), 21-22 October 2013

Over the last two years the European Profiling Grid project, co-financed by the European Commission, has worked to create an innovative tool to improve the quality of language training in Europe. This instrument, the European Profiling Grid (EPG), is a practical tool for mapping and assessing language teacher competencies internationally.
The final seminar will be an opportunity to learn more about the EPG project, its context and its main results, and about the European Profiling Grid. Three months before the new Erasmus + Programme launched by the European Commission, this gathering will also be an opportunity for various stakeholders of Europe’s language community from all over Europe to meet.
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TRANSLATION AND MOTHER-TONGUE

Brussels (BE), 27 September 2013

On September 27th, the Commission will host a conference in Brussels entitled 'Translation and Mother-tongue' with a special focus on Italian and Spanish. It can be followed on Live webstreaming from 10:20 to 13:30 here.

 


 

UNITY IN DIVERSITY - LANGUAGES FOR MOBILITY, JOBS AND ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP

Vilnius (LT), 26 September 2013

400 participants will take part in a debate on 'Unity in diversity -languages for mobility, jobs and active citizenship' in Vilnius to celebrate the European Day of Languages. The conference is organised jointly by the European Commission, the Institute of the Lithuanian Language, the State Commission for the Lithuanian Language and the Department of Translation and Interpretation Studies of Vilnius University, under the auspices of the Lithuanian Presidency of the EU Council.

The conference is aimed at promoting a debate on the role of language competences to improve mobility, job opportunities and participation in democratic life. The conference will be organized around three main themes:

  • Language learning for mobility and work.
  • Translating and interpreting for active citizenship.
  • Languages in the digital domain.

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