THE INCLUDE NETWORK PRESENTED AT THE "LE 55ème CONGRÈS DE LA SOCIÉTÉ DES ANGLICISTES DE L´ENSEIGNEMENT SUPÉRIEUR". TOULON (FRANCE).
On behalf of UB-LACES, and in order to disseminate for the INCLUDE project, Marie-Christine Deyrich, Norah Leroy and Nathalie Ribierre-Dubile attended the “Didactics of languages” workshop at the SAES conference in Toulon (France, 4-6 June 2015), where they presented their research and the benefits of joining the INCLUDE network.
THE INCLUDE NETWORK PARTICIPATED IN THE "LANGUAGES IN MEDIA CONFERENCE
Iniciativas Innovadoras, founding member of the INCLUDE Network, attended the "Languages in Media" Conference held on March 17th 2015 in Cáceres (Spain). The conference derived from the European project LIME (Languages in Media). LIME 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.).
THE INCLUDE NETWORK PARTICIPATED IN
THE INCLUDE NETWORK PRESENTED IN SEMINAR ON MULTILINGUALISM AT SCHOOLS
The High College for Teacher Training from Aquitaine region (Ecole supérieure du professorat et de l'éducation, ESPE d'Aquitaine) and University of Bordeaux held on December 3rd, 2014, the seminar titled “From one Language to Others: Towards a Pluralistic Approach of Languages Present at School”, in Bordeaux (France). At the event, University of Bordeaux, founder member of the INCLUDE Network, presented the research results about the use of multilingualism at school, as well as the INCLUDE Network. Researchers from other institutions also presented their results on this field, focusing for instance on such topics such as “Interculturality and the Necessary Integration of the Languages of Pupils in Multicultural Schools” by K. Stunnell and M.A. Chateaureynaud, and “Teacher Training in Multicultural Settings” by M. Catroux.
THE INCLUDE NETWORK PARTICIPATED IN THE 22nd RANACLES CONFERENCE (RANACLES 2014)
LACES-Université de Bordeaux, founding member of the INCLUDE Network, attended the XXIInd RANACLES Congress on 27, 28, 29 November 2014 at the University du Littoral et de la Côte d’Opale in Boulogne-sur-Mer. The theme was « Quality Assurance and evaluation in Language Centres ». On behalf of the INCLUDE Network, a presentation was delivered about the impact of MOOC technology on quality for students and on emerging challenges for language centers. Discussion with the attendees focussed on difficulty met by teachers when dealing with innovations and on the need to share experience and good practices.
THE INCLUDE NETWORK ORGANIZED A NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS MEETING IN KAUNAS (LITHUANIA)
The founding member of the INCLUDE Network Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas, Lithuania), organized the Lithuanian INCLUDE National Stakeholders Meeting on November 28th.
The event´s goal was to present the INCLUDE Network to national stakeholders. Attendants had the opportunity to better know the Network, share their experience in the field of language policy for active social inclusion and meet other stakeholders interested in the area.
All in all, 67 stakeholders from different organizations participated in the event. Most of the attending organizations were working in the social inclusion field, although others belonged to the language learning field. Attendees evaluated the meeting as very useful.
THE INCLUDE NETWORK PARTNER OF THE "LES LANGUES AU COEUR DE L´ÉDUCATION" SEMINAR
This seminar was organized by LACES - Université de Bordeaux and ESPE and was held on October 1st 2014 in Bordeaux (France). The INCLUDE Network was partner of the event and its activities and results were presented to the attendants.This seminar aimed at reinforcing the position of languages at the heart of the institutional concerns regarding languages in educational settings, in order to promote social inclusion. The focus was on research and best practices dealing with interaction between languages, in terms of learning strategies and teaching methodology, from kindergarden to university.
The issues of languages and social inclusion were debated and innovative practices were presented from theoretical and practical viewpoints: linguistic and cultural diversities considered as an asset.
For more information on the conference, please click here.
THE INCLUDE NETWORK PRESENT AT THE "SOCIOCULTURAL COMPETENCE & LANGUAGE LEARNING IN MULTILINGUAL SETTINGS" CONFERENCE
The INCLUDE Network attended the Conference "Sociocultural Competence & Language Learning in Multilingual Settings", that took place in Brussels on September 18-19.
The two days conference brought together international researchers and teachers engaged in CLIL and concerned about the notions of intercultural learning, intercultural communication and multicultural society they are confronted with. It was aiming at generating new insights on a range of topics, such as discussions of theoretical frameworks, methodological decisions and practical implications.
The INCLUDE Network had the opportunity to disseminate the Network and the First INCLUDE Conference that will take place in Pamplona (Spain) in January 2015.
THE INCLUDE NETWORK HAS LAUNCHED A CALL FOR PAPERS FOR ITS FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
The INCLUDE Network has launched a Call for Papers for the Conference “Addressing Social Inclusion through Language Learning” which will take place in Pamplona on 22 January 2015.
Deadline for abstract submission: 22 October. Three presentation modalities will be possible: oral presentation, poster presentation and virtual presentation.
Find more information at the 1st INCLUDE Conference section.
INCLUDE WILL OPEN TO NEW MEMBERS ON JUNE 9TH 2014!
The INCLUDE network wishes to enlarge membership to public and private institutions, local authorities, schools, language training providers, language teachers, students, and any other organisation or individual interested in language learning.
Visit our Join Us section and become a member!
The Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE) will target adult education stakeholders (providers, teachers, trainers, policy-makers, media, researchers, etc.). EPALE is designed to become the adult learning reference point in Europe, and should become essential to any professional in the field. The platform aims at supporting the development and quality of adult learning in Europe through targeting the agents of change and offering them a number of features and tools that would help strengthen their networking, closer involvement in policy and actions at various levels and access to high quality educational content. Available tools will include collaborative networking space, calendar of events and courses, a library of high quality educational and policy resources, discussion groups, etc.
THE INCLUDE NETWORK EXHIBITOR AT THE YELL2 PROJECT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON "SHARING TO INSPIRE LANGUAGE EDUCATION ACROSS"
The INCLUDE Network participated as exhibitor in the YELL (Young Europeans Love Languages) 2nd International Conference held in Birmingham from 2nd to 5th October. Educators, trainers and policy makers from all over Europe had the opportunity to better know the INCLUDE Network and its initiatives.
SEPTEMBER 26th: EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES!
The European Day of Languages is a day promoted by the Council of Europe. It is an opportunity to celebrate the linguistic wealth which is represented within the 47 member states of the Council of Europe.
Since 2001, the European Day of Languages has been held every year on September 26th. It aims to encourage Europe’s 800 million inhabitants, whatever their age, to learn more languages to help intercultural understanding and preserve the heritage.
Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, said: "The European Day of Languages is the day when we celebrate Europe's linguistic diversity and the benefits of language learning. We stand for both because linguistic diversity is a fundamental part of our European cultural identity – and the ability to speak different languages is a passport to a world of opportunities”.
Read more information on the European Day of Languages.
26th SEPTEMBER 2013: THE INCLUDE JOINS THE EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES BY LAUNCHING ITS WEBSITE!
The INCLUDE Network wants to join and participate actively in this special day by launching its website to the public.
We invite you to participate in this celebration by visiting the official website of the European Day of Languages where you can find more information about this important day and the events that will be celebrated.
Slovakia has one of the highest numbers of Roma in Europe. They represent around eight per cent of the population and their life expectancy is 15 years lower than the national average. Only 28 percent of Roma children attend high school and only 20 percent of Roma men are employed.
The Zefyrin Jiménez Malla school in Kremmica (in the heart of Slovakia) is a good example of how to integrate marginalized students in academic education.
18th JUNE 2013: STRONG SUPPORT OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT’S CULTURE COMMITTEE FOR LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY.
On 18th June the European Parliament voted on the report put forward by the Corsican MEP concerning the support for Europe’s endangered languages. The report calls on the EU and its Member States to “commit wholeheartedly to a policy of protection and promotion that is up to the job of preserving the diversity of the EU's linguistic and cultural heritage by supporting ambitious protection policies within the language communities concerned”. The initiative also regrets the drastic cuts to EU funding available for promoting linguistic diversity over the past decade.
The report highlights the need to promote the sharing of best practices taking place across Europe and mentions the usefulness of European networks aimed at promoting linguistic diversity in Europe.
Read the report.