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Full Title: Beyond English: Multilingualism in Contemporary Europe

Location: Czestochowa, Poland
Start Date: 14-May-2014 - 14-May-2014
Contact: Teresa Maria Wlosowicz
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.ap.edu.pl
Meeting Description: International Conference, Beyond English: Multilingualism in Contemporary Europe
Polonia University, Częstochowa, Poland
May 14, 2014

The conference focuses on multilingualism in contemporary Europe and the role of English as the global language. However, its aim is to show that, even though English is the world language, learners should not limit themselves to it because multilingualism is also present in many contexts.

Registration will take place by email. Please contact teresamaria@poczta.onet.pl to receive the registration form by email. The registration form will also soon be available on the site of Polonia University in Czestochowa.

The conference fee is 300 zlotys for Polish participants and 100 euros for foreign ones. If you also wish to participate in the banquet, please, indicate this in the registration form and pay 50 zlotys (12 euros) in addition to the conference fee. The fees should be paid by bank transfer to the bank account of Polonia University: BANK MILLENNIUM SA: 85 1160 2202 0000 0001 8573 5068 (payments in zlotys).

Payments in Euros:

address: ul. Stanislawa Zaryna 2A
02-593 Warszawa (Poland)
Account numer: PL 98 1160 2202 0000 0001 8573 5222
Payment title: Beyond English 2014 (and your name)
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics; Translation
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 25.1026

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