Language transference examines all the areas where language is transferred and makes connections between language that is learned institutionally at school and college and everyday language acquisition. The isbb Congress 2006 makes a contribution to the intensive dialogue that is taking place between science and society and among European Colleges and Institutions.
- which language competencies are imparted outside of the school environment, - which innovations can be considered sustainable and effective in an institutional context, - the role that language competencies play in social and cultural integration and in European regions, - how the link between institutionalised and non-institutionalised language acquisition can be integrated and become target oriented.
These contributions from Applied Linguistics can only be effective if the transfer between science and society is guaranteed. The Zurich University of Applied Science Winterthur (ZHW) is engaged in transferring knowledge and technology between those in research and the public. It considers themes and problems and puts its resources into finding suitable solutions for the people involved. The isbb Congress 2006 provides the ZHW with a platform from which it can combine the interests of the public and scientific research. In so doing the ZHW makes a contribution to the intensive dialogue that is taking place between science and society and among European Colleges and Institutions.