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LINGUIST List 25.2147

Thu May 15 2014

Calls: Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics/Germany

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 15-May-2014
From: Anikó Brandt <symposionfremdsprachenzentrum-bremen.de>
Subject: 5th Bremen Symposium on Language Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
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Full Title: 5th Bremen Symposium on Language Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Date: 20-Feb-2015 - 21-Feb-2015
Location: Bremen, Germany
Contact Person: Anikó Brandt
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.fremdsprachenzentrum-bremen.de/symposion

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2014

Meeting Description:

Foreign Language Learning and Teaching in Higher Education faces new challenges: heterogeneous groups of learners, multilingual backgrounds, the demand for content-based language teaching (CLIL, EAP, ESP), learners' individual goals and prerequisites as well as new formats and concepts of foreign language teaching.

Call for Papers:

International cooperation, global interdependence, as well as an increase in migration within Europe and around the world have made the higher educational landscape more colorful - both linguistically and culturally. This has brought changes to language learning needs. On the one hand, heterogeneous and multilingual groups of learners should be 'attended to' in a way that all the learners can further their own learning processes, taking intercultural aspects, subject specialization and plurilingualism (both existing and aspired) into consideration. On the other hand, the call for more standardization and certification is on the rise. This field of unresolved tension raises new questions:

(1) How can the subject and language content of language courses in higher education be suitably integrated?
(2) What role does intercultural learning play in competence-oriented courses, and how can it be facilitated?
(3) How can the linguistic and cultural diversity of groups of learners be taken into consideration in terms of curriculum and methodology?
(4) How can individual learning processes be fostered, and what role do alternative and innovative forms of learning and teaching such as online-learning, tutoring and coaching play?

To answer these questions, the symposium would like to provide a forum for the presentation of concepts and the exchange of ideas and practical examples.

Anticipated Workshops:

(1) Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
(2) Interculturalism and Language Integrated Learning
(3) Teaching groups of multilingual learners
(4) Learner Differences and Learning and Teaching Strategies

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