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Thu Jan 19 2012

Confs: Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/Germany

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        1.     Viktoria Dittrich , International Conference: Language Policy and Language Teaching


Message 1: International Conference: Language Policy and Language Teaching
Date: 17-Jan-2012
From: Viktoria Dittrich <konferenzsli.uni-freiburg.de>
Subject: International Conference: Language Policy and Language Teaching
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International Conference: Language Policy and Language Teaching

Date: 18-Apr-2012 - 20-Apr-2012
Location: Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Contact: Dr. Janina Cünnen
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.sli-konferenz-mehrsprachigkeit.de/index.php?&L=4

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

The Language Teaching Centre (SLI) in the Faculty of Philology will hold a
conference from April 18 - 20, 2012 entitled 'Multilingualism in Society, the
World of Work, and Politics. New Challenges for Teaching at Institutes of
Higher Education/Universities'

This year, the discussion concerning multilingualism is to focus on the areas
of 'the economy', 'the employment market' and 'integration'.

Using analysis and discussion, the conference aims to shed light on the
challenges involved in multilingualism policies and their implementation in the
EU and its institutions. A further goal is to examine the intercultural aspects
that impact upon the realization of such policies. Special emphasis will be
paid to the role intercultural aspects play in the heterogeneously comprised
lecture rooms at colleges and universities. Closely connected to this is the
question of the purpose and quality of study paths that are offered and occur
in a foreign language. Particularly at German institutions of higher learning,
English is most often the language of choice. Among the issues to be
considered here are: what language barriers must instructors and students
overcome during class or in advising sessions or working groups? What level
of language proficiency is needed in order to competently convey and
understand course content? What standards apply, for example, when
selecting 'the right' English to be used in the learning environment, or which
pronunciation rules can, will, or must be adhered to in class?

Plenary lectures and a podium discussion will be used to generate ideas and
provide an introduction to the key topics. Presentations given in the
framework of the various sections will examine selected aspects of the key
topics more intensively and provide opportunities for more thorough analysis
and discussion.

In addition to developing new perspectives and conclusions, a further
intention is to continue the academic discussion which began during the 2010
conference and pool the results of both conferences.

Publication (paper or online) of a follow-up work containing the results and
papers from the 2010 and 2012 conferences is planned.

The Programme

International Conference: Language Policy and Language Teaching

''Multilingualism in Society, the World of Work, and Politics.
New Challenges for Teaching at Institutes of Higher Education/Universities''

SLI, University of Freiburg i. Br.,
April 18 - 20, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

11 am - 4 pm / Conference Office: KG I, HS 1134
Sign-in/Registration

2:30 pm
Guided City Tour (Meeting point: KG I, Foyer)

4:30 pm / KG I, HS 1098
Opening Ceremony
Welcoming remarks from the University of Freiburg Rector / Vice-Rector,
Prof. Dr. H.-J. Schiewer / Prof. Dr. H. Schanz

Welcoming remarks from the Dean of the Faculty of Philology,
Prof. Dr. B. Kortmann

Welcoming remarks from the Director of the Language Teaching Centre (SLI),
Prof. Dr. S. Pfänder

5:30 pm / KG I, HS 1098
Opening Lecture: Prof. Dr. Arthur Mettinger, Vice-Rector, Universität Wien, A

6:30 pm / Aula
Panel and Questions:
''How much Multilingualism do the economy and the global job market need?''
Participants:
Prof. Dr. W. Mackiewicz, ELC, Brüssel / B und FU-Berlin / D
Prof. Dr. R. Feninger, DHBW - Lörrach / D
Dr. Mike Hammersley, Fondatione Aldini Valeriani, Bologna / I
Dr. Karl Mahler, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Basel, CH
Rudolf Kast, Selbständiger Berater für Personalmanagement und
Karriereentwicklung
Hartmut Möller (attendance not confirmed yet), IHK Südlicher Oberrhein

8 pm / KG I, Prometheushalle
Champagne Reception with the University Rector

Thursday, April 19, 2012

9 - 9:30 am / KG I, Aula
Plenary Lecture:
Prof. Dr. Jeroen Darquennes, University of Namur, B
Title: tba

9:45 - 10:15 am / KG I, Prometheushalle
Coffee Break and Cornelsen Publishing House Book Exhibition
Parallel: Poster Presentations (Group 1)

10:15 - 12:45 am
Sections 1 - 5:
The presentations take place in rooms 1009 - 1034.

Section 1:
Multilingualism and the (global) employment market

Section 2:
Multilingualism in the European Union and its institutions

Section 3:
Multilingualism and integration in society and at colleges and universities

Section 4:
Intercultural aspects of (foreign) language teaching and foreign language
didactics

Section 5:
University teaching in a foreign language: new challenges for educators?

12:45 - 2:15 pm
Lunch Break (non-organized - see restaurant tips.)

2:15 - 4:15 pm
Sections 1 - 5 (parallel)

4:15 - 4:45 pm / KG I, Prometheushalle
Coffee Break and Cornelsen Publishing House Book Exhibition
Parallel: Poster Presentations (Group 2)

4:45 - 5:45 pm
Sections 1 - 5 (parallel)

7:30 pm
Conference Dinner (Restaurant Greiffeneggschlössle, Schlossberg)

Friday, April 20, 2012

9 - 9:30 am / KG I, Aula
Plenary Lecture
Dr. Lid King, The Languages Company, GB
Title: Multilingualism in Europe - a new paradigm?

9:45 - 10:15 am / KG I, Prometheushalle
Coffee Break and Cornelsen Publishing House Book Exhibition
Parallel: Poster Presentations (Group 3)

10:15 am - 12:45 pm
Sections 1 - 5

12:45 - 2:15 pm
Lunch Break (non-organized, see restaurant tips.)

2:15 - 3:45 pm
Sections 1 - 5

3:45 -4:15 pm / KG I, Prometheushalle
Coffee Break and Cornelsen Publishing House Book Exhibition
parallel: Poster Presentations (Group 4)

4:15 - 6:30 pm / KG I, Aula
Panel:
Summaries from Section Leaders and Closing Discussion
Moderation und conclusion: Prof. Dr. W. Mackiewicz, ELC, Brüssel / B

6:30 pm
End of the Conference



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