LINGUIST List 29.903

Mon Feb 26 2018

Calls: Applied Linguistics/Italy

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 23-Feb-2018
From: Caroline Clark <>
Subject: Speaking Skills for Internationalisation and Inclusion: The Role of University Language Centres
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Full Title: Speaking Skills for Internationalisation and Inclusion: The Role of University Language Centres

Date: 24-May-2018 - 26-May-2018
Location: Padova, Italy
Contact Person: Elisabetta di Venere
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 12-Mar-2018

Meeting Description:

The University of Padova Language Centre, in collaboration with the Italian Association of University Language Centres (AICLU), is pleased to announce the XXIII AICLU seminar, Speaking skills for internationalisation and inclusion: the role of University Language Centres, to be held on 24-26 May 2018.

The seminar is aimed at language practitioners working in higher education, involved in the teaching and testing of spoken production and interaction, or who are carrying out (action) research in the field. The seminar will provide an opportunity to share best practices and discuss innovations and challenges in the learning, teaching and testing of oral skills. A further aim of the seminar is to enhance collaboration across institutions.

Call for Papers:

The seminar organisers look forward to receiving abstracts which address any of the following themes:

- Innovation and creativity in the learning and teaching of speaking skills
- Syllabus and curriculum design
- The use of the CEFR and ELP in fostering speaking skills
- The use of technology in the learning and teaching speaking skills
- Assessment and self-assessment of spoken production and interaction
- Enhancing speaking skills in EMI/CLIL
- Pronunciation and intonation
- Pragmatics and interaction
- Developing speaking skills outside the classroom
- Speaking in the multicultural classroom
- The use of drama in developing speaking skills
- Enhancing the speaking skills of adult migrants: the role of Language Centres

Other proposals relevant to the seminar theme may be considered.

Languages of presentation: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Abstracts of max. 300 words (not including references) written in Italian or English should be submitted to by Monday 12 March. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 23 March.

Further information will soon be available on the seminar website:

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