LINGUIST List 31.2821

Thu Sep 17 2020

Confs: Applied Ling/Italy

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 17-Sep-2020
From: Gisella Maiello <>
Subject: University Language Centres: intervention strategies in interlingual and intercultural communication processes
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University Language Centres: intervention strategies in interlingual and intercultural communication processes

Date: 22-Oct-2020 - 24-Oct-2020
Location: Fisciano (SA), Italy
Contact: Gisella Maiello
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The University Language Centre (CLA) of the University of Salerno, in collaboration with the Italian University Language Centres, is pleased to announce the XI AICLU National Conference, entitled: University Language Centres: intervention strategies in interlingual and intercultural communication processes.

In line with the European provisions on the valorisation of the learning processes and the teaching/learning of languages, the University Language Centres will contribute to raising the levels of competence, participation and success of the courses offered through a greater promotion of local resources and development.

Starting from these perspectives, the Conference will contribute to the debate on the relationship between interculture and internationalization in scientific and didactic cooperation processes.

All the aspects related to the meeting between different languages and cultures will be considered in relation to any strategic actions aimed at interventions in multicultural contexts to develop the skills necessary to deal with the collaboration between language centres, which are meeting places of academics from different backgrounds and cultures. Through studies, interventions and comparisons, the aim is to provide tools for the design, organization and evaluation of learning paths in the linguistic-cultural field as well as international cooperation, in order to overcome the barriers of linguistic misunderstanding. University Language Centres are not only responsible for the international coordination and management of the interlinguistic component in scientific and educational relations between different universities but also supporting a more effective reception of Erasmus students.
The main role of the University Language Centres will also be highlighted, which lies in the active participation in the implementation of educational projects in support of European language policies as well as the protection of linguistic-cultural diversity.

Call for Papers:

Given the range of the topic, the following thematic areas have been identified:

- Linguistic diversity and internationalization
- Interlinguistic and intercultural communication
- Growth and evaluation of international certifications in relation to the world of work
- Linguistic and interdisciplinary approaches to promote skills in relation to job opportunities
- New forms of learning and linguistic appropriation through the use of multiforms and new technologies
- Inter-territorial and interlinguistic relations: evolution and operational proposals
- Planning and valorisation of continuous learning in University Language Centres as a strategic way of acquiring and maintaining acquired skills
- Autonomy of learning, tutoring and assessment of skills in e-learning
- New forms of early L2 language learning
- CLIL methodology: perspectives and new goals

Guide for Abstracts:
Abstract of 300 words with 5 bibliographical references, name, surname, email address and affiliation of the author/authors
Submission deadline: 28 September 2020
Abstracts to be sent to:
Proposals can be submitted in all European languages.
Notification of acceptance: by 5 October 2020.

For any logistical information (hotel reservations and various transfers), contact: Assunta Quattrucci (

Organizing committee:
Michele Bevilacqua, Rosario Pellegrino, Assunta Quattrucci, Valeria Anna Vaccaro

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