European Survey on the Place of Family Languages at School

04-26-2021 at 10:32 AM

The RECOLANG team (Resources for assessing the home language competences of migrant pupils) is carrying out a European survey on the place of family languages at school, particularly within different education programmes or curricula involving migrant adolescents aged 11-18.

This survey focuses on the practices of assessing home language skills and their role in different European education systems. More detailed information on the survey can be found below.

Linguistic, Educational, and Intercultural Research 2021

04-21-2021 at 10:26 AM

The Arqus European University Alliance, Leipzig University (Germany) and The Institute of Foreign Languages Faculty of Philology, Vilnius University (Lithuania) invites you to the 8th International scientific conference “Linguistic, Educational, and Intercultural Research 2021”, October 21-22, 2021. The conference will be held online.

Call for papers

CONFERENCE THEMES

  • Linguistic Research: Cognitive Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics, Corpus Linguistics, Lexicology, Meta-lexicography, Discourse studies/ Language in the Media, Public and other Types of Discourse
  • Language Teaching and Learning: Language Acquisition, Language Testing and Assessment, Language Teacher Education, Language Teaching Methodology
  • Innovation in Language Teaching and Learning: Online Language Teaching and Testing, Language Curriculum Development and Syllabus Design
  • Language Policy: Multilingualism, Languages and Rights, Minority and Regional Languages
  • Intercultural Education and Research
  • Literary Research

CEL/ELC online conference “Languages and rights for an inclusive society”

04-14-2021 at 9:11 AM

University of Antwerp, 2-3 December 2021

Call for Papers

As a result of migration and internal mobility European countries and cities have become increasingly multicultural and multilingual and host native speakers of hundreds of languages. These people may lack proficiency in the languages of the countries hosting them and therefore must rely on language assistance (i.e., translation and, above all, interpreting) to be able to communicate with authorities and service providers, and have access to social services. Language assistance is not always available, though, and even when it is, its quality is often inadequate. This results in a limited or impossible access to services and, in violation of the principles enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, a de facto discrimination on the ground of language, with consequences that may be very serious, in particular in sensitive areas such as healthcare or justice where people’s health or freedom may be at stake.

Sustainable Multilingualism 2021

03-16-2021 at 10:46 AM

The Institute of Foreign Languages of Vytautas Magnus University (VMU IFL), in cooperation with the Language Teachers’ Association of Lithuania, organizes the 6th International Scientific Conference “Sustainable Multilingualism” (Lith. Darnioji daugiakalbystė). The Conference will be held online on June 4-5, 2021. Abstracts are submitted by April 1.

We are ONE YEAR OLD!

11-26-2020 at 10:34 AM

The year of 2020 will be remembered for many reasons, the memories won‘t be all sweet….

But for the members of the Last Friday Reading Club, which has just marked its 1st anniversary,  this year is the year of „turning a new page“,  both figuratively and directly.

Set up last November, the Club has grown into a unique team of readers:  each with her own tastes and preferences, her own perceptions and visions, and all together – a joyful source of spiritual and professional growth.