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Reminder: Open until July 15 2018 – Call for Proposals for Vol.2 of Language Education and Multilingualism – The Langscape Journal

Dear colleagues from Langscape and beyond,

The editors of Language Education and Multilingualism – The Langscape Journal would like to remind you of the open Call for Papers for the second volume of the journal. The volume will be due for publication in autumn 2019 and will be dedicated to the topic

Migration movements and identities in European societies. Implications on multi-/plurilingualism in the education system

Please refer to the documents below for further details and all submission deadlines. The call for proposals (2 pages) closes on July 15 2018.

CfP_Language Education and Multilingualism Vol 2_deutsch

CfP_Language Education and Multilingualism Vol 2_english

CfP_Language Education and Multilingualism Vol 2_español

CfP_Language Education and Multilingualism Vol 2_français

We would also like to encourage you to circulate this call as widely as possible among interested colleagues and within relevant research networks.

Language Education and Multilingualism is a free-of-charge, open-access and peer-reviewed online journal. We publish original research papers wrtitten in English, German, Spanish, or French. Further languages may be possible subject to availability of revierwers.

All queries may be sent to

Kind regards,
the LEM-editors

Stephan Breidbach
Christiane Fäcke
Marie-Françoise Narcy-Combes

26. June 2018 | Posted by Stephan Breidbach | No comments »
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Call for Abstracts: Language Learning of Migrants in Europe – Theoretical, Empirical, Policy, and Pedagogical Issues

Dear Langscape members,

The call below reached us through another network. The coincidence with the topic of our own journal highlights the potential of the theme for research opportunities, which is why we are happy to share the call with the wider Langscape community.

Kind regards,

Stephan Breidbach and Florian Möller


Language Learning of Migrants in Europe:

Theoretical, Empirical, Policy, and Pedagogical Issues

Editors: Glenn S. Levine (University of California, Irvine) and David Mallows (University College London)

We invite abstract submissions for a planned volume on the learning of host country languages by migrants in Europe. The primary goals of the volume are to identify, clarify, and offer insights into issues and central questions related to the learning of host country languages, focusing primarily on adolescent and adult refugees and asylum seekers, in formal, non-formal, and community settings. Formal settings include professional teaching contexts of all sorts. Non-formal settings, which may be in classrooms, usually do not follow a formal curriculum or have accreditation. They also include drop-in sites, one-on-one/small groups, oral skills practice, and homework support, often delivered by volunteers. Community settings are often are not organized around explicit language learning goals but may provide opportunities for language use and social support (e.g. cooking clubs, gardening groups, choirs, drop-in sites providing help with forms and official correspondence, organized visits to local places of interest, or simply a safe space for conversation or support).

Proposed contributions can be:

  • Qualitative, quantitative or mixed-methods empirical studies;
  • Theoretical or conceptual treatments of issues related to policy and/or pedagogical practice
  • Rigorous scholarly treatment of curricular or pedagogical projects or initiatives
  • Critical treatment of any of the following: teaching materials; curricula; programs; assessment instruments or systems; teacher education; local, regional, national, or transnational policies

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:


  • Pedagogical issues and approaches responsive to needs of particular migrant groups, such as refugees
  • Assessment of learning, competences, literacies, aspects of integration
  • Roles of digital technologies or media in teaching and learning
  • Peer teaching
  • Language socialization
  • Creativity and language learning
  • Plurilingual features/approaches to teaching vis-à-vis learners’ respective L1s or
  • Non-linguistic phenomena or issues that obtain in or affect teaching and learning


  • Learner characteristics or issues (e.g. educational background, literacy, trauma,
    motivation, willingness to communicate)
  • Learner language use inside or outside of formal or non-formal learning settings
  • Learner literacies or multiliteracies
  • Learner identities


  • Issues of language teacher education that involve or affect language learning
  • Teacher adaptation/sensitization to teaching/learning contexts
  • Teacher identities


  • Issues of integration as relates to language learning
  • Political or legal issues and/or policies that affect teaching and learning
  • EU-wide issues / problems related to language teaching and learning

The intended audience for the volume includes applied linguists, program directors, curriculum developers, teacher educators, those engaged with policy related to language learning of migrants, and of course, language teachers and others facilitating language learning and integration of migrants in Europe.

The volume is being developed in dialog with a major international publisher that has expressed interest in the project.

The submission deadline for max. 500-word abstracts is September 1, 2018. Notification will be sent by September 30, 2018. For those whose abstracts are accepted for possible inclusion, complete manuscripts will be due March 1, 2019, which will be sent to two readers for blind peer review. Manuscripts should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words and follow APA format. The editors, Glenn Levine ( and David Mallows (, welcome any questions about the volume and your potential contribution.


29. May 2018 | Posted by Florian Moeller | No comments »

Inscriptions Master FFI bilingue anglais/français /Applications in International Management, Education and Training – Bilingual Master

Bonjour !

Pourriez-vous envoyer ce message à vos étudiants et vos propres réseaux ? / Could you kindly send this message to students or your own networks ?

Les inscriptions pour le Master à distance Formation de Formateurs à l’International (FFI) de l’université de Bordeaux sont ouvertes!

Application for the Online Master of International Management, Education &Training of the University of Bordeaux are now open!

Pour plus d’informations concernant le programme du Master / For more information about the Master’s programme please explore :

Ce que disent les étudiants en formation / What students say : 

Témoignages individuels des enseignants, en bas de la page suivante :     

Ce que disent les formateurs / What trainers say:
Ou contactez nous directement/ Or email us directly :
Inscriptions ouvertes jusqu’au 6 juin

Regis Malet, Martine Derivry, Camille Horsey, Eric Tattevin

24. May 2018 | Posted by Florian Moeller | No comments »
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Call for abstracts: French-German colloquium – Appel à communications pour le colloque franco-allemand – Aufruf zur Einreichung von Beiträgen für das deutsch-französische Kolloquium

Dear Langscape members, and colleagues,

our Director for doctoral support and networking, Prof Dagmar Abendroth-Timmer, would like to bring the upcoming German-French congress on the “Professionalisation of French as a Foreign Language Teachers in the Digital Age” to your attention. The congress will connect current research to foreign language teacher training, investigating the specific challenges foreign language teachers face while working in digital contexts. It also aims to develop models to describe the professionalisation of future French as a foreign language teachers in digital learning settings. A further objective of the congress is to discuss whether digital tools for data collection and analysis are adequate to the content in research on French as a foreign language teacher training.

The congress will be held on 16th to 17th May 2019 in Siegen and the organizing team would like to invite you to send in your abstract until 15th June 2018. Please note that the conference languages will be French and German. For further information in French and German, please see the documents below.

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Kind regards,

Florian Möller

Call for Papers: Language Education and Multilingualism – The Langscape Journal – Vol. 2

Dear colleagues, fellow Langscape members, and friends,

Having just published the first volume of our very own digital, peer-reviewed journal Language Education and Multilingualism – The Langscape Journal, we are happy to present to you the call for papers for the second volume of our journal. We would like to encourage you to contribute to the upcoming volume, which will focus on migration movements and identities in European societies and implications on multi-/plurilingualism in the education system. Since the journal deals with multilinguality in content and form, authors are invited to send in their abstracts in English, French, German or Spanish. Accordingly, you will find below a pdf-document of the call for papers in each of these languages:

CfP_Language Education and Multilingualism Vol 2_deutsch

CfP_Language Education and Multilingualism Vol 2_english

CfP_Language Education and Multilingualism Vol 2_espagnol

CfP_Language Education and Multilingualism Vol 2_francais

Please feel free, and highly encouraged, to pass this CfP on to your colleagues and circulate it in your networks. If you do have any further questions regarding the CfP or the journal, you can contact the editors via

Kind regards,

Florian Möller

11. May 2018 | Posted by Florian Moeller | 2 comments 2#187;

Call for Participants: Survey on Attitudes to Language Teaching Training and Practice

Estimado/-a colega,

Me complace comunicarle este cuestionario anónimo en línea. Le estaría muy agradecido si pudiera dedicarle algo de su tiempo para completarlo. El objetivo del cuestionario es comprender aspectos sobre la hipotética complementariedad entre la formación y la experiencia.

Aquí tiene un enlace directo al cuestionario:

Le agradezco de antemano el tiempo que pueda dedicarle para completarlo. También le estaría agradecido si pudiera comunicárselo a sus contactos profesionales, con idea de darle la mayor difusión posible.


Jose I. Aguilar Río
Profesor titular
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3



J’ai le plaisir de vous soumettre un questionnaire anonyme en ligne. Je vous serai reconnaissant de bien vouloir y participer. Le but du questionnaire est de comprendre des aspects concernant la complémentarité entre la formation et l’expérience.

Voici le lien vers le questionnaire :

Je vous remercie du temps que vous pourrez accorder à la complétion de ce questionnaire, ainsi que de votre disposition à le communiquer auprès de votre réseau, afin qu’il ait la plus grande diffusion possible.

Bien cordialement,

Jose I. Aguilar Río
Maître de conférences
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3


Dear colleague,

I am glad to share with you this anonymous, online survey, whose purpose is to understand aspects concerning the relationship between training and experience. I would appreciate it if you could use some of your time to complete it. I would also be thankful if you could help disseminate it among your professional contacts and network.

Here you are a direct link to the survey:

I thank you in advance for the time you will grant it.

Best regards,

Jose I. Aguilar Río
Senior lecturer
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3

9. May 2018 | Posted by Florian Moeller | No comments »
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Announcement: “Language Education and Multilingualism – The Langscape Journal Vol. I” is online now

Dear Langscape members, colleagues, and friends,

We rejoice in announcing that Langscape finally has its own journal: “Language Education and Multilingualism”! Of course, we are very grateful to all of the authors: Claire Kramsch; Franz-Joseph Meißner; Jean-Paul Narcy-Combes; Adelheid Hu; Ulrike Jessner, Valentina Török & Claudia Pellegrini; Gabriela Meier; Elena Gómez Parra; Ofelia García & Maite Sánchez; Katja Lochtman; Yan-Zhen Chen & Christine Hélot. Thank you for entrusting your inspiring articles to us for publication. Furthermore our special thanks go to the coordinators of the journal, Christiane Fäcke and Marie-Françoise Narcy-Combes, for their intense engagement in and dedicated work on this project.

You can find the first voume of our journal at

We heartily hope that you will join us in celebrating the finalisation of this long-term project. If you want to do so, you can use this poster to join in:

LEM_Vol I_Poster_A3

You are, of course, most welcome to print the above poster and we would like to encourage you to circulate it via your associated networks.

Kind regards,

Florian Möller

27. April 2018 | Posted by Florian Moeller | 1 comment »

Call for Contributions: II Langscape Symposium Barcelona

Dear Langscape colleagues, members, friends,

The II Langscape Symposium 2018 at the Blanquerna-Universitat Ramon Llull in Barcelona, from 18th to 20th April, draws ever closer. While we are already looking forward to seeing you there, our local hosts would like to cordiallly invite you to contribute to the symposium. You will find more details on the event and how to contribute at:

You can also access the outline, including the CfP, of the Symposium here.

Following the guidelines and questions given on the page linked above, you are very welcome to send your contributions to Ms. Laia Paniello. The deadline for the abstracts has been extended to 15 January 2018. 


Please note that more information concerning the doctoral seminar linked to the symposium will follow soon.

Kind regards,

Florian Möller

14. December 2017 | Posted by Florian Moeller | No comments »

Call for Applicants: Scholarship for EU students, including UK students, at the SOAS

Dear Langscape members, dear colleagues,
Anne Pauwels has been so kind as to inform us about a generous scholarship scheme for EU students, including UK students of course, to undertake a Master’s and/or PhD at SOAS. You will find more information about the scholarship under
The applying student must be willing to undertake a PhD with one of the members of staff at SOAS. For more information about their respective areas of expertise, please visit
​If there are any students who would be interested and are qualified to apply, please send a short message to Anne Pauwels or to In the later case I will forward your message to her.
Best wishes,
Florian Möller
2. November 2017 | Posted by Florian Moeller | No comments »
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Announcement: Langscape Conference Leeuwarden/Ljouwert Programme

Dear fellow Langscapers, colleagues, and friends,

As our conference in Leeuwarden/Ljouwert [NL] on 12th to 14th October, is drawing ever closer, we are happy to present the finalised conference programme to you. The conference will include presentations by over twenty speakers, discussing various topics connected to our overall theme “Multilingualism from Minority and Majority Perspectives”. For a closer look into the very diverse programme, please click: Langscape Conference Leeuwarden/Ljouwert Programme.

The keynote speakers will be:
  • Piet van Avermaet (Ghent) on “Multilingualism in Education. Problem or Asset?”
  • Jasone Cenoz (Donostia – San Sebastian) on “Minority languages and multilingual education: Is translanguaging a threat or an opportunity?”
  • Durk Gorter (Donostia – San Sebastian) on “Learning languages from the linguistic landscape”

As participant of the conference, you are also invited to take part in the Langscape Board of Directors meeting.

Registration for the conference will be open until 4th October, 2017.  For questions about the conference, please contact:

We are already looking forward to meeting you and hope you will join the discussion in Leeuwarden/Ljouwert [NL].

Kind regards,

Florian Möller

20. September 2017 | Posted by Florian Moeller | No comments »
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