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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin invites applications for Juniorprofessorship (W1)”Fachdidaktik Englisch”

The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin calls for applications for an open position as “Juniorprofessorin/Juniorprofessor (W1, no tenure-track option) für Fachdidaktik Englisch”.
The call closes on February 13, 2020.

Employment will be full-time on a limited contract for 6 years (maximum and on condition of a successful evaluation after 3 years).
Teaching load: 2 courses per term (in the first 3 years of employment) and 3 courses per term (in the second three years).

Special requirements for employment apply, e.g. completed PhD, EFL teaching qualification, language teaching experience (school context or comparable), very good language proficiency in German and English).

For further details, refer to the university website or the downloadable pdf document:
W1-job advert in German
W1-job advert in English

16. January 2020 | Posted by Stephan Breidbach

Announcement and Call for Papers: Colloque international “La désuétude au carrefour des savoirs : De la langue à la culture”

Dear LANGSCAPE members, colleagues, and friends,

Prof. Nadia Ben Elazmia from the University Moulay Ismail in Meknès, Marocco, has sent an announcement of an interdisciplinary colloquium on “La désuétude au carrefour des savoirs : De la langue à la culture” to the LANGSCAPE office. Of course, we gladly share it with you.

The colloquium will take place from 29th to 30th October 2020 and will focus on the processes leading to the disuse of words, expressions, and cultural pracitices rendering them obsolete in definite linguistic groups. Researchers from various disciplines are welcome to examine these phenomena along three strands: A) lexical, B) cultural and C) formal. Strand B (Axe culturelle) has as one of its potential focal areas the discontinuation of educational pracites and teaching methods (“la désuétude des méthodes pédagogiques et de l’enseignement”).

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 30th April 2020.

Header for the colloquium on "désuétude" in Meknès 2020

For more information, please download or view the information sheet in French language via the link below.

Kind regards,

Florian Möller

Language Education & Multilingualism ‒ The LANGSCAPE Journal. Vol. 2 online now

Dear LANGSCAPE members, colleagues, and friends,

Thanks to the tireless efforts and dedication of our very own journal’s coordinators, Christiane Fäcke, Marie-Françoise Narcy-Combes, and Stephan Breidbach, and the wide spectrum of our authors’ remarkable contributions the new volume of LANGSCAPE’s very own journal is now available online. The current second volume focuses on

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

We are especially grateful to our authors: Cédric Brudermann, José Aguilar & Myriam Abouzaïd; Eva-Maria Hennig-Klein; Lin Xue; Melanie Buser & Giuseppe Melfi; Gilles Forlot & Silvia Lucchini; Felix Etxeberria, Joxe Garmendia, Hilario Murua & Elisabete Arrieta; Blanka Gruntová; Frances Martin & Fatima Pirbhai-Illich; Dagmar Abendroth-Timmer & Barbara Thomas; Glenn Levine & Bridget Swanson. Your inspiring articles have encouraged us in the continuation of this long-term LANGSCAPE publication project.

You can find the current volume following this link:

If you would like to support us in bringing the journal to a wider audience, please feel free to download the above poster as a pdf via the button below.

Kind regards,

Florian Möller

Job posting: Universität Siegen offers position as research assistant

Dear colleagues, and friends,

Our cherished LANGSCAPE member and director for doctoral support and networking Prof. Dr. Dagmar Abendroth-Timmer has shared a job posting with the LANGSCAPE office. Of course, we in turn are glad to share it with all of you.

Currently, the Universität Siegen is looking for a research assistant with the department for department for the didactics of Spanish and French culture and language teaching.

Here is a link to the original German language job posting on the website of the Universität Siegen. Alternatively, you can download the pdf file of the job posting in German language using the button below.

As detailed in the job posting, all interested applicants are to send their application documents to Prof. Dr. Dagmar Abendroth-Timmer until the 31st July, 2019.

Kind regards,

Florian Möller

4. July 2019 | Posted by Florian Moeller | No comments »

Call for Papers: Language Education and Multilingualism – The Langscape Journal – Special Issue 2020

Dear LANGSCAPE members, colleagues, and friends,

Next year our very own journal, Language Education and Multilingualism – The Langscape Journal, will publish a special issue, which will focus on Language Teacher Education and Plurilingualism in Digital Learning Environments.

The editors of the special issue, i.e. Prof. Dr. Dagmar Abendroth-Timmer (Universität Siegen), Dr. José Ignacio Aguilar Río (MCF, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle), Dr. Cédric Brudermann (MCF, Sorbonne Université – faculté des sciences et d’ingénierie), Dr. Grégory Miras (MCF, Université de Rouen Normandie), and Ramona Schneider (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn) are currently looking for contributions.

Since publication of the special issue is planned for spring 2020, you are most welcome to submit abstracts until July 15, 2019.

In keeping with our multilingual interests and research, the Call for Papers contains versions in German, English, Spanish and French. So, without further ado, you will find the download for the CfP below.

Kind regards,

Florian Möller

13. June 2019 | Posted by Florian Moeller | No comments »
Posted in Allgemein

Call for Papers and Announcement: 2ème Colloque du PERL

Dear LANGSCAPE members,

Lutz Küster has kindly shared the below announcement and Call for Papers with the LANGSCAPE coordination, which in turn we will gladly share with all of you.

From 12th to 14th December 2019 the 2nd PERL Conference will be held in Paris under the title “Entre présence et distance”. It will be organised by the team of the “Pôle d’Élaboration de Ressources Linguistiques” (PERL1) at the University of Paris. The focus of the conference will be on language teaching at university in the digital age, a topic that certainly resonates with many of us.

If you would like to speak at the conference yourself, please note the Call for Papers (in French and English) below.

For further information, please visit


Call for Papers (French/English): Appel_a_comm_PERL2019


Kind regards,

Florian Möller

25. April 2019 | Posted by Florian Moeller | No comments »
Posted in Allgemein

Call for Papers: The various guises of translanguaging

Dear LANGSCAPE members, and friends,

One of our newest members, Euline Cutrim Schmid, has asked me to share the following Call for Papers with all of you. Since the topic is one that is very relevant outside of and within LANGSCAPE, I am very happy to do so. Here it is, without further ado.


On Monday 1stof July, 2019, Ghent University and Lancaster University will jointly host a symposium to critically reflect on the notion of translanguaging. The concept adopts various guises. It is sometimes defined as a practice, sometimes as a pedagogy and sometimes as a challenge to the very notion of language itself. It has gained traction at a time when understanding the relationship between language and knowledge has become ever-more paramount, a time when institutions and individuals navigate a volume of information that is simultaneously overwhelming and curiously gated. Not unproblematically, translanguaging is a concept that allows for but rarely addresses the full range of semiotic resources employed in contemporary communication: its very name retains an overarching lingual bias. Nonetheless, it is a concept that wrestles with important issues connected with issues of power, of identity and of claiming the right to speak.

In this symposium, we will explore the paradoxes of translanguaging – how it is theorized, used and explained. We seek to clarify but also critically evaluate the concept and to engage participants in discussion of their own and our related research.

The symposium is a combination of traditional paper presentations and a series of keynote discussions. Each keynote discussion is facilitated by an academic who works with multilingual communities and has engaged with work on multilingualism, plurilingualism and/or translanguaging.

The conference will take place at Ghent University. The conference theme – the various guises of translanguaging – invites critical reflections on the notion of translanguaging. The aim of this symposium is to bring together researchers working in different disciplines, to collect a variety of perspectives on translanguaging and to stimulate discussion and participation in a day of collaborative inquiry. We invite you to submit an abstract of max 300 words by the 31thof March. Notification of acceptance will be sent out at the end of April.

Abstracts should be submitted to

More information: 

Organizing commitee:    Diane Potts (Lancaster University), Kirsten Rosiers (Ghent University), Stef Slembrouck (Ghent University), Piet Van Avermaet (Ghent University)


Kind regards,

Florian Möller

15. March 2019 | Posted by Florian Moeller | No comments »
Posted in Allgemein

Call for Applications (extended): ENROPE Intensive Study Week #1

Dear LANGSCAPE members, colleagues, and in particular, dear early career researchers,

The ENROPE project’s first Intensive Study Week (ISW#1) will be held from 17th to 21st June at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. It is aimed at early career researchers (MA, doctoral, postdoctoral) working in the field of plurilingualism and education from Higher Education institutions worldwide.

On 1st March, the deadline of the Call for Applications for ENROPE’s ISW#1 has been extended. The new deadline ends on 15th March 2019.

The Intensive Study Week will offer opportunities to:

  • discuss issues of pluri-/multilingualism and
    education with experts and peers
  • advance their individual research projects
  • reflect their personal identities as researchers
    and educators
  • develop their professional competencies through
    innovative (digital) tools

To find out more about the ENROPE Intensive Study Week #1, please see:

ENROPE Call for Applications ISW#1 Berlin (extended version)

To download the ENROPE Call for Applications ISW# 1 Berlin (extended version) poster, please use this link.

To apply for the ENROPE ISW#1, please visit the project’s website.

You are most welcome, and indeed expressly invited, to circulate and disseminate the extended Call for Applications via your professional networks.

Kind regards,

Florian Möller

1. March 2019 | Posted by Florian Moeller | No comments »
Posted in Allgemein

Reminder: Language Education & Multilingualism – The LANGSCAPE Journal Vol. 3 – Call for Proposals

Dear LANGSCAPE members, esteemed colleagues, and friends,

Last year LANGSCAPE’s very own peer-reviewed online journal, titled Language Education and Multilingualism, released its first volume. Since then the editor team, i.e. Marie-Françoise Narcy-Combes, Christiane Fäcke and Stephan Breidbach, have not only worked tirelessly to prepare the second volume. But, earlier this year, they also circulated the call for proposals for the third volume of the journal. Said third volume will focus on the topic of Multilingual life in urban linguistic landscapes. The editor team cordially invite your contributions to this volume of the journal.
Please see the call for proposals below for more details on the aim and focus of the volume.

Language Education and Multilingualism publishes original work in English, French, German, or Spanish.

The call for proposals closes on March 1st, 2019. Full articles will be due by August 1st, 2019. Please send your proposal to the following address:

LEM Vol 3_Call for Papers_deutsch

LEM Vol 3_Call for Papers_english

LEM Vol 3_Call for Papers_español

LEM Vol 3_Call for Papers_français

Please forward this CfP to colleagues interested in the topic and feel free to circulate it widely within your professional networks.

For further information about the journal, please visit the online site of Language Education and Multilingualism – The Langscape Journal or contact

Kind regards,

Florian Möller

Call for Papers: “Family languages: attitudes, uses, policies and experiences” – Conference, 5-7 December, Paris

Dear LANGSCAPE members, and colleagues,

We are very happy to inform you that the next LANGSCAPE meeting will take place during the international conference on “Family languages: attitudes, uses, policies and experiences”. The conference, to be held from 5-7 December 2019 in Paris, will be organised by DILTEC from the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3 in collaboration with the EDA, Université Paris Descartes, the research departments of INALCO, the Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3, PRAXILING, and the LANGSCAPE network.

Of course, we would like to invite you to not only join us during the conference, but to actively participate as well. For further details, please see the call for papers in French, English and Spanish below.

Kind regards,

Florian Möller


L’EA 2288 Diltec, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, avec la collaboration de EDA, Université Paris Descartes, l’INALCO, de PRAXILING, Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3 et de Langscape, ont le plaisir de vous annoncer la tenue du colloque international “Les langues dans la famille : attitudes, usages, politiques, histoires”.

Ce colloque a pour but de réunir des équipes de recherche intéressées par les problématiques autour des liens entre la famille, les langues et d’autres institutions socialement plus complexes. 5 axes sont proposés à titre indicatif :

– Transmissions linguistiques et transmissions culturelles
– Acquisition et plurilinguisme
– Perspectives sociolinguistiques
– Les langues de l’enfant : de la maison à l’école et de l’école à la maison
– Approches transversales à partir de corpus littéraires et artistiques

Les thématiques et les approches gagneront à être croisées.

Téléchargez l’appel à propositions ici.

Date limite pour envoi de propositions : 15 mai 2019

Retours du CS prévus pour le 1 juillet 2019

Programme à venir. Propositions à soumettre directement dans le site du colloque


The Université Sorbonne Nouvelle EA 2288 DILTEC, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, in collaboration with the EDA, Université Paris Descartes, the research departments of INALCO, the Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3, PRAXILING, and Langscape are pleased to announce the international conference “Family languages: attitudes, uses, policies and experiences”.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together research teams interested in issues around the links between family, languages and other socially more complex institutions. 5 axes are proposed as an indication:

– Linguistic transmission and cultural transmission
– Acquisition and multilingualism
– Sociolinguistic perspectives
– Children’s languages: from home to school and school to home
– Literary and artistic corpus: an interdisciplinary approach

Participants are encouraged to send proposals that cross several axes.

You may download the call for papers here.

You may send your proposal before the 15th of May 2019

Confirmation of acceptance expected by the 1st of July 2019

Program to come. Please submit your proposals on the conference website


El EA 2288 DILTEC de la Universidad Sorbone Nouvelle – Paris 3, en colaboración con el laboratorio EDA, de la Universidad Paris Descartes, INALCO, PRAXILING de la Universidad Paul ValérieMontpellier 3 y Langscape tienen el placer de anunciar el coloquio internacional “Las lenguas en el seno de la familia: actitudes, usos, políticas e historias”.

El propósito de la conferencia es reunir equipos de investigación cuyos trabajos de investigación tengan relación con los vínculos entre la familia, los idiomas y otras instituciones socialmente más complejas. Se proponen 5 ejes a título indicativo:

– Transmisiones lingüísticas y transmisiones culturales
– Adquisición y plurilingüismo
– Perspectivas sociolingüísticas
– Las lenguas del niño/ la niña: de la casa a la escuela y de la escuela a la casa
– Enfoques transversales basados en corpus literarios y artísticos

Se recomienda enviar propuestas que integren varios ejes.

La convocatoria puede ser descargada desde aquí.

La fecha límite de envío de propuestas es el 15 de mayo de 2019

Respuesta del CS prevista para el 1 de julio de 2019

El programa se comunicará próximamente El envío de propuestas se realiza directamente desde la página del coloquio