Archive for March 2016

Langscape Symposium Berlin: Break-out Session Teaching Projects (Erasmus+)

Dear Langscape members,

Our directors of Teaching Projects – Daniela, Özlem, and Sevinc – propose to apply for a project within the Strategic Partnership funding line of the European Union (Erasmus+). The idea is to offer a specialised doctoral support programme offered through Langscape by its members over a period of three years. The core elements will be face-to-face summer schools and a virtual online module addressing relevant topics for PhD research in the field of multilingualism, language teaching and identity (e.g. concepts and theory, methodology and research methods), and for further academic qualification (e.g. teaching). The product aimed for in the project will be a sustainable curriculum for doctoral research and practice in the areas of investigation of Langscape. We thus hope to be able to offer a unique programme characterised by international perspectives across related areas of research that have not yet been linked or integrated “across disciplines & linguaspheres”.

Therefore, we will set aside a slot at the VUM Symposium in Berlin (8/9 July) of two-three hours to kick-off the project development phase in order to be able to meet the submission deadline in Feb/March 2017. Whilst planning will continue over the summer, actual proposal writing will start in October/Novembern 2016. The coordinators will be Daniela and her team at Frankfurt University.

All Langscape members wishing to be part of the project are requested to state their interest and register for the kick-off session. A preliminary description of the project idea including a quick-list of the cornerstones for Strategic Partnership projects Erasmus+ is attached to this call. In the online registration form for the kick-off meeting please indicate the teaching format (Summer School / online module) and the topic (e.g. theory; research methods; methodology; preparation for academic teaching, or any other) that you think you will be able to offer.

In order to facilitate communication and the preparation of the kick-off meeting, please use the Langscape Symposium website for your registration. Registration will be open until May 30th, 2016.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Berlin,

best wishes,

Lutz, Bettina, Stephan

Langscape PhD School_General Considerations_Anschreiben

Langscape Symposium “Vitality of Urban Multilingualism & Language Pedagogy”

Dear colleagues and friends,

Please, find attached the announcement of the LANGSCAPE Symposium on “Vitality of Urban Multilingualism & Language Pedagogy” taking place at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin on the 8th and 9th of July 2016.

Itesh Sachdev and Katja Lochtman – in their capacity as leaders of the directorate Research Projects – are currently initiating the research project “Vitality of Urban Multilingualism”.

Together with the LANGSCAPE coordinators, Katja and Itesh wish to encourage all members of the network to join the project and circulate the announcement of the Berlin symposium within their research groups. They will be happy to respond to all questions regarding the project. Questions, however, should be sent through

Thank you for your support of and contribution to this Langscape project.

Kind regards from of the project coordination team:

Itesh & Katja,

Lutz, Stephan & Bettina

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LANGSCAPE Symposium: Vitality of Urban Multilingualism & Language Pedagogy

8 July 2016: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

9 July 2016: 10.00 am – 3.00 pm


Room 2249a

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Unter den Linden 6

10099 Berlin

Registration by 30th May 2016

Multilingual living has received a considerable boost in recent times due to increased migration to urban contexts within and across national and regional boundaries. Super or hyperdiverse, globalised urban contexts, under a variety of different national and local policies and contexts, provides interesting challenges and opportunities for multilingual and intercultural communication, social cohesion and education. Focussing on language learning and language teacher education, this LANGSCAPE Symposium aims to explore how the Vitality of Urban Multilingualism (VUM) relates to intercultural competence, sensitivity and awareness and its role in language teaching and learning. VUM is about how societal multilingualism and individual plurilingualism thrive and flourish in urban conglomerations in terms of an array of demographic, status, and institutional support (& control) factors. We invite experts in the field of multi-/plurilingualism working on language learning and/or language teacher education to join us to discuss these issues in the symposium.

In addition to keynote speakers, the symposium in Berlin will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of preliminary data comprising interviews with language teachers across various LANGSCAPE cities/sites. We call for LANGSCAPE members to express their interest in the project on VUM & Language Pedagogy, and for a confirmation to conduct a small-scale interview study in their area/city by June 2016. This semi-structured interview study would consist of 6 main questions to be posed to language teachers. Ideally, we would like between 15-20 short interviews to be conducted by each partner. Of course, partners will determine the number of interviews according to time and capacity available. Please, send your expression of interest to conduct the interview study to by 27 March 2016. Interview questions and other materials will then be sent to you. Discussion at the symposium in Berlin of preliminary data and findings is envisaged.

For further information and registration for the symposium, please, go to: Registration ends by 30th May 2016. A contribution for refreshments (€ 15) will be collected at the registration desk.



  • Lesley Harbon, University of Technology Sydney

“Superdiversity in language teacher education: compelling issues from the Australian context“

  • Lid King, The Language Company, UK and Lorna Carson, Trinity College Dublin

“Diversity and the city – the LUCIDE experience”

  • Cor van der Meer, Fryske Akademy, Mercator Institute

“Minority languages and urban multilingualism”

  • Anne Pauwels, SOAS, University of London

Details will be confirmed.




Symposium on emotional aspects of language teachers’ education

Chères et chers collègues,

Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer l’organisation les 20 & 21 mai prochains d’un symposium intitulé “Les émotions des enseignant-e-s de langues : cognitions, formations & médiations”. Vous trouverez ci-joint le programme concernant cet événement qui aura lieu à l’université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3.
Attention: le 21 mai matin se compose d’ateliers pratiques en groupes restreints ce qui nécessite une inscription au préalable (voir programme).
Grégory Miras & Jose Aguilar
7. March 2016 | Posted by Jose Aguilar | 1 comment »

15th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology **Now Accepting Works in Progress**

Dear Langscape members,

Itesh Sachdev has kindly forwarded the following call for works in progress by the International Association of Language and Social Psychology. Please, widely circulate the call to colleagues and postgraduate students. It seems a wonderful opportunity to share ideas. For further questions, please, contact Itesh Sachdev at i.sachdev[at]

Kind regards

Bettina Kaiser

15th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology
**Now Accepting Works in Progress**

The International Association of Language and Social Psychology ( is now accepting Works in Progress to be presented and “workshopped” at the upcoming 15th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology (ICLASP) which will be held June 22-25th, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Deadline: 1st April, 2016

Works in Progress is a new category of submissions for ICLASP and will give presenters a unique opportunity to present a “work in progress” and engage in a small group discussion about the work among a group of distinguished and emerging international scholars including journal editors and reviewers. The goal is to provide presenters with specific feedback in order to move the research from a “work in progress” to a “work in press” (or similar outcome). The Works in Progress presentations are a natural extension to the supportive networking and mentoring opportunities that are already at the core of the International Association of Language and Social Psychology. We encourage Works in Progress submissions from first year graduate students to emeritus professors recognizing that all scholarship is enhanced when it is shaped by a larger social scientific community!

Send Works in Progress Submissions to: with “ICLASP works in progress” in the subject line by April 1st, 2016.

For more details, please, see the attached “call for papers”.

Call for Papers ICLASP 15 works in progress

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Call for Papers: LANGSCAPE Doctoral Seminar: Berlin – 7 July 2016

Dear friends and colleagues of LANGSCAPE,

Please, find attached the call for papers for the next LANGSCAPE doctoral seminar. It invites doctoral students and candidates working on multilingualism, language teaching and learning, language teachers’ education and professional development. We kindly ask you to forward the call to interested students.

Kind regards

Bettina Kaiser


LANGSCAPE Doctoral Seminar

Thursday 7 July 2016: 1.00 pm – 7.00 pm

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Unter den Linden 6

10099 Berlin

Submission deadline: 8 May 2016

The LANGSCAPE Doctoral Seminar invites doctoral students and candidates working on multilingualism, language teaching and learning, language teachers’ education and professional development to present and share their work in a collaborative way.

When submitting a proposal you may choose between two basic formats: an oral presentation or a workshop format. Please choose the format that you think will best meet your expectations regarding the discussion of your research. Submissions for both formats will have to comply with the requirements described below:

  • Each oral presentation should last no longer than 20 minutes. Oral presentations will be gathered in panels of two to three contributions. Each panel will run for 90 minutes allowing for discussion of each presentation. Participants who will choose an oral presentation will focus on theoretical, methodological, general aspects of their work and/or the discussion of potential results of their research. Oral presentations should aim at highlighting key aspects of the Ph.D. project in a concise way.
  • Workshop sessions will run for up to 60 minutes. Two to three participants may work together to present specific aspects of their work. Proposals for this format will have to take into account that other participants will join the discussion in Berlin. The workshops are expected to combine a collaborative perspective with a “hands-on” approach. (Possible themes include: data discussion sessions, discussion of methodology etc.)


We invite proposals with a maximum length of 500 words. Abstracts should be submitted at by 8 May 2016. For any further questions concerning the doctoral seminar, please, contact jose.aguilarrio[at]

The Doctoral Seminar will be followed by the LANGSCAPE VUM Symposium at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin between the 8th and 9th July 2016. Participants of the Doctoral Seminar are invited to stay for the Symposium. More detailed information will be forthcoming.

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