Dear Langscape community (and beyond),
The LEM editors call for contribution proposals to the upcoming 2023 volume of Language Education and Multilingualism. We invite original research papers relating to the theme of Plurilingualism and language policies in tertiary/higher education and research in Europe and beyond.
Aiming to explore practices, discourses and mind-sets within a field structured likewise by multi-/plurilingualism and tendencies towards linguistic mainstreaming of English in the academia, the new volume of LEM will publish research concerning topics focusing tertiary or higher education contexts in Europe and worldwide such as:
- Research of lingua francae
- Plurilingual education programmes: state of the art, historical analysis, perspectives in tertiary/higher education
- Transnational institutions charged of analysing tertiary/higher education, their functions, their scope and educational policies
- Language ideologies in tertiary/higher education
- Plurilingual research practices in research teams
- The dominance of publications in English (or not)
- Epistemological implications of multilingual research contexts
- Language learning and language learning provisions in tertiary/higher education
- The role of minority languages in tertiary/higher education and research
- Government and institutional policies regarding language uses in tertiary/higher education and research
We invite proposals for contributions which address one or several of the above areas. Proposals of 1.5 to 2 pages should be sent no later than January 12th, 2023.
Please refer to the multilingual Call for Proposals below for a more detailled description of Vol. 6 and information about how to submit and an estimated timeline.
The LEM editors are pleased to announce that Volume 5 (2022) of Language Education and Multilingualism has been published. Five contribution discuss this years’ focus topic “Multilingualism in Virtual Communication and Encounters” from multiple perspectives. They are complemented by two articles on ethical considerations in EFL research, and on an emerging framework to promote deeper learning in CLIL based on drama-games.
The volume is available online as a full open-access publication. The editors wish to thank the authors and reviewers for their committed work and contributions.
Dear Langscape community,
We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of the Lidil journal – coordinated by a José Ignacio Aguilar-Río, Alice Burrows, Cédric Brudermann and Pascale Trevisiol – has just been published. Here is what the editors say about the volume titled “Le paramètre temporel dans le développement langagier : implications didactiques et pédagogiques”:
“Le numéro 66 de Lidil s’intéresse à l’influence du « temps » sur les processus d’apprentissage des langues dites étrangères. Alors que le temps, compris comme une durée mesurable en semaines, mois, années scolaires, est proposé par des instances institutionnelles comme un repère pour organiser les apprentissages à l’école, au collège ou au lycée, la recherche suggère que l’apprentissage ne peut être réduit à des calculs de durée de participation à des enseignements. Certes, tout apprentissage s’inscrit dans une durée, mais cette durée ne saurait être une condition suffisante pour que s’ensuive du développement langagier ou que des projections relatives aux apprentissages effectués puissent être formulées à l’avance. De ce fait, la tendance qui consiste à mettre côte à côte le temps investi dans un apprentissage et l’apprentissage proprement dit va à l’encontre de ce que la recherche en acquisition des langues nous apprend sur les processus de développement langagier, lesquels sont éminemment individuels et dépendant des circonstances comme des caractéristiques de chacun.e. Les trois axes d’analyse retenus dans ce numéro — l’apprenant et ses processus d’apprentissage, la relation pédagogique et les politiques éducatives — et les sept contributions qu’il compte permettent ainsi d’envisager le temps des apprentissages d’après des dimensions multiples et, ce faisant, de mieux cerner l’impact de cette variable sur les enjeux acquisitionnels à l’œuvre en contexte institutionnel. Nous espérons que les lecteur.rice.s éprouveront autant de plaisir à lire ce volume que nous avons nous‑mêmes eu à le constituer.
“This special issue deals with time and language development. While time, understood as a duration measurable in weeks, months or school years, is regularly used as a measurement tool to support teaching and / or learning in institutional settings, research suggests that language proficiency development is impossible to deal with only in terms of intended instructional time spent by students in formal classroom settings. It follows that at the interface between the government efforts to normalize an organisational temporality and the temporal relativity which characterizes the human experience and shapes language development, the temporal parameter entails epistemological implications which have not been sufficiently questioned to date in the field of applied linguistics. This issue intends to help bridge this gap by questioning three levels where the influence of the time parameter seems particularly salient: the level of the learner and his/her learning processes, that of the instructional settings and the relationship between pedagogical guidance and language development they entail and that of the state-level education policies.
This volume includes seven contributions relying on field data and providing concrete practical and pedagogical implications as regards additional language teaching and learning and language development. We hope you will enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed putting it together!”
Katrin Schultze and Stephan Breidbach
The Langscape & Enrope networks call for applications for participation in a one-week Winter School to be held at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, from February 27th until March 3rd, 2023. The Winter School topic will be
“Exploring plurilingual and multilingual teaching practices”.
The event is part of a Blended Intesive Programme, funded by the European Union within the Erasmus+ Programme. All participants will also meet for an afternoon peraratory workshop on Dec. 16th, 2022.
Doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in the field of plurilingualism and education, and advanced MA-students with a relevant research project are warmly invited to submit their application. Applicants from partner universities in the BIP Project are elegible to receive financial support for travel and accommodation. Please indicate your university affiliation in your application.
For more information, download the Winter School 2023 Flyer or contact the nearest Langscape & Enrope representative.
We are happy to recieve your application before October 14th, 2022 at firstname.lastname@example.org
An article on our Multilingualism Week has been posted on the Circle U. website and the registration forms are ready!
Now it is our turn to spread the word about the two online events on the 8th of September that are open to the public: the Think and Do Tank café and the Policy roundtable.
- Registration form for the Think and Do Tank Café
- Registration form for the policy roundtable on multilingualism
On June 17, 2022 the very first LANGSCAPE and ENROPE Colloquium was kicked off with great success! We welcomed around 30 participants and enjoyed a 3-hour online programme including two wonderful presentations by Maria Gonzáles Davies from Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona (“The integrated plurilingual approach (IPA): Taking research to the classrooms”) and by Tian Yan from the University of Exeter (“Between monolingual policy and multilingual reality in South China: English learners’ and teachers’ perceptions and experience of language awareness, translation and translanguaging”).
After the presentations and a lively discussion, the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) worked together in breakout rooms. All SIGs developed great ideas and two of them already agreed upon contact persons and concrete next steps. The third group is in the process and will follow shortly.
Here is a short overview of the established Special Interest Groups:
1) Research methodology and ethics (contact persons: Paulette van der Voet, Tian Yan)
2) Language policies (contact persons: Ozan Varli, Andrew McDouall, Robin Breit)
3) Language teacher development (provisional contact person: Tomáš Kos)
We will shortly send out more information on the SIGs’ activities and modes of collaboration.
The LANGSCAPE & ENROPE Online Colloquium continues …
The dates for the next LANGSCAPE & ENROPE Online Colloquiums are as follows:
- Sep 16th, 2022 from 9-13h (CEST)
- Dec 16th, 2022 from 1-4 pm (CET)
- March 17th, 2023 from 9-13h (CET)
- June 16th, 2023 from 1-4 pm (CEST)
The LANGSCAPE & ENROPE Online Colloquium kicks off today on June 17, 2022 from 13 – 16:00 (CEST).
It’s a space for presenting and discussing on-going research and teaching projects related to plurilingualism and education, welcoming researchers and educators at all stages of their career!
Save the date for the next meetings and visit enrope.eu for detailed information:
- Sep 16th, 2022 from 9-13h (CET)
- Dec 16th, 2022 from 1-4 pm (CET)
- March 17th, 2023 from 9-13h (CET)
- June 16th, 2023 from 1-4 pm (CET)
The official submission platform (https://aila2023.fr/call-for-papers/) for the symposium ‘Changing communities, changing worldviews: Rethinking migration and learning languages other than English’. will open shortly. The deadline for abstract submission is 3 July, 2022.
Changing communities, changing worldviews: Rethinking migration and learning languages other than English
Alice Chik (Macquarie University) and Danping Wang (University of Auckland)
Abstract The dynamics of population movement, linguistic diversity, and language education shape and change our worldviews. How does migration and mobility change place-based understanding of linguistic diversity? How do diversifying linguistic patterns impact languages education? And how are worldviews impacted by widening linguistic diversity? And how to integrate diverse epistemological perspectives into our efforts to reinvigorate students’ passion for the learning of languages other than English? This symposium adopts interdisciplinary approaches to examine the dynamics between changing demography, linguistic diversity, and worldviews.
We wish you a very happy new year 2022!
The registration for the ENROPE keep-in-touch-meeting on Tuesday, 8th February 2022 from 2-5 pm (CET) is online now and we are looking forward to your registration here.
For this online event we are planning for family-group reunions, special interest workshops related to ENROPE topics, and opportunities for you to learn more about the Langscape International Research Network and how ENROPERs can connect with Langscape in the future.
A detailed schedule will be available very soon!
For more information on ENROPE, please visit the project website: enrope.eu
Hello all ENROPErs,
Some time has passed since we last met for the third and final Intensive Study Week “in” Barcelona, and we think that it is time for an ENROPE reunion meeting.
So, here comes our save-the-date message for everyone waiting and wanting to touch base, keep in touch, and continue the ENROPE experience: We will meet on Tuesday, 8th February 2022 from 2-5 pm (CET). For this online event, we are planning for family-group reunions, special interests workshops related to ENROPE topics, and opportunities for you to learn more about the Langscape International Research Network and how ENROPErs can connect with Langscape in the future.
A more detailed schedule and a registration link will be available soon.
We hope to see you all in February next year and send our very best wishes from the ENROPE project team.