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Call for Papers: Doctoral Seminar at Langscape Conference Leeuwarden/Ljouwert 2017

Dear Langscape members, colleagues and friends,

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The Langscape network organises a doctoral seminar at Fryske Akademy, in Leeuwarden/Ljouwert, Friesland, Netherlands, 12th through 14th of October 2017, as part of the Langscape conference 2017. Doctoral students working on multilingualism, language teaching and learning, language teachers’ education and professional development, are invited to share their work with peers and experts in an interactive and collaborative way. The doctoral seminar will be held on two consecutive time slots on 12th and 13th October. Participants will have up to 20 minutes to present their work, followed by a 25 minutes discussion.

If you wish to submit a presentation, please, complete this form before the 28th of August. Participants are invited to choose any of the following four languages: English, French, German, Spanish. You will have to ensure, however, that either your slides or your handout (or any other written support) will be available in English to enable all participants to follow your presentation. Participants of the Doctoral Seminar are invited to stay for the conference.

For further information on and registration for the conference, please visit: https://langscape-conference.eu/

To submit a paper, please visit: https://sites.google.com/site/langscapedoctoralseminar2017/call-for-proposals

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[FR]

Le réseau Langscape organise un séminaire doctoral à Fryske Akademy, en Leeuwarden/Ljouwert, Friesland, Pays-Bas, du 12 au 14 octobre 2017. Les doctorants qui préparent des travaux liés à des sujets sur le plurilinguisme, l’enseignement et l’apprentissage des langues, la formation des enseignants de langues et le perfectionnement professionnel, sont invités à partager leur travail avec des pairs et des experts de manière interactive et collaborative. Ce séminaire doctoral se déroulera sur deux créneaux consécutifs. Les participants auront 20 minutes maximum pour présenter leur travaux, suivies d’une dicussion de 25 minutes.

Si vous souhaitez soumettre une présentation, veuillez compléter ce formulaire avant le 28 août. Les participants sont invités à choisir l’une des quatre langues suivantes : anglais, français, allemand, espagnol. Vous devrez toutefois vous assurer que vos diapositives ou tout autre support écrit, seront disponibles en anglais pour permettre à tous les participants de suivre votre présentation. Le séminaire sera suivi par le symposium LANGSCAPE à Fryske Akademy à Friesland entre le 12 et le 14 octobre 2017. Les participants au séminaire de doctorat sont invités à rester pour le symposium. Des informations plus détaillées seront disponibles.

Pour toute autre information et l´enregistrement veuillez consulter : https://langscape-conference.eu/

Pour soumettre une présentation cliquez sur : https://sites.google.com/site/langscapedoctoralseminar2017/call-for-proposals

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[ES]

La red Langscape organiza un seminario doctoral en Fryske Akademy, en Leeuwarden/Ljouwert, Frisia, Países Bajos, del 12 al 14 de octubre de 2017. Se invita a los doctorandos que preparan trabajos relacionados con temas de multilingüismo, enseñanza y aprendizaje de idiomas, formación de profesores de idiomas y desarrollo profesional a compartir su trabajo con otros compañeros y expertos de manera interactiva y colaborativa. Los participantes dispondrán de 20 minutos para presentar su trabajo, tras la cual habrá 25 minutos de discusión.

Si desea presentar una presentación, por favor, complete este formulario antes del 28 de agosto. Se invita a los participantes a elegir cualquiera de los siguientes idiomas: inglés, francés, alemán, español. Se ruega que se aseguren de que sus diapositivas o cualquier otro documento escrito esté disponible en inglés para que todos los participantes puedan seguir su presentación. El Seminario de Doctorado será seguido por el Simposio de LANGSCAPE en la Fryske Akademy en Frisia entre el 12 y el 14 de octubre de 2017. Los participantes del Seminario de Doctorado son invitados a permanecer en el Simposio. Se proporcionará información más detallada más adelante.

Para tener más información así que para inscribirse utilice: https://langscape-conference.eu/

Para proponer una presentación utilice: https://sites.google.com/site/langscapedoctoralseminar2017/call-for-proposals

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Das Forschungsnetzwerk Langscape organisiert in der Zeit vom 12. bis zum 14. Oktober 2017 ein Doktorandenseminar an der Fryske Akademy, Leeuwarden/Ljouwert, Friesland, Niederlande. Doktoranden, die zu Fragen der Mehrsprachigkeit, dem Lehren und Lernen von Fremdsprachen, der Lehrerbildung und einschlägigen Berufsbiographien forschen, sind eingeladen, ihre Arbeiten vorzustellen und unter Peers und Experten in einer interaktiven, kollaborativen Weise zu diskutieren. Das Doktorandenseminar wird an zwei aufeinanderfolgenden Zeitpunkten am 12. und am 13. Oktober stattfinden. Teilnehmer werden die Möglichkeit haben Ihre Arbeit bis zu 20 Minuten lang vorzustellen, gefolgt von einer 25minütigen Diskussion.

Wenn Sie einen Vorschlag einreichen möchten, füllen Sie bitte bis zum 28.08.2017 dieses Formblatt aus. Beiträge sind in englischer, französischer, deutscher oder spanischer Sprache willkommen. In jedem Fall müssten Sie allerdings sicherstellen, dass Ihre Folien, Handouts oder andere schriftliche Darreichungen in englischer Sprache verfasst sind, damit alle Teilnehmenden Ihren Ausführungen folgen können. Das Doktorandenseminar ist integrativer Bestandteil einer Fachtagung im o.g. Zeitraum, an der Sie gebeten werden durchgängig teilzunehmen.

Zur Anmeldung für die Konferenz oder für weitere Informationen zur Konferenz, besuchen Sie bitte: https://langscape-conference.eu/

Um ein Vorschlag für das Doktorandenseminar einzureichen, besuchen Sie bitte: https://sites.google.com/site/langscapedoctoralseminar2017/call-for-proposals

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Kind regards, mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Florian Möller

Online Survey for Langscape Early Researchers – EXTENDED until July 16!

Dear Langscape members and friends,

The online survey for Langscape early researchers (cp. below) has been extended to July 16. We would kindly like to ask especially those of you who are interested in joining the application team for the Erasmus+ project (Langscape doctoral summer schools etc.) to pass on the survey to potential participants. Please follow this link:

https://umfrage.hu-berlin.de/index.php/survey/index/sid/312213/newtest/Y/lang/en

Please feel free to get back to me in case you have questions.

Thank you very much for you cooperation!

Herzliche  Grüße,

Katrin Schultze (HU Berlin)

Katrin Schultze
Fachdidaktik Englisch
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Unter den Linden 6, R. 2004
10099 Berlin
Tel.: 030/2093-2767
Email: katrin.schultze@hu-berlin.de

6. July 2017 | Posted by Florian Moeller | No comments »

Announcement: Registration for the Langscape Conference Leeuwarden/Ljouwert (NL) 2017 opened

Dear members,

we are very happy to announce that the next conference of LANGSCAPE will be held between 12-14 October, 2017 in Ljouwert/Leeuwarden, the capital of bilingual Fryslân in The Netherlands! It will be hosted by Mercator, the European Research Center on Multilingualism and Language Learning, which is part of the Fryske Akademy.

Our conference will bring together scholars from different disciplines who explore issues of multilingualism from minority and majority perspectives using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Our keynote speakers will be: Jasone Cenoz and Durk Groter, both from the University of the Basque Country, and Piet Van Avermaet from the University Ghent.

The thematic focus will be on aspects such as identities, perceptions, attitudes, beliefs, values, motivations, norms, behaviour, language policies and so on. A selection of submissions will be chosen for presentation on topics including multilingual communication and miscommunication; language learning and teaching; bilingualism & multilingualism in endangered, regional and minority languages; multilingualism and discrimination; multilingualism and media (mass and social).

For registration please visit https://www.fryske-akademy.nl/_form/langscape/

For further information on the conference visit https://langscape-conference.eu/

The registration fee for the conference will be € 50 (full rate) / € 25 (reduced rate for students, presenters in the doctoral seminar and for part-time employees).

Kind regards,

Florian Möller

Langscape survey for young researchers

Dear Langscape members and friends,

Here is good news for all of you who are working on a Master, PhD or Postdoc project that deals with Langscape issues such as plurilingualism, identity or CLIL: We are currently preparing an Erasmus+ application (Strategic Partnership Program) which will – if granted – allow us to offer beginning researchers much more support and opportunities for collaboration.

Our initiative aims at establishing regular summer schools and other sustainable structures for international collaboration (e.g. virtual winter schools, online workshops, opportunities for research exchanges or joint publications), not only on the level of methods and methodology, but also as a way to work together on closely related topics.

In order to come up with a truly convincing application we need to collect some information about our potential target group – i.e.: you! We need to know what kind of (post)doctoral support you already receive and what kind of international collaboration you think could be beneficial for you. We would thus like to invite you to take part in our online survey:

https://umfrage.hu-berlin.de/index.php/survey/index/sid/312213/newtest/Y/lang/en

The survey will be open until June 30 and can be completed in 5-10 minutes. In case you have questions please do not hesitate to get back to me.

You are also welcome to pass on this email to other (Langscape) researchers who might be interested in the kind of collaboration we are aiming at.

Kind regards,

Katrin Schultze

(for the Erasmus+ application team)

24. May 2017 | Posted by Florian Moeller | No comments »

Call for applicants: Funded Doctoral studentship opportunities at the University of Exeter

Dear all,

There are currently a number of funded Doctoral studentship opportunities at the University of Exeter’s Graduate School of Education, incl. in the field of language education. The following opportunities are now being advertised on the University website:

1) ESRC South-West Doctoral Training Partnership +3 and 1+3 Studentships. Please see: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=2481. Deadline for application: 2nd February 2017.

2) University of Exeter Diamond Jubilee Scholarship. Please see: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=2460. Deadline for application: 15th January 2017.

3) University of Exeter International Excellence Scholarship for Postgraduate Research. Please see: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=2461. Deadline for application: 15th January 2017.

Full details of SSIS College PGR funding opportunities can be found here:

http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/funding/. This page includes links to the various schemes and contains details about entry requirements and applications.

The Graduate School of Education has particular language-related strengths in:

·         Educational corpus linguistics

·         English for Academic Purposes

·         Language teacher cognition

·         Technology-enhanced learning

·         Bilingual and multilingual approaches to education

·         Language education and social cohesion

See here for a list of faculty working in these areas. We would strongly encourage potential applicants to contact a faculty member who might act as their supervisor and who could support them in the application process.

All the best,
Gabriela Meier
(Senior Lecturer in Language Education)

Save the date: Langscape Conference and BoD-Meeting in Leeuwarden from 12-14 Oct., 2017

The 2017 Langscape Conference and Board of Director’s meeting will be held from 12-14 October, 2017 in Leeuwarden, Frisland (NL). We would like to thank Cor van der Meer and the Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning (a divison of the Fryske Academy) very warmly for hosting both events.

The conference will be titled “Multilingualism and Minorities” to reflect the special focus of the Mercator Research Centre on research related to regional and minority languages throughout Europe and beyond.

One session within the conference will be dedicated to “VUM and Language Pedagogy”, which will be the follow-up session for the VUM project (Vitality of Urban Multilingualism) kicked-off at this year’s Langscape conference in Berlin in July. All langscape members and the local VUM research groups in Augsburg, Berlin, Brussels, Istanbul, and London are particularly invited to present their work in this special-topic strand.

Last but not least, we are again planning for a doctoral seminar to take place in conjunction with the conference to give our junior researchers an opportunity to present and discuss their work in progress with us.

Please save the date for the upcoming Langscape Conference and BoD-Meeting from 12-14 Oct., 2017 in Leeuwarden.

Stephan & Lutz

Rappel – colloque RANACLES (Paris): 24, 25 et 26 novembre 2016

Chèr(e)s collègues,

Nous vous rappelons que 24ème Congrès RANACLES se tiendra les 24, 25 et 26 novembre 2016 à l’université Paris-Sorbonne, ESPE de Paris, et qu’il se donne pour objectif d’interroger la notion d’espace d’apprentissage et de recherche en langues à l’ère du numérique.
Nous sommes heureux de vous signaler que programme complet du congrès figure désormais sur le site du colloque: http://ranacles2016.sciencesconf.org/
D’autre part, nous vous signalons que les inscriptions sont ouvertes. Notez cependant que vous devez procéder à votre inscription avant le 30 septembre 2016 pour pouvoir bénéficier du tarif préférentiel.
Nous nous réjouissons de vous retrouver nombreux à cette occasion.

Cordialement,
Cédric Brudermann
(pour le comité d’organisation)

Dear colleagues,
We are happy to remind you that Université Paris-Sorbonne’s Education Department (ESPE de Paris) will host the 24th RANACLES Conference on 24-26 November 2016. This international conference aims at questioning the notion of language learning and research spaces in the digital age.
We are delighted to inform you that the full conference programme is now available online on the conference website: http://ranacles2016.sciencesconf.org/?lang=en
Please note that online registration is now open and that the early bird registration deadline is 30 September 2016.
We look forward to welcoming you to the conference.

Best regards,

Cédric Brudermann
(on behalf of the organising committee)

VUM Symposium Berlin & Doctoral Seminar – Registration open until May 30th

Dear all,

The poster for the VUM Symposium (8-9th July 2016) and the Doctoral Seminar (7th July 2016) is now available. Visit the blog for a preview. Please ask for a high-resolution printable version that we can send to you as soon as we hear from you at langscape@hu-berlin.de

Also, please all invite their PhD students to participate in the Langscape Doctoral Seminar (or, if you are a doctoral student, please feel invited to submit a short proposal for a presentation of your project). If funding is an issue, please also contact us. We promise to look for subsidies (even though we cannot promise to find them).

On behalf of the entire coordination team and directors of research project (Itesh & Katja) and of doctoral support and networking (José & Olga),
best wishes,
Stephan

 

VUM Symposium Berlin and Doctoral Seminar – Poster

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 langscape@hu-berlin.de

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

20160322_Langscape Symposium Berlin_Announcement

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

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 langscape@hu-berlin.de 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: https://sites.google.com/site/langvumberlin2016/. Registration ends by 30th May 2016. A contribution for refreshments (€ 15) will be collected at the registration desk.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  • 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.