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The ENROPE project

Dear LANGSCAPE members, colleagues, and friends,

To all of you who have not heard the good tidings yet: ENROPE, an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership project originating in and spreading the spirit of LANGSCAPE, has been granted by the European Union. It was successfully launched in September and will run until August 2021. The project consortium consists of nine partners from six European countries (see below) with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin acting as lead partner and many other LANGCAPE members being actively involved.

ENROPE stands for “European Network for Junior Researchers in the Field of Plurilingualism and Education” and aims at providing qualification and networking structures for doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in the above-mentioned field. It encourages researchers as well as educators in foreign language education to develop more plurilingual mind-sets and practices. As part of its aim to foster strong and reflected professional identities, ENROPE will create an Intensive Study Programme (ISP) providing junior researchers with opportunities for transborder collaboration and professional qualification. The ISP will consist of three annual training weeks, linked and enhanced through regular online training phases. A versatile Online Platform will be the central hub of the wide and diverse network that ENROPE is going to establish. The platform will offer spaces and tools for international and field-specific collaboration, e.g. an E-Portfolio as a means to engage in meaningful professional self-reflection. A Qualification Handbook will allow for wide adaption and dissemination of the project’s key concepts, products and training activities.

ENROPE’s kick-off meeting, held in Frankfurt (Main) 10th/11th September, proved to be a lively and promising opportunity to exchange ideas on plurilingualism and education and to advance the various project activities.

Thanks to all LANGSCAPE members who directly and indirectly helped to make ENROPE possible! Please continue to support the project by spreading the word, especially to junior researchers in your individual contexts.

Kind regards,

Katrin Schultze

 

Upcoming ENROPE Events:

21./22.03.2019 Transnational Project Meeting # 2 University of Exeter (official partners only)
17.6.-21.6.2019 Intensive Study Programme # 1 Humboldt University Berlin  
21./22.6.2019 Transnational Project Meeting # 3 Humboldt University Berlin (official partners only)

 

Consortium Members:

Fryske Akademy Leeuwarden

Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

İstanbul Üniversitesi-Cerrahpaşa

Tallinna Ülikool

University of Exeter

Universitat Ramon Llull

Universität Siegen

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3

 

Further Information & Contact:

https://enrope.eu/

Project Coordinators at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin:

Prof. Dr. Stephan Breidbach, Dr. Katrin Schultze, Regine Schlösser

info@enrope.eu

 

 KA 203 – Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education – 2018-1-DE01-KA203-004253

Announcement: “At the borders of languages: the role of ideologies in the integration of forced migrants in multilingual Luxembourg” by Erika Kalocsányiová

Dear LANGSCAPE members,

During the LANGSCAPE Conference 2017 in Leeuwarden/Ljouwert (NL) we had the opportunity to listen to Erika Kalocsányiová’s interesting talk about her research project. Albeit rather belatedly, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that by now her dedicated work has developed into an article titled “At the borders of languages: the role of ideologies in the integration of forced migrants in multilingual Luxembourg”.

Her paper considers the role of language ideologies in the linguistic integration of forced migrants. It discusses the findings of an ethnographic exploration that was conducted in Luxembourg with five individuals who sought refuge there. A network of teachers and institutional representatives constituted the secondary pool of research participants. Through analysis of metalinguistic discourse and narrative episodes, the paper scrutinises the instrumental and integrative dimensions of language. In particular, it draws attention to and problematises the hegemonic ideologies that inform linguistic integration. By bringing into focus multilingual realities and mobile aspirations, this research seeks to provide a new impetus to the reconceptualisation of integration.

You can read Erika Kalocsányiová’s full article by following this link.

Kind regards,

Florian Möller

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

Reminder: Langscape Conference Leeuwarden/Ljouwert 2017

Dear Langscape members,

we would like to remind you of our upcoming Langscape Conference in Leeuwarden/Ljouwert (NL) “Multilingualism: minority & majority perspectives” and once again take the opportunity to cordially invite your participiation. To register for the conference, please follow this link.

In case you have registered already, remember to book accomodation for your stay during the conference. Our partner Mercator has kindly reserved rooms for conference participants directly at our conference venue, the Hotel Oranje. If you choose to book lodgings at the Hotel Oranje, please make sure to mention “Langscape”, “Mercator” or “Fryske Academy”.

Finally, would like to present the poster for our conference in Leeuwarden/Ljouwert (NL): Langscape Leeuwarden/Ljouwert 2017 Poster.

Kind regards,

Florian Möller

 

Save the date: Langscape Symposium and BoD-Meeting in Barcelona from 18th to 20th April 2018

The 2018 Langscape Symposium and Board of Directors’ meeting will be held from 18th to 20th April 2018 at the Blanquerna-Universitat Ramon Llull in Barcelona. We would like to thank Maria González-Davies very warmly for hosting both events.

The symposium will be titled

“Towards Meaningful Plurilingual Innovation: Connecting Research and Informed Practices”

The main focus will be on questions of meaningful plurilingual practices in learning and teaching contexts, viewed from and appealing to diverse international perspectives.

Professor Jim Cummins, University of Toronto, Canada has already agreed to deliver a keynote and to give a presentation investigating the link between language and education. A further section of the symposium will concentrate on the connection of neuroscience and languages.

Following our established practice, we are again planning for a doctoral seminar to take place in conjunction with the symposium to give junior researchers an opportunity to present and discuss their work with us.

Please save the date for the upcoming Langscape Symposium and BoD-Meeting from 18-20 April, 2018 in Barcelona.

 

Stephan Breidbach
Lutz Küster
Florian Möller

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

Dear Langscape members, colleagues and friends,

[EN]

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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[D]

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)