Archive for category Doctoral Support & Networking

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 »

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)

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 “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.

 

 

 

Upcoming LANGSCAPE Events in Berlin

Dear LANGSCAPE Members,

I am happy to announce three LANGSCAPE events that will take place in Berlin this summer.

 

LANGSCAPE doctoral seminar

Place: Humboldt-University, Berlin

Date and Time: July 7, 2016 / 1:00 – 7:00 pm

 

VUM Symposium

(“Vitality of Urban Multilingualism in Europe: Comparative cross-national studies”)

Place: Humboldt-University, Berlin

Date and Time:

July 8, 2016 / 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

July 9, 2016 / 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

LANGSCAPE Board of Directors meeting

Place: Humboldt-University, Berlin

Date and Time: July 8, 2016 / 5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

More details on the registration formalities and the schedule of each day will be available soon.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Berlin.

Kind regards on behalf of the entire LANGSCAPE coordination team

Bettina Kaiser

Summary: BoD and members meeting in Barcelona (Oct. 2015)

Dear LANGSCAPE Members,

Time passes quickly and a month has already passed since our meeting in Barcelona in October. It is more than time to update the entire LANGSCAPE community on the key issues that were discussed in Spain. In the following, you will find all relevant information.

1             Personnel

  • Bettina Kaiser will succeed Claudia Schmidt in her position as coordination assistant.
  • Katja Lochtman now co-chairs the research projects directorate together with Itesh Sachdev.

 

2            New Members since Brussels

An Vande Casteele (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Yasemin Bayyurt (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul)

Cor van der Meer (Fryske Academy, Ljouwert)

Frank Rabe (Universität Braunschweig)

Gabriele Budach (University of Luxembourg)

Heini-Marja Järvinen (University of Turku)

Jenny Jakisch (Universität Braunschweig)

David Gerlach (Philipps-Universität Marburg)

María González Davies (Blanquerna Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona)

Sílvia Melo-Pfeifer (Universität Hamburg)

Sofia Stratilaki (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3)

Sumru Akcan (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul)

Lesley Harbon (University of Technology, Sydney)

Anka Bergmann (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

 

3            LANGSCAPE Projects

3.1         Research project: “Vitality of Urban Multilingualism” (VUM)

The research projects directorate will coordinate a collaborative research project called VUM. Research Questions of this project will be:

  1. What is the VUM in LANGSCAPE partners cities/towns?
  2. What are attitudes to multilingualism and plurilingualism in these places; How do VUM and attitudes to multilingualism relate?
  3. Focus on Teacher Education – a qualitative study: How is VUM reflected in educational contexts through teachers attitudes, classroom practice and school policies?

Itesh Sachdev and Katja Lochtman will keep LANGSCAPE members informed on the progress of the project. Soon, more detailed information will be made available via the LANGSCAPE blog.

At the VUM Symposium in Berlin between 8th and 9th of July 2016, first results can be discussed among participants.

3.2         Book series: Research on Identity/Multilingualism/Plurilingualism (RIMP)

LANGSCAPE will establish a printed monolingual English book series as well as an online multilingual open access publication.

3.3         Visibility

A working group within LANGSCAPE will create an official, updated and redesigned website. The LANGSCAPE Coordination team will also finalise the new poster design together with the concept of the slogan. Results of both processes will be made available to the LANGSCAPE community early in the next year.

3.4         Doctoral Support

Doctoral seminars will be established as a regular forum for exchange preferably at the annual LANGSCAPE meetings.

 

4            Prospective Tasks

4.1         Next LANGSCAPE meeting and doctoral seminar 2016

Both will take place in Berlin between the 7th and 9th of July 2016.

4.2         Next LANGSCAPE meeting and doctoral seminar 2017

Members will need to determine the venue for the meeting and doctoral seminar in 2017.

 

Please, do not hesitate to contact us for any further questions or comments at langscape@hu-berlin.de.

 

Kind regards from your co-ordination team,

Bettina Kaiser, Stephan Breidbach und Lutz Küster