Dear Langscape members,
please note: the AILA-ReN “Sociocultural Theory & Emergentism“ and Langscape Symposium “Interactions of Sociocultural Theory and Emergentism in SLA and Language Education Studies – Conceptual and Interdisciplinary Concerns”
jointly held in Berlin next week, now has an official website accessible via:
You will find information on the programme and other organizational issues published here.
If you have not registered or confirmed attendance yet or in case of problems of any sort do – as usual – not hesitate to contact me.
Looking forward to meeting all of you who will attend the conference in Berlin.
Dear Langscape members,
my name is Claudia Schmidt and I´d like to take the opportunity to introduce myself as a new member of the Langscape Coordination Team.
I am a BA-student of English (major) and Latin (minor) at Humboldt University in Berlin, and in the future, I will strengthen the backbone of the Langscape Coordination by supporting the work of Lutz Küster and Stephan Breidbach. My main tasks will be to manage the Langscape Blog and facilitate communication between the Coordinators and the Board of Directors and R&N Consultants. I will also help with the coordination of conferences and meetings at Humboldt University on behalf of the Langscape Network.
The first opportunity to meet face-to-face will be on 13th and 14th December at Humboldt University for those of you who will attend the Symposium of AILA ReN and/or the meeting of Board of Directors.
Please forward any material, news or events you would like to have posted to the Langscape Blog to me, using the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be happy to take care of a speedy publication.
Hoping to be able to add my share to making Langscape a mutually fruitful network, I am much looking forward to working with you,
Best wishes for now,
Dear Langscape members,
There will be a conference on “Sociocultural Competence & Multilingual Education” at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel on September 19-20, 2014. The conference will be co-hosted by Langscape and co-organised by Katja Lochtman, who is currently on the Board of Directors for Conferences & Expert Meetings.
There are also plans to have a meeting of the Board of Directors and R&N Consultants concomitant to the conference.
A call for papers and further information on the event will follow during the summer break, presumably by mid-August.
Langscape and the AILA-ReN “Sociocultural Theory & Emergentism“ will host a Symposium on
“Interactions of Sociocultural Theory and Emergentism in SLA and Language Education Studies – Conceptual and Interdisciplinary Concerns”
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
13 December 2013, 9am – 5pm
Organisers: Lutz Küster & Stephan Breidbach
Read about the symposium and the Call for Papers below. Download the CfP here in PDF-format: CfP – Symposium 2013.
The ECML has opened a call for applicants for 3-month fellowship from 1 October – 23 December 2013.
Application deadline is August 15, 2013.
The following description is quoted from an e-mail sent by the ECML requesting the circulation of the call in relevant networks:
The aim of the fellowship is to showcase specific areas of expertise of
the ECML in the form of structured online thematic collections of
materials on:Evaluation and assessment, Plurilingual education, Content and Language
Integrated Learning, ICT in language education, Early language learning,
Migrant language education, Employment and languages, Mobility and
intercultural learning, Signed languages
On December 13, 2013 – which is a Friday, btw – Humboldt-University will host a symposium of the AILA Research Network “Sociocultural Theory and Emergentism”. The symposium will be organised by Lutz Küster and Stephan Breidbach.
What is the ReN about?
This ReN aims at bringing Sociocultural and Dynamics Systems Theory (and what in German would be Bildungstheorie) together to find a new and more integrated theoretical and methodological approach to second/further language learning and use. Besides trying to describe and explain language acquisition more comprehensively, issues of learner identities rank high on the list.
Want to attend or present?
For general information about the ReN “Sociocultural Theory and Emergentism” please contact its convenor, Jean-Paul Narcy-Combes, at “email@example.com”
Anyone interested in attending the symposium on Dec. 13 in Berlin or submitting a proposal for a paper please send an e-mail to either Lutz Küster at “firstname.lastname@example.org” or to Stephan Breidbach at “email@example.com”. There will be a more detailed CfP shortly.
Here’s yet another call for papers which is now open: “Matters of the Mind: Psychology and Language Learning” held at the University of Graz and organised by the local “Fachdidaktikzentrum”.
To check the conference website, refer to: www.unifdz.at/pll2014
Anyone interested from Langscape in proposing a paper?
Hello Langscape community,
I would like to bring to your attention a conference in March 2014 in Istanbul: “Language in Focus – Exploring the challenges and opportunities in Linguistics and ELT”
Find out the details on the conference website at: http://egitim.cu.edu.tr/lif2014 – and keep us posted if you are planning to respond to the call for papers 🙂
Itesh Sachdev (SOAS) and Howard Giles (U of Santa Barbara) are organising a one-day conference on 17th June 2013 in London.
IALSP, Mercator (Fryske Academy) and SOAS act as co-sponsors. Stephan Breidbach will attend on behalf of Langscape.
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