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Imagining the Future of Multilingualism

Education and Society at a Turning Point

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Published on Friday, November 27, 2020 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

Since 2008, the Conseil Européen pour les Langues / European Language Council (CEL/ELC) has hosted a Forum every two years. These Fora seek to bring together representatives of higher education institutions, of European institutions and organisations, such as, for example, the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the Council of Europe, and of European associations like the European University Association (EUA) as well as scholars with a special interest in European integration, policy development, and multilingualism. At the centre of 2020 discussions will be the role that Higher Education can and should play in the promotion and development of multilingualism as a key aspect of European cooperation – related to facets such as language policy, internationalisation, language and knowledge, education and mobility, to mention just a few. In this context, participants will also reflect on the future role of the CEL/ELC by identifying and analysing new challenges that have arisen in our changing world.

Announcement

Presentation

Since 2008, the Conseil Européen pour les Langues / European Language Council (CEL/ELC) has hosted a Forum every two years. These Fora seek to bring together representatives of higher education institutions, of European institutions and organisations, such as, for example, the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the Council of Europe, and of European associations like the European University Association (EUA) as well as scholars with a special interest in European integration, policy development, and multilingualism. At the centre of 2020 discussions will be the role that Higher Education can and should play in the promotion and development of multilingualism as a key aspect of European cooperation – related to facets such as language policy, internationalisation, language and knowledge, education and mobility, to mention just a few. In this context, participants will also reflect on the future role of the CEL/ELC by identifying and analysing new challenges that have arisen in our changing world.

ELC members (institutions and individuals) - representatives from Higher Education institutions, policy makers and scholars with a keen interest in European affairs, especially in the area of languages -will present and discuss contributions and reflections on, among others, the following topics:

  • challenges for languages (learning and teaching) in education
  • challenges for the development and implementation of language policies in higher education institutions
  • challenges for multilingualism in sectors, such as business and health
  • the impact of virtualization on multilingualism and the current “crisis” of internationalization and globalization
  • languages, rights and citizenship in a changing world.

The programme

3rd December 2020

14.00 Welcome

  • Giovanni GOBBER, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Dean of the Faculty of Linguistic Sciences and Foreign Literatures
  • Maria Teresa ZANOLA, President of the Conseil Européen pour les Langues/European Language Council

14.15 Opening Conference

  • François GRIN, University of Geneva, Psychological correlates of individual plurilingualism. The case of “openness” and “creativity”

Chair: Maria Teresa ZANOLA

15.00  -17.00  Chair: Kris PEETERS, University of Antwerp

  • 15.00 M. Carmen FONSECA-MORA - Esther CORES-BILBAO - Analí FERNÁNDEZ-CORBACHO, University of Huelva, Attachment to European identity and values through mediated language learning experiences
  • 15.20 Nemira MAČIANSKIENĖ - Vilma BIJEIK, Vytautas Magnus University, Linguistically sensitive teaching as a solution to language policy implementation in Lithuania
  • 15.40 Mireia TRENCHS-PARERA, University of Pompeu Fabra, The multilingual, multicultural internationalized undergraduate classroom as context for the development of transcultural competence with no specific educational intervention
  • 16.00 Hiltrud AWAD, University of Antwerp, The Future of Developing and Assessing Interculturality in the Higher Education Language Classrooms: Key Factors to Take into Consideration
  • 16.20 Elena KOSICHENKO, Moscow State Linguistic University Meeting the Challenges of Time: MSLU Language Policies
  • 16.40 Janine BERNS - Bert LE BRUYN - Wander LOWIE - Marije MICHEL, Radbout, University Nijmegen, Utrecht University, Groningen University, Curriculum changes in the Netherlands: A potential turning point for languages

17.00 End of day 1

17.15 CEL/ELC General Assembly

4th December 2020

9.00  Round table Multilingualism in Higher education: a turning point

Chair: Manuel Célio CONCEIÇAO, University of Algarve Participants:

  • Marleni AZEVEDO, University of Algarve
  • Luca LANTERO, NARIC Italia – CIMEA
  • Raimonda MARKEVICIENĖ, Vilnius University
  • François STARING, Ecorys Europe

10.15  Pause

10.30  Chair: Anastasia ATABEKOVA, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

  • 10.30  Michele GAZZOLA, Ulster University, Les classements des universités comme instrument de politique linguistique
  • 10.50  Andreia SILVA-MALLETRosa Maria FREJAVILLE, University Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne, A new project for learning and teaching languages in higher education: a challenge for multilingualism
  • 11.10  Cristiana CERVINI, University of Bologna, L’intercompréhension pour les langues de spécialité : quand la promotion du plurilinguisme croise l’ingénierie de gestion
  • 11.30 María del Carmen ARAU RIBEIRO - Ágnes PAL - Anne CHATEAU, Instituto Politécnico da Guarda, Budapest Business School, University of Lorraine Autonomy: Sustaining language learning
  • 11.50 Rachele RAUS, University of Turin, Droits et variétés linguistiques à l’aune de l’Intelligence Artificielle : présentation d’un projet de l’Université de Turin

12.10   Closing Conference

  • Enrica PICCARDO, University of Toronto Educating in multilingual societies: The mediated nature of language development in the new CEFR

Chair: Roma KRIAUČIŪNIENĖ, Vilnius University

  • 12.45 Report of the Forum, Piet VAN DE CRAEN, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • 13.00 Final words, Maria Teresa ZANOLA, CEL/ELC - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Places

  • Largo Gemelli 1
    Milan, Italian Republic (20123)

Date(s)

  • Thursday, December 03, 2020
  • Friday, December 04, 2020

Keywords

  • Higher Education, Multilingualism, Language Teaching, Translanguaging

Contact(s)

  • Maria Teresa Zanola
    courriel : mariateresa [dot] zanola [at] unicatt [dot] it

Information source

  • Maria Teresa Zanola
    courriel : mariateresa [dot] zanola [at] unicatt [dot] it

To cite this announcement

« Imagining the Future of Multilingualism », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Friday, November 27, 2020, https://calenda.org/820301

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