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14/03/2013 Italy Italy

International Conference New Perspectives in Science Education

The objective of the New Perspectives in Science Education Conference is to promote transnational cooperation and share good practice in the field of innovation for science education. The New Perspective in Science Education Conference is also an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current projects in the science field.

12/03/2013 Italy Italy

W3C Workshop - Making the Multilingual Web Work

Today, the World Wide Web is fundamental to communication in all walks of life. Although English once dominated the Web, other languages are increasing their presence, with long-term economic and social impacts. If the Web is to deliver its promised benefits and live up to the ideal of a single, world-wide network, it is vitally important to ensure the multilingual success of the World Wide Web.

12/03/2013 Germany Germany

DGfS 2013 Workshop: Specific Conditions in Language Acquisition

The papers in this workshop will focus on three topics: i) the comparison between different populations and different languages as a way to characterize the language acquisition process under specific conditions; ii) the distinction between 'typical' and 'atypical' language development and the discussion of different explanations for the latter (such as an impairment of the linguistic system or a performance deficit) and their potential interplay; and iii) the contribution of experimental data to inform the representation of grammar under specific conditions and vice versa.

The workshop gives an opportunity to address also methodological questions, e.g. the factors that need to be controlled when discussing different groups and the criteria of matching in order to draw meaningful comparisons (e.g. matching based on age, length of exposure, or linguistic abilities). Towards this end, the workshop aims to bring together recent studies that examine two or more groups acquiring one language under different specific conditions or cross-linguistic research on children acquiring different languages under the same specific condition, namely: children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI), children with hearing impairment, L2-learners with different ages of onset and children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The research will include the acquisition of different aspects of language, such as phonetics/phonology, inflectional morphology, and syntax.

08/03/2013 Netherlands Netherlands

Anéla/VIOT Juniorendag

On Friday, March 8, 2013, Anéla and VIOT (the Dutch and Flemish associations for applied linguistics and discourse studies) organize their annual junior research day (Juniorendag) in Groningen. At the Juniorendag, graduate students, junior researchers and PhD candidates in the field of applied linguistics (language use, language acquisition, education, discourse, or communication) get the opportunity to present their work. In addition, the annual Anéla-VIOT Scriptieprijs is awarded to the best BA- or MA-thesis in the field of applied linguistic.

07/03/2013 Belgium Belgium

International Conference on Urban Multilingualism and Education (UME)

The 5 central themes of the Urban Multilingualism & Education (UME) conference are (the list is not exhaustive):

- Codeswitching, translanguaging and multilingual resources in classrooms

- Language assessment in a multilingual environment

- Education and language learning in a globalized world

- L1-Ln acquisition in context

- Multilingual pedagogies and mediation strategies

05/03/2013 Belgium Belgium

Language Rich Europe Closing Conference

On Tuesday, 5 March 2013, we’ll be holding the Language Rich Europe Closing Conference in Brussels, presenting the project’s results and European recommendations to experts, members of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of Europe. Androulla Vassiliou, the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will also be giving a Special Address to the conference delegates.

01/03/2013 Germany Germany

4th Bremen Symposium on Foreign Language Learning Processes

Recent discussions in the field of foreign language teaching and learning have concerned many new aspects: including the task-based definition of learning goals, the clear differentiation of competence levels, and the introduction of binding quality standards. These discussions have also pursued the goal of improving the efficiency and success of foreign language learning processes. However, the learning processes themselves have only been taken into consideration to a much lesser extent.

The 4th Bremen Symposion 2013 offers a platform that will bring together practical research results and reflected practice with regard to the organisation of foreign language learning processes in the institutional context of Higher Education. Against the background of this objective, all contributions are welcome that either give a duly reasoned guideline to the optimal organisation of learning processes from a research perspective, or that reflect the impacts and the success of classroom and/ or autonomous learning arrangements from a practitioner's perspective. 

28/02/2013 Austria Austria

Multilingualism in Pedagogical Professions - Mehrsprachigkeit in pädagogischen Berufen

Interdisciplinary approaches to current challenges of teaching and education in multilingual settings. Is multilingualism a profit or a problem for the area of education? Interdisciplinary aspects of multilingualism in teacher education are highlighted and discussed for primary, secondary and tertiary areas (kindergarten, school, university and adult education). Plenaries and lectures are mixed with workshops. Main language of the conference is German.

28/02/2013 France France

Journées LSALAA - Workshop Languages with and without articles 2013

The workshop is organised by the project "Calcul de la référence nominale : langues avec et sans articles" of the Fédération Typologie et Universaux du Langage (CNRS FRE 2559) which aims to bring together researchers in L1 and L2 language acquisition, sign language linguistics and comparative syntax and semantics.

28/02/2013 Finland Finland

CROSSLING Symposium: Language Contacts at the Crossroads of Disciplines

The goal of this symposium is to bring together scholars working on language contact, cross-linguistic influence or contact-induced change and variation within different disciplines. The symposium aims to promote cross-disciplinary and cross-methodological discussion in the study of language contact and strives for genuine discussion and cross-pollination between various disciplines and research traditions, their theories, methods, and data, and between researchers of different languages.

21/02/2013 Belgium Belgium

Languages? Let’s Be Franca! How to develop true linguistic diversity

Of the 6000 languages that are used in the world today, the majority of those won't survive the next century or so, and with their disappearance will go a unique way of looking at life.

06/02/2013 Switzerland Switzerland

Viceversa: 6th German-Italian translation workshop

Strade is among the sponsors of the sixth German-Italian translation workshop ‘Viceversa’, which will take place between February 6th and 13th 2012 at Translation House Looren, Switzerland. The workshop is promoted by the ViceVersa Program launched  by Deutscher Übersetzerfonds and Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH under the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with the support of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

30/01/2013 Netherlands Netherlands

EMLAR IX - Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research IX

The workshop aims at training advanced MA and PhD students working on first and second language acquisition in experimental research. Experts in various domains of language acquisition research are giving various lectures and practices.

28/01/2013 Indonesia Indonesia

ICEL 2013 - The First International conference on Education and Language

Bandar Lampung University (UBL), Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP) Indonesia is pleased to invite prospective speakers to participate in its first international conference on education and Language (ICEL) 2013. ICEL is the premiere forum for the presentations of new advances and research results in the fields of education and language.

11/01/2013 Belgium Belgium

A Germanic Sandwich 2013

‘A Germanic Sandwich 2013’ will be held at the University of Leuven from 11-12 January 2013, as the fourth edition of a series of conferences in which Dutch is compared with its West Germanic neighbours, English and German. The first one took place in Berlin to commemorate the 1956 appearance of the seminal publication Nederlands tussen Duits en Engels ('Dutch between German and English'), a study by the renowned Dutch linguist C.B. van Haeringen. Later editions of the conference were held at Sheffield (2008) and Oldenburg (2010). The conferences have spawned a number of special issues, either as a book volume (Hüning et al. 2006) or as special issues of journals (Vismans et al. 2010; Ruigendijk et al. in prep.).

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