One day Conference: Call for Abstracts
A one day conference titled “Teaching / Learning of specialised, professional or general language: What needs, objectives and approaches?” will take place at University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris on December 13, 2018.
Deadline for submission: September 5, 2018
Globalization, use of new technologies and rapid mobility of people have made a huge impact on our twenty-first century society. Its impact could also be seen on higher education with the emergence of new requirements for the courses being offered at various universities across the globe. In doing so, the universities aim to not only internationalise their courses but also to enhance the skills of their students expected in the professional world. It is in this context that languages departments have gained significance within the universities due to their strategic position between different disciplines. Structurally transdisciplinary, the languages departments bring teachers of different languages together. Moreover, the contexts (disciplines, levels, specialisation, etc.) in which its faculty work are extremely varied creating both new opportunities as well as new challenges. As a result of this diversification and this need of redefining the objectives of teaching in the languages departments, there is a need to explore different social, economic and pedagogical issues pertaining to language teaching in the higher education.
In order to promote a discussion on this theme of innovative teaching and learning practices, we are organizing a one-day conference on the theme: "Teaching / Learning of specialised, professional or general language: What needs, objectives and approaches? "
This one-day conference aims to particularly engage with language pedagogy and didactics. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Language pedagogy in global context: challenges and opportunities
- Blended Learning in language courses
- Role of digital technologies (MOOC, ENT, Moodle, etc.) in language learning
- CLIL and language courses
- Inverted/ Flipped classrooms and language learning
- Diversity of students (French, Erasmus, refugees, etc.) in language classes
- Diverse evaluation criteria in professional language training
- Plurilingualism in language classrooms
- Importance of inter/-cultural aspects on motivation, learning, and language acquisition
- Digital humanities and language courses
Paper proposals either in English or in French consisting of an abstract of no more than 250 words along with a short bio, must be sent to Bhawana Jain (University Paris 1 ) : firstname.lastname@example.org and Nicholas Sowels (University Paris 1) : email@example.com latest by September 5, 2018.