The Language Teaching Centre of the University of Freiburg will host the international conference on "Multilingualism in Society, Politics and Education" from March 16-18, 2017. The purpose of this conference is to bring together practitioners and researchers of language teaching and (adult as well as child) language acquisition, heads of language centres at higher education institutions, and heads of the language units at schools and other relevant institutions with decision makers from the fields of politics and social services. Combining the fields "education and teaching" and "politics and society" should lead to stimulating discussions and, ideally, novel approaches as well as new ways for implementing solutions.
Strand 1: Multilingualism Across the Lifespan
Strand 2: Multilingualism Policy as Integration Policy
Strand 3: Didactics of Multilingualism in Secondary and Tertiary Education
Strand 4: English Medium Instruction: Encouraging Multicultural Interaction?
Detailed information on these conference strands can be found here.
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Elizabeth Lanza (University of Oslo, Norway): "Family matters: Multilingual practices and policies"
Rosemarie Tracy (University of Mannheim, Germany): "Mehrsprachigkeit: Herausforderung und Ressource"
Katharina Brizić (University of Freiburg, Germany): "Multilingualism, Schooling, Power and Resistance"
Natalia Gagarina (Centre for General Linguistics (ZAS), Berlin, Germany): "Environment and language in multilingual narratives"