Next CercleS international conference, 10-12 Sept 2020, Brno, CZ

The next biennial CercleS (European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education) conference will take place at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, on 10-11-12 September 2020. Please see the information below, reproduced from the conference website.

Language Centres at a Crossroads: Open Directions for New Generations of Learners

The conference is designed to showcase the cultural and cognitive richness associated with linguistic diversity.

We wish to welcome higher education teachers, researchers and managerial staff from diverse working, cultural and geographical backgrounds to present, share and discuss their best practices, provide new perspectives and encourage in-depth reflection
on issues at the heart of university language centre activities. The aim of the conference is to offer a three-day opportunity for an intensive, engaging and inspiring exchange of knowledge, skill and experience.

The themes discussed are:

Section 1: Teaching methodologies and ICT

 

Section 2: Learners and their environment: interactions, roles, strategies

Section 3: Plurilingualism for academic and professional purposes

Section 4: Assessment and alternative forms of assessment

Section 5: Staff and quality development

Section 6: Policy and policy implementation

Section 7: Translation and Terminology management

Registration open: 21 October 2019

Submission of abstracts: 30 January 2020

Conference languages:
Papers may be delivered in English, Czech, Slovak, French, German, Spanish, Russian or other languages that can attract a large-enough audience. This policy has the aim of enhancing the multilingual aspect of the Conference and highlighting the wide range of cultures and communication styles that practitioners at universities come into contact with during their academic life.

Download the PDF here

Call for papers

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