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
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.