May 2nd and 3rd, 2016University Mohamed V, Rabat (Morocco)Posted on : 2016-01-15

Multilingualism: Curricular Perspectives

Major axes of the colloquium :

-Education, multilingualism and multiculturalism
-Pluralistic approaches and curricula
-Pluralistic approaches and teaching materials
-Pluralistic approaches and teacher-training
Languages used: Arabic, English, French. Arabic, English and French.
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Contact : perspectivescurriculaires@gmail.com



May 30th-31st & June 1st 2014Thessaloniki, GreecePosted on : 2014-05-31

2nd Festival of Multilingualism

Please see the Youtube link!

More information...Contact : amoumtz@nured.auth.gr



14th-15th november 2013ReykjavikPosted on : 2013-10-12

Nordplus Horizontal project : 1st workshop

'Developing the Language Awareness/Eveil aux langues Approach in the Nordic and Baltic countries' - A Nordplus Horizontal project (08/2013 ? 07/2016) The objective of this three year project is to disseminate and exchange results and experiences in education by examining how the Language Awareness/Eveil aux langues approach can be integrated and further developed in the Nordic/Baltic context. The project activities involve 21 partners from seven participating Nordic/Baltic countries (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Sweden) and establish partnerships between universities and schools (primary and secondary schools) in these countries and between them. The project will give the partners the possibility to establish a network, to adapt, develop and evaluate teaching materials for the Nordic/Baltic context. The first project workshop will be held in Reykjavik from the 14th -15th of November 2013. Project Coordinator : Petra Daryai-Hansen, Assistant Professor, Roskilde University, pdh@ruc.dk




June 6th - 8th 2013 Nantes (France)Posted on : 2013-01-13

International conference (call for papers) : « Les questions vives en formation et en éducation : regards croisés France-Canada»

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Cet appel s'inscrit dans le cadre de la réflexion développée actuellement tant au niveau européen que canadien autour de la pluralité linguistique et culturelle et de son devenir. Loin de confirmer le cloisonnement et la juxtaposition « imaginée » des langues et des cultures, les travaux de recherche soulignent la flexibilité et la diversité des usages, des pratiques et des apprentissages. Nous nous intéresserons à cette pluralité-diversité linguistique et culturelle elle-même, ainsi qu'à la place qu'elle tient ou peut tenir et aux formes qu'elle prend ou peut prendre dans les contextes éducatifs européens et canadiens. Les communications seront l'occasion d'explorer l'actualité plurilingue et pluriculturelle sociétale et éducative, les stratégies développées et les valeurs et finalités mises en avant par celles et ceux qui en sont porteurs où désirent la prendre en compte. Il s'articulera autour des cinq questionnements suivants : 1. Quel(s) plurilinguisme(s) dans la famille, l'école et la société contemporaines ? 2. La didactique du plurilinguisme et les approches plurielles : Quelles avancées ? Quels enjeux ? Quels effets sur les élèves/apprenants ? 3. Quel accueil pour ces didactiques de la part des parents, des responsables éducatifs, des enseignants ? Quelles formations, quelle appropriation, pour ces derniers ? 4. Les liens entre compétence interculturelle et compétence plurilingue : vivre avec l'Autre, la(les)langue(s) de l'Autre : enjeux et pratiques sur le terrain. 5. La compétence interculturelle vue du point des « minoritaires » (migrants et communautés autochtones) : comment faire accepter ses langues et sa culture par l'autre ? quels enjeux et quelles stratégies dans des sociétés où la valorisation officielle de la diversité n'a pas nécessairement de traduction dans la pratique des institutions (école, justice, etc.) ? Les propositions de communication (au maximum 3500 signes, bibliographie et espaces compris) devront, pour être examinées, indiquer le nom, le statut, l'affiliation et les coordonnées de l'auteur (dont une adresse mèl valide), puis expliciter la problématique traitée, le type de techniques ou les sources qui caractérisent la recherche et ses principaux résultats.

More information...Contact : gina.va@wanadoo.fr



4 March 2012Yokohama, JapanPosted on : 2012-03-01

International Workshop: Toward the Realization of Plurilingualism in Primary Education in Japan

This workshop addresses the realization of plurilingualism in primary education in the Japanese context. As an alternative to English language activities which is exclusively diffusing in the foreign language activities in primary schools, we would like to propose multilingual activities. We have invited Prof. Michel Candelier, President of EdiLiC (currently at Kyoto University), as a special guest in order to share the theories and practices of language education in the context of Europe, which would help us to recognize the rationale, concrete approaches and their outcomes of pluralistic approaches of language education. Additionally, we will introduce examples of practices and teaching materials of multilingual activities and ongoing projects in Japan.




From 21 to 24 November 2011Pointe-A-Pitre, GuadeloupePosted on : 2011-03-24

Contextualizations teaching : challenges, status and prospects

The CRREF (Centre for Research and Education and Resources Training) is organizing a symposium in November 2011 focused on research questions in education and training in the country, Regions and territories which overlap different contexts (cultural, historical, linguistic, scientific, etc..), which outermost regions of Europe, and especially French Antilles and Guyana, are examples. This symposium designed to identify and analyze the effects of local contexts on education and training in order to describe, characterize and understand the educational process of contextualization. Please send your proposals or symposium according to the standards outlined below, before June 30, 2011 at the latest, at : colloquecrref2011@iufm.univ-ag.fr

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14-16 June 2011AlgerPosted on : 2011-03-22

Dynamiques plurilingues : des observations de terrains aux transpositions politiques, éducatives et didactiques

Contact : colloqueRFS@gmail.com



June 16th 2011Nantes, FrancePosted on : 2010-11-18

Les contextes éducatifs plurilingues et francophones hors de la France continentale : entre héritage et innovation.

More information...Contact : cepfhi@univ-nantes.fr



May 7th 2010Representation of the European Commission, ParisPosted on : 2010-04-28

Intercomprehension : a new approach of the plurilingualism

Discussions about plurilingualism organized by the Association for the Promotion of the Intercomprehension (APIC).

Contact : alain.wallon@ec.europa.eu, ploquinfr@orange.fr



March 4th 2010INRP, LyonPosted on : 2010-03-29

Education to the plurilingualism : stakes and prospects for priority education

More information...Contact : education-plurilinguisme@inrp.fr



July 25th - July 28th 2010University of Kassel, GermanyPosted on : 2010-01-17

Awareness matters : Language, Culture, Literacy

The 10th International Conference of the Association for Language Awareness will give academics the opportunity to exchange ideas on their research projects with respect to language, culture and literacy and the importance of awareness in the field of first, second, third, fourth etc. and foreign language acquisition, teacher training, research in language and culture including the role of language awareness in the workplace.

More information...Contact : http://www.uni-kassel.de/go/ala2010



February 3rd - 6th 2010Paris, Porte de VersaillesPosted on : 2010-01-17

Expolangues

Designed to promote the learning of languages, defend multilingualism and develop international communication, Expolangues is a unique event which has been gathering all the players in the linguistic market, both professional and general public, for the past 25 years.

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December 2, 2009Haute Ecole de Travail Social, Genève Posted on : 2009-11-19

Did you say bilingual books or story bags ?

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Bilingual stories (in French and in the family language) aiming at making the children like books. Schoolchildren bring home "story bags" containing bilingual versions of stories (in French and in the family languages) and related games to make them like books.

More information...Contact : myriam.gremion@unige.ch



July 25th - July 28th 2010University of Kassel, GermanyPosted on : 2009-11-19

Awareness matters : Language, Culture, Literacy

The 10th International Conference of the Association for Language Awareness will give academics the opportunity to exchange ideas on their research projects with respect to language, culture and literacy and the importance of awareness in the field of first, second, third, fourth etc. and foreign language acquisition, teacher training, research in language and culture including the role of language awareness in the workplace.

More information...Contact : http://www.uni-kassel.de/go/ala2010



Septembre 21-26, 2009Centre International de Séjour Maurice Ravel. PARIS.Posted on : 2009-09-17

intercultural education in nursery and primary school

3rd thematic seminar organised by the Comenius network 3 "Europschool network" dealing with intercultural education in primary schools in European countries. The following educational fields will be dealt with : variety in languages and cultures, teacher's training, equal opportunities and fight against any discrimination, assessment tools.

More information...Contact : annie-ysebaert@wanadoo.fr



Saturday 26th September 2009EuropePosted on : 2009-09-17

European Day of Languages

At the initiative of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, the European Day of Languages is celebrated since 2001 on 26 September. Throughout Europe, 800 million Europeans represented in the Council of Europe's 47 member states are encouraged to learn more languages, at any age, in and out of school. Being convinced that linguistic diversity is a tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding and a key element in the rich cultural heritage of our continent, the Council of Europe promotes multilingualism in the whole of Europe. On the occasion of the day, a range of events are organised across Europe: activities for and with children, television and radio programmes, language classes and conferences. National authorities and the various partners are given a free hand to organise activities. To coordinate the activities organised at national level, the Council of Europe asks participating countries to nominate "National Relay Persons" for the day.

More information...Contact : decs-lang@coe.int



September 17- October 7, 2009Bremen, Germany.Posted on : 2009-09-02

Festival of languages

The Festival of languages is an event in which participate several language institutions. It will take place from September to October 2009 on the central market place of Breme, Germany. Each of the 21 days of the program is dedicated to a particular language (if needs be also alternatively to a given region, a given language group or else) that will be represented by members of this language community, including a cultural dimension (national dress, danses, songs and theatre), a historical and touristic one, too.

More information...Contact : vossmann.fds@uni-bremen.de



July 2009IUFM de l'Académie de MontpellierPosted on : 2009-09-02

identity construction conference

Identity construction at school. The term "identity construction" is widely used nowadays, notably when this construction takes place in the educative system. But what is it really all about ? what do we mean by "identity at school"? The identity that school constructs or the one that is constructed at school? As we see, these questions lead us to have a threefold view of the child as a student, as a subject and as an individual (in the way Bourdieu understands it). These questions make the ?identity construction at school? topic stand at the crossroads of cognitive, cultural and social issues that need to be analysed from different perspectives. Both the school and family environments are places that contribute to the construction of the child as a social and cultural being following desires, no longer impulses. Throughout his various experiences of social interactions and language situations, the child constructs his own representations of the world, his speech, culture, cognitive structures, and conscience. This conference will insist on the process of identity construction, focusing on 3 axes : didactic, language and cognitive, considering also the psycho-affective aspect.

More information...Contact : fdemougin@hotmail.com