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1st EUt+ Conference on Languages – Inter/Multiculturalism in a Post Colonial Era: Languages and European Values

Published on October 25, 2022 Updated on February 21, 2023

on the October 25, 2022

Language has the ability to impact and transform while itself being impacted and transformed. It is a core part of the EUt+, and the conference will seek to create dialogue, generate new knowledge and understanding, research, and awareness on language and various themes related to languages. A special focus has been put on topics such as intercultural communication, multiculturalism, European values and post colonialism.

European integration and globalisation have had extensive impact on the education systems of the EU member states. Tertiary institutions have implemented new study programs, or have even restructured their degrees to align with European integration and values. Methods of teaching and modes of language learning have also developed and have increasingly become ethnically and culturally diverse and focused.
At the same time, language education and approaches may still reflect European values and positions and may not take language and culture in postcolonial and indigenous countries, groups and areas into consideration. Discourse on languages, learning, teaching and administrative practices may afford valuable insights in the above points.
This event is an interdisciplinary environment that will afford the unique opportunity of persons from all area of tertiary education to share and discuss their experiences, ideas and research relating to language and its interplay with intercultural communication, European values and post colonialism.
Participants will have the possibility to forge contacts, network, and facilitate partnerships across the EUt+ campuses.
The EUt+ invites researchers, scholars, representatives of and indigenous persons, practitioners, administrators, and graduate students, to submit abstracts for its first annual conference on languages.

Submission here

Official languages are German, French and English and Spanish.
There is no registration fee for the first 50 participants (contingent on abstract submission time)
Suggested topics
• Applied linguistics
• Bi/ Multilingualism
• Cultural Studies
• Culture and Language
• Disabilities and the language learner
• Discourse Analysis
• Educational policy
• Educational Technologies
• Forms of language
• Human Rights in Languages
• Intercultural Communication
• Intercultural Education
• Intersectionality
• Language Assessment
• Language and Cultural Identity
• Language and Gender
• Language and Power
• Language and Technology
• Language and the Media
• Language education
• Learning environments
• Lifelong learning and Languages
• Professional development in languages
• Psychology of the language learner
• Research approaches in languages
• Translation and Interpretation
Key dates
• Abstract (max 300 words) submission deadline: 01.11.2022
• Invitation for paper/conference attendance confirmation: 07.11.2022
• Registration deadline: 15.11.2022
• Deadline for Papers (max 5000 words) 15.12.2022
Short programme
23.01 Arrival day/workshop for eut+ language centers/meet and greet
24.01 keynote speeches, presentations and panels
25.01 keynote speeches, presentations and panels
26.01 keynote speeches, presentations, panels, and social event
27.01.departure day

• Email for abstract submission: here
• Website for more information: here
• For more information, please contact: Stefanie Morgret / Tamara Onnis

Date of update 21 février 2023