2019 – 26th Annual Conference, Berlin

03-05 May

Thursday, May 2, 2019 Arrival of Board members
17:00 – 20:00 Board meeting & dinner afterwards

Friday, May 3, 2019 Arrival of delegates
10:00 Registration of ICC members
11:00 – 13:00 EUROLTA planning meeting
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch (own costs)
from 13:00 Registration of conference participants
15:00 – 16:30 Annual General Assembly
16:30 – 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 – 19:00 Keynote Speaker
Bessie Dendrinos, President of the European Civil Society Platform for Multilingualism, Multilingual testing and assessment in multilingual and monolingual classrooms
19:00 – 20:00 Reception (included)
20:00 Dinner (own costs)
Saturday, May 4, 2019
09:00 – 09:45 Plenary
Experiences with multilingual learners – Round table
09:45 – 10:45 2 Workshops
a) Rob Williams: Underpinning language competences
b) Ileana Boeru: Multiligualism and gamification
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 2 Workshops
a) Matilde Grünhage-Monetti: From ‘language for work’ to ‘language through work’ in the context of migration and inclusion: The Language for Work Network and its tools for supporting work-related L2 development
b) Sirje Jakobson: Study Quality Model and Guidelines for Teachers
12:00 – 13:00 Plenary
Talk & Panel discussion on Incorporating Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity into Language Education, Michael Carrier
13:00 – 14:30 Conference lunch (included in delegate fee)
14:30 – 15:30 3 Workshops
a) Monika Hrebackova: Redesigning language learning/ teaching through virtual exchange
b) Ifigenia Georgiadou and Michalis Karakonstantis: Preparing teachers address the needs of their students through the EUROLTA methodology in Greece
c) Nancy Kontomitrou: Die Evaluationskompetenz als wichtige Lehrkompetenz (will be presented in German)
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00 2 Workshops
a) Giuseppe Trotta: Intercultural teaching practices in Italian L2 for refugees and language policy
b) Evelyn Vovou & Prof. Dafni Wiedenmayer, University of Athens: Teaching for Symbolic Competence. Cultivating Teacher Awareness of Foreign Language Students’ Needs in Multilingual/ Multicultural Environments (will be presented in German)
17:00-19:00 Poster Presentation
1 Maria Kourtesi & Panagiota Moysiadou, Reimagining language education through the use of art and multicultural practices

2 Míriam Pérez Carrasco, Second language learning: finding ways to integrate successfully ICT resources and right strategies for language learning, translation and interpreting

3 Maria Skiada & Ifigenia Georgiadou Creative use of literature for L2 teaching

4 Desislava Karaasenova, Teaching across cultures: highlights from a study of academic mobility in higher education

19:30 Conference dinner (own costs)
Sunday, May 5, 2019
09:00 – 10:30 Plenary
Thomas Tinnefeld: Learner Multilingualism – Students’ Attitudes and Institutional Requirements
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 2 Short Plenaries
a) Barry Tomalin: Getting Reading Right – Critical Awareness in handling International Media
b) Nilüfer Hatemi: Teaching Ottoman Turkish in the United States: Princeton University case study
11:45 – 12:30 2 Workshops
a) Martine Jago: Multilingualism in Early Childhood: Perceptions, Policy, and Practice
12:30 – 13:00 Farewell
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch (own costs)
14:30 Walking tour (optional, own costs)