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The theme of the Fifth Saarbrücken Conference on Foreign Language Teaching is productivity in linguistics and language teaching, the productive use of language often being marked by an undeniable magic. This magic does not only consist in the fact that people are capable of understanding each other if they master the same code. It is also true when people talk about things they have never talked about and when new ideas occur to them or when they use notions and words that have not existed before, i.e. when they employ language productively and construct their own world. The relationship between the productivity and the magic of language works on various levels:

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May-July 2019

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12th Edition  –  Florence, Italy  –  14/15 November 2019

The 12th edition of the International Conference Innovation in Language Learning promotes transnational cooperation and sharing of good practice in the field of language teaching and learning. The event also is an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current language learning projects and initiatives.

The Call for Papers is addressed to teachers, researchers and experts in the field of language learning as well as to coordinators of national and international projects focusing on language teaching and learning.

Experts in the field are therefore invited to submit an abstract of a paper to be presented in the conference.

Abstracts’ Submission Deadline: 6 June 2019

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Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

The Institute of Foreign Languages at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic has issued a call for papers on the role of the LSP teacher. We hope to collect papers by LSP practitioners that will make up an international publication providing a guidance for other LSP instructors and enlightening them in their uneasy pedagogical efforts.

Detailed information can be found at the institute’s website: http://www.kj.fme.vutbr.cz/?idh=4

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March-April 2019

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Sharek Centre, London, is offering one full scholarship for our Certificate in Contemporary Arabic Programme, starting on October 8th 2018.

The immersive Certificate in Contemporary Arabic is a fully experiential, contextualised and communicative programme providing an intensive Arabic language and cultural experience. It prepares students for a wide range of professional, social and academic challenges. It will enable you to communicate effectively in both formal and informal, spoken and written Arabic.

The programme is based on our unique holistic approach to the Arabic language which focuses on Language Unity of Arabic varieties (formal/informal; spoken/written; standard/colloquial).

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