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FIPLV / NBR Conference: Future of Languages

June 11 – 12, 2020

POSTPONED TILL 10-11 JUNE 2021

UPDATE

The unfolding corona virus (COVID-19) crisis has significantly affected all our lives in the past few weeks. As authorities work to contain the spread of the virus, many national and international events have been postponed. Due to continued uncertainties, the organizers of the conference, Future of Languages 2020, due to take place in Reykjavík, Iceland, this coming June, have decided to postpone the event until next summer.

The NBR/FIPLV biannual conference Future of Languages will therefore be held in Reykjavík, Iceland, June 10 and 11, 2021. The published program and registrations will be transferred to the 2021 event. 

By January 2021, the organizers will re-send the call for papers and request re-confirmation from registered participants who have already paid. Accepted papers will also be transferred to next year’s conference.

Should participants wish to withdraw from the conference, 75% of the registration fee will be refunded. The remaining 25% will cover expenses already incurred. For a refund, please write to foflanguages@hi.is before May 31, 2020.

We regret that it has come to this, but we must consider participants’ health and well-being. We look forward to welcoming you to Iceland in 2021.

With best regards.

Dr. Hólmfríður Garðarsdóttir

President of STÍL and Chair of the organizing committee

Call for Papers: Deadline 15 October 2019

The conference Future of Languages will take place in Reykjavík, Iceland, in 2020. The venue is at the University of Iceland, “Veröld – the home of Vigdís” building, named after Iceland´s former president, Madame Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, the first and only UNESCO Ambassador of Languages. The program will be partly theoretical and partly practical as we join forces to learn from each other’s experiences and practices, while simultaneously gaining knowledge about future perspectives and challenges. Panels will be organized in different languages, even if English will be the main language of communication.

See the FIPLV Nordic-Baltic Region webpage here for further information

What is FIPLV?

The Fédération Internationale des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes, founded in Paris in 1931, is the only international multilingual association of teachers of languages. It has Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) ‘official partner’ status with UNESCO and has representation as an NGO with the Council of Europe. More about FIPLV here. For information about what membership of FIPLV brings you, please see below (after the news from our member association ALL).


What FIPLV shares with you:

□ Support with promoting language learning

Contact with associations all over the world

□ Ideas for managing a language teacher association

□ Information about other language organisations

□ Open discussion among members (Forum)

□ Engagement in projects

□ Resources for language teaching, teacher training and researchers

□ Information about events: World Congresses, FIPLV Regional events, and other conferences and activities through our regular News and Twitter feeds

□ Information about publications

Documents on language policy

And, of course, all our latest news!

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On FIPLV : A Poetic reflection

by Francisco Gomes de Matos, Recife,Brazil. President of the Board,ABA Global Education

In FIPLV interest in world languages we see

In FIPLV, multilingualism in action we see

In FIPLV languages-cultures are bridges between you and me

In FIPLV a commitment to Peaceful Language use we see

For FIPLV professionally to advance

The transdisciplinary preparation of language teachers may FIPLV enhance

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ALL – the UK Association for Language Learning – publishes Languages Today three times a year. Due to popular demand from international audiences, it has now introduced the Languages Today online edition, which enables ALL to provide its highly valued publication via a more timely and cost effective delivery mechanism, particularly for those located outside of the UK. When you purchase this product you will be sent a PDF to download which contains a link to the online edition. For further information, click on the image above.

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The World Congress in Niagara Falls, organized jointly by the International Modern Language Teachers’ Federation (FIPLV), the Ontario Modern Language Teachers’ Association (OMLTA) and the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT), was a great success, with over 1200 participants.

Follow the link below to see photos as well as some presentations on the CASLT website: https://www.caslt.org/what-we-do/what-we-do-wcml-cmlv-2015_en.php