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FIPLV / NBR Conference: Future of Languages 

June 11 – 12, 2020

Call for Papers

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,[1] named after Iceland´s former president, Madame Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, the first and only UNESCO Ambassador of Languages.[2] 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.

The daily program will open and close with a plenary lecture, while numerous parallel sessions will operate simultaneously within the same building. Suggestions for outstanding speakers are still welcomed (send to holmfr@hi.is).

Schedule

Oct 15 – Last day for submitting abstracts (infovigdis@hi.is / Subject: NBR abstract)

Nov 15- Last day for notification of acceptance

Jan 30- Draft Program / Registration / Practical Details

Mar 30- Final Program / Practical Details

May 15 – Last Circular Letter

Jun 11/12- Conference Dates

Regarding “Future of Languages”

For decades scientists have confirmed that at least half of the world´s population is bilingual (Grosjean, 1984/2010)[3] – while a third is considered multilingual. Simultaneously, one of the world’s 7000 language goes extinct every other week. The case of Iceland and its population of 340.000 inhabitants falls somewhere in between, making it quite fitting that the NBR conference on the Future of Languages be organized in on the island. The official language, Icelandic, is spoken daily by most, the school system from pre-school to university is conducted primarily in Icelandic, the language of administration, arts and sciences is Icelandic, while English has been gaining grounds in higher education and business the last few years.

The conference will give teachers of languages and others interested in its theme an opportunity to simultaneously evaluate the past, re-evaluate the present and consider the future of languages, language learning and teaching, as well as policy making – keeping the Baltic and Nordic educational authorities particularly in mind.

Abstracts

Proposals for presentations should be submitted prior to October 15, 2019. Please include: Name, affiliation, title and language of communication, followed by a short description of content. Maximum 200 words. Please send to: infovigdis@hi.is / Subject: NBR abstract.

Topics of interests

What are the roles of systematic language learning and teaching?

What languages to teach in near future / long term?

Means to promote language learning and cultural literacy?

How to teach languages / to whom / where and when?

What are the main challenges / what are we good at?

How can language teachers contribute to …:

    • Educational and school authorities…?
    • Society / community / humanity 😊

[1] Please see: https://vigdis.hi.is/en/verold/

[2] For more information, see: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Vigdis-Finnbogadottir

[3] For more information, see: http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674530928

FIPLV NBR ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTERS

Please find here FIPLV NBR Electronic Newsletter 2019: 1: Newsletter 1-2019 Nordic-Baltic Region

Please find here FIPLV NBR Electronic Newsletter 2018: 2: Newsletter 2 2018 Nordic-Baltic Region

Please find here FIPLV NBR Electronic Newsletter 2018: 1: Newsletter 1-2018 Nordic-Baltic Region

Please find here FIPLV NBR Electronic Newsletter 2017: 4: Newsletter 4-2017 Nordic-Baltic Region

Please find here FIPLV NBR Electronic Newsletter 2017: 2: Newsletter 2-2017 Nordic-Baltic Region

Please find here FIPLV NBR Electronic Newsletter 2017: 1: Newsletter 1-2017 Nordic-Baltic Region

Please find here FIPLV NBR Electronic Newsletter 2016: 4: newsletter-4-2016-nordic-baltic-region-1-2

Please find here FIPLV NBR Electronic Newsletter 2016: 3: newsletter-3-Nordic-Baltic-region-1

Please find here FIPLV NBR Electronic Newsletter 2016: 2: Newsletter 2-2016 Nordic-Baltic Region

Please find here FIPLV NBR Electronic Newsletter 2016: 1: Nordic-Baltic Region Newsletter 2016: 1 (April 2016)

Please find here FIPLV NBR Electronic Newsletter No.4: Nordic-Baltic Region Newsletter No.4 (November 2015)

Please find here FIPLV NBR Electronic Newsletter No.3: The Nordic-Baltic Region Electronic Newsletter No.3 (May 2015)

Please find here FIPLV NBR Electronic Newsletter No.2: The Nordic-Baltic Region Electronic Newsletter No.2 ( March 2015)

Please find here FIPLV NBR Electronic Newsletter No.1: The FIPLV Nordic-Baltic Region Electronic Newsletter No.1 (January 2015) 

Take a look at the list of member associations and please follow them on Facebook:

http://tinyurl.com/ojadnr2

THE FIPLV NORDIC-BALTIC REGION (NBR) CONFERENCE 2016

The Language Teacher and Teaching at Crossroads

9 June – 11 June 2016,Tallinn (Estonia)

Conference Venue: ORIGINAL SOKOS HOTEL VIRU

   Find more information here

(und weitere Informationen für DeutschlehrerInnen hier unter News)

The FIPLV Nordic-Baltic Region is pleased to announce NBR 2016 conference hosted by Estonian Association of Foreign Language Teachers in Tallinn (Estonia).

The conference aims at providing a platform for the discussion of the changing roles of the teacher, dissemination of good practices of teaching in the 21st century with a special focus on research insights, innovative ideas and hands-on-activities.

Conference website: www.voorkeelteliit.eu   Select English Click

Key speakers: Terry Lamb (UK), Franz Mittendorfer (Austria), Martin Ehala (Estonia), Mart Laanpere (Estonia)

The conference programme focuses on the following topics:

Language Policy and Language Education Policy; Learning and Teaching Less Widely Taught Languages; Traditional vs. Innovative Teaching Methods; The Teaching Profession and Teacher Networks: Today`s and Tomorrow`s Challenges; Emerging Technologies in a Digital Age; Quality in Language Teaching and Learning; Multilingualism and Employability

Submission of Proposals

You are kindly invited to share your knowledge, expertise and skills of teaching in the 21st century during the conference on 10 and 11 June 2016.

Submission of proposals is open from 10 December 2015 to 15 February 2016.

The languages of presentations, workshops and poster presentations are: English, German, Finnish, Russian, French and Spanish.

Conference Fee

Speaker and non-speaker fees are the same. The fee includes attendance at the conference sessions; name badge, conference bag with a conference programme, promotional materials and USB flash with conference presentations; coffee breaks and lunches, cultural programme on June 9 and 11, reception on June 10 and a certificate.

The registration started on December 15, 2015. Registration of speakers – until February 15.

Early-bird registration lasts until 29 February.

WELCOME TO NBR 2016 in TALLINN!

 

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