European Language Gazette 41 – March-April 2018

Take a look at the latest European Language Gazette, published by FIPLV’s partner organisation, the European Centre for Modern Languages. You will find all the latest news on the following:

Featured articles
ECML programme developments
ECML resource in focus
ECML related publication
Training and consultancy for ECML member states
Professional Network Forum of the ECML
National developments
Council of Europe developments
News from other organisations

If you look carefully, you will also see an interview with FIPLV’s former President and current Secretary General, Professor Terry Lamb.

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Let’s Speak Peace, by Francisco Gomes de Matos, a peace linguist from Brazil

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Les Langues Modernes, numéro 1/2018

Association des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes

L’équipe de rédaction des Langues Modernes a le plaisir de vous annoncer la publication du numéro 1/2018 :

Texte littéraire et enseignement des langues : enjeux formatifs

Ce dossier coordonné par Nadja Maillard-De La Corte Gomez aborde la question de la formation des enseignants de langues à l’usage des textes littéraires dans leurs classes, et celle, connexe, de l’emploi du texte littéraire comme outil de formation auprès de ces mêmes enseignants. Il fait suite au dossier du 4/2017 qui s’interrogeait sur la place du texte littéraire dans les pratiques de classe.

* Introduction, par Nadja Maillard-De La Corte Gomez
* Se former à enseigner la littérature dans le cours de langue étrangère en Angleterre, par Dominique Ulma et Isabelle Schäfer
* Texte littéraire et langues étrangères : quelles représentations pour les futurs enseignants ?, par Alba Bordetas Bonilla et Marie-Mandarine Colle Quesada
* Paroles d’enseignants : texte littéraire et langues étrangères, par Chiara Bemporad et Luc Fivaz
* L’album de littérature jeunesse étrangère : regards croisés de formatrices, par Christine Clémens-Corbi et Agnès Mignot
* L’expérience plurilingue des écrivains : autobiographies langagières et formation, par Anne Godard

* LINCDIRE : une approche actionnelle pour des compétences plurilingues et pluriculturelles, par Enrica Piccardo, Coralie Payre-Ficout, Aline Germain-Rutherford et Nicola Townend

Comptes rendus de lecture
* Espagne – Histoire, société, de Bartolomé Bennassar et Bernard Bessière
* Les 3500 mots essentiels. Espagnol, d’Eric Freysselinard
* Les langues à l’école, la langue de l’école, de Lucie Cadet et Anne Pegaz-Pasquet
* Traduction et implicites idéologiques, collectif sous la direction d’Astrid Guillaume

Lire les résumés des articles.

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15th International CercleS Conference, 6-8 September 2018, Poznan, Poland.

Dear Colleagues,

on behalf of Dr Liliana Szczuka-Dorna (Head of Centre of Languages and Communication at Poznan University of Technology) and the organizing committee we are pleased to invite you and your teachers to the 15th International CercleS Conference entitled
Broad Perspectives on Language Education in the Globalized World, which is going to take place from 6th to 8th September, 2018 in the Centre of Languages and Communication at Poznan University of Technology, Poland.

Please check the conference website at for updated information.

We would be very grateful if you could disseminate this information among your friends and colleagues.

Looking forward to seeing you in Poznan.
With best regards,
Dr Katarzyna Matuszak,
(on behalf of the organizing committee)

Katarzyna Matuszak
Centrum Języków i Komunikacji Politechniki Poznańskiej
ul. Piotrowo 3A, 60-965 Poznań
e mail:

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The Language Magician goes LIVE!

For further information on this exciting new resource, please look at the website:

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On Traits of Language: by Francisco Gomes de Matos, Recife, Brazil

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CfP: Individual differences in second language learning and teaching II: The individual and the context; in Konin, Poland 8-10 Oct 2018





The Faculty of Philology, State University of Applied Sciences, Konin, Poland,

the Department of English Studies, Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts, Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz, Poland

and the Department of Applied Linguistics, Institute of English, University of Opole, Poland

Individual differences in second language learning and teaching II: The individual and the context

Konin, October 8th-10th, 2018 

CALL FOR PAPERS (deadline 10 June 2018)


The second conference on the role of individual differences in second language learning and teaching focuses in particular on the interactions between different individual difference factors, both within the individual and with contextual variables, such as the learning situation, the type of task, or the pedagogical options employed. The event will be of relevance and significance not only to academics, researchers, teacher educators, and materials writers, but also to language teachers wishing to enhance their instructional practices.


The following scholars have agreed to participate in the conference and deliver plenary talks:

  • Robert DeKeyser (University of Maryland)
  • Terry Lamb (University of Westminster))
  • James Lantolf (Pennsylvania State University)
  • Luke Plonsky (Northern Arizona University)
  • Pavel Trofimovich (Concordia University)



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The FIPLV Nordic-Baltic Region Electronic Newsletter No.1 (March 2018)

This issue of the Nordic-Baltic Region’s newsletter continues in the great tradition of previous ones, containing a range of interesting articles and news. Many thanks go to the editors, NBR Secretary Eglė Šleinotienė and NBR President Sigurborg Jónsdóttir.

Please remember it is not too late to register for the Nordic-Baltic Region conference to be held in Vilnius, Lithuania, 7-8 June 2018, which promises to be an excellent event. Further information available in the Newsletter or on the Home Page of FIPLV.


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Very short survey for language teachers: deadline 20 March 2018 – information available in links

Please see below the request to FIPLV from Katerina Zourou – please distribute amongst your networks of language teachers.

Dear colleagues,

We conduct a very short survey with the aim to understand the variety of online language learning communities and platforms in Europe and beyond. We aim to provide a literature review on existing state-of-the-art solutions which will be analysed from the perspective of user orientation.

Can you help us by answering only 3 questions? The survey is available here
We particularly look for communities and platforms having the following features:
-The community or platform is permanently open (please do not list MOOCs)
-The community or platform has active users (peer learning, tutoring, facilitation etc.)
-One or more languages can be offered
Deadline is March 20, 2018.
An outline of the research is provided at

This research is funded by the EnetCollect project (European Network for Combining Language Learning with Crowdsourcing Techniques), namely working group 3 (User-oriented design strategies for a competitive solution). It is funded by a Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) funding scheme of this COST action. Research leaders are Branislav Bedi, host, and Katerina Zourou, grantee.

We thank you for participating in this survey.

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Let’s sing PEACE: A rhymed reflection by Francisco Gomes de Matos

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