IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT FIPLV WORLD CONGRESS
FIPLV World Congress of Modern Languages
Warsaw, June 27th-29th, 2022
Language education in the times of global change: The need for collaboration and new perspectives
Our initial intention was to hold the FIPLV World Congress of Modern Languages in September 2021 in Warsaw in association with the Polish Association of Modern Languages, together with its annual conference. Despite the unprecedented situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we had been hoping that the event could still take place as planned. It has now become quite evident, however, that even if the conference could indeed go ahead, there is far too much uncertainty to take such a risk. We are also fully aware that it is very difficult to apply for funding, book flights and make hotel reservations, not really knowing what the future holds. At the same time, we strongly feel that most of our members are eagerly looking forward to the opportunity to meet face-to-face rather than participate in another virtual event.
For all these reasons, the Executive Committees of both FIPLV and the Polish Association of Modern Languages have agreed that the best option will be to postpone the event until 2022 when the pandemic has likely been brought under control. The Congress is scheduled to take place in Warsaw, Poland, on June 27th-29th, 2022, it will still be held in conjunction with the annual conference of the Polish association, and it will be hosted by Warsaw University.
We will be sending out the first Call for Papers in February 2021 and the closing date for the submission of abstracts will be September 30th, 2021. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by the end of November 2021. Presentations in all major world languages, as well as Polish, will be welcome.
We are sincerely hoping for a huge turn-out following the long period of lockdowns and travel restrictions.
We look forward to seeing you in Poland.
FIPLV Executive Committee
FIPLV 2018 with ACTFL 2018 Registration and Housing now open!
ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo
(Incorporating the FIPLV World Congress)
The 2018 ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) will be held November 16-18 with pre-convention workshops on Thursday, November 15 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year it will be incorporating the FIPLV World Congress as part of the convention, appropriately called Where Language Educators Meet. Please look at the Convention & Expo webpage (https://www.actfl.org/convention-expo)as well as this short video to give you a flavour of its international nature.
This year will be even more international than usual as it incorporates the FIPLV World Congress, which in 2015 saw participants from nearly 40 countries gathering in Niagara Falls, Canada for the wonderful WCML2015, hosted by CASLT/ACPLS, our Canadian member association. In November, over 8000 language educators are expected to descend on the exciting city of New Orleans in this lead up to Thanksgiving.
Registration and housing have now opened on the conference website. We are delighted to offer members of FIPLV member associations the same heavily discounted registration rate as ACTFL members. In order to access this, they will need to check their national association website or contact their office. Members of ACTFL will, of course, not need this code, nor will any of the U.S. FIPLV affiliated associations who are members of both ACTFL and IDV, FIPF, Mapryal or any other of our international unilingual member associations (though of course this offer is available to all other national members of such international unilingual associations).
Please also take advantage of the early bird registration, which is open until 11th July.
Visit the ACTFL website for more information and to register now.
See you in New Orleans!
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