Welcome to ICLHE

The ICLHE is the association for expertise, networking and resources in the integration of content and language in higher education. The aim of the ICLHE association is to promote exchange of opinions, experiences, initiatives and research concerning the interface between content and language in higher education.

ICLHE is open to people in universities and institutes of higher education with an interest in content and language, including people concerned with teaching and learning through a second language, and teaching and learning through a national language to people of migrant or ethnic communities.

ICLHE also welcomes policymakers and researchers in international bodies and professional societies, publishers, representatives of national and international authorities, and others with an interest in the integration of content and language in higher education.

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Conference: EMI Practices in Europe

The Transnational Alignment of English Competences for University Lecturers (TAEC) project team is organising the “EMI Practices in Europe” conference at the University of Copenhagen on 4-5 April 2019. Keynote speakers: Ute Smit and David Lasagabaster.

The conference aims to provide a forum for discussion among academics, teacher trainers, EMI teachers, curriculum developers and policy makers interested in the field of English-medium instruction.

The organizers invite proposals for papers and poster presentations. The deadline for submission of proposals is 14 October 2018 24:00 CET, and for the notification of acceptance 5 December 2018. The call for papers will be sent in mid-May.

For more information, contact is emipractices@uniri.hr

The conference website will soon be available.

XIV International LASLAB Workshop

Vitoria/Gasteiz, Friday 1 June 2018

EMI (English-medium instruction) teachers are often dissatisfied with the quality of support their higher education institutions offer when faced with the many challenges that EMI poses. One such challenge is the EMI teacher’s role regarding language issues. This is a crucial matter as the vast majority of EMI lecturers in Europe are non-native speakers of English, specialists in their field as opposed to being language experts. Neglecting the linguistic aspect on EMI courses may eventually negatively affect students’ learning outcomes.

In this workshop EMI experts from different European contexts will present theoretical frameworks, practical implications and recommendations to be implemented in the classroom. In addition, the workshop will include a panel discussion in which EMI lecturers teaching at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) will talk about their own experiences and address questions proposed by the audience.

The workshop is especially aimed at in-service EMI teachers, those teachers who are considering the possibility of joining EMI programmes, and language teachers. More information can be found at: https://laslabws.wixsite.com/workshop2018

International Conference on Research in Multilingualism: Innovation and New Challenges – Oviedo, 14-16 March 2018

Organized by members of ALCE (Applied Linguistics in Language and Culture Acquisition) at the University of Oviedo, this multilingual international conference (English, Spanish, German, and French) connects the world of actual teaching in the classroom to that of educational design and linguistic policy, and all of them to the empirical research in the learning and acquisition of one or several languages and cultures in linguistic immersion contexts. For this reason, the congress is of interest to those who are in contact with any aspect of learning one or several foreign languages in any educational level, or those who wish to do so in a near future.

Keynote speakers:

  • ‘ROAD-MAPPING’ as a (re)framing tool for EMI interactional research by Ute Smit (Universität Wien, Austria)
  • Researching language policies & professional development in the international university by Emma Dafouz (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
  • Repensar el multilingüismo desde la investigación intercultural (Rethinking multilingualism from intercultural research) by Ana Ruiz (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • What are the key factors in effective bilingual (or CLIL) programmes: What we’ve learned over 20 years by Mark Levy (British Council, Madrid)

One workshop:

Common Framework for Digital Teaching Competence by Arantxa Ruiz (U. de Cantabria)

Organized by members of ALCE (Applied Linguistics in Language and Culture Acquisition) at the University of Oviedo, this multilingual international conference (English, Spanish, German, and French) connects the world of actual teaching in the classroom to that of educational design and linguistic policy, and all of them to the empirical research in the learning and acquisition of one or several languages and cultures in linguistic immersion contexts. For this reason, the congress is of interest to those who are in contact with any aspect of learning one or several foreign languages in any educational level, or those who wish to do so in a near future.

Keynote speakers:

  • ‘ROAD-MAPPING’ as a (re)framing tool for EMI interactional research by Ute Smit (Universität Wien, Austria)
  • Researching language policies & professional development in the international university by Emma Dafouz (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
  • Repensar el multilingüismo desde la investigación intercultural (Rethinking multilingualism from intercultural research) by Ana Ruiz (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • What are the key factors in effective bilingual (or CLIL) programmes: What we’ve learned over 20 years by Mark Levy (British Council, Madrid)

One workshop:

Common Framework for Digital Teaching Competence by Arantxa Ruiz (U. de Cantabria)

Three Round Tables:

  • Empirical studies in bilingualism
  • Pending challenges: CLIL at the university
  • Language policy of the Consejería de Educación y Cultura de Asturias (Regional Government of Asturias)

To find out more, click here.

ICLHE AGM & Symposium 2018, Barcelona, October 18-19.

The Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona will host this year’s ICLHE Annual General Meeting, together with an exciting Symposium, entitled “Plurality and singularity: Multilingual policies and specific situated academic actions”.

The symposium explores the linguistic and cultural atmosphere of higher education institutions where the social environment may demand the use of two or more languages. This symposium wants to explore how multilingual policies can support universities in recognizing and developing their own specificities in a highly globalized world. How can universities make good use of the diversity of languages and cultures in their community to strengthen their uniqueness?

Further details are on this website: https://iclhe.org/conferences/iclhe-symposium-2018/  Save the date: 18-19 October 2018 and see you in Barcelona!

Educational Congress: On the Horizon of Health Professions Education

Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden) is hosting an educational congress where you can gain insights into new learning and inspiration through three tracks: “health professions education research”, “internationalisation”, and “experience & insights”. The “Internationalisation” track will focus on English-Medium Instruction, intercultural competence and global health perspectives.

ICLHE’s Bob Wilkinson, Kevin Haines and Jennifer Valcke will be among the experts, as well as Betty Leask and Esko Koponen! Join us!

Find out more here.

Symposium: Internationalisation of Universities and the National Language

On 4 May 2018, KU Leuven will organise this international symposium. During this symposium, we want to learn from testimonials from mainly European universities that are confronted with the (apparent) contradiction between internationalisation and the protection of their own language and culture. We should not expect one ultimate solution or a one-fits-all approach. What we do hope to find are guidelines on how to stay a leading international university without losing an important strength: the commitment to the own identity.

Find out more here.

Course: CLIL Methodology in Higher Education

Do you teach your subject in English? This is a CLIL (content and language integrated learning) methodology course for teachers and lecturers working through English in higher education (HE). The course is for lecturers and teachers in any subject teaching through English in HE who would like to improve their CLIL methodology skills. Participants will develop and improve their understanding, expertise and skills related to CLIL in higher education.

Find out more here.

Call for posters and workshops

A series of workshops and posters on Content and Language Integrated Learning will be hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Porto (Portugal) on 16th and 17th March 2018.

​For more information, consult their website.

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