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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LINCS 2019: Linking Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Cultural, Professional and Scientific Capacity Building

The University of Latvia are pleased to announce the 4th International Symposium on Language for International Communication to be held in Riga on April 11-12, 2019 in continuation of academic and scientific cooperation started by the three preceding symposiums in 2011, 2013 and 2016.

The symposium aims at bringing together scholars, practitioners and novice researchers representing different areas of linguistics, literature and culture for a discussion on the role of languages in international communication in the contemporary world.

The symposium, organized as a two-day interdisciplinary conference, endeavours to establish links between disciplines concerned with the instrumental use of language in international communication and with the study of its acquisition, the main focus being on linguistic capacity building for international cultural, professional and scientific communication. See Conference website.

Abstract submission

Abstracts of 200 to 250 words should be sent by January 15, 2019

Submit your abstract here (via Google forms)

New book: English Medium Instruction in Multilingual and Multicultural Universities – Academics’ Voices from the Northern European Context

English Medium Instruction in Multilingual and Multicultural Universities analyses the issues related to EMI at both a local and international level and provides a broad perspective on this topic. Drawing on field studies from a Northern European context and based primarily on research carried out at the University of Copenhagen, this book:

  • Introduces a topical global issue that is central to the higher education research agenda;
  • Identifies the issues and challenges involved in EMI in relation to central linguistic, pedagogical, sociolinguistic and socio-cultural concepts;
  • Captures university lecturers’ experiences in the midst of curricular change and presents reflections on ways to navigate professionally in English to meet the demands of the multilingual and multicultural classroom.

English Medium Instruction in Multilingual and Multicultural Universities is key reading for researchers, pre- and in-service teachers, university management, educational planners, and advanced students with an interest in EMI and the multilingual, multicultural university setting.

The book is available for purchase here.

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

The Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona hosted 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 explored the linguistic and cultural atmosphere of higher education institutions where the social environment may demand the use of two or more languages. This symposium aimed 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?

Speakers: Heath Rose (U. Oxford, UK), Joyce Kling & Sanne Larsen (U. Copenhagen), Helen Basturkmen (U. Auckland), Carmen Pérez & Miriea Trenchs (UPF), Robert Wilkinson & René Gabriëls (Maastricht U), Samantha Curle (U. Oxford), Monica Clua (U. Internacional de Catalunya), and Balbina Moncada (U. Lleida).

Slides of the presentations will be available in the Member Zone shortly.

See for more information: https://iclhe.org/conferences/iclhe-symposium-2018/

 

European Literacy Network Summit

For the first time on the European scene, the International Researchers Consortium of the College Conference on Composition and Communication will host a workshop in connection with the first European Literacy Network Summit in Porto, November 1-3, 2018. The International Researchers Consortium is unique, because the majority of its workshop participants take the role of workshop collaborators who create the content for the workshop. This half day permits every collaborator to get rich feedback on their own projects-in-process, as well as work to understand each other’s work through its unique institutional, cultural, and political contexts.

We will host a pre-Summit half-day workshop on October 31, afternoon.

Here is the call , and please follow this link to the proposal form.

Here is also a link to the video from this year’s corresponding workshop at the annual College Conference on Composition and Communication (CCCC) in the U.S.

EATAW2019 Conference – Academic writing at intersections

Welcome to EATAW2019 – Academic writing at intersections: Interdisciplinarity, genre hybridization, multilingualism, digitalization, and interculturality​.

Venue: Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden.

When: July 2-4, 2019

Theme: The theme of EATAW2019 invites contributions that explore and problematize the possibilities and challenges of academic writing as a place of intersections. Such intersections may include academic writing across and beyond disciplinary audiences as well as the hybridization of academic writing genres.

Other intersections would be: academic writing as a site of intercultural communication, academic writing by translingual writers and in multilingual societies, academic writing in digitalized settings, including digital genres, and blended learning.

Closely aligned with these potential intersections are questions about how academic writing as a discipline and as a higher education activity succeeds in promoting writing development and disciplinary learning at the many various intersections. The full range of formats are yet to be decided but will include both research-oriented contributions and practice-oriented ones.

More information will soon be announced here.

2nd International Symposium – International perspectives on English-medium instruction: from global to local

This symposium is jointly offered by the University of Rome Tor Vergata and the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.

The worldwide expansion of English-medium instruction (EMI) now affects practically everyone who works with English in Italian universities—whether researchers, lecturers, students, tutors, teacher trainers, language teachers or policy makers and administrators-–and our one-day international symposium aims to be accessible to this wide audience. Talks on EMI in Europe, Asia and Italy will provide an overview of EMI around the world and two roundtable sessions will debate the many controversial issues that EMI has given rise to: how can the global spread of EMI coexist with multilingualism? Is EMI affecting the prestige of local languages? How does ELF language use affect learning in different disciplines? What criteria for quality control are there for EMI courses? What model of English do we need? What kind of research is needed to investigate EMI courses? Which methods work best?

We are also interested in widening our network of researchers and practitioners interested in EMI and in discussing our research agenda with them. So graduates, trainee teachers, young researchers and PhD students working in languages and education are particularly welcome to attend.

For more information, visit this site.

 

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