ICLHE Spain Regional Group Symposium

June 4th 2020

Universitat de Lleida

The ICLHE Spain Regional Group is organizing its first RG symposium.  We will have presentations and panel discussions with expert researchers and practitioners. There will also be plenty of time for you to network and discuss your research and teaching contexts to help shape the future of ICLHE in Spain.

Sessions include:

  • Presentations on research projects in ICLHE/EMI based in the Spanish setting, and stakeholders’ views – both content and language experts.
  • A Roundtable discussion on issues particularly relevant to the ICLHE/EMI field in Spain and implications for EMI training, EAP/ESP practices and curriculum and policy planning.
  • A PhD corner where students researching in this field in the Spanish setting can present their on-going research.

Provisional timetable

June 3rd

20:30   Wine Reception sponsored by the Universitat de Lleida

June 4th

9:00 Opening and keynote speaker

Dr David Block (ICREA and Universitat Pompeu Fabra) “A critical look at emergent HE STEM lecturer identities in English-medium education: Food for thought”

10:20   Round I: presentations

11:40   coffee break

12:00   PhD corner

13:00   Round II: presentations

14:20   lunch

15.30 – 16.15 Content lecturers’ voices in ICLHE/EMI

16-15 – 17.30 Round III: (6 presentations)

17.30 – 18.30 Round table


Call for PhD abstracts:                                          

There is also a special “Call for Papers” for PhD students working in the area of English Medium Instruction and Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education. If you know PhD students in your institution who are working in this field, then please bring this call to their attention.

As part of our endeavour to support student participation, ICLHE Spain will award 3 travel/ accommodation grants (of EUR 250 each) to student speakers at the 2020 ICLHE Spain Symposium which will take place at Universitat de Lleida, Lleida on Thursday, June 4.

If you are a PhD student and would like to give a presentation at this symposium, submit your title and abstract (250-300 words, excluding references) by email to xabierm@dal.udl.cat by Friday, February 29 with the subject line “ICLHE2020_PhDCorner” in the email. The presentation, for which you will have 15 minutes (+ 5 minutes for Q&A), should deal with (a part of) your PhD project and fit the topic of EMI/ICL in Spanish higher education.

The “PhD speaker Selection Committee” will choose the 3 speakers by March 31 and will then inform all applicants.

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