Paradigm Shift

PARADIGM SHIFT IN LANGUAGE EDUCATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF MULTILITERATE AND PLURILINGUAL AGENCIES is the title of the ECSPM Symposium hosted by the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany. Academics, researchers and language education policy advisors from different countries addressed an audience of language professionals and students concerned with issues connected to languages and multilingualism.

On the first day of the Symposium, 26 September 2018, which was dedicated to the European Day of Languages, speakers discussed issues and presented projects on multilingualism across Europe. The second day, 27 September, was devoted to presentations dealing with ideas on how we can best contribute to the efforts for change not only in the way languages are taught and learnt in formal educational settings by resorting to a new language didactics paradigm, but also in the way that future and practicing language teachers are prepared at universities and professional development centres.

Symposium Programme

Abstracts Pamphlet

ECSPM Event 3: Proceedings Report

Introducing ECSPM to the participants: Guðrún Gísladóttir, ECSPM General Secretary

 

Links to presentations already uploaded are in green

 

APPRAISAL OF THE NEW EUROPEAN STRATEGY FOR LANGUAGES IN EDUCATION: Panel discussion
Bessie Dendrinos ECSPM President, with Dr. Ellinor Haase ICC Chair and Prof. Thomas Tinnefeld

MULTILINGUAL WHOLE-SCHOOL POLICY
Prof. Britta Hufeisen

DOMINANT LANGUAGE CONSTELLATIONS IN EDUCATION, LANGUAGE TEACHING AND MULTILINGUALISM
Assoc. Prof. Larissa Aronin

CODE SWITCHING, TRANSLANGUAGING AND COGNITIVE CONTROL
Prof. Jeanine Treffers-Daller, Dr. Julia Hofweber and Prof. Theo Marinis

MULTILINGUAL CLASSROOMS – MONOLINGUAL MINDSETS
Prof. Tanja Rinker, Ramona Baumgartner and Frank Fuchshuber

DEVELOPING MULTILINGUAL IDENTITY THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN THE LANGUAGES CLASSROOM
Dr. Linda Fisher

TRI-LINGUAL EDUCATION AND MORE: THE FRISIAN EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION PROJECT
Dr. Jelske Dijkstra

THE MULTILINGUALISM AND TEACHER EDUCATION PROJECT
Antje Hansen and Dr. Tobias Schroedler

WORKING WITH THE MAJORITY LANGUAGE TO SUPPORT THE HERITAGE LANGUAGE
Prof. Nicole Marx

LEARNING TO READ IN THE HERITAGE LANGUAGE SUPPORTS LITERACY SKILLS IN THE MAJORITY LANGUAGE
Prof. Theo Marinis

PARADIGM SHIFT IN LANGUAGE EDUCATION: THE RESEARCH QUESTIONS IT RAISES
Prof. Bessie Dendrinos

PARADIGM SHIFTS, MULTILINGUALISM AND LINGUISTIC RISK-TAKING
Assoc. Prof. Nikolay Slavkov

CHALLENGING THE MONOLINGUAL HABITUS IN LINGUISTICALLY SUPER-DIVERSE URBAN SPACES
Prof. Terry Lamb

 

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