Multilingualism & Mediation

2019 ECSPM SYMPOSIUM 

MULTILINGUAL CHALLENGES: MEDIATING IMAGES, LANGUAGES AND LANGUAGE PEDAGOGY

21-22 March 2019

Sponsored and hosted by the Centre of Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM), University of Reading, UK – Supported also by The University of Cambridge, University of Westminster and Prifysgol Caerdydd/Cardiff University

The 2019 ECSPM Symposium focused on mediation as a critical aspect of communication, particularly in multilingual and multicultural settings, and as a crucial competence involving vision, creativity and skills. While appreciating creativity and vision in works of art and in well-translated texts which are produced by professionals, communicative mediation skills for everyone may and should be developed effectively in pedagogical contexts that aim at educating learners so that they may become plurilingual, multiliterate, life-long learners, able to communicate effectively in multilingual settings, dealing successfully with linguistic and discursive diversity, as well as with multimodal forms of linguistic expression and representation.

Symposium Programme

Symposium Poster

Links to presentations in green

MEDIATION AS NEGOTIATION OF SOCIALLY SITUATED MEANINGS WITHIN AND ACROSS LANGUAGES
Prof. Bessie Dendrinos

MEDIATION AND PLURILINGUAL COMPETENCE: SYNERGIES AND IMPLICATIONS
Video presentation by Prof. Enrica Piccardo

TRANSNATIONALIZING MODERN LANGUAGES AND THE QUESTION OF MEDIATION
Prof. Charles Burdett

MEDIATION AS AN ART AND VISUAL ART AS MEDIATION
Visual Artists Chris Biddlecombe and Guðrún Gísladóttir

THE ECML CALL FOR PROJECTS
Video presentation by ECML director, Sarah Breslin

MULTILINGUALISM AND MULTILITERACY IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN INDIA
Prof. Ianthi Tsimpli

TRANSLANGUAGING AS MEDIATION IN AND BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Prof. Angela Creese

CROSS LANGUAGE MEDIATION AND TRANSLANGUAGING PEDAGOGIES IN REFUGEE SETTINGS
Prof. Tony Capstick

LANGUAGE RESEARCH AND MEDIATION IN SCHOOLING FOR REFUGEES
Prof. George Androulakis

QUESTIONS REGARDING MEDIATION PRACTICES IN LANGUAGE TEACHING AND TESTING
Dr. Robert Williams

THE ROLE OF TRAINING FOR METALINGUISTIC AWARENESS AS MEDIATION IN MULTILINGUAL LEARNING CONTEXTS
Prof. Ulrike Jessner

A TOOL WITHIN THE TOOL OF LANGUAGE: METAPHOR’S ROLE IN THE UNDERSTANDING AND SHAPING OF LANGUAGE LEARNER AND LANGUAGE TEACHER BELIEFS
Dr. Linda Fisher

SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORMS AND LANGUAGE BACKGROUND PROFILING: MODERN DAY MEDIATION TOOLS BETWEEN PARENTS AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
Assoc. Prof. Nikolay Slavkov

Photos from Day 1 – click to enlarge photos.

Photos from Day 2 – click to enlarge photos.