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.