We would like to highlight a general call for papers for the Focus on Language Conference 2018 (22-24 March) in Freiburg (Germany) and a call for papers for the CLIL & CLILiG Symposium (23 March) held during the conference.

General call for papers

The heart of peace and global education is enabling young people to participate in shaping a better, shared future for the world. Peace and global education emphasise the unity and interdependence of human society, developing a sense of self and appreciation of cultural diversity, affirmation of social justice and human rights, as well as building peace and actions for a sustainable future in different times and places.

Through language education we might promote positive values and assist students to take responsibility for their actions in order to see themselves as global citizens who can contribute to a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. Therefore the theme of Focus on Language 2018 Conference: Challenging Language Learning and Language Teaching in Peace and Global Education: From Principles to Practices aims at providing a forum for researchers, teachers and educational representatives who are interested in the exploration and exchange of theory, research findings, experience and perspectives in language teaching, language learning in the context of Peace and Global Education.


Centered around topics in SLA and ELT, the conference will focus mainly on:

  • ELT Methodology and classroom applications
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • SLA / ELT focused theories and research (productive and receptive skills, linguistic and communicative competences, code-switching, classroom interaction analysis, assessment and evaluation, curriculum development)
  • ICT in Language Teaching
  • Psychological and psycholinguistic perspectives in SLA / ELT (attitudinal patterns, motivation, individual learner differences, learning strategies, learner autonomy)
  • Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) + Content and Language Integrated Learning in German (CLILiG)
  • Multilingualism / bilingualism
  • Sociolinguistic theories and research (quantitative and qualitative approaches to the study of language, ethnographic and anthropological approaches to the study of language; language contact)
  • Socio-cultural considerations (intercultural competence development, multiculturalism in theory and practice, ethnic/language minority classrooms)
  • Peace Education: the concept, principles and practices around the world
  • Peace Education in Teacher Education Programs
  • Learning Peace: Progressive Impacts of Peace Education
  • Implementation of Global Education
  • International and intercultural awareness in Global Education
  • Cross-linguistic influences
  • Discourse analysis
  • Translation and interpreting
  • Educational language policies

Deadline submission abstract: 20 november 2017

More information on conferences dates and submission can be found here: FOL2018 (first circular).

CLIL & CLILiG Symposium

We would like to invite you to participate in 5th Post-Ustroń CLIL & CLILiG MEPP Symposium, which is going to take place during FOCUS ON LANGUAGE CONFERENCE (FOL2018) organised by Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg (Germany) with the support of European Tischner University Krakow (Poland). Special guest will be CLIL specialist: Prof. dr. Oliver Meyer (Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany).

The theme of the symposium will be: CLIL & CLILiG in the era of Global Education.

Papers are expected to address the following intersections:

  • CLIL/CLILiG-focused theory and research;
  • CLIL/CLILiG methodology and classroom applications;
  • CLIL/CLILiG teacher and learner;
  • CLIL/CLILiG classroom discourse and management (classroom discourse,
    classroom interaction analysis, curriculum design, qualitative/quantitative
    assessment and evaluation, code switching)
  • psychological and psycholinguistic perspectives on CLIL/CLILiG (attitudinal
    patterns, motivations, individual learner differences, cognitive and
    hermeneutic strategies);
  • sociolinguistic theories and discourses (bilingual and multilingual
    education, international language policies, institutional implementation of
    CLIL/CLILiG initiatives);
  • socio-economic contexts of CLIL/CLILiG implementation initiatives (labour
    market modelling, human resources management).

Proposal deadline: 20 November 2017.

More information on the symposium and dates: Post-Ustro_ CLIL_CLILiG 2018.