Category Archive: Events

The Second All-Ireland Research Conference on Immersion Education, 18-19 May 2018 in Limerick, Ireland

The Second All-Ireland Research Conference on Immersion Education – Immersion Education: Opportunities and Best Practices will take place in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland from 18-19 May 2018.

 At the conference, key issues in language immersion education will be explored under the following strands:

  •  Linking Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Immersion
  • School Self-Evaluation, Leadership and Educator Development
  • Navigating Policy and Innovation in Bilingual/Multilingual Communities.

This Second All-Ireland Research Conference on Immersion Education will provide opportunities for academics, practitioners and professionals to exchange and discuss new directions and research in the ever-evolving field of immersion education.


More information on the conference, keynote speakers and more can be found on the conference’s website and more information on the call for papers can be found: here.

Call for Papers: Working CLIL colloquium – DEADLINE 15 DECEMBER

We would like to draw your attention to the upcoming Working CLIL colloquium (16-17 March 2018 in Porto, Portugal) and the call for workshops and posters (deadline 15 December 2017). Working CLIL hosted by  by CETAPS – Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies.

As the practice of CLIL continues to grow within and across contexts through national and grassroots projects in school communities, the need for teacher education to develop awareness and competences for CLIL is even more urgent, as is the need to disseminate the outcomes of such experiences/practitioner research which contribute to the knowledge base of this educational approach.

It is with this in mind that the concept of “WORKING CLIL” has been developed with an emphasis on what is involved in making CLIL work as an effective and quality educational experience for teachers and learners. The dual purpose of this colloquium is thus to provide:

  • teacher education for CLIL through workshops given by experienced CLIL practitioners, teacher educators or scholars;
  • opportunities for poster presentations of experiences and practitioner or scholarly classroom-based research into CLIL.

The Colloquim is intended for ​content and language teachers from pre-primary to secondary education who are already engaged in CLIL or are considering future involvement, CLIL teacher educators, researchers involved in classroom-based inquiry, and scholars.

For more information visit the website.

Call for workshops and posters

If you are a CLIL practitioner, scholar or teacher educator, you are invited to participate in this event in the quality of Workshop Facilitator.

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Call for Papers: Focus on Language Conference & CLIL/ CLILiG Symposium

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.

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36th International AESLA Conference, Cadiz (Spain), 19-21 April 2018

The 36th International Conference of the Spanish Society for Applied Linguistics (AESLA 2018) is organised by scholars and researchers from the Department of French and English Philology and the Research Institute of Applied Linguistics at the University of Cadiz. The Conference will be held next April 19-21, 2018 at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, located in the heart of the city centre.

The theme for the AESLA 2018 conference is “Applied Linguistics and Knowledge Transfer: Employability, Internationalization and Social Challenges”. This year’s focus will be the ways in which Applied Linguistics, a well-established area of study and research, can contribute to enhance economic growth and societal wellbeing by integrating employability, internationalization and knowledge transfer issues across higher education. In this way, AESLA 2018 aims to raise awareness of the significant contribution of Applied Linguistics to these three key issues and explore the social challenges which scholars, researchers and students need to address when trying to build successful and sustainable collaboration between universities, business and the public sector in national, transnational and international contexts. Click here to read more »

LIF2018 – Language in Focus Conference, Thessaloniki (Greece), May 3 – 5 2018

LIF2018 – Language in Focus Conference will be organized by Cukurova University – Turkey,
The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College – Greece and the South-East European Research Centre (SEERC).

As you know, annual International LIF Conferences have already become an academic platform for exchanging ideas, projects and scientific research between aspiring academics, teachers, university students and well-known researchers thanks to your invaluable contributions.

In harmony with this spirit of academic enthusiasm, we would like to invite academics, scholars, representatives of central and local educational authorities, non-governmental organizations, school teachers and practitioners representing an exciting diversity of countries, cultures, and religions to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue. Click here to read more »

International Conference on Quality of Bilingual Programmes in Higher Education

The international conference on quality of bilingual programmes in higher education will be held from 10 to 12 May 2018 in Huelva, Spain.

This conference addresses all topics related to quality on bilingual programmes in higher education, such as educational policies, methodological procedures, language requirements, teacher training and support, etc.

The following keynote speakers are invited:

  • David Marsh (University of Jyváskylä, Finland)
  • Do Coyle (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Víctor Pavón (Universidad de Córdoba, Spain)
  • Emma Dafouz Milne (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
  • David Lasagabaster (Universidad del País Vasco, Spain)

Researchers are invited to sumbit an abstract.

Abstracts can be sent here until 15 December 2017. More information on the conference and submission.

Relevant dates:
Abstracts uploading opening: 15/09/2017
Abstracts uploading closing: 15/12/2017
Acceptance notification: 25/01/2018
Final revision due: 01/02/2018
Final event schedule notification: 08/02/2018


ICLHE Association and 5th ICLHE Conference

We would like to highlight the Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education Association. The ICLHE has excisted since 1 January 2010 and is now a registered Association under Dutch law.

The ICLHE aims:

  • to provide a platform for the exchange of opinions, experiences, initiatives and research concerning the interface between content and language in higher education.
  • to take initiatives in order to stimulate the synergy from cooperation among members from different backgrounds and contexts.

More information can be found on the ICLHE’s website.

5th ICLHE conference

Moreover, 4-7 October 2017 the 5th ICLHE conference takes place in Copenhagen. The theme is ‘Integrating Content and Language at the Multilingual University’ and keynote speakers are: Emma Dafouz (Universidad Complutense Madrid), Anne Holmen (University of Copenhagen), Anne Holmen (University of Copenhagen). The ICLHE Association will be formally approved at the General Assembly, held on 5 October during the conference.

More information on the programme and registration.


EMI Symposium 2017

On June 22 the 2017 English Medium Instruction (EMI) symposium at Oxford University Department of Education “EMI: English Medium Instruction: Building Bridges for a Better Understanding” will be held.

Research on EMI and CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) suggests that there is a lack of effective communication among researchers, policy-makers and key stakeholders (learners and teachers). This symposium aims to explore how research can inform policy and practice and how stakeholders can influence the kinds of research questions being asked.  But, this symposium will also explore the kinds of research that needs to be carried out in order to comprehend the challenges students face as they progress from one educational phase to another.

More information on the symposium and registration.

Call for Poster Presentations and Articles

The organisation is currently accepting posters featuring EMI-related research projects. If you are interested, please bring a poster with you on the day of the symposium. A2 or A3 posters are accepted.

If you would like to have your published article related to EMI on display during the symposium, please send the abstract page of your article to the following address:

If you are not able to attend the symposium but are interested in sending us your work for display, you may do so either through post (for posters) or email (for abstracts of published articles).

The deadline of accepting posters or abstract pages is 31st May 2017. Posters, abstracts or enquiries can be emailed to

Call for Papers. Bilingual Education: Opportunities and Challenges Panel

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), a world association of academics and researchers based in Athens, organizes A Panel on Bilingual Education: Opportunities and Challenges, 15-16 May 2017 as part of the 19th Annual International Conference on Education, 15-16 May 2017, Athens, Greece. You are more than welcome to submit a proposal for a presentation by email to, before 31 March 2017. The registration fee is 540 euro and includes accommodation during the days of the conference, participation to all sessions of the conference, breakfasts, two lunches and all taxes. More information.

The language of the conference is English for both presentations and discussions. Abstracts should be 200-300 words in length and it should include names and contact details of all authors. All abstracts are blind reviewed according to ATINER’s standards and policies. Acceptance decisions are sent within four weeks following submission. Papers should be submitted one month before the conference only if the paper is to be considered for publication at ATINER’s series.

Summer school Utrecht 2017: CLIL Methodology in Higher Education

During the summer period (July 3 – July 7) Utrecht University organizes the summer school CLIL Methodology in Higher Education.

The summer school offers a practical CLIL (content and language integrated learning) methodology course for teachers and lecturers working through English in higher education (HE). During the course, you develop and improve your understanding, expertise and skills related to CLIL in higher education.

Deadline for registration: May 1, 2017.

More information.