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Programme of the 6th Bremen Symposion
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6th Bremen Symposium on language learning and teaching at universities
“THE COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK OF REFERENCE FOR LANGUAGES – HOW DO WE DEAL WITH ITS GAPS?”
Friday, 24 February 2017 – Saturday, 25 February 2017 at the University of Bremen
Curriculum development, assessment of linguistic achievement, materials development, educational standards – for more than 15 years, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages has been considered an established framework which provides orientation and ideas for the various contexts in which learning and teaching foreign languages takes place.
On a practical level, limitations to the applicability of the CEFR have also become apparent, and there are certain aspects which the present scales and theoretical descriptions of the CEFR do not (sufficiently) take into account as yet, such as the specific features of language teaching at universities. These limitations and gaps must be discussed on both the practical level and also in relation to its theoretical foundations in order for there to be constructive further development.
The 6th Bremen Symposium would like to offer a platform to present possible approaches for solving the problem of how to deal with the limitations and gaps of the CEFR. Contributions could focus on task-based language learning, dealing with heterogeneity, plurilingualism, interculturality or learner autonomy, for example. Empirical, practical or theoretical approaches can also be presented and discussed.
Foreign Language Centre of the Universities of Bremen (FZHB) in cooperation with the German Association of Language Centres in Higher Education (AKS).
opens 1 September 2016
- Prof. Dr. Claudia Harsch (Foreign Language Centre of the Universities of Bremen)
- Dr. Anikó Brandt (Foreign Language Centre of the Universities of Bremen)
Fremdsprachenzentrum der Hochschulen im Land Bremen
Dr. Brian North, Eurocentres Zürich
Dr. Olga Esteve Ruescas, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
Bremen AKS Research Award
The deadline for submissions has now passed.