Sociocultural Competence & Language Learning in Multilingual Settings [Call for papers]

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel are holding the Sociocultural Competence and Language Learning in Multilingual Settings conference (SCLL2014) which will take place in Brussels on 18-19 September 2014.

As stated by the conference organisers:

Current language pedagogy is more and more confronted with notions such as ‘intercultural learning’, ‘intercultural communication’ and ‘multicultural society’. In spite of this growing interest, we still know little about the actual realization of what is referred to as ‘sociocultural competence’ within the setting of multilingual education.

The international conference ‘Sociocultural Competence & Language Learning in Multilingual Settings’ will bring together researchers and language teachers from across the globe interested in the role of sociocultural competence and intercultural communication in language learning and teaching. It aims to generate new insights on a range of topics, such as discussions of theoretical frameworks, methodological decisions and practical implications.

Plenary speakers include: Em. Prof. Dr. Hugo Baetens-Beardsmore (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Prof. Dr. Jean-Marc Dewaele (University of London).

Call for papers

Papers are invited on topics including, but not limited to:

  • linguistic challenges in multilingual contexts
  • multilingualism and educational settings
  • role of learning contexts in acquiring sociolinguistic competence
  • interplay between language learning & intercultural communication
  • acquisition of pragmatic skills
  • second, third and additional language acquisition
  • critical sociocultural awareness

Prospective authors are requested to submit an abstract for peer review using this form. Abstracts are to be sent to scll2014[at]vub.ac[dot]be by 5 May 2014, and notification of acceptance will be given by 15 May.

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