A two-day international seminar titled The CEFR, the ELP and University Language Centres: New Perspectives (CERCLES 2015) will take place on 11th and 12th of June 2015 in Trinity College Dublin. The seminar will focus on topics including the following:
- increasing the number of descriptors for some of the CEFR levels
- linking CEFR descriptors to Bologna-type learning outcomes
- integrating CEFR/ELP content with electronic portfolios, virtual learning environments, mobile learning, etc.
- revising the structure/content of the CercleS ELP
- extending the CercleS CEFR/ELP focus group.
The plenary speaker will be Professor David Little. It is expected that the seminar will initiate a plan for a CercleS CEFR/ELP toolkit. In addition, it is hoped that the seminar will lead to submissions from participants for a possible publication in the CercleS journal Language Learning in Higher Education.
During the first day of the seminar, focus will be on the Common European Framework of Reference and the European Language Portfolio in university language centres, and two interactive poster sessions will take place (see below). Following that, on the second day, there will be workshops on the proposed CercleS CEFR/ELP toolkit.
Call for Posters
Submissions are invited for two interactive poster sessions which will take place on the first day of the seminar. Proposals should be submitted by
30th January 28th February 2015. These should include:
- the presenter’s/presenters’ full contact information;
- the poster title;
- an abstract (300 words max., exclusive of references);
- a poster presenter biography (100 words max.).
The proposal should be double-spaced, written in Times New Roman, font size 12, and should be sent as .pdf documents by email to clcsinfo[at]tcd[dot]ie, with the subject title ‘CERCLES Seminar 2015’. The maximum poster size is A0 size (841 x 1189 mm).
More information, including details about the registration fees, accommodation and important dates can be found in the seminar website.
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