5th Bremen Symposium on Foreign Language Teaching and Learning - Content & Diversity: New Challenges for Language Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Feb 20, 2015 - Feb 21, 2015

International cooperation, global interdependence, as well as an increase in migration within Europe and around the world have made the higher educational landscape more colorful – both linguistically and culturally. This has brought changes to language learning needs. On the one hand, heterogeneous and multilingual groups of learners should be ‘attended to’ in a way that all the learners can further their own learning processes, taking intercultural aspects, subject specialization and plurilingualism (both existing and aspired) into consideration. On the other hand, the call for more standardization and certification is on the rise. This field of unresolved tension raises new questions:

  • How can the subject and language content of language courses in higher education be suitably integrated?
  • What role does intercultural learning play in competence-oriented courses, and how can it be facilitated?
  • How can the linguistic and cultural diversity of groups of learners be taken into consideration in terms of curriculum and methodology?
  • How can individual learning processes be fostered, and what role do alternative and innovative forms of learning and teaching such as online-learning, tutoring and coaching play?


To answer these questions, the symposium would like to provide a forum for the presentation of concepts and the exchange of ideas and practical examples.

On the website you will find all the necessary information on the call for papers, programme, venue, accommodation and registration.

Time & Location

Feb 20, 2015 - Feb 21, 2015

University of Bremen, Germany