Programme

Brussels Regional Parliament & Hogeschol Universiteit Brussel
2 - 3 December 2010

Day 1, Thursday 02 December 2010

08.30 Registration and coffee
09.00

SESSION ONE
Session chair: Piet van de Craen (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BE)

Words of welcome
Mr Steven Vanackere, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister
for Foreign Affairs

Burning issues identified by the European Centre for Modern
Languages, to be addressed in the ECML’s 2012-2015 medium-term
programme

Waldemar Martyniuk, ECML Executive Director

Internationalisation: the way forward
Prof. dr. Jean-Pierre De Grève, Deputy-rector for International
Relations (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BE)

Introductory comments
Burning and new emerging issues – short- and medium-term
challenges
Wolfgang Mackiewicz, CEL/ELC President

09.50

SESSION TWO
The role of languages in the internationalisation of higher education
Session chair: Karen M. Lauridsen (Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, DK)

Introductory statements on

  • English as the language of instruction in international universities (Karen M.Lauridsen)
  • A new interest in learning other languages as a result of the increasing number of international students in European universities and of internationalisation in general (Isabelle Ortiz, MOLAN network project, Freie Universität Berlin, DE)

Panel – comments and responses

  • Lesley Wilson, Secretary-General, European University Association (EUA), BE
  • Marta Kicińska-Habior, Vice-Rector, Uniwersytet Warszawski, PL
  • Manuel Célio Conceição, Pro-Rector, Universidade do Algarve, PT

Questions and comments from the floor

11.10 Coffee
11.35

SESSION THREE
Challenges to strategies for language learning and teaching
Session chair: Michael Kelly (University of Southampton, UK)

Introductory statements on

  • The aim and scope of language teaching.
    Do we need a new paradigm for language teaching and learning? (Michael Kelly)
  • The LanQua Toolkit.
    How can the Toolkit help teachers to improve quality?

Panel – comments and responses

  • Jolanta Urbanikowa, Uniwersytet Warszawski, PL
  • Thomas Vogel, Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), DE

Questions and comments from the floor

12.55 Europe 2020 – burning issues regarding multilingualism
Jan Truszczyński, Director-General, DG Education and Culture, European
Commission
13.10 Lunch
14.30

SESSION FOUR
The relevance of multilingualism to business performance and
employability

Session chair: Karen M. Lauridsen (Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, DK)

Introductory statements on

  • Recommendations and initiatives for preparing students in higher education for the linguistic and intercultural challenges of the internationalised labour market (Karen M. Lauridsen)
  • A ‘Framework’ for Business Language? – the Business Platform for Multilingualism and beyond (Mike Hammersley, Member of the Business Platform’s Steering Group) 
  • Burning issues to be addressed by enterprise and (higher) education (and training) – interim findings of the DYLAN Integrated Project (FP6) (George Lüdi, Universität Basel, CH)

Questions and comments from the floor

15.45 coffee
16.10

SESSION FIVE
Language mediation, including new technological tools
Session chairs: Daniel Toudic (Université Rennes 2, FR) and
Maurizio Viezzi (CIUTI, BE)

Introductory statements on

  • Teaching and learning multilingual communication skills (Daniel Toudic and Elaine Rees, Université Rennes 2, FR),followed by questions and answers
  • The technological challenge (Kateline Tsihlis, Institut Libre Marie Haps, BE),followed by responses from the floor
  • Social and societal challenges : public service interpreting and translation (Maurizio Viezzi; Erik Hertog, Lessius Antwerpen, BE; Danielle d'Hayer, London Metropolitan University, UK)

Questions and comments from the floor

17.25 Summary of Day One
Michael Kelly, rapporteur général


Day 2, Friday 03 December 2010

09.30 12th CEL/ELC General Assembly– invitations to be sent separately
10.45 coffee
11.15

SESSION ONE
Session chair: Manuel Célio Conceição (Universidade do Algarve, PT)

Words of welcome
Prof. Dr. Ludo Teeuwen, Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUB), Dean
of the Faculty of Linguistics and Literature

Introductory comments
Anne-Claude Berthoud (Université de Lausanne, CH)

Research on Multilingualism – presentation and further development of themes prioritised by the HLGM
Wolfgang Mackiewicz, rapporteur of the HLGM (2006-2007)
followed by questions and comments from the floor

12.00

SESSION TWO
Session chair: Stefan Oltean (Universitatea Babes-Bolyai, RO)

The DYLAN Integrated Project
Georges Lüdi (Universität Basel, CH)
François Grin (Université de Genève, CH)

  • issues already addressed
  • pertinent issues not yet addressed
12.40 The LINEE Network of Excellence
Iwar Werlen (Universität Bern, CH)
Rita Franceschini (Freie Universität Bozen / Libera Università di Bolzano, IT)
  • issues already addressed
  • pertinent issues not yet addressed
13.20 Lunch
14.20

SESSION THREE
Session chair: Michael Kelly

The SSH Roadmap – European challenge-driven research
Jean-Michel Baer, Director of Directorate L, DG for Research,
European Commission
followed by questions and comments from the floor

14.50 DYLAN and LINEE – new issues arising from the projects
Anne-Claude Berthoud (DYLAN) and Rita Francheschini (LINEE)
followed by discussion
16.00

SESSION FOUR
Session chair: Piet van de Craen

The ELDIA project
Riho Grünthal (Helsingin yliopisto, FI)

16.35

coffee

SESSION FOUR ctd.

17.00 Multilingualism in Europe 2020 – the human being to be replaced
by technology?

Hanna Klimek, Unit E.1: Language Technologies, Machine
Translation; Information Society and Media Directorate-General, European
Commission
17.30 Summary of Day Two
Alain Peyraube, Member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council
17.50 Drinks