This September, the Languages Matter project will begin with its series of weekly discussions on pluri-/multilingualism.
The weekly discussions will take place via Zoom every Tuesday from September 2021 to June 2022, at 6 pm CET. During these discussions you will be able to listen to the world’s finest experts in the fields of language teaching and pluri-/multilingualism and engage with them in short discussions on diverse pluri-/multilingualism-related topics.
The first in the series of weekly discussions will be held on Tuesday, 14 September at 6 pm (CET). In the first discussion, you will be able to hear a talk given by prof. dr. Lucija Čok of the Science and Research Centre Koper (Znanstveno-raziskovalno središče Koper) with the title “Slovenian linguistic policy – democratic, open to multilingualism, respectful towards interculturality?” The talk will be given in Slovene.
The weekly discussions will be carried out in 2 parts: in the first 45–60 minutes, the expert guest speaker will give his/her talk, and then we will allow for a 20–30-minute Q&A session, during which the spectators will be able to ask their questions and, in this way, engage in a short discussion with the speaker. The talks and the presentations will be in Slovene and/or English, but other languages will be present and encouraged, too (especially in the second part).
The Zoom link will remain the same for all weekly discussions:
Meeting ID: 998 9532 8463
Below are the September guest speakers and the titles of their talks (language of the talk in parentheses):
14/9/2021, prof. dr. Lucija Čok (Znanstveno-raziskovalno središče Koper, Slovenia): Slovenska jezikovna politika – demokratična, odprta za večjezičnost, spoštljiva do medkulturnosti? (Slovene)
21/9/2021, prof. dr. Piet van Avermaet (University in Ghent, Belgium): The dynamics of language of schooling and multilingualism in education: beyond binaries (English)
28/9/2021, Steinar Nybøle (director of National Centre for English and Other Foreign Languages in Education, Norway): How to encourage pupils and students to learn more languages in a multilingual environment: some examples from Norway (English)