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Teaching and learning languages in the shadow of lingua franca

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Masaryk University Language Centre

International conference

Teaching and learning languages in the shadow of lingua franca

15–16 November 2019, Brno, Czech Republic



A new lingua franca influences policies, teaching methods and learning processes in all languages. This conference aims to define current state, map dynamic changes and address new challenges in plurilingual teaching and learning in higher education. Together, we are going to look for, and hopefully find, ways that will help teachers enrich their teaching repertoires and learners their learning techniques effectively.


The themes discussed are:

  1. Languages and cultures in contact
  2. Learners and processes of learning
  3. Teachers, their roles and methods
  4. Evaluation and its challenges


Conference languages

French, German, Spanish, Russian and English as lingua franca.
Papers relating to any living language are greatly welcome.


Link/QR code for the call for papers



Keynote speaker: Nick Byrne

Nick Byrne is the former Director of the Language Centre at the London School of Economics. He has been active in teaching languages in higher education for over 25 years, has talked and written widely about management issues in language centres across Europe. He has been a board member of key language organisations, and now works as a freelance communications consultant in Berlin.


Important dates

Submission of abstracts: 31 August 2019
Early bird registration: 6 September 2019


Conference fees

Early bird: €85
Standard: €95







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