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BC Germany International Conference: Languages for Europe

Posted on behalf of Nadine Ott, Project Manager, British Council Germany

British Council Germany would like to draw your attention to its annual international “Languages for Europe” conference, to be held in Berlin on 1-2 February 2008.

The title of the 2008 conference is “Language learning in a multilingual Europe”.
The following sub-themes will be covered:

  • Languages as a tool for work
  • Language learning strategies and lifelong learning
  • Languages, mobility and migration

The conference is aimed at policy makers, researchers, teacher trainers, business trainers and education managers of modern foreign languages in Germany and other European

It should be of interest to representatives from all educational sectors: primary, secondary, tertiary, vocational, adult education and in-company training.

Please note that the event aims to support the development and implementation of language policy. It will not focus on teaching materials and tips for the classroom.

The conference offers a platform to share visions for the future of language learning and learn about relevant research results and their implications for future education policy. Examples of existing good practice will also be presented.

In addition to keynote sessions, talks, workshops and discussions there will be ample opportunities for networking on an informal level. Speakers and participants from all over Europe will have the chance to share information, catch up with existing and meet new contacts and take home insights and ideas to implement in their working context.

For further information on the programme and registration details please go to our website:

Please note that the deadline for registration is 18 December. However, we may be fully booked before this point, which is why we recommend early registration.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have further questions about the conference.

Kind regards,
Nadine Ott
Project Manager
British Council Germany


Applications for Full Scholarships to WorldCALL 2008

WorldCALL 2008, to be held in Fukuoka, Japan from August 5-8, 2008 announces the availability of full scholarships to the congress, including transportation, fees, lodging and a stipend for miscellaneous expenses. In keeping with our policy of “Equity and Access” these scholarships are only available to participants from countries that are not considered to be “Higher Income Economies” by the World Bank. The scholarships are thus based not only on merit but also on financial need. An accepted presentation is not a requirement for a scholarship award.

We encourage all CALL scholars and practitioners, including graduate students in qualifying countries, to apply. Further information and the application form are available at: The deadline for the receipt of applications is December 31, 2007.

Further information about the conference itself and the paper submission process can be found at:

Thomas Robb & John Mugane, Co-Chairs, WorldCALL Scholarship Committee