Call for papers – International ESP/LSP Workshop and Conference in Niš, Serbia

5th International ESP/LSP Workshop and Conference

Actual ESP/LSP Classroom Practice – sharing the what and how and why of our teaching

University of Niš, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Serbia
22-23 September, 2022
offline/hybrid mode

The University of Niš, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Serbia, is announcing the call for papers for our jubilee workshop and conference to be held offline at the premises of the Faculty, September 22-23, 2022. Virtual participation and attendance will also be accepted.

Find more information here: http://espconnections.elfak.rs/5th-international-esp-lsp-workshop-and-conference/

1st call: 3rd International Conference of the Slovene Association of LSP Teachers

Rimske Terme Thermal Resort, Slovenia
18–20 May 2023
Languages for Specific Purposes:
Opportunities and Challenges of Teaching and Research

The Slovene Association of LSP Teachers (SDUTSJ) is pleased to announce their third international conference, which will take place in Rimske Toplice, Slovenia, from 18 to 20 May 2023. We are calling for proposals for a face-to-face conference for LSP teachers and researchers willing to establish professional cooperation. Dedicated to LSP professional development and research, SDUTSJ managed to bring together LSP teachers and researchers from around the world in its previous 2017 and 2020 conferences. In the same spirit as the two previous highly acclaimed conferences, the 2023 conference will provide a unique forum for LSP experts and researchers ready to share their latest original research, their knowledge, and experience, as well as views and practices applicable to LSP teaching contexts.

With a view to encouraging LSP experts to meet and exchange ideas and views in an international forum, the conference also aims to consolidate collaboration with existing partners and to establish new links within the broader international research and teaching community. This event will afford an exceptional opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, networking, and facilitating partnerships across national and disciplinary borders.

The selected articles based on the contributions presented at the conference will be published in the Association’s online journal Scripta Manent (indexed in MLA, Erih+, DOAJ in LLBA) and in the conference proceedings in series Inter Alia.

For more information visit: https://sdutsjang.splet.arnes.si/first-call/

FIPLV request to participate in a language survey

Please find below the FIPLV request to participate in an online survery on Language Technology and Language-centric Artificial Intelligence.

Dear friends and colleagues across Europe,

I am writing to you with an urgent request. As you may know, FIPLV promotes multilingualism and with that the learning and use of all languages. It is for this reason that we are members of and work with ECSPM, the European Civil Society Platform for Multilingualism, which is a partner in the EU flagship project “European Language Equality” (ELE), a project addressing the digital equality of languages spoken around Europe. As we know, there is an enormous imbalance between languages in terms of the support they receive through language technologies. 

ELE has organised a survey of great importance all of us working with the languages of Europe. Therefore, the purpose of this message is to ask you to look at and respond to this online SURVEY concerning Language Technology (LT) and Language-centric Artificial Intelligence. It is in the form of an online questionnaire, which we ask you to answer yourselves, and to disseminate to everyone in your association, to other colleagues, networks, and contacts in Europe. You can find it here: The link: https://european-language-equality.eu/language-surveys/ You will see that it is available in all official European languages and some regional ones, so please answer in your own language as we would like as many responses as possible in the full range of languages. Please note, it should take less than 5 minutes to complete, so isn’t a big commitment.

The questionnaire asks you to evaluate the current situation with respect to the level of LT support for languages spoken in Europe, to indicate challenges, and to share needs and expectations for the future.  Please take part and find others to participate in this pan-European effort, which will impact the field of LT in Europe for the next 10-15 years, including the funding situation. 

This survey was launched some time ago but the deadline has been extended into April as we would like more people to complete it. Please circulate it and encourage your members to complete it as soon as possible.

Thanking you for your support and for supporting language equality.

All good wishes

Terry

Professor Terry Lamb PhD | Professor of Languages and Interdisciplinary Pedagogy

Vice President and former President and Secretary General, FIPLV (Fédération Internationale des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes)

Inter Alia 8 is out

We are delighted to announce the publication of Inter Alia 8 featuring three contributions from the Second International Conference of the Slovene Association of LSP Teachers: Opportunities and Challenges of Teaching, and Research, held online on 15th and 16th October 2020. Inter Alia 8, titled Methodological Aspects of LSP: Teaching through Content, Multimedia, and Project-based Work explores the methodological aspects of LSP instruction in diverse educational contexts and pedagogical settings.

Enjoy the reading!