EMI, ICLHE and Englishization: Reflecting on the Changing University
Universities have changed rapidly in the past two decades. One of the most visible and controversial changes concerns the language of instruction. The focus of the 7th ICLHE Conference is on teaching and learning through an additional language in line with the evolution of the classic themes of earlier Conferences. The 2021 Conference highlights the language that has become dominant in many spheres, English, and how English is impacting on the classroom, the key actors involved, the university and society, including other languages of learning. English has become a central factor in the internationalization of universities.
We invite proposals for contributed papers, poster presentations, workshops, and colloquia within the conference theme in areas related to one or more of the following suggested tracks:
- Language, status, and identity
- Impacts of English-medium instruction
- The nature of knowledge, power and EMI
- The silent voices of other languages
While priority will be given to research-based contributions on these tracks, other contributions are also welcome. The Call for Papers is now closed. We thank all the proposers for their submissions.
Proposers of contributed papers (oral presentations) should submit an abstract (max. 300 words) and indicate under which track their contribution fits best. In the case where the contribution may fall under more than one track, indicate the two most relevant. Oral presentations will typically be scheduled in thematic sessions of 90 minutes comprising three presentations, with 30 minutes (20min. for presentation + 10min. for discussion) allocated to each individual presentation.
Proposers of poster presentations should submit an abstract (max. 300 words) and indicate under which track their contribution fits best. Poster presenters must be physically present to discuss their work during the dedicated sessions.
Colloquia and workshops
Colloquia should address a common theme, theoretical topic or methodological area, and will be scheduled in slots of 60 minutes. The proposal should include an overall description of the colloquium (max. 300 words) highlighting the content and objectives. Colloquia proposals should also contain abstracts for individual papers (of up to 150 words each). References are included in the word count. There should not be more than 4 contributors and their presentation should not be longer than 10 minutes each in order to leave time for discussion. Please also provide information about the colloquium contributors, stating full institutional affiliations and e-mail addresses.
Contributors who may wish to organize a workshop should submit a proposal under the colloquium option.
The official language of the conference is English. All abstracts should be in English. Please note that ICLHE welcomes multilingual contributions. This means that contributors are welcome to speak in other languages such as Dutch, French, German, Italian or Spanish. If you plan to do, please indicate this at the end of your abstract. You should ensure that participants who do not speak the language can also follow your talk.