Symposium schedule | Day 1`

Day 1 | Thursday 21 October 2021

Time Event

10.00 -10.15 hrs


UM representative: Rianne Letschert, Rector Magnificus, Maastricht University, Netherlands.
René Gabriëls (Symposium Chair)
Robert Wilkinson (ICLHE Chair)

10.15 -11.00 hrs


Kristina Hultgren (The Open University, UK)
Multilingualism vs English: are they reconcilable?

Moderator: John Harbord (Maastricht University, Netherlands)

11.00 -11.15 hrs


11.15 -12.00 hrs

Discussion & Book presentation

Robert Wilkinson (Maastricht University, Netherlands)
Englishization of higher education in Europe: Glocalized perspectives

Kwok-kan Tam (Hang Seng U, Hong Kong)
Englishization - hybridization in identity, cultural awareness and literary sensibility

Moderator: Sally Wyatt (Maastricht University, Netherlands)

12.00 -12.15 hrs


12.15 -13.15

ICLHE Annual General Meeting The ICLHE Association will run its Annual General Meeting.
13.15-13.30 Break 

13.30 -14.15

Academic presentations  Englishization of higher education in Europe | Part I 

Presentation 1
Svetlana Suchkova (Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia)
Is English a lingua franca or an economic instrument in Russia?

Presentation 2
Josep Soler (Stockholm University, Sweden)/Kerttu Rozenvalde (University of Tartu, Estonia)
Englishisation and internationalisation in Estonia and Latvia: Language ideological debates and the state

Presentation 3
Frank van Splunder (University of Antwerp, Belgium/Flanders)
Beyond English-Only in higher education

Moderator: Inma Fortanet-Gomez (Universidad Jaume I, Spain)


Track 1 14.15-15.00


Rias van den Doel, Rick de Graaff (University of Utrecht, Netherlands): All quiet on the language front? The role of language focus and support in Dutch EMI contexts

Moderator: Lies Wesseling (Maastricht University, Netherlands)

Track 2 14:15 -15:00 hrs Academic presentations

Englishization of higher education in Europe | Part II

Presentation 1
Aisha Siddiqa/Patrick Studer (ZHAW, Switzerland):
English in Swiss multilingual landscape

Presentation 2
David Lasagabaster (University of the Basque Country, Spain): EMI and multilingualism at university level: The Spanish perspective

Presentation 3
Beatrice Zuaro (Stockholm University, Sweden – Italy): Reframing “internationalization” and “Englishization” in Italian higher education

Moderator: Branka Drljača Margić (University of Rijeka, Croatia)

15.00 -15.15 hrs


15.15 -16.00 hrs

On the spot

Alma Maldonado-Maldonado (CINVESTAV, Mexico City)
Social disadvantages and English: the perspective from Mexico (and Latin America)

Moderator: Leonie Cornips (Maastricht University, Netherlands)

16.00 hrs Close of Day 1